COOKEVILLE – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and investigators with the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury has resulted in the indictment and arrest of the Smithville mayor and his son.

On March 7th, at the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, Agents and investigators began investigating an allegation of theft from the city of Smithville, involving Mayor Jimmy Poss and his son Anthony. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that the two men were responsible for the theft through the unlawful payment of wages from Jimmy Poss to Anthony Poss, from August 2017 through March 2018.

On Monday, the DeKalb County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Jimmy Wayne Poss (DOB 08/05/1946), below left, with one count of Official Misconduct and one count of Theft over $2,500. Anthony Wayne Poss (DOB 07/06/1968), right, is charged with one count of Theft over $2,500. Both men were arrested Tuesday morning and booked into the DeKalb County Jail. The bond for Jimmy Poss was set at $5,000. Anthony Poss has a $2,500 bond.