September 23, 2016 8:00 AM
Governor Nathan Deal has issued an executive order appointing a review commission to investigate a recent indictment made against the City of Dawson Mayor Christopher Wright.
The 26 year-old mayor was indicted on 5 counts: aggravated child molestation, aggravated sodomy, child molestation, rape, and statutory rape on June 7th, 2016.
The indictments followed an investigation that involved the prosecution and conviction of three other individuals: Milton Johnson of Terrell County, Takieya Johnson of Dawson, GA, and Erica Soilberry-Johnson of Columbus, GA. A victim implicated Wright while testifying during the trial.
A local news source, WALB Channel 10 reports that Wright was also cited for impersonating a police officer on July 16th.
Gov. Deal has appointed Attorney General Sam Olens, Mayor Annette Norman of the City of Baconton, and Mayor Bill McIntosh of the City of Moultrie to the review commission. According to the order, the commission will “determine whether or not the indictment relates to and adversely affects the administration of the office of the Mayor by Mr. Wright such that the rights of the public are adversely affected.”
The commission has 14 days to submit a written report and official recommendation for or against Mr. Wright’s suspension.