MILLINGTON, TN (abc24.com) - The embattled Mayor of Millingon told a standing-room only crowd at a Board of Alderman meeting on Monday, November 7, 2011, that he'll retire, eventually.
"During these last several weeks, Millington and I have been the subject of media reports that have gotten out of hand," said Mayor Richard Hodges.
The announcement comes after the Mayor's arrest on October 12, 2011. Hodges was charged with two counts of bribery, capping a 10-month investigation into official misconduct in the Mayor's office.
"I have been told that many residents of Millington are losing confidence in me," said Hodges. "I cannot let this stand."
Hodges said his last day will be January 13, 2012, and will use the next 60-plus days to work with an interim mayor on the transition. Hodges could face up to 24 years in prison if convicted on both bribery counts.