Campbell County Man Arrested for Tax Evasion

Darrell Ashley Lawson was arrested for tax evasion in Campbell County.

LAFOLLETTE, Tenn. – The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue has led an investigation resulting in the indictment and arrest of Darrell Ashley Lawson, age 45. Lawson was charged with one count of tax evasion and was booked into the Campbell County Jail on Tuesday.

Revenue Commissioner David Gerregano emphasized the department’s commitment to enforcing tax laws. “The Department of Revenue promotes voluntary taxpayer compliance by educating taxpayers, aggressively pursuing criminal sanctions, and demanding accountability when taxpayers engage in fraudulent activity,” Gerregano stated. “This indictment underscores the department’s ongoing efforts to enforce Tennessee’s tax laws.”

If convicted, Lawson faces a maximum sentence of two years in state prison and a fine of up to $3,000.

The case is being pursued in cooperation with District Attorney Jared Effler’s Office. Citizens who suspect violations of Tennessee’s revenue laws are encouraged to call the toll-free tax fraud hotline at (800) FRAUDTX (372-8389).

The Department of Revenue oversees the administration of state tax laws and motor vehicle title and registration laws, along with the collection of associated taxes and fees. The department is responsible for collecting approximately 87 percent of total state revenue. In the 2023 fiscal year, it collected nearly $22 billion in state taxes and fees and over $4.7 billion in taxes and fees for local governments. For more information about the department, visit

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