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Two Macon Officers Charged With Weapons Thefts
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Two Macon Police officers have been arrested for allegedly stealing weapons, according to a news release.

Charged in different incidents, Jonathon Wesley Graves and Adolphus Jones have since resigned while facing termination, according to a police news release.

Graves was arrested after police say he kept a firearm found in a November 2011 investigation and reported it lost, then gave it to someone as a gift last June.

He's charged with two counts of fiduciary theft and violation of oath of office. 

Jones was arrested for an allegedly removing a gun from an apartment last August, firing it and then disposing of it.

He's charged with one count of fiduciary theft and violation of oath of office.

In a statement, Police Chief Mike Burns called the acts by these officers "disgraceful" and a violation of their oaths of office.

Both have since been released. Graves posted a $13,800 bond and Jones a $9,750 bond.

The chief's statement:

"The actions of the officers involved in these thefts are disgraceful and will not be tolerated. Beyond fiduciary crimes, they violated the sacred oath of office taken by every Macon Police officer. The many fine officers in this department are saddened by the actions of their colleagues as they continue to work diligently to protect the citizens of Macon."

 

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