Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten's resignation effective Feb. 28

Grover Tuten (WRDW-TV)

Grover Tuten (WRDW-TV)

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) -- Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten's resignation will be effective Feb. 28, according to a letter written by the probate court judge for Augusta-Richmond County.

According to the Honorable Harry B. James III, Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen will serve the rest of Tuten's term starting March 1.

Tuten was indicted in January on 8 theft by taking and 5 violation of oath by a public officer charges.

According to a search warrant filed by the FBI, a confidential informant led investigators to Tuten. During their investigation, the FBI said they uncovered evidence linking him to misappropriating county funds.

The warrant also said Tuten was receiving county payments into a bank account that he used for personal purchases.


Have information or an opinion about this story? Click here to contact the newsroom.


Copyright WRDW-TV News 12. All rights reserved. This material may not be republished without express written permission.


WRDW.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 246408521