Pursuant to T.C.A. § 39-16-504, it is unlawful for any person to:
A violation of this section is a Class A misdemeanor. T.C.A. § 39-16-504(b). See State v. Chumbley, 2007 WL 1774250 (Tenn.Crim.App. 2007) (jail administrator convicted of official misconduct and destruction of and tampering with governmental records). See also Op. Tenn. Atty. Gen. 03-057 (May 1, 2003) (if a register of deeds determines that a recorded deed was not entitled to registration, the register is not authorized to remove the recorded deed but may record an instrument stating that the deed in question was not entitled to registration).