Ricky E. Smith has given his letter of resignation as a board member with Gordon County Schools.
The letter was sent Monday, July 10, several days after Smith’s bond was revoked from an August 2016 incident where he is facing various felony financial transaction card theft, identity fraud and theft by taking charges.
The letter read, “This letter saddens me to no end. I have let you and my community down and to spare further embarrassment to the Board, I now must resign my position as a board member. I am sorry for all this mess, however, I someday will have my day in court.”
Gordon County School Board Member Ricky Edward Smith was arrested on Tuesday on felony drug charges.
Reports said that Smith was arrested just after midnight Tuesday and charged with Felony Possession of both Schedule IV and V Controlled Substances, and misdemeanor traffic violations.
Smith was recently arrested and charged in Gordon and Whitfield Counties in connection with alleged incidents of credit card fraud .