Five Nashville firefighters have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into some bizarre allegations, including that members engaged in sex acts in a fire station with a woman who later claims to have been drugged by one of the members at his house, and who’s friend tried to blackmail one of the firefighters. YCMTSU.NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather
The involved members have been identified as Captain James Overton, Firefighter Jason Copeland, Engineer Kerry Sales, Firefighter Darrin Bell, and Firefighter Quincy Corbitt. Four of the five are assigned to Station 24.
According to news reports police received a complaint on Saturday from a woman who said that a firefighter had drugged her at his home. Police interviewed FF Copeland, who told investigators that he was being blackmailed by a known gang member, Ray Dontrell Johnson, a friend of the woman.
Copeland cooperated with police to arrange a sting to capture Johnson, and Johnson is now in custody charged with extortion. The woman alleges that she and two friends had been to Station 24 to strip and perform sex acts for money.