Sheriff may have had warning of inmat...

Sheriff may have had warning of inmate's contact with jailer

There are 19 comments on the The Asheville Citizen-Times story from Apr 7, 2009, titled Sheriff may have had warning of inmate's contact with jailer. In it, The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

BRYSON CITY Swain County Sheriff Curtis Cochran was warned one of his jailers had too much contact with the inmate she is suspected of helping escape, a former jailer said Wednesday.

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Princeton Junction, NJ

#1 Apr 8, 2009
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Fuckthepolice

United States

#3 Apr 27, 2009
i have a major issue with this department and have had enough. The County jail has an outbreak of staff infection (the real shit) due to mistreatment of an inmate that had no right being there in the first place. The person also has MS or multiple sclerosis and was not given her proper medication. This issue will not go un noticed and will be resolved. Fuck The Police this is a movement!
fed up

United States

#4 Apr 29, 2009
When did this happen?omg.thats horrible.what is gonna happen next down there??
fed up

United States

#5 Apr 29, 2009
i also heard DAVID SOUTHARDS was let go for no reason.whats up with that??
opinion

United States

#6 Apr 29, 2009
Well i do know ds has been with sheriff dep for 13 years thats alot of exper.has mr cochran had that much ???
hear

United States

#7 Apr 29, 2009
All the train mr cochran has is sweepin and moppin
soco

United States

#8 Apr 30, 2009
David Southards was an model employee with NOTHING in his file. No reprimand, no write up, nothing but certificates showing all the credit hours he has. He has never lost a case in court. Mr. Cockran wouldn't know what to do n court without someone leading him around by the hand. Cockran has messed up now FOR SURE. I hope he enoys the next year in office because after that he'll have to move out of WNC to find a job. He is a real loose cannon with some major mental problems and needs to be stopped. The people of Swain county deserve better as their sheriff than some wannabe. I would advise anyone who cares about Swain county to go find out for yourself what Mr. Cockran has done for this county. Find out how many lawsuits have been brought against the SO while he's been there. Find out about the SO budget and how it was expended by January. Find out about Jodi Smallwood and what really happened to him. Find out about the DARE money and how Mr. Cockran closed the account and opened a new one at another bank so no one would see what was on the records at the old bank. FIND OUT Swain County. You deserve better.
Voter

United States

#9 Apr 30, 2009
soco wrote:
Mr. Cockran wouldn't know what to do n court without someone leading him around by the hand. Cockran has messed up now FOR SURE. I hope he enoys the next year in office because after that he'll have to move out of WNC to find a job. He is a real loose cannon with some major mental problems and needs to be stopped. The people of Swain county deserve better as their sheriff than some wannabe.
Yor are soooooo correct! Loose cannon for sure! Bad temper and a spendthrift when it comes to our tax dollars. Perhaps the commissioners had to raise property values to cover all the Shurf's whims. He hides behind his Bible, not in it. Everybody better wake up!
its_a-yawner

United States

#10 Apr 30, 2009
Politics,politics,politics.

Going to have to look at the record of effectiveness, you all do know that folks who never busted for drugs under Ogle got busted for drugs under Cochran. So could it be that Cochran has cut into the money flow of certain individuals and least we forget the double-homicide of one of Swain county's insiders who happened to also be in the business of Illegal Narcotics(controlled substances)with his partner, Hmmmmmm ?

This whole thing beggers the question of some of your motives.
What

United States

#11 May 1, 2009
soco wrote:
David Southards was an model employee with NOTHING in his file. No reprimand, no write up, nothing but certificates showing all the credit hours he has. He has never lost a case in court. Mr. Cockran wouldn't know what to do n court without someone leading him around by the hand. Cockran has messed up now FOR SURE. I hope he enoys the next year in office because after that he'll have to move out of WNC to find a job. He is a real loose cannon with some major mental problems and needs to be stopped. The people of Swain county deserve better as their sheriff than some wannabe. I would advise anyone who cares about Swain county to go find out for yourself what Mr. Cockran has done for this county. Find out how many lawsuits have been brought against the SO while he's been there. Find out about the SO budget and how it was expended by January. Find out about Jodi Smallwood and what really happened to him. Find out about the DARE money and how Mr. Cockran closed the account and opened a new one at another bank so no one would see what was on the records at the old bank. FIND OUT Swain County. You deserve better.
I heard he was back at the sheriff dept. maybe the resource officer at the high school?
Cornbread1

United States

#12 May 1, 2009
What wrote:
<quoted text>I heard he was back at the sheriff dept. maybe the resource officer at the high school?
nope.
soco

United States

#13 May 2, 2009
What wrote:
<quoted text>I heard he was back at the sheriff dept. maybe the resource officer at the high school?
I guess Curtis offered him that after he FIRED him from his other job. For what reason? He said unauthorized vacation, but when questioned Curtis could just stutter. What a DA!! Curtis is about the stupidest person. Keep on with your cowboys and Indians... LOL
Well Well Well

Asheville, NC

#14 May 2, 2009
I can say that David is a good officer and I wasnt aware that he had been fired. It saddens me to see what has become of that department. County Maintenance to being the high sheriff a little overwhelming for Mr Cochran, but he has had several years to settle down into the position. Had hopes that he would do well but sadly that didnt happen.
soco

United States

#15 May 2, 2009
Well Well Well wrote:
I can say that David is a good officer and I wasnt aware that he had been fired. It saddens me to see what has become of that department. County Maintenance to being the high sheriff a little overwhelming for Mr Cochran, but he has had several years to settle down into the position. Had hopes that he would do well but sadly that didnt happen.
No it didn't and I don't think it will. Whats this I hear about Curtis being called to preach several years ago and having to be removed from a church while he was preaching to empty pews?
Well Well Well

Asheville, NC

#16 May 2, 2009
soco wrote:
<quoted text>No it didn't and I don't think it will. Whats this I hear about Curtis being called to preach several years ago and having to be removed from a church while he was preaching to empty pews?
Somehow that does not surprise me.
soco

United States

#17 May 6, 2009
this man is an embarrassment to the position. My brother works for the A-ville SO and Swain County is a running joke at that dept. Its sad that our home is being made fun of bc of some idiot. I can name several illegal things he has done.
1. Pulling over cars with his family riding with him (Who does that?)
2. Assaulting a unarmed handcuffed man (Jodi Smallwood, escapee from SC Courthouse. read the Smoky Mountain times and see how many lies you can catch him in. Like the fact that he said Mr. Smallwood jimmied the deadbolt - look at the picture of the door on the front of the paper - do you see a deadbolt?)
3. Using DARE funds for his own personal gain
4. Refusing to fire Vestal bc of her connection to the Tribe even after he was warned of misconduct.
5. Suing the county over pay when he knew what the job paid when he filed to run.
6. Expending the SO budget by January when the fiscal year doesn't end till July.
7. Running Ms. Styles out of her job as Clerk of Court.
This is just a drop in the bucket. This man does not know the law and therefore is a liabilty to this county. Check and see how many lawsuits have been filed against the SO while he has been in office. Wake up Swain County - we deserve better!
The list goes on and on. If you know of anything else that is questionable, please post on this site. I want an investigation started and the Attorney General needs to be involved.

“Happy Trails”

Since: Apr 09

United States

#18 May 6, 2009
soco wrote:
this man is an embarrassment to the position. My brother works for the A-ville SO and Swain County is a running joke at that dept. Its sad that our home is being made fun of bc of some idiot. I can name several illegal things he has done.
1. Pulling over cars with his family riding with him (Who does that?)
2. Assaulting a unarmed handcuffed man (Jodi Smallwood, escapee from SC Courthouse. read the Smoky Mountain times and see how many lies you can catch him in. Like the fact that he said Mr. Smallwood jimmied the deadbolt - look at the picture of the door on the front of the paper - do you see a deadbolt?)
3. Using DARE funds for his own personal gain
4. Refusing to fire Vestal bc of her connection to the Tribe even after he was warned of misconduct.
5. Suing the county over pay when he knew what the job paid when he filed to run.
6. Expending the SO budget by January when the fiscal year doesn't end till July.
7. Running Ms. Styles out of her job as Clerk of Court.
This is just a drop in the bucket. This man does not know the law and therefore is a liabilty to this county. Check and see how many lawsuits have been filed against the SO while he has been in office. Wake up Swain County - we deserve better!
The list goes on and on. If you know of anything else that is questionable, please post on this site. I want an investigation started and the Attorney General needs to be involved.
He is going to bankrupt the county.
Common Sense

United States

#19 May 22, 2009
Swain Co. went bamkrupt in the 1940's over having to pay for the Forney Creek Road Bonds after the TVA flodded the road. Before it's over the people will be so disillusioned with and just outright sick of Curtis Cochran that they will vote for most any democrat which is why low-lifes and idiots think they are electable. Same for the County Commisioners if the don't show some intelligence over this tax reevaluation business.

After the next Sheriff and next board of Commissioners we'll be lucky to be alive and still in our homes.
Common Sense

United States

#20 May 22, 2009
Furthermore, with regards to Curtis Cochran's lack of expertise at his job an old man once explained to me the difference between ignorant and stupid. "Ignorance by definition, knows nothing and knows no better. Ignorance may or may not be excusable, depending on the case. Stupid knows better but goes right ahead and is inexcuseable. The cure for ignorance is education and training". "There is no cure for stupid", the old man said as he finished the lesson, "unless it is a jail cell or a grave".

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