A Guilty Plea to a Serious Criminal Charge

This is La Vergne received a very disturbing email containing proof of a criminal past by the appointed alderman, Calvin Jones. On July 16, 2000, he received a felony indictment by a Davidson County Grand Jury for taking between $500 and $1000 from J.C. Penney’s, his employer at the time. The charge was dropped to a misdemeanor theft charge upon his guilty plea and he was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days of probation.

Calvin - Theft from Employer February 16 2000

Calvin 2 - Theft from Employer February 16 2000

(A closer view of the grand jury indictment)

Calvin 2a - Theft from Employer February 16 2000

And the guilty plea and sentence.

Calvin 3 - Theft from Employer February 16 2000

This from a man who:

  • ran a campaign on accountability,
  • voted to have dedicated volunteers removed from committees because he did not like how they represented the city,
  • yells at other board members at meetings, and
  • wants to SILENCE people from speaking out on social media because he thinks they make the city look bad.

This man makes financial decisions for the city. Yet he had a felony indictment and plead guilty to stealing money from his employer. Is this the kind of person you would trust to make decisions on spending YOUR TAX DOLLARS?

This man who was appointed by TWO people needs to step down immediately.

LaVergne deserves better.


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5 comments for “A Guilty Plea to a Serious Criminal Charge

  1. Debra Baker
    August 25, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    He SERIOUSLY needs to be REMOVED FROM OFFICE… IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Reynaldo collazo
    August 25, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Well well the truth will always come out. How could we trust this man with our city if he’s told from j.c 0enny. Well him and the mayor work real good together, our mayor has trusts issues and now a convicted criminal on the board. Well what Elsa does this two have been hiding. Well for those of you who voted for this thieft to office thank you. You just empower a thieft

  3. Rachel Coia
    August 25, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    He should be removed from office immediately, and never allowed to run for or be appointed for any type of office in ANY city in Tennessee. That is crazy!

  4. Freida Cameron
    August 26, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    I find this VERY disturbing. I am all for 2nd chances and such, but, I also believe those 2nd chances come as a part of honestly admitting to previous faults etc. Mr. Jones truly needs to do a lot of explaining to the citizens and he should be held to a higher level of accountability during his tenure, as I do not believe he will honorably step down or that the board will honorably ask him to do so.

  5. myron wells
    January 29, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    If he was convicted or entered a guilty plea of theft and did not divulge this at time of appointment, he probably should consider resignation. This should be referred to Jason and the board for clarification.Be interesting to see where this one goes.

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