BREAKING NEWS: Judge Robert “Mack” Crawford pleads guilty to theft by taking

SHEILA A. MATHEWS :::

ZEBULON – A hearing is underway in Pike County Superior Court in which Griffin Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Mack Crawford will plead guilty to one count of misdemeanor theft by taking.

Crawford was originally charged with felony theft by taking and two counts of violating his oath of office.

The charges alleging he violated his oath have been dismissed.

As part of his sentence under this negotiated plea, Crawford will retire from the bench.

He has submitted his letter of resignation to be effective immediately.

The GRIP will report more fully on this breaking story upon completion of this morning’s court hearing.

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