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TBI: Greenbrier Mayor Arrested for $60K Theft from Toys for Tots

Press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; November 4, 2013:

NASHVILLE– The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested the Mayor of Greenbrier this afternoon at Greenbrier City Hall after he was indicted last Friday by the Robertson County grand jury.

Billy Eugene Wilson, 56, of Greenbrier, Tenn. was indicted on one count of official misconduct and one count of theft over $60,000 for taking money for personal benefit from the Greenbrier Toys for Tots charity. Between November 1, 2005 and October 31, 2013, Wilson took approximately $60,000 from the charity to pay his personal expenses. Wilson perpetrated the theft through his position as Mayor, Volunteer Fire Chief and founder of Greenbrier Toys for Tots. The investigation into allegations that Wilson also misused city funds is continuing at this time.

Wilson was booked into the Robertson County Jail on $5,000 bond.

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Haslam Announces Reward for Info on Robertson Co. Murder

Press release from the Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam; June 7, 2013:

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a $10,000 reward from the state for information on the death of Rashaud Singletary in May 2012 in Springfield.

“I encourage anyone with information in this case to contact the local authorities immediately so those responsible for this crime can be brought to justice,” Haslam said.

The state reward of $10,000 is for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of the person or persons who have committed, attempted to commit or conspired to commit the murder of Singletary.

On May 6, 2012, Singletary was shot in the back of the head in Springfield, and there was a large group of people present at the time of the killing. The Springfield Police Department investigated the case, and a suspect, Mandrekus Young, was indicted. The 19th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office determined, however, that further investigation was needed before the case can move forward.

John Carney, District Attorney General for the 19th Judicial District, requests that anyone with information about this case call Det. Terry Dorris of the Springfield Police Department at (615) 384-8422.

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Evans Grateful for Primary Win

Statement from State Rep. Joshua Evans, R-Greenbrier; August 3, 2012: 

I have never taken the people of Robertson County for granted, nor did I take the outcome of the election for granted. My campaign team and I worked very, very hard. By an overwhelming margin, I have again been given me the opportunity to serve, and I am very grateful to God and to my constituents.

I think voters simply saw me as a local small business owner and proven conservative leader with deep roots in Robertson County versus a full-time lobbyist funded by Nashville politicians and special interests. I have a strong record of standing up for our county and our conservative values and they trust my record versus the idea of someone who would put outside interests and political considerations ahead of them and ahead of principles.

I stayed positive in the face of a relentlessly negative campaign of personal attacks and total distortions of my record by the opponent. I am very glad that I chose to focus on issues, on conservative values, and on a better future for Tennessee. Although there was documented information from public records about my opponent’s past that would certainly have given voters tremendous insight into his character, I simply exercised the restraint not to take that approach.

Now I am eager to continue representing the people of Robertson County with total commitment to work hard for them, to make Tennessee America’s most job-creation friendly state, to take a conservative approach to taxes and spending, and to defend life and liberty.