Hang around with certain residents in the village of White long enough and you begin to smell a rat
That all came to a head Monday afternoon, the week after municipal elections, when a rumor emerged that current city councilman Jimmy Bennett had resigned and outgoing mayor Chris Allen was going to appoint former police chief David King to replace Bennett.
But of course the back story...King had lost last week's mayoral race
On Wednesday March 2, 2016, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) arrested City of White Police Chief David King, age 58, and Police Officer Blake Scheff, age 26, on charges of false imprisonment under color of legal process, theft by extortion, and violation of oath by a public officer. The arrests follow an investigation that was initiated by GBI on October 28, 2015 at the request of the Bartow County District Attorney's Office. Additionally, search warrants were executed at the police department and city hall on January 21, 2016 by GBI and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).