- Associated Press - Monday, May 4, 2020

METTER, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia coroner has been arrested in the theft of a political rival’s campaign signs, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Monday.

Candler County Coroner Allen Tyler faces charges of theft and criminal trespass, according to the GBI news release. Tyler was caught on camera stealing the signs of candidate Joe Carter, the release said.

The release said the bureau was asked on April 8 to investigate allegations that campaign signs were stolen. Middle Judicial Circuit District Attorney Hayward Altman made the request.

The GBI says Tyler was arrested by the Candler County Sheriff’s Office. A call to Tyler’s number, listed with the Georgia Coroners Association, was not returned Monday afternoon.

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