WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WJBF) – Grovetown Mayor Gary Jones confirms to NewsChannel 6 he has been fired from his job as a Waynesboro Police Officer.

In the statement, Mayor Jones claims he was terminated “due to the fact he found discrepancies in the Municipal Court as it relates to unaccounted monies.” Mayor Jones claims the city told the chief not to call the GBI so they could conduct an “independent” investigation.

NewsChannel 6 has reached out to the Mayor’s Office, the Waynesboro Police Department and Gary Jones and are waiting to hear back.

You can read the full statement from Mayor Jones on Facebook below.

Stay tuned to WJBF NewsChannel 6 for more information on this developing story.