Garry Chadwell, the athletics director and assistant principal at Kenwood High School, was arrested at 7:15 p.m., Tuesday in connection with the rape of a teenager, according to the Montgomery County booking log.
Chadwell, 49, was indicted one count of rape and one count of aggravated statutory rape by the April Montgomery County Grand Jury, and the incidents that triggered the charges occurred in late January, according to court documents obtained by The Leaf-Chronicle.
The victim was 17 at the time, the indictment notes.
The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System was notified by the Clarksville Police Department on March 31 of an investigation involving Chadwell on a criminal matter that took place off school system property, according to the district spokesperson Anthony Johnson.
Chadwell was placed on alternative worksite (work from home), pending the outcome of the investigation and legal proceedings, Johnson said.
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Chadwell has been employed at CMCSS since 2014 and has been an assistant principal at Kenwood High School since 2016. He has been the athletic director at Kenwood High in Clarksville for at least five years and is a former principal at Northeast High School, according to the district.
Chadwell was booked into the Montgomery County jail Tuesday evening and later released on a $30,000 bond, according to the booking log.
His arraignment hearing is set for May 2 in Judge Robert Bateman’s courtroom.
George Robinson contributed to this report.
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