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AJC reporter Megan Matteucci reports that DeKalb school board member and candidate Jesse “Jay” Cunningham isn’t the only one running who has had run-ins with the law. A search of police files by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows two other current candidates also have arrest records.
On Sunday, the AJC reported that Cunningham, who is running for re-election in District 5, once pleaded guilty to felony theft.
District 3 candidate Corey Wilson was once charged with two counts of simple battery and two counts of violating the state’s family violence act, all misdemeanors. Wilson’s wife signed an affidavit saying she did not want to prosecute.
Board Vice Chairwoman Zepora Roberts, who is running for re-election in District 7, was arrested during an anti-apartheid protest in 1986. Roberts was booked into the DeKalb jail on one misdemeanor count of criminal trespass. A judge later dismissed the charges.