Charges dropped against Mosses business owner
Published 2:00 pm Monday, July 12, 2010
By EASON FRANKLIN
The Lowndes Signal
A local Lowndes County business owner’s arrests for theft of property and selling alcohol without a license have been dismissed.
Geraldine Grant, owner of The Spot in Mosses, was arrested and charged in May with theft of property for allegedly stealing booths for her community center that “were given to her” and allegedly selling alcohol without a license.
After hearings July 1 and July 6, the charges against the business owner were dropped by the district attorney’s office.
Grant said the next step may be to take action against the Mosses Police Department.
“I want to see that no other person has false charges put on them,” said Grant. “It can affect a person’s record.”
Mosses mayor Walter Hill commented, saying “the town council will be discussing the matter at the next town meeting,” which is scheduled for July 20.
“We view the public’s interest in all matters to be vitally important to the community’s growth and development,” said Hill.
A signed petition holding about 60-70 names requesting Jimmy Harris’s removal as police chief was presented to the Mosses town council and Mayor Walter Hill during the last town council meeting, according to Grant.
Grant said she will be presenting the petition and information concerning her “false arrest” to the District Attorney’s office.
“My lawyer and I will be giving the District Attorney the petition signed by the residents of Mosses asking for Harris’s removal and the information concerning my false arrests,” said Grant.
Harris declined to comment on the matter.