Charges Filed Against Former PD Chief

The Carter County District Attorney filed misdemeanor charges of embezzlement against the former Wilson police chief on Wednesday.

In September, we told you the police department was being investigated after money turned up missing from the reserve officer account.

Wednesday afternoon, the carter county district attorney charged former police chief Larry Stearns with five misdemeanor counts.

About 500 dollars was embezzled all together.

Stearns has been summoned to appear in court next week. He resigned from his post for health reasons the day the case was turned over to the DA.