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Candidates claim signs stolen
Marcus Scott claims a number of his campaign signs have been stolen. He's one of three candidates alleging their signs have been removed. - photo by File

Board of education incumbent candidate Marcus Scott IV and BoE chairman challenger Scott Carrier have had several of their campaign signs stolen, according to police reports filed with the Walthourville Police Department and the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.

According to an April 23 LCSO report, two of Carrier’s signs, which were posted on Highway 84 at Cross Creek Subdivision and Bacontown Road, in Midway, were reported missing the day before.

Scott reported a sign stolen off of Dunlevie Road near Talmadge Road on April 17. Since then Scott said he’s had 15 signs of various sizes stolen.

“They are getting bolder by digging the big signs up,” he said. “I have a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to the prosecution of this person.” 

District 4 candidates Annette Payne and Jim Johns both said they have not seen any of their respective campaign signs missing.

However Chante Baker Martin, who is running against Scott for the District 5 post, said some of her signs are missing as well.

“I had one large, 4 foot by 4 foot sign completely removed from its location and another of the same size lifted from its post and laid on the ground,” she said. “The removed sign was placed near the intersection of Dunlevie Road and Highway 84. The second sign was located on Shaw Road.”

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