Investigation underway after campaign sign theft, other vandalism reported in Unicoi Co.

UNICOI CO., TN (WJHL) –  Less than two weeks ahead of the November 8th election and an investigation is underway in Unicoi County after candidates running for elected office reported vandalized signs and property.

The Sheriff’s Department tells News Channel 11 Alderman candidate Billy Harkins filed reports of nails in his driveway. Mayoral candidate Kathy Bullen and Alderman candidate John Mosley reported missing campaign signs.

“My son came to visit and when he left he noticed them in the driveway when his headlights hit them. They’re nails in varying sizes and they can just do damage to tires, and my whole driveway was full of them,” Harkins said.

“I think six signs stolen that I cannot find, numerous ones, thrown down in the woods, thrown into the creeks,” Mosley said.

Investigators are urging anyone with information about these incidents to call them. The Sheriff’s Department is offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest and you can call their tips line at 423-743-1885.

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