Candler County, GA (May 4, 2020) – On Monday, May 4, 2020, Allen Tyler, age 53, was arrested for Theft by Taking and Criminal Trespass.
On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, Middle Judicial Circuit District Attorney Hayward Altman requested that the GBI investigate allegations that political campaign signs involving the Coroner’s race in Candler County were stolen. The GBI conducted the investigation and preliminary results show that the elected coroner, Allen Tyler, stole campaign signs belonging to Joe Carter, a person also running for the office of county Coroner. The victim (Joe Carter) reported to the Candler County Sheriff’s Office that someone was stealing signs from a particular location within Candler County. Allen Tyler was caught on camera stealing the signs.
Tyler was arrested and processed by the Candler County Sheriff’s Office.