GUILTY - Gordon Mayor ConvictedRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jan 16 2019 3:40 PM
GORDON: 3:35 PM A jury of 12 men and women in Houston County Circuit Court have returned GUILTY verdicts against Gordon Mayor Elbert Melton.
The jury returned GUILTY verdicts on two counts of Absentee Voter Fraud against Elbert Melton. Judge Kevin Moulton allowed Melton to be released on the bond until sentencing date of February 12.
Melton still faces an additional felony offense yet to be tried.
The prosecutor, Mark Johnson, asked for Melton to be placed in custody. The defense attorney, Lee Knowles, argued that Melton was not a flight risk and has never missed a court date.
The conviction automatically removes Melton as Mayor of Gordon.