Millington alderman says he's been left in dark about TBI raids - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Millington alderman says he's been left in dark about TBI raids

Alderman Mike Caruthers Alderman Mike Caruthers

(WMC-TV) -  Action News 5 was there last Wednesday as TBI agents raided Millington City Hall, logging seized items like computers and hard drives from Mayor Richard Hodges office.

Hodges said it was politics as usual as he left his office Wednesday after the raid.

"A lot goes through your head during times like this, especially of the grieving over Ms. Hodges death, and the timing of the investigation and everything," said Alderman Mike Caruthers.

For Caruthers and other city leaders, the raid came as quite a surprise.

"I don't really know a lot. I've heard the same rumors you've heard and seen on TV about the Caruthers said.

The alderman added it will be business as usual during Monday night's monthly city board meeting. Caruthers said it is important to continue conducting the business at hand until all the facts are known about why TBI agents were raiding city hall and other city buildings.

"The worst thing we can do is jump to conclusions and do something wrong and the city looks worse than it does now," he said.

The agenda for the city board meeting Monday has 27 items listed on it. None of those items include discussion of the TBI raids at city hall earlier this week.

Alderman Caruthers said Mayor Richard Hodges and his late wife Rita had Millington's best interest at heart.

"So I don't speculate and I don't come to conclusions 'till I know the facts and I don't know the facts," he said.

Meanwhile, there's still a lot of speculation about whether there will be a shake up at Millington City Hall as a new week begins. City leaders would have the power to appoint a new mayor should that become necessary.

Meanwhile, Alderman Caruthers says he hopes this issue doesn't come up during Monday night's board meeting, which is set for 6PM at Millington City Hall.

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