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Story published: 06-11-2014 • Print ArticleE-mail Story to a Friend

TBI launches investigations into county road department

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) public information officer, Josh DeVine, recently confirmed the agency opened an investigation into charges that Johnson County Highway Department employees and equipment were utilized for work on private property. “We received a request from District Attorney General Tony Clark on June 5, 2014 to investigate allegations that work was performed on private properties by the Johnson County Highway Department employees and equipment,” Devine said. “The investigation is ongoing.”

The request came from the district attorney less than a week after Johnson County Road Superintendant Tony Jennings retired. According to Johnson County Mayor Larry Potter, he contacted the district attorney’s office after receiving information about the allegations that took place on R. Dowell Lane.

Johnson County Commissioners appointed Jim Moody as the interim highway superintendent upon the retirement of Jennings on May 30th of this year.

Neither Potter nor Moody were available for comment at press time.