Another Crime, Another Guilty Plea

It appears the appointed alderman, Calvin Jones, did not learn his lesson with his first experience of being charged with a crime. As we discovered earlier this week, his first go-round (that we’re aware of) on the wrong side of the law resulted in a felony indictment by a Davidson County grand jury. He had stolen from J.C. Penney and plead guilty. He was made to pay restitution and sentenced to 11 months, 29 days of probation.  If our calculations are correct, his probation would end October 29, 2001.

However on October 25, 2001, Calvin Jones was arrested again. This time the charge was for theft under $500, a misdemeanor. A security guard at the Kroger on Monroe Street in Nashville caught him shoplifting; he placed 12 packs of Certs breath mints in his clothes. If that wasn’t bad enough, he did it while armed with a loaded .38 caliber semi-automatic handgun according to the police report.

Calvin Jones came in second to last in the 2014 election and was appointed by Dennis Waldron and Melisa Brown (passing over two other candidates who garnered more votes than him). This alderman was showered with praise on August 3 by a certain website, saying,

“I applaud Alderman Jones for standing up for what is right for LaVergne and asking for accountability.”

This alderman plead guilty to theft TWICE. This time his sticky fingers resulted in a 15 day jail sentence, which was suspended according to court documents. If we are reading the legal report correctly, he was also told to stay away from the Kroger store.

We ask again, is this someone YOU trust to hold office in La Vergne? Here are the FACTS in black and white.

Original citation:

Calvin 4 - Shoplifting while Armed October 25 2001

A closer look:

Calvin 4a - Shoplifting while Armed October 25 2001

The court documents:

Calvin 5 - Shoplifting while Armed October 25 2001

Calvin 6 - Shoplifting while Armed October 25 2001

Calvin 7 - Shoplifting while Armed October 25 2001

"Another Crime, Another Guilty Plea", 3 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.

4 comments for “Another Crime, Another Guilty Plea

  1. Gary
    August 28, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    This happened almost 15 years ago and he paid the penalty. Doesn’t he deserve a chance to start over and make a better person of himself? To me, running for office as a public servant indicates a lot of maturity since then. Let’s give him a chance.

    • Will
      August 31, 2015 at 7:13 am

      This was not some youthful indiscretion, when he was 18. He was a adult, who committed theft from his employer. Where do we draw the line?

      How does running for office indicate a lot of maturity? Maturity would been to have openly disclose this before running, and taking responsibility for this actions up front instead of hoping others never found out about them.

  2. douglas miller
    August 29, 2015 at 7:57 am

    These local politicians are getting as bad as the ones in Washington DC. Smyrna is just as bad as Lavergne if not worse.

  3. Mary Goetes
    October 4, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    He should never been allowed to run for office, much less appointed. He should be impeached along with his puppet handler, Waldron.

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