Manchester, Tennessee’s Maegan Hall sues La Vergne Police Department, Chip Davis, Lewis Powell, Ty McGowan 

Maegan Olivia Hall, 26, of Manchester, Coffee County, Tennessee, United States is originally from Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee. She and Jedidiah Hall, 28, got married in November 2018.

Maegan had a history of mental health problems including anxiety, depression, self-harm and alcohol abuse. After working as a Walgreens pharmacy tech, she became a police officer in La Vergne, Rutherford County, Tennessee.

In December 2020, Maegan applied for a job with the La Vergne Police Department. When she expressed concern about the required psychological evaluation to LPD sergeant Henry Tyrone “Ty” McGowan, now 47, he allegedly told her the specific questions that would be asked and instructed her to lie about her history of mental health problems.


On February 9, 2021, the LPD hired Maegan. On August 19, 2021, she was sworn in by the department’s then chief Burrel “Chip” Davis, now 48.

Throughout Maegan’s employment with the LPD, she was the only woman assign to the second shift at the department. One of her supervisors was LPD sergeant Lewis Powell, now 42.

During Maegan’s employment, she was allegedly groomed to engage in sexually exploitative activities by male colleagues including McGowan, Davis and Powell. An explicit photo of her taken by Powell ended up in the possession of McGowan and Davis based on Frost Brown Todd LLP‘s investigative report on February 6, 2023.


In December 2022, it was revealed that while on and off duty, Maegan engaged in sexual relationships with not only Powell but also LPD officers Patrick Magliocco, Seneca Shields and Larry Holladay. She also allegedly shared intimate sexual photos with multiple officers at the department, including McGowan, Holladay, Shields, Juan Lugo and Gavin Schoeberl.

That month, the La Vergne Police Department fired Maegan. Because of the scandal, Jedidiah had to end his training for the Tennessee Highway Patrol. 

On February 27, 2023, Maegan filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the La Vergne Police Department, Davis, Powell and McGowan. She claimed that she was a victim of sexual harassment and was groomed by her former colleagues for sexual exploitation.

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