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Chattanooga Times Free Press | Judy Walton | December 12th, 2016

The Tennessee’s Motor Vehicle Commission has opened a complaint into Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson after a Times Free Press story last week alleged that the county’s chief law enforcement officer sold cars without a dealer’s license.

The Motor Vehicle Commission wrote separately to Watson and to his dealer, Best Buy Auto and Leasing, on Friday, spokesman Kevin Walters of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance confirmed late Monday.

The letters from Motor Vehicle Commission complaints program manager Jason Gilliam enclosed a copy of the Times Free Press report and said Watson was being looked at for selling cars without a dealer’s license. The letter to Best Buy Auto said the commission was looking into whether its salesman, Watson, conducted offsite sales.

Watson and Best Buy have 14 days to respond in writing, Gilliam’s letter states. The case will be forwarded to the legal division of the Commerce and Insurance department “for review and determination regarding further action, with or without your response,” the letter states…”

“Document: Eric Watson complaint 

Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission complaint against Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson.”




Document: Best Buy Auto complaint

Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission complaint against Best But Auto and Leasing.”