Fentress road chief pleads no contest...

Fentress road chief pleads no contest to charges

There are 73 comments on the WMC story from Jun 7, 2010, titled Fentress road chief pleads no contest to charges. In it, WMC reports that:

The Fentress County road superintendent has pleaded no contest to charges of making money from the sale of scrap metal belonging to the county.

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Livingston, TN

#61 Jun 12, 2010
local voter wrote:
<quoted text>i heard he would take peoples guns and not turn them in and keep it for himself.and i heard about other ripoffs. no no no !!!
That is a bunch of crap! I have known Dave most of his life and he has never stolen stuff or was a bad cop. You really think someone could just take someones guns and not be accountable around here? I do not know of anyone that would let that happen! I can not believe that anyone would still support Butch after he mishandled (outright STOLE!) our money and probably paid the fine with our money. Why wasnt he audited for the entire time he has been in office! Wonder how much money would be unaccounted for??? He did pretty good for himself in the few months they did audit him for!$8,700 every couple of months? Yeah no wonder he wants to get re-elected!!

Jamestown, TN

#62 Jun 12, 2010
I'm not a Clark,Gernt,Livingston or Galloway and he will get my vote. He is as good as anything in office now. I also don't live in a subdivison.

Crossville, TN

#63 Jun 13, 2010
From the Fentress Courier:
“During his latest term as Road Supervisor and towards the end of 2007 and the beginning of 2008, Mr. Blevins had obtained the authorization of the County Commission to recycle scrap metal consisting of old vehicles and large items of steel that were no longer in use.

Some monies were received from the Recycling Center in the form of checks, and some were received in cash.

The cash payments were not accounted for by the Highway Department.
Hmmmmm. So the CASH just didn’t quite make it to the bank, huh?

Well, this makes Mr. Blevins either a dumbass or a crook.

Sounds like the perfect qualifications for public office to me.

Maybe he can run for President. Nah, that won’t work. He probably has a birth certificate.'Course it's probably forged.

Cookeville, TN

#64 Jun 13, 2010
heartbroken wrote:
And I would be interested in some details of what Wagon Wheel is,(it was mentioned by a poster) Anyone in the know care to elaborate? Also where is the 'citizens for an honest county government'
meeting gonna take place?
oh i know this story and it's true. when he was younger and working for the country on the roads . we were working on a road with a house that had a wagon wheel in the front yard. blevins. picked it up and put in back of the truck. is a a crook and he stills things that are not his. of course. i guess since we all live in a crooked town. one more crook in the system wont matter. i will also be takin my vote some where else.
Backroom Deals

Jamestown, TN

#65 Jun 13, 2010
People a theif is a theif, Just like a pile of chicken shit is still a pile of chicken shit. There is something to be said here and that is if i was accused of stealing and didn't, Then i would fight with everything i had. I wouldn't plea to any deal and they would prove i done what i was charged with. So if a crime wasn't committed then why plea? Yes some roads are better than others but look at some of the names living on those roads. What makes me mad is you have city and county workers mowing family and friends yards and fields while rest of the road looks like a hayfield. So why bitch about it we have to many crooks and backroom deals going on for anything to be done. We need to start over from the top to the bottom. Till we get someone in these offices that don't care if you have money or, Are a friend or family member it will be all the same just different backroom.

Jamestown, TN

#66 Jun 13, 2010
SCOTT NORRIS is the man for the job.Butch is a crock once a crock always a crock.
I choose C

Cookeville, TN

#67 Jun 13, 2010
"either a dumbass or a crook." How bout both?

Allardt, TN

#68 Jun 18, 2010
people i dont think they would have let him plea no contest if they had proof they said they had,if they did they are just as big as crook as he is, in that being said i will give butch a big hats off for the job he has done,and my vote as well,GOOD JOB AND GOOD LUCK BUTCH
I choose C

Cookeville, TN

#69 Jun 18, 2010
GOOD JOB getting off the hook?
I choose b

Smyrna, TN

#70 Jun 23, 2010
Is one of their wifes divorcing them..? or is it just a rumor?
Concerned Citizen

Tullahoma, TN

#71 Jun 24, 2010
deamon wrote:
<quoted text>NAME ONE
Jeff Evans
Concerned Citizen

Tullahoma, TN

#72 Jun 24, 2010
Concerned Citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
Jeff Evans
This post was a reply to Daemon's challenge to name another candidate who is qualified to perform the duties of Road Supervisor without getting arrested. This is not a response to the post about divorce directly above it.
my word

Gainesboro, TN

#73 Jun 26, 2010
we need to start new from top to bottom. This county is so corrupt it ant funny. why dont some one that has some power have the balls to do something about these crooks. theses goody to shoes in office now are as two faced it's pitiful. Go vote.

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