An Etowah County attorney, John Davis McCord, currently faces a number of charges following an indictment by a grand jury.
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall says the 63 year old stands charged with four counts of first-degree theft of property, two counts of tax evasion and with two charges of subscribing to a false statement – in connection with state income taxes. McCord turned himself in at the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, and was released on bail.
The Criminal Trials Division reportedly sought the indictment after an investigation by the Rainbow City and Gadsden Police Departments, and the Alabama Department of Revenue; the indictment charges McCord with theft of more than $2,500 from four different victims in Etowah County; of trying to evade state income taxes in 2017 and 2018; and subscribing to false statements. McCord’s wife, Susan Rollins McCord, was also indicted on a count of first-degree theft of property for her alleged involvement in one of the cases. She remains free on bail pending the resolution of her case.
That investigation continues, and anyone with any information regarding the matter is urged to call the Gadsden Police Department at (256) 549-4500.
(Compiled sources including the Gadsden Times/www.gadsdentimes,com)