Georgia mayor arrested for theft

NASHVILLE — A Georgia mayor has been arrested on charges relating to theft of an excavator.

On Friday, August 28, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Nashville Mayor Taylor Scarbrough for Theft by Conversion and Theft of Services. Scarbrough turned himself in to the Berrien County Jail without incident.

On Thursday, August 20 the GBI received a request from the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an investigation regarding the allegation of property damage by a public official.

According to the GBI, the investigation revealed on Monday, August 17, the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the residence of Nashville Mayor Taylor Scarbrough.

James Hobbs alleged that Scarbrough had taken and used Hobbs’ excavator without permission and had caused significant damage to the machinery.

The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the GBI Douglas Office at (912) 389-4103 or the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office at (229) 686-7071.