Mayor of West Texas town quits, operations manager suspended

Mayor of West Texas town quits, operations manager suspended
Clayvorn James Rose (Source: Tom Green County Sheriff's Office)
Clayvorn James Rose (Source: Tom Green County Sheriff's Office)

MERTZON, Texas (AP) - The mayor of a West Texas town has quit and the operations manager was suspended amid a public corruption case involving theft allegations.
    
The San Angelo Standard-Times (http://bit.ly/1pxhnZH ) reports Mertzon Mayor Carol Shaw resigned Monday night. Jim Rose faces charges of theft by a public servant and official oppression.
    
Council members in Mertzon, a town of about 800, suspended Rose with pay. Complaints accuse the 69-year-old Rose of using municipal funds for personal expenses and making a sexual comment to a female city employee.
    
Rose was arrested March 14 on allegations he used a city-issued credit card to pay $2,300 to have a rebuilt engine, from a city vehicle, put into his personal vehicle. He was freed on $25,000 bond.
    
Messages left for Rose and Shaw weren't immediately returned Tuesday.
    
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Information from: Standard-Times, http://www.sanangelostandardtimes.com

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