Incident Reported At Columbia County Tax Commissioner's Office
By Mike Miller, WJBF Weekend Anchor and Investigative Reporter - email
Columbia County, GA -
There are more problems at the Columbia County Tax Commissioner's Office. Kay Allen is already under investigation, but now, Former Deputy Tax Commissioner Dwight Johnson is also being investigated.
Johnson is thought to be the whistle blower behind the Kay Allen investigation, but some employees at the Tax Commissioner's Office are now blowing the whistle on him.
According to a Columbia County incident report, some employees at the tag office had trouble with Johnson on Wednesday. The report says Johnson was there to get information about his car, but at some point during his visit, he started asking questions about the Allen investigation. We went to Johnson's house to ask him about the incident.
"I would just like to say that's completely untrue. I went up there. I had professional business that I needed handled. I knew there was an employee that had more experience than most of the others and I asked for her, and was refused to see her," Johnson said.
The incident report also says that Johnson told employees that Kay Allen will be gone, and that when he gets back into the office, he is going to fire everyone who wrote statements about him. An employee there told investigators that Johnson made a slashing motion to his throat after his comment and then left the tag office, but Johnson says that didn't happen either.
"I would say that there are video cameras there that should have caught that action if it did take place and I ask that the videos be shown if that's the case," Johnson said.
Johnson says he did try to meet with Allen earlier this week because he wanted to get his personnel file, but he says his request was denied. Johnson also added that he's not sure why employees said these things about him.
"I believe in my heart and in my mind that Kay Allen is trying to divert any negative publicity against her. and try to discredit me in any way she can. I do hope she sincerely gets some help," Johnson said.
Meanwhile, Allen's attorney says she has received the letter from Governor Nathan Deal about the allegations, and that she will be responding to the letter very soon.