published Friday, May 20th, 2011

Rhea County executive gets judicial diversion

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    Rhea County Mayor George Thacker, left, heads to court Friday with his lawyer, Jeff Hagood. Thacker, 48, was cited earlier this month by Knoxville police on a misdemeanor charge of soliciting prostitution. Contributed Photo by J. Miles Cary/ Knoxville News Sentinel

Rhea County Executive George Thacker has been given judicial diversion after a prostitution arrest two weeks ago.

Knoxville police said Thacker, of Spring City, offered a female undercover officer $50 in exchange for sex near downtown Knoxville.

Thacker turned himself in to Knoxville police on this morning before going to court, where he entered a best interest plea.

Defense attorney Jeff Hagood told WATE-TV that Thacker was a “good man, regardless of what happened.”

Hagood said Thacker wanted the matter resolved expeditiously so that he could get back to doing his job.

If Thacker stays out of trouble during six months of probation, his record will be cleared.

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brokentoe said...

Bet the average joe citizen never get such breaks like this.

May 20, 2011 at 5:01 p.m.
Facts said...

Funny. When you get caught with a hooker in Knoxville you obviously call Chuck Fleischmann's best friend. Great group of folk.

May 20, 2011 at 8:12 p.m.
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GreenKepi said...

Politics in action!!!

May 20, 2011 at 10:51 p.m.
nowfedup said...

Wonder what sentence's were for others that got caught, noted that part is missing. But TN is sure to hold on to it's nr one place as "Most corrupted state in Union!" Wonder if it will ever get at least 25% clean, as seems we have got more elected criminals then jailed ones, as this proves.

May 21, 2011 at 9:50 a.m.
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