Friday, March 27, 2009

Sheriff and Grand Jury

Here is some BREAKING NEWS for you.

The Todd County Fiscal Court today asked for the county attorney to set up an audience with the grand jury at the grand jury's next meeting.

Basically, they will be bringing charges of malfeasance against Sheriff W.D. "Billy" Stokes. (Malfeasance means that one is not doing the duties of his office.)

Among the charges will be the sheriff taking money that was withheld from paychecks and the matching portion from the sheriff's department fund and saying he spent that money for other things. Stokes admitted to this last fall at a fiscal court meeting.

Also, other charges will include the sheriff allegedly mishandling money, line items in his budget were created without the court's permission and budget items were over budget. Also, the court has found several inconsistencies with what money is reported as received and what was spent.

We will have more details in the next edition of the Standard.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bout time. Sometimes I wonder if the people who run this county are as stupid as the way they run it.

6:22 PM, April 26, 2009  
Blogger JB said...

With watching how the Sheriff presented his budget to the Fiscal Court, myself i thought the Sheriff handled his-self in a dignified way, not sure if i could have. I found laughter in how Magistrate Bobby Ragor said---when the Sheriff gave his proposal to the Court, Magistrate Bobby Ragor said "We can look at it, but that dont mean we have to APPROVE IT", now if that is how our Court operates it must be Disco Court. And how the Judge Executive started in on the Sheriff saying what he done was appauling, I personally think these two guy's need to learn some respect for others, DO they not know they were being recorded for the public to see???? or is it they think they have to votes to do what they want to do in this county??? And seeking an indictment against the Sheriff, now that MR Judge Executive is appauling, i'm sure the investigation will exonorate the Sheriff in which we elected, because of some members of the Court that is why we cant get no where, and that is why we have so much negitive attention in this county, watch the video on how yourself and Magistrate Ragor conducted yourselves, now that is appauling. JB

10:35 PM, April 26, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are so blind, they only see the sheriff. They do not see there other embarrassment the jailer. Ask the surrounding counties how big of an embarrassment the jailer is. I heard he is even letting his chief fratinize with his deputies. We already know he is letting the inmates run the jail. Heck he let one escape. He just can not keep good people in that jail and it's not because they just decided not to work in the jail. It's because of his leadership.

12:16 PM, June 03, 2009  

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