Nashville Mayor Megan Barry resigned Tuesday amid investigations into an affair with the head of her security detail. She agreed to reimburse the city of Nashville $11,000 and serve three years of probation.
"Barry appeared in court Tuesday morning and pleaded guilty to theft of property over $10,000 - a Class C Felony".
According to CBS affiliate WTVF, District Attorney Glenn Funk had some witnesses lined up who could testify to the mayor's unlawful expenditure of over $60,000 of taxpayer's money.
A special committee of Nashville city council members is also probing Barry and Forrest's travel and overtime expenses.
Metro Nashville Police records show Forrest's overtime more than doubled in the budget year after Barry was elected in September 2015.
Barry was indicted just days after a judge in Nashville issued a search warrant based on a request from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation seeking to take possession of Barry's cell phone.
Last month, authorities charged in court documents that newly discovered nude cell phone photos may be evidence that Barry and Forrest were having an affair while he was being paid to be her bodyguard.
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For the first time in almost 100 years, the mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, will leave office early.
Her resignation means that Vice Mayor David Briley will be sworn in as mayor. Barry denied those allegations in a statement in early February. If Barry follows the agreement for three years, the charges can be expunged and dropped.
Barry stunned the city in late January when she confessed to the extramarital relationship, which began in spring 2016 and continued as her popularity and accomplishments grew.
Metro Nashville Police Rob Forrest and Megan Barry in their mugshots.
News4 reporter Forrest Sanders headed downtown to hear what a few locals thought about all the news.
Before ascending to the mayorship, Barry was as an ethics and compliance officer at Premier Ethics and Compliance.
Forrest led the mayoral security detail for 14 years until he retired - the same day she revealed their affair, the paper said. She said at the time she hoped to become a voice in the national debate over opioid addiction.