Mosses Mayor/former EMA Director indicted

Published 4:09 pm Thursday, January 16, 2014

By Fred Guarino

Walter Sylvester Hill, 45, mayor of Mosses and former Emergency Management Agency Director for Lowndes County, has been indicted in connection with his role as former EMA director.

Hill was arrested on charges of forgery second degree, a Class C felony, and use of official position or office for personal gain, a misdemeanor.

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According to information provided by the Lowndes County Office of Circuit Clerk, Hill was indicted by the grand jury on Jan. 13, arrested, and a bond of $2,500 was set.

An official at the John Hulett Detention Center in Hayneville said Hill was booked and bonded out on Jan. 13.

According to a court document, the forgery second degree involved a non-driver’s I.D. card, and the use of official position or office for personal gain charge involved the position of Emergency Management Agency Director to “obtain personal gain for himself, a family member, or a business with which he was associated.”

As Lowndes County District Attorney Charlotte Tesmer recused herself from this case, it was presented by Assistant Attorney General Ternisha A. Miles.

Hill said the charges do not relate to his position as mayor, but as EMA director.

He said, “The town of Mosses nor the position, office of mayor, are subjects in these indictments.”