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Mayor and son plea not guilty to felony charges
Mayor Jimmy Poss
Mayor Jimmy Poss entered a not guilty plea to charges of theft and official misconduct through his attorney Monday morning.
Mayor Jimmy Poss and his son Anthony entered not guilty pleas Monday morning to charges they stole from the city of Smithville when the mayor hired his son to maintain the municipal golf course with permission of the aldermanic council.The not guilty pleas were entered in absence of the defendants, both of whom waived their right to appear, allowing their attorneys to announce their innocence. The defendants were both given Oct. 5 appearance dates by Circuit Court Judge Gary McKenzie and will remain free on their present bonds pending their scheduled court dates.Mayor Poss was indicted on charges of theft over $2,500 and official misconduct while his son was indicted on the charge of theft over $2,500. The indictments came one week before election, an election the incumbent mayor lost to Alderman Josh Miller by 104 votes.