R-Prattville’s Alabama Rep. Will Dismukes came under fire last week for attending the birthday party of Ku Klux Klan’s first leader. He was accused of being involved in a theft in a company where Dismukes worked.
Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey announced the first-degree property theft charge at a press conference this afternoon.
Bailey said his office launched an investigation after receiving a complaint from the owner of Weiss Floor on May 20, which involved an employee suspected of stealing a large amount of money.
“After countless hours of investigation (including interviews with witnesses, obtaining bank records, and collecting other evidence), I, the prosecutors in the office, and these investigators decided that there may be a reason for the crime,”
“A few minutes ago, a representative of the company signed a first-degree theft order, which was issued by the county magistrate of Montgomery to arrest the representative of Alabama, Will Dismouk.”
Bailey said he can only say a few things about the alleged theft. He pointed out that the arrest is only an accusation.
Unable to comment on Dismukes immediately.
Bailey said that Dismukes’ lawyers have been notified of the allegations.
Bailey said: “We will not hand it in until later this afternoon.”
This afternoon, the inmate search log of the Montgomery County Jail showed that Dismukes was arrested for a crime of theft and charged with a charge of $5,000.
Bailey did not disclose the amount of the alleged theft, but said that the first-degree theft charge applies to situations where the amount exceeds $2,500.
Bailey said: “I will tell you that the so-called amount is much more than that.”
Bailey said that the time frame of the alleged theft was 2016-2018.
If convicted of a felony, Dismukes will automatically be removed from office. He was elected for the first time in 2018.
Dismukes participated in a congressional campaign in the second district of Alabama last year, but withdrew in October.
Governor Kay Ivey issued a statement after his arrest today.
Ivey said: “Everyone is innocent before being proven guilty. This is a process that needs to work.” “But if this is true, then when people use public officials elected with the people’s trust to abuse When trusting, it’s disappointing. I support the law, and no one can surpass it, especially among public officials.”
Last week, Dismukes resigned from his position as pastor of the Baptist Church, after his recent speech at the birthday party of the first great wizard in Ku Klux Klan caused controversy.
Dismukes resigned as a pastor at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Prattville. Afterwards, his Facebook post caused a strong response, highlighting his attendance at the early KKK leadership Nathan Bedford Forrest (Nathan Bedford Forrest)’s birthday party, Nathan Bedford Forrest (Nathan Bedford Forrest) was the cook of Colu from 1867-69. The great wizard of the K family.
Dismukes was cited at a gathering held in Fort Dixie, Selma on July 25, and a ceremony was held to commemorate the late U.S. Congressman John Lewis, who was from Alabama. The native, who was a longtime member of Congress in Georgia, was a leader of the civil rights movement, and was beaten very badly in the “Bloody Sunday” parade in Selma in 1965.
The Democratic Party of Alabama asked Dismukes to resign, while the Republican Party called it inappropriate.
This is an emergency and will be updated.