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Former deputy coroner sues Augusta

Johnny McDonald, the deputy coroner who turned in former Richmond County coroner Grover Tuten, has filed suit against the city and the new coroner, contending he wasn't paid for overtime in violation of federal labor law.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-03/former-deputy-coroner-
Slaying victim identified after 14 years

...lab for autopsy."The location that the body was found in was not a common area for human traffic," then-Coroner Grover Tuten told The Chronicle. "Unless the air conditioner breaks down, there is no reason to go back there."Investigators...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-30/slaying-victim-identif
Family member upset indicted coroner buried grandchild in pauper cemetery

...adult who was laid to rest in the pauper section of Augusta's Westview Cemetery, said former Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten should never have handled the young man's burial.Carol Hobbs said her late husband, Bozzie Hobbs, had five...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-31/family-member-upset-indicted-
High integrity is crucial for politicians to represent the people well

...prison.Yet none of these cases was a so-called teaching moment for other recent officeholders. Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten was indicted for stealing from dead people. Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen was accused in the court...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-03-08/high-integrity-c
Indicted coroner resigns

Indicted Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten submitted his resignation, effective today.Tuten, 70, has been banned from the coroner's office where he worked for nearly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-02-20/indicted-coroner-resig
Bond set for Coroner Tuten

Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten pleaded not guilty Thursday to the indictment that accuses him of multiple counts of theft and violating his oath of office.Tuten...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-01-16/bond-set-coroner-tuten
Richmond County Coroner faces charges of theft and violation of oath of office

Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten must appear in court for another bond hearing Thursday because of additional criminal charges listed in a 13-count indictment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-01-15/richmond-county-corone
FBI investigating whether coroner pocketed county funds

...possible misappropriation of a vehicle, federal agents are investigating the possibility that Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten pocketed county funds.According to an affidavit used to obtain search warrants at the time of Tuten's Dec...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-12-30/fbi-investigating-whet
Bowen sworn in as Richmond County coroner

More than two months after former Richmond Coun ty Coroner Grover Tuten was arrested on a theft charge, new Coroner Mark Bow en said he is ready to build back trust in the office he inherited.Bowen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-01/bowen-sworn-richmond-county-c
City Ink: Looking back and ahead

...forward to 2014.Looking back to Decem ber, Janus was as shocked as the rest of us by the arrest of Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten on a charge of stealing a car from a deceased man or his family. Janus was also dismayed by the arrest of former...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2013-12-28/looking-back-an