Two Macon police officers were arrested Thursday and accused of illegally acquiring guns.
Jonathan Graves, 26, and Adolphus Jones, 27, are charged with fiduciary theft and violating their oaths of office, according to arrest warrants obtained by The Telegraph.
Graves, of Lizella, was hired in October 2010 and faces two counts of fiduciary theft. He was released from the Bibb County jail at 9:32 p.m. Thursday evening on $13,800 bail. Jones, of Macon, was hired in December 2010, according to a police roster, and faces one count of fiduciary theft. His bail was set at $9,750. He remained in the Bibb County jail at 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
Graves, while working as a police officer, allegedly took a .25-caliber gun after two suspects ran from him on Holts Lane at about 11 p.m. on Nov. 6, 2011. He later gave it to a relative as a gift, according to a warrant.
On June 16, 2012, Graves allegedly took another gun, a .380-caliber, from a home in the 1300 block of Courtland Avenue. He later gave it to a relative as a gift, although the gun had been reported to police as Lost or Mislaid Property on Nov. 3, 2011, according to another warrant.
Graves and Jones allegedly took another gun, a 9mm pistol, from a Mumford Road apartment at about 11:30 p.m. Aug. 21, 2012, and fired it somewhere on a dirt road near Mumford Road. When the gun was empty, they threw it into a large metal trash bin near Montpelier Avenue, according to a warrant.
Taking the guns was a breach of the officers fiduciary responsibility to protect personal property or the evidence of a crime, according to the warrants.
The allegations come three weeks after two Precinct 3 officers -- Troy Guidry, 41, and Jon Wantz, 32, -- were charged with theft, criminal trespass, burglary, conspiracy to commit a crime and violation of oath of office.
Guidry later was charged with two additional charges of theft, two counts of using articles with an altered identification mark and one count of fiduciary theft, according to warrants and jail records.
Guidry and Wantz allegedly stole a plumbing companys tractor and burglarized a doctors office. Guidry also is accused of stealing a lawn mower and utility trailer from the Bibb County school systems maintenance yard.
Both men resigned in lieu of termination.
Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report.