Two Macon police officers arrested, resign from department
Two Macon police officers are under arrest and have resigned from the department.
26-year-old Jonathan Wesley Graves and 27-year-old Adolphus Jones were arrested Thursday.
Police spokesperson Jami Gaudet says Graves' arrest is a result of two incidents, one on November 6, 2011 and the other on June 16, 2012, in which he removed a firearm recovered in an investigation, reported it lost and gifted it to another person.
Graves is charged with two counts of fiduciary theft and violation of oath of office. He was in jail as of 9:45 Thursday. His bond was set at $13,800.
Jones' arrest stems from an incident on August 21, 2012 in which he removed a firearm from an apartment, discharged the weapon, and disposed of it.
Adolphus Jones is charged with fiduciary theft and violation of oath of office. He was in jail as of 9:45 Thursday. His bond was set at $9,750.
Both officers resigned pending 5-day termination.
"The actions of the officers involved in these thefts are disgraceful and will not be tolerated. Beyond fiduciary crimes, they violated the sacred oath of office taken by every Macon Police officer. The many fine officers in this department are saddened by the actions of their colleagues as they continue to work diligently to protect the citizens of Macon," said Macon Police Chief Mike Burns.
WGXA will have more on this story as details become available.