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SMITHVILLE MAYOR AND SON ARRESTED, CHARGED WITH THEFT

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A joint investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury has resulted in the indictment and arrest of the Smithville mayor and his son.

At the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, agents began investigating an allegation of theft from the city of Smithville, involving Mayor Jimmy Poss and his son Anthony Poss. During the course of the investigation, agents developed information that the two men were responsible for the theft through the unlawful payment of wages from Jimmy Poss to Anthony Poss, from August 2017 through March 2018.

Yesterday, the DeKalb County Grand Jury returned indictments charging 71-year-old Jimmy Wayne Poss with official misconduct and theft over $2,500. Anthony Wayne Poss, age 50, is charged with theft over $2,500. Both men were arrested this morning and booked into the DeKalb County Jail. The bond for Jimmy Poss was set at $5,000. Anthony Poss has a $2,500 bond.

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