Jesse Mathews in court in August 2011. (Photo: Staff)

A convicted Chattanooga cop killer is no longer behind bars in Hamilton County.

The Tennessee Department of Corrections lists Jesse Mathews as an inmate at the Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville.

Mathews avoided the death penalty by pleading guilty last December to killing Chattanooga Police Sgt. Tim Chapin. A judge sentenced Mathews to life in prison without parole.

This article is published with permission of NewsChannel 9.