WAYNESBORO, MS (WDAM) - The City of Waynesboro is in search of a new police chief because the current Chief Jimmy Bunch has resigned.
Some people are claiming that Bunch was forced out by the new Mayor Richard Johnson.
Waynesboro Alderman At Large Mary Davis was one of the two alderman who voted not to accept Bunch's resignation.
Davis said, "I feel that his resignation was forced rather than voluntarily, so I could not vote to accept his resignation for those reasons.
Alderman Tammie Wilson also voted not to accept Bunch's resignation; however, the three other aldermen did.
Sources said two of them are big supporters of the Mayor Johnson. They said Johnson wants to bring in a police chief of his picking. Meanwhile, Alderman Johnny Gray said Bunch is an awesome police chief, whom he supports. He said Bunch turned in his resignation so he didn't want to vote to try to make him stay.
Mayor Johnson has not returned calls, but just about everyone around town spoke highly of Bunch and the job he's done.