April 21, 2014
Lieutenant Andrew Pippin of the Thomaston Police Department issued the following press release on Monday, May 14, 2014:
On May 11, 2014 the Thomaston Police Department Investigations Unit executed a search warrant for a residence located at 218 Jeff Davis Road in Thomaston, pertaining to financial documents. Richard Lee, who is the Assistant Deputy Coroner and former EMS Director of Upson County was arrested and charged with Theft by Deception, Theft by Conversion, and Financial Transaction card fraud. Lee is alleged to have misappropriated funds while working for the Upson County EMS by using credit cards to obtain gas and equipment for his personal use.