Special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation conducted an investigation into election law violations that allegedly occurred during the May 2017 municipal election in Bluff City. The TBI began its inquiry on June 19th at the request of Sullivan County District Attorney General Barry Staubus.
During the course of the investigation, agents determined that Bluff City Alderman John Harrison, Sullivan County Commissioner Sherry Grubb and Brooke Morrell entered a polling place during voting hours for reasons other than casting a vote or assisting another voter.
This week a criminal summons was issued charging Harrison, Grubb and Morrell with one count of election law violation. All three were served on those charges Friday.