D.A. offers few details why he will not prosecute ex-fire chief
Negotiations are taking place in the CNS Cable theft case involving a former city of Cairo employee and former Cairo fire chief.
District Attorney Joe Mulholland confirmed the deliberations but declined to make a comment, saying instead, “it would be premature to talk about the case until it is settled.”
Mulholland said the talks may conclude within the next few weeks, and he would be able to comment at that time.
As The Messenger reported two weeks ago, papers filed with the Grady County Clerk of Court show former fire chief Don Towne will not be prosecuted for stealing CNS cable television and Internet services, a charge for which he was indicted in September 2010. The filed document states Towne’s case was nolle prossed for the reason of “plea agreement as to codefendants.”
Towne’s wife, Tiffany Erin Fowler is the former city of Cairo employee accused of using a city computer to give free cable and Internet to herself and others. Fowler’s father and two others were also indicted in the case for allegedly accepting the unpaid services.