McMinn Sheriff, Top Deputies Under In...

McMinn Sheriff, Top Deputies Under Investigation

There are 50 comments on the WTVC Chattanooga story from Aug 19, 2007, titled McMinn Sheriff, Top Deputies Under Investigation. In it, WTVC Chattanooga reports that:

“I think they should be commended, I mean they work hard and it's not right that some give others a bad name”

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the district attorney general's office is looking into accusations Sheriff Steve Frisbie and his top assistants ran an illegal car repair business at the McMinn County ... via WTVC Chattanooga

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getfrisbieout

Newington, CT

#1 Aug 21, 2007
At last someone has caught up with Frisbie and his leaches. They have been milking McMinn county out for years and what service do they offer? Certainly not protection for the community! Nothing will happen of course as this will all be brushed under the table. Most small Tennessee town police departments are crooked and most of the deputies or police officer could hold down a law enforcement job in any reputable police department. Most of the deputies and police officers in Athens I doubt could pass a medical as they are tubs of lard!

“Fair Government I think not”

Since: Mar 07

Athens

#2 Aug 21, 2007
While I am NOT a big Freesbie fan, I will say this, I do not think the road patrol officers are not bad. Most of them are good family men. Now you talk of the current investigation, I will say this, Jerry Wilson's mother in law stated that they did not know who owned all the cars on Jerry and Butch's car lot. A item in the Sound Off hit the nail on the head. If one owned a car lot, I think they would want to know who's car they was selling. How much they wanted for it, and How to contact them to complete the sell. She also stated in the DPA that they had a Cadillac there that someone dropped off to sell, and they did not know who's it was. Well Jerry Wilson is a Detective, why not detect. He does have a Police Radio in his car. But forbid a Detective to do his job, I had some items stolen, found the items, told the Sheriff's Dept. Guess what no Detective came to talk to us or went to where my property was. I for one am sick of the free rein that most of the County departments have, that is one reason i am running for County Commissioner next election. And this is my real name, not hiding behind a false name.

“Fair Government I think not”

Since: Mar 07

Athens

#3 Aug 21, 2007
I seen where I goofed. The road patrol officers are good men (most of them) Same for the Athens Police Department. Now if one thinks the Police Officials job is not tough, why not try to get a Ride Along for 2 or 3 shifts.

Now I will finish with this, I went to the County Election Office 4 weeks ago, wanting a list of voters in my district, as of this date (8-21-07) no list.
getfrisbieout

Newington, CT

#4 Aug 22, 2007
jriggs wrote:
I seen where I goofed. The road patrol officers are good men (most of them) Same for the Athens Police Department. Now if one thinks the Police Officials job is not tough, why not try to get a Ride Along for 2 or 3 shifts.
Now I will finish with this, I went to the County Election Office 4 weeks ago, wanting a list of voters in my district, as of this date (8-21-07) no list.
They may be good men and women (most of them) but don't exeactly strain themselves to solve real crime. They exceed in getting speeding tickets because it does not need any effort and puts them in no danger to anyone. I live in the county and to get the Sheffif to come out you have to call in a murder for them to move. I guess Frisbie does not get them many votes out in the country! My brother-in-law is a police officer in Chicago (15 years). He is physicilly 100% fit, a blackbelt and there is no cop in Athens that is remotely like him. The fat deputy that weighes 300+lbs should not be in uniform and especially on patrol duties. If he had to run after someone he couldn't, and would probably have a heart attack if he attempted to. Thinking more about that, he would probably have a heart attack thinking that he might have to put some physical effort into his work.

“Fair Government I think not”

Since: Mar 07

Athens

#5 Aug 22, 2007
That is one reason I am going to run for County Commissioner. It seems as no department in the County has a set of guide lines to work from. Each Elected Official sets his own.

It is my believe that each section needs to have a set guide to operate from. Then the Elected Official can make a few LIMITED changes.

If you live in the 5th district look to get a phone call, visit or a letter from me in the next couple of years. I plan on contacting as many people I can by voice. But I would rather do it face to face as I am a working man.

Now one thing we need besides a Sheriff that is for the people is something done in Ecnomic Development. Testron or what ever its name is this week leaving town, Niota Textle left town. WHAT has come in, I am not talking about people in McMinn county that started there own business because of lost of jobs.
former mcso

Chattanooga, TN

#6 Nov 29, 2007
I worked there and as I write this I fear of them finding who wrote this. So I trust my opionion and I shall no longer live in fear of being an outsider but knowing the truth of the inner working of Mcminn Countys Sheriffs Office, I hope for steves sake they dont question us.. The fear of what was done to me when I left I shall fear no more, I will tell the truth.. Its time for a new sheriff. And some New Officers. There is alot of former officers that lay and wait for the questions to role from TBI. And I believe from just talking in the outside circle of former MCSO Officers. We will no longer hold our Tongues!!!!!!
Sam

AOL

#7 Nov 30, 2007
former mcso wrote:
I worked there and as I write this I fear of them finding who wrote this. So I trust my opionion and I shall no longer live in fear of being an outsider but knowing the truth of the inner working of Mcminn Countys Sheriffs Office, I hope for steves sake they dont question us.. The fear of what was done to me when I left I shall fear no more, I will tell the truth.. Its time for a new sheriff. And some New Officers. There is alot of former officers that lay and wait for the questions to role from TBI. And I believe from just talking in the outside circle of former MCSO Officers. We will no longer hold our Tongues!!!!!!
Now is your chance. Spill it. Details, please. What was done to you when you left MCSO? What do you know about current MCSO staff that should make them unemployable by a future Sheriff? And by all means, please satisfy my curiosity about why you "fear them finding out you wrote this", but still wrote this?

The plot. It thickens.
J LR

Tellico Plains, TN

#8 Dec 7, 2007
Seems like in 4 months the DA could do something to check this out. I wonder what kind of favors A & J Body shop owes the sheriff in order to do his towing for the last 15 or so years. Or what the Sheriff owes A & J. One company doing 90 per cent of the County Sheriff's wrecker business, Yep that is real fair.

Since: Dec 07

Las Vegas, NV

#9 Dec 30, 2007
Who is Chief Deputy under the High Sheriff?
J LR

Tellico Plains, TN

#10 Dec 31, 2007
Tim Smith.
l b b me

Panama City, FL

#11 Dec 23, 2009
steve bebbs is one of the circle of the sheriffs friends, I mean why else would he publicy announce he was turning over information to T B I for investigation before he actually turned it over? I wont say more on that because it will come out in upcoming events. Frisby, Smith, J.L gay,,( of gays used cars ),,all were englewood police officers as was hershal jack , Frisbys first chief deputy, he is deseced now, He made smith a luetinet and after Jacks death he came to be the chief,,hmmmm,still in the circle of trusting friends.
We all have read how honest englewoods police have allways been, the only officer Frisby did not take out englewood when elected was one he could not corrupt was Glen cooley..
There has been questionable death, Rapes, offical misconduct, ect at that jail since Frisby became a sheriff. The only one of the guilty deputies on offical misconduct that did no jail time was another in the circle , billy bivens,.and has anyone drove by and looded at this prison we been paying taxes for the sheriff to build? how could the escapes have happend? yes escapes, and after all that money the state has threatend decertification,,
mmmm yess we need a new sheriff.
wtf

Mobile, AL

#12 Dec 23, 2009
l b b me wrote:
steve bebbs is one of the circle of the sheriffs friends, I mean why else would he publicy announce he was turning over information to T B I for investigation before he actually turned it over? I wont say more on that because it will come out in upcoming events. Frisby, Smith, J.L gay,,( of gays used cars ),,all were englewood police officers as was hershal jack , Frisbys first chief deputy, he is deseced now, He made smith a luetinet and after Jacks death he came to be the chief,,hmmmm,still in the circle of trusting friends.
We all have read how honest englewoods police have allways been, the only officer Frisby did not take out englewood when elected was one he could not corrupt was Glen cooley..
There has been questionable death, Rapes, offical misconduct, ect at that jail since Frisby became a sheriff. The only one of the guilty deputies on offical misconduct that did no jail time was another in the circle , billy bivens,.and has anyone drove by and looded at this prison we been paying taxes for the sheriff to build? how could the escapes have happend? yes escapes, and after all that money the state has threatend decertification,,
mmmm yess we need a new sheriff.
Dumbass, you responded to a 2 and a half year old post.
i b b me

Panama City, FL

#13 Dec 23, 2009
, the investigation is still going on,, good thing come to those who wait ,,and i been waiting a long time.. your buddies will fall,,,,wtf...and by the I KNOW YOU!
d miler

Oliver Springs, TN

#15 Dec 24, 2009
wait so I could have been getting my car repairs done cheaper?

GOD DAMNIT NOBODY TELLS ME NOTHIN'

eh I'm happy with my regular shop though. they rock. and if you're reading this, lance, GET BACK TO WORK. hahaha.
Concerned

Tallahassee, FL

#16 Mar 9, 2010
This post MIGHT be 2 and a half years old BUT most still apply to the Sheriff's office. Nothing has changed.
Im the Friz

Athens, TN

#17 Mar 9, 2010
You can't touch me! Election is in the bag! oh its true..damn true I am awesome!
THE SAME

Clive, IA

#18 Mar 9, 2010
Im the Friz wrote:
You can't touch me! Election is in the bag! oh its true..damn true I am awesome!
Sounds like your own my side fred go DAVID GUY.
Im the Friz

Athens, TN

#19 Mar 9, 2010
THE SAME wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like your own my side fr
ed go DAVID GUY.
In order to be tha man you got to beat tha man and tha Friz is tha man!
hornet_84

United States

#20 Mar 12, 2010
I wish investigators would come ask me some questions. While working under Frisbie, I applied for the family medical leave act.... I quote "We just don't do that here". I have seen much that was not IMO very nice, legal, and/or constitutional. They got rid of me.
hilarious

Lenoir City, TN

#21 Mar 12, 2010
all employers have to honor fmla, any idiot knows that. you probably just lazy and got fired. get real.

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