published Thursday, December 1st, 2011

GBI arrests Trenton commissioner

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Trenton city commissioner on charges of sexual battery and making false statements.

Charles Cannon, 36, faces one count of each charge, GBI Special Agent in Charge Jerry Scott said.

The investigation was requested by the Trenton Police Department and has been ongoing for three months, Scott said in a news release.

Cannon was arrested in August on charges of simple battery after getting into a fight with a lifelong friend.

At the time, police said the GBI would step in to investigate the incident to avoid a conflict of interest.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...

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