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New warrants were issued on Friday for Glasgow town Councilman Travis Hager.  

Glasgow police say they are actively searching for Hager, but have not yet been able to locate him.

As of last Thursday, Glasgow Police had enough evidence to charge Hager.

His bail was set at $5000, and he was bailed out of South Central Regional Jail following the arrest.  

Glasgow Police Chief Jeff Stevens said they are accusing Hager of dialing into 911 and reporting that his X-Box and a big screen television were stolen.

The charges are fraudulent schemes, filing a false report of an emergency (obstruction), and filing a false report to an officer (obstruction).   

However, Chief Stevens also said witnesses verified that they saw the councilman carrying the electronic equipment away from his home himself.  

The councilman was supposed to be in court on Tuesday for his preliminary hearing.  

Chief Stevens said, "Apparently there was a miscommunication between myself and the Prosecutor's Office, because none of my victims or witnesses got subpoenas."

And in turn, no one showed up to court.

As a result, all of Councilman Hager's charges were dismissed.  

He has not attended the last two Glasgow Town council meetings, however, Mayor Chuck Armstrong says at this time, he is still a member of the council.

Councilman Hager has not returned our repeated attempts to contact him by phone.