Two Macon police officers were arrested Feb. 14 and accused of illegally acquiring guns. They resigned the same day.
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. Jones, of Macon, was hired in December 2010, according to a police roster, and faces one count of fiduciary theft.
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.