Meigs mayor indicted by grand jury

Meigs mayor indicted by grand jury
Harris said that the checks were printed and handed out Friday, and she doesn't expect their to be any issues with the next payroll.
Harris said that the checks were printed and handed out Friday, and she doesn't expect their to be any issues with the next payroll.
Louis Schofill
Louis Schofill

MEIGS, GA (WALB) - In February, Prosecutors presented a criminal case against the mayor of Meigs to a grand jury.

On May 5, the grand jury returned a 'true bill,' which means they found enough evidence for the state to go forward with a case against her.

Mayor Linda Harris remained free on bond after she was accused of stealing $80 from the city back in October.

Harris was charged with interference with government property and violation of oath of office, according to Thomas County Investigator Louis Schofill.

"Its just one of those special cases that we get every once in a while in grand jury we'll have just a handful, one, two, or three of them maybe where we review other cases hers just happen to fall into that category," he said.

If Harris is indicted and convicted, she could face up to five years in prison for each charge.

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