Mercer County Assessor Don St. Germaine was placed on administrative leave Friday and removed from his office by members of the Mercer County Sheriff's Department.
Mercer County Board Chairman Jeff McWhorter said that St. Germaine was being placed on paid administrative leave. "He's on a paid leave of absence," said McWhorter. McWhorter indicated that the full board could vote on the termination of his contract at its Feb. 5 meeting.
McWhorter said the leave was because of perceived malfeasance, nonfeasance and misfeasance of duties.