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Former Reeds Spring mayor faces charges over tenure

Sunday May 5, 2024 at 8:15 am

By Scott McCauley


The Stone County Prosecutor’s Office has filed criminal charges against former Reed Spring Mayor Rob Chamberlin.

According to information on the City of Reeds Spring Facebook page, the charges were filed following the completion of a Missouri State Highway Patrol investigation into Chamberlin’s tenure, which ended when he left office earlier this year. Chamberlin faces one count of theft and one count of ethics violation by an elected official. The release did not mention the specific incidents related to the charges, but the Probable Cause Statement posted online by Missouri Casenet indicates that Chamberlin allegedly used city funds to purchase items for his own use and a vehicle in late 2023 to the city to buy and then sell. for profit for themselves and failing to provide correct background information about the vehicle

The press release further states that Chamberlin and his partner, former District Court Clerk Terry Arnold, are being investigated by the Missouri Ethics Commission for their conduct while in office.

The city concluded the press release by stating that they are looking for a bright future for the city, while Chamberlin posted a response to the city’s Facebook post in which he and Arnold were advised by their attorney not to respond, but are concerned about the whole truth. to appear.