Frame capture from neighbor's video. The full video is below.
William Harwell was also charged in the incident in the affidavits signed by district attorney's investigator Randal Slayton. The charge against both men is theft of property less then $500. Both men are set for an initial appearance date in general session court on October 31, 2016.
The signs taken had Kerley's name on most of them and accused the councilman of being a "liar," "trash," and "abuse of office." The missing signs have reportedly been returned to owner Randy Blankenship.
Mockingbird Drive signs before the theft.
The facts according to the statement of Mr. Slayton are: "Jerry Kerley/William Harwell have committed the offense of theft of property by knowingly obtaining and exercising and exercising control over property of another without the owner's effective consent with intent to deprive. On 9/30/2016 Jerry Kerley intended to deprive Randy Blankenship of his property when he took signs, valued at less then $500, from Randy Blankenship at 279 Mockingbird Drive, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee and exercised control over the property withing Randy Blankenship's effective consent. I therefore charge the above with theft of property under $500."
EXCLUSIVE video shot by neighbor