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Meigs Mayor Harris charged; may face years in prison

Linda Eason Harris, Mayor of Meigs Linda Eason Harris, Mayor of Meigs
MEIGS, GA -

Mayor Linda Harris has been charged with stealing from the city of Meigs.

According to an incident report, Harris was accused of taking $80 from the city earlier in the year and using the money for a trip. She said she used the money for a business-related church expense. 

Meigs' troubles continue; mayor arrested

Judge John Maria charged Harris with one felony and one misdemeanor charge. The charges include Violation Under Oath of Office and Criminal Interference of Government Property. Each charge is $1,000, totaling to $2,000 for both. Harris can also face one to five years in prison.

City manager Sidney Perry also resigned last week due to Harris' behavior.

"They need a new mayor in the city, a mayor that will be concerned about the city," said Perry. 

Harris is now being held and waiting on bond.

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