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Rutherford County Commissioner Charged with Theft of Political Signs -- Sky Arnold

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Rutherford County Commissioner Joe Frank Jernigan is charged with stealing his opponent's signs.

Matt Harvey filed misdemeanor theft charges against Jernigan Wednesday for stealing 4 signs.

Harvey says the charges came as the result of a neighbor's pictures of Jernigan.
As many as 150 of Harvey's signs have been stolen during the campaign.

"It's a sad day in Rutherford County & the government. When I decided to seek the position of County Commissioner in Rutherford County, I did so with the hopes my intentions to have clean, fun & competitive race for the position," said Harvey.

Jernigan did not return Fox 17's calls for a comment.

He's scheduled to be in court April 28th.

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