Mayor indicted for stealing over a quarter-million dollars from grandmother

Christopher Scott Jones, currently serving as mayor of Mount Carmel in northeast Tennessee, allegedly stole more than $300,000 from his grandmother in the last years of her life.
1:27 | 02/12/20

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I'm actually have traditionally that this comfortably. Philip Robinette says he first met Chris Jones more than fifteen years ago while working in law enforcement he says Jones landing behind bars comes as no shock. I know of other incidents it he was involved in. That hope we'll go further that it could be go farther and very best. We also reached out all of the Mount Carmel aldermen and Alderman Steven Maclean agrees stating it's been a long time coming and that he expected this to happen. While the others in City Hall officials refused to comment on the arrest. Alderman Jim Gilliam cents -- this statement saying I stand by the constitution. People are innocent until proven guilty. But this isn't the first time there's been questions surrounding Chris Jones. We obtained his personnel record with the city of Mount Carmel it's shows that he was fired from his position at the police department by former mayor Larry frost. Following allegations of stolen narcotics. But we'll have to approve the forward movement what very what to do with the so you know. The first Judy I hope the barriers unabomber Richard Merrill horrible mean your foursome pushers. Always orchestrated to do it. Cross says that this situation is shameful. In his various events political leader. Pitcher charged four Russian foreign it has to her community. We chopper commute to we will healing go forward. Others are calling for is resignation. In reality he should resign. His position immediately.

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