SEVIERVILLE — A Seymour man is facing new charges after he allegedly lied under oath in court and then tried to pay an officer to let him go as they went to the jail.
Jared James Ogle, 27, of 453 Tucker Road in Seymour, was in Sevier County Circuit Court Monday afternoon for motions related to drug charges, when court officials noticed he was in the courtroom with a person who had an order of protection against him.
When Judge Jim Gass called him to the stand and asked him if there was a person present with an order of protection against him, he said there was not.
Sevier County Sheriff’s deputies confirmed that the victim was in the courtroom.
Gass cited Ogle with contempt of court, and Ogle is also facing charges of perjury and violation of an order of protection in relation to the incident in court.
As a deputy walked Ogle to the jail, he allegedly offered $100 to let him go.
The officer didn’t take Ogle up on the offer; he’s now charged with bribery of an officer as well.
He was being held Tuesday at the Sevier County Jail.
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