Claiborne County, TN official arrested on larceny charges

Craig Whitaker, 36, a member of the Tazewell Planning Commission and former gas station owner in New Tazewell was arrested Tuesday morning.

According to Claiborne County Sheriff's Department, Whitaker was arrested for felony larceny charges from Surry County in North Carolina.

Officials told our sister station in Knoxville three other people are also being investigated: Steven Poore, David Middleton and Shawn Gibbons.

The three men are former firefighters with Tazewell/New Tazewell Fire Department. They were released from the department after their arrest in January.

Whitaker is the former owner of Raceway, a local gas station in Tazewell.

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