published Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Trenton city commissioner charged in sex case

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Should Chuck Cannon resign?

State agents arrested a Trenton city commissioner Thursday, accusing him of touching the breasts of his wife’s friend and then lying to police about the incident, an arrest warrant shows.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation charged Chuck Cannon, 36, with sexual battery, a misdemeanor, said Special Agent in Charge Jerry Scott. Cannon also was charged with making false statements, a felony.

The charges stem from a three-month investigation, Scott said. Trenton police asked the GBI to help with the case when Cannon was first arrested in August, Scott said.

Cannon got into a fight with a lifelong friend and was charged with simple battery by Trenton police, records show.

But an arrest warrant alleged that on the same night, Cannon touched and placed his mouth on the breast of his wife’s friend.

When the GBI asked Cannon about the incident later, he denied it took place, the warrant states.

Cannon said Thursday afternoon that he doesn’t plan to resign from his position, but declined to comment further.

“I’ll have my day in court,” he said.

Trenton Mayor Barton Harris, asked by the Times Free Press about Cannon’s recent arrest on Thursday, said it was the first he’d heard of the new charges.

He said he wouldn’t comment until he has talked with investigators about the case.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work. Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille. When Joy isn't chasing ...

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