Decatur Court Clerk Charged With Theft

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a Decatur city court clerk
has been arrested and charged with felony theft.

Assistant City Manager Andrea Arnold said in a statement Friday
that the suspect, 37-year-old Sonequa James, has been suspended
without pay and that her termination is pending.

Officials say James has worked for the city since 2006.

Arnold said in the statement that city officials intend to
prosecute James to the fullest extent possible under the law.

Jail records state that James has been booked into the DeKalb
County Jail and is charged with theft by taking. The records say
the charge stems from an incident on Feb. 7.

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