Charges against Maury Co. cheerleader coach dismissed

MAURY CO., Tenn. (WKRN) — The charges against a Columbia Central High School cheerleading coach have been dismissed.

Melissa Todd was indicted in March 2021 by a grand jury resulting from an investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office.

She was accused of misusing school funds.

The charges of theft, forgery and tampering or falsification of evidence were all dismissed.

News 2 has contacted the Comptroller’s Office for comment. A spokesman replied:

“The Comptroller’s Office stands by all the facts and information presented in our March 2021 investigation report. The Comptroller’s Office is a registration authority. Decisions to pursue criminal charges are made by local prosecutors. Our investigation report presents a true and accurate representation of our findings.”

John Dunn, Communications Director

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District Attorney Brent Cooper said there was a trial in the case and the judge found her not guilty of theft. The state dropped the other two charges. Charges against Maury Co. cheerleader coach dismissed

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