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Nashville Mayor Taylor Scarbrough arrested for theft by conversion, theft of services

Posted at 3:44 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 15:44:21-04

BERRIEN COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) — Nashville Mayor Taylor Scarbrough has turned himself into Berrien County Jail following allegations of property damage by a public official.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that on Friday, August 28, 2020, Nashville Mayor Taylor Scarbrough turned himself in to the Berrien County Jail for theft by conversion and theft of services.

On Aug. 20, the GBI’s Douglas Regional Office received a request from the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an investigation regarding the allegation of property damage by a public official.

An investigation revealed that on Aug. 17, the BCSO was dispatched to Scarbrough's house. The complainant, identified by the GBI as James Hobbs, alleged that Mayor Scarbrough had taken and used Hobbs’ excavator without permission and had caused significant damage to the machinery.

The GBI says the investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the GBI Douglas Office at (912) 389-4103 or the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office at (229) 686-7071.