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Former Bartlett Police Chief Charged With Perjury, Witness Tampering

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The former chief of police in the town of Bartlett is facing several charges, including felony counts of perjury and witness tampering.

The state Attorney General’s office says Timothy Connifey was arrested Monday.

He was chief of police for Bartlett from 2002 through January of this year.

Officials say the charges stem from the prosecution of a woman named Kate Putnam, with whom Connifey had both an intimate and business relationship.

Connifey is accused of improperly controlling the prosecution of Putnam while chief of police.

He is charged with witness tampering after officials say attempted to influence Putnam’s grand jury testimony about their relationship.

Connifey is also accused of perjury for allegedly lying under oath to a Carroll County Grand Jury.

Putnam has been charged with four counts of false swearing in connection with her grand jury testimony.