FULTON, Mo. (KMIZ)
Police say they have arrested the former director of the Fulton Housing Authority on suspicion of burglary, stealing and trespassing after he kicked tenants out and changed the locks.
The Fulton Police Department said in a news release that officers arrested William C. Garrett, 43, of Fulton, on Wednesday on suspicion of second-degree burglary, three counts of felony stealing and two counts of second-degree trespassing. Information on charges was not available in online court records.
Garrett said Wednesday that he has no comment at this time.
Police allege Garrett kicked out four tenants without going to court to get an eviction notice and changed the locks. The release says Garrett was booked into the Callaway County Jail on a $19,000 bond. He remained there at midday.
The Fulton Sun reported the housing authority board fired Garrett earlier this month in a unanimous vote.
Garrett was placed on leave in August after allegations that he kicked tenants out of housing illegally, according to the Sun.