Tifton Gazette

February 14, 2013

Former Berrien County drug investigator charged with felony theft by conversion

Angie Thompson/The Tifton Gazette

TIFTON — A former drug investigator with the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office has been arrested and charged with felony theft by conversion.

According to Lt. Wayne Luke, lead investigator with the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office, John Alan Mann Jr. was arrested on felony theft by conversion charges Wednesday and appeared before Berrien County Magistrate Chief Judge Elizabeth Carter Thursday. Carter set an $8,000 property bond on the charges. A licensed bondsman, approved by Berrien County Sheriff Anthony Heath, signed Mann’s bond, Luke said.

“If anyone who might have sold property to Mr. Mann or bought property from him and has had difficulty getting titles for the property, please give me call,” Luke said.

Luke can be reached at 229-626-7071.

Luke said the case is still under investigation and added that no additional information will be released at this time.

To contact reporter Angie Thompson, call 382-4321