Macon County Chronicle

Former Macon County Detective Arrested

Former Macon County Detective Kevin Templeton was terminated on June 3, and arrested hours later for violating an order of protection filed against him by his wife.

Former Detective Kevin Templeton was arrested hours after being terminated from the Macon County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday, June 3. 

According to Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons, Templeton was let go around 3:45 pm that day, due to insubordination and details involving an order of protection filed against him by his wife. 

Around 9 pm, the former detective was arrested for violating the order of protection after he was found to be in possession of a Glock handgun. 

Lafayette Police Officers found the firearm after arriving on the scene following a report of an incident involving Templeton 

According to the Affidavit of Complaint, the gun was found between the driver’s seat and console where Templeton was sitting in his vehicle.

Sheriff Gammons confirmed Templeton was being held at the Trousdale County Jail due to his former employment as the Macon County Sheriff’s Office.   

He was charged with violation of order of protection, and is scheduled to appear in general sessions court on July 28, 2021.