published Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Pikeville mayor charged with official misconduct, felony theft

Pikeville Mayor Greg Johnson has been arrested on charges of official misconduct and felony theft in the wake of a monthslong investigation by the state, according to authorities.

Officials in the district attorneys office said Thursday that Johnson has been charged on grand jury indictments with four counts of official misconduct and theft over $60,000.

Johnson turned himself in Wednesday on the charges and was released on $10,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Bledsoe County Circuit Court on Friday, Bledsoe County officials said.

See more details in tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.

about Ben Benton...

Ben Benton is a news reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He covers Southeast Tennessee and previously covered North Georgia education. Ben has worked at the Times Free Press since November 2005, first covering Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties and later adding Marion, Grundy and other counties in the northern and western edges of the region to his coverage. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., a graduate of Bradley Central High School. Benton ...

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