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TBI investigating Johnson Co. employees

June 10th, 2014 9:26 pm by John Thompson

TBI investigating Johnson Co. employees

MOUNTAIN CITY — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate allegations of Johnson County employees and equipment being used on private property, according to Josh DeVine, the investigative agency’s public information officer.

Devine said the request for the investigation came from 1st Judicial District Attorney General Tony Clark on June 5. DeVine said the investigation is ongoing and he could not discuss specifics of the case at this time.

DeVine said once the investigation is completed, the results will be presented to Clark.

“It will be up to Clark to make a decision on whether there should be charges,” DeVine said.

The investigation comes just weeks after Highway Superintendent Tony Jennings surprised the Johnson County Commission by submitting a letter of resignation while awaiting retirement on May 31. With the election of a new superintendent only two months away, Jennings’ assistant superintendent, Jim Moody will serve as interim superintendent.

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