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Former Rainsville Police officer charged with theft of property after state-led investigation

John Jones (Photo: DeKalb County Jail)

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – Thursday, state authorities arrested and charged a former Rainsville Police officer with theft of property.

Rainsville Police Chief Kevin Smith told WHNT News 19 that he contacted the State Bureau of Investigation after a complaint was made against John Casey Jones on October 29, 2018. We have learned Jones was a patrolman with the Rainsville Police Department at the time.

“After a review of the complaint, I immediately contacted the State Bureau of Investigation and requested a third-party investigation to be conducted,” said Chief Smith in a statement.

SBI agents arrested Jones on January 3, 2019, and charged him with second-degree theft of property of a controlled substance. WHNT News 19 is still working to learn more about what state authorities are alleging happened.

Jones was booked into the DeKalb County Jail on a $7,500 bond.

Chief Smith added that “the Rainsville Police Department appreciates the time and attention that was devoted by the SBI in this matter.”

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