Arrest of Euharlee Police Chief and Assistant Chief

March 26, 2015

Euharlee, GA - Bartow County District Attorney Rosemary Greene requested the GBI initiate an investigation concerning misconduct by Euharlee Police Chief Terry Harget and Assistant Chief Richard Smith. Chief Harget and Assistant Chief Smith were employed by the Bartow County School System as crossing guards in an off duty capacity. The investigation revealed that Harget and Smith were being paid for performing the off duty assignment while also receiving on duty pay from the City of Euharlee. The investigation also determined Chief Harget was receiving pay from the Bartow County School Police while having on duty Euharlee officers perform the crossing guard duty for which Harget was being paid.

Today warrants were issued for Chief Harget and Assistant Chief Smith for theft of government funds and violation of oath of office. Harget and Smith have turned themselves in at the Bartow County Jail.

Contact:
Sherry Lang
404/270-8330