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Sheriff's Office phone also used for private business

There are 441 comments on the TriCities.com story from Dec 11, 2011, titled Sheriff's Office phone also used for private business. In it, TriCities.com reports that:

MARION, Va. A Smyth County Sheriff's Office cell phone has pulled double duty as a business line for a hunting store owned by the chief deputy's son, a Bristol Herald Courier investigation reveals.

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Smokey

Mechanicsburg, PA

#423 Jun 6, 2012
laughing wrote:
<quoted text>yeah right!!!!! the sheriff has the power to move the state police out of the county if he wants to....
I have seen Sheriffs in other counties in Va not only removed,but also arrested. They are not above the law and I doubt they have the power to remove the State Police.
the answer

Murfreesboro, TN

#424 Jun 7, 2012
Smokey wrote:
<quoted text>
I have seen Sheriffs in other counties in Va not only removed,but also arrested. They are not above the law and I doubt they have the power to remove the State Police.
ok first off why dont you tell what counties that you have seen sheriffs arrested in,,, not deputies but sheriffs like you said. and yes if a sheriff doesnt want the state police in this county he can have them removed. and to be quite frank the only person who can arrest a sheriff is the coroner... if you had any knowledge about law enforcement other than what you hear at your local hardees you would have known that...
Harley T Ford-

Since: Apr 12

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#425 Jun 7, 2012
the answer wrote:
<quoted text>ok first off why dont you tell what counties that you have seen sheriffs arrested in,,, not deputies but sheriffs like you said. and yes if a sheriff doesnt want the state police in this county he can have them removed. and to be quite frank the only person who can arrest a sheriff is the coroner... if you had any knowledge about law enforcement other than what you hear at your local hardees you would have known that...
The FBI arrested the sheriff of Page County in Virginia.....so I would think they could arrest the Smyth County sheriff. Wouldn't you?
Larry

Charlottesville, VA

#426 Jun 7, 2012
Where is the phone? I need to order pizza again.
the answer

Murfreesboro, TN

#427 Jun 7, 2012
Harley T Ford- wrote:
<quoted text> The FBI arrested the sheriff of Page County in Virginia.....so I would think they could arrest the Smyth County sheriff. Wouldn't you?
we are talking about violating state laws,,, federal charges are different i dont think misuse of a cell phone is a federal offense.. and i was wanting to see proof where a virginia sheriff was arrested by state police....
Smokey

Mechanicsburg, PA

#428 Jun 8, 2012
the answer wrote:
<quoted text>ok first off why dont you tell what counties that you have seen sheriffs arrested in,,, not deputies but sheriffs like you said. and yes if a sheriff doesnt want the state police in this county he can have them removed. and to be quite frank the only person who can arrest a sheriff is the coroner... if you had any knowledge about law enforcement other than what you hear at your local hardees you would have known that...
Henry County. Do the research!
cphone

Keswick, VA

#429 Jun 8, 2012
the answer wrote:
<quoted text>we are talking about violating state laws,,, federal charges are different i dont think misuse of a cell phone is a federal offense.. and i was wanting to see proof where a virginia sheriff was arrested by state police....
A police officer at the time in Saltville was charged with a felony for misuse a few years ago.
the answer

Murfreesboro, TN

#430 Jun 8, 2012
Smokey wrote:
<quoted text>
Henry County. Do the research!
once again,,, that was federal show me where state police has arrested a sheriff, federal law and state law are different,, so you do the research before you go showing ignorance on here..
info

Boones Mill, VA

#431 Jun 9, 2012
the answer wrote:
<quoted text>once again,,, that was federal show me where state police has arrested a sheriff, federal law and state law are different,, so you do the research before you go showing ignorance on here..
Former Franklin County Sheriff Ewell Hunt's attorney Bill Stanley says he is shocked by Virginia State Police's charge against the former sheriff, misconduct by an elected official, for his alleged connection to the Memorial Day 2011 shootings, when Roanoke City Policen say former Franklin County Deputy Jonathan Agee shot and killed his ex-wife Jennifer Agee.

According to State Police, the investigation stems from a request made by special prosecutor Michael Doucette, who is Lynchburg's Commonwealth's Attorney, on whether Hunt's "actions or inaction" constitute a violation of the law.

http://www2.wsls.com/news/2000/may/30/3/virgi...
the answer

Murfreesboro, TN

#432 Jun 9, 2012
info wrote:
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Former Franklin County Sheriff Ewell Hunt's attorney Bill Stanley says he is shocked by Virginia State Police's charge against the former sheriff, misconduct by an elected official, for his alleged connection to the Memorial Day 2011 shootings, when Roanoke City Policen say former Franklin County Deputy Jonathan Agee shot and killed his ex-wife Jennifer Agee.
According to State Police, the investigation stems from a request made by special prosecutor Michael Doucette, who is Lynchburg's Commonwealth's Attorney, on whether Hunt's "actions or inaction" constitute a violation of the law.
http://www2.wsls.com/news/2000/may/30/3/virgi...
he was indicted,,,,,and state police did not arrest him... because only the coroner can arrest a sheriff.....
Name

Chase City, VA

#433 Jun 10, 2012
From what I have read, it looks like in a lot of states, on state charges, only the coroner can arrest the sheriff. I also think the sheriff, commonwealth attorney or a judge can get a trooper transferred out of that county.
i agree

Murfreesboro, TN

#434 Jun 10, 2012
Name wrote:
From what I have read, it looks like in a lot of states, on state charges, only the coroner can arrest the sheriff. I also think the sheriff, commonwealth attorney or a judge can get a trooper transferred out of that county.
my point exactly,,,the sheriff in smyth county can have all the troopers removed from the county if he wants to...
the answer

Murfreesboro, TN

#435 Jun 10, 2012
info wrote:
<quoted text>
Former Franklin County Sheriff Ewell Hunt's attorney Bill Stanley says he is shocked by Virginia State Police's charge against the former sheriff, misconduct by an elected official, for his alleged connection to the Memorial Day 2011 shootings, when Roanoke City Policen say former Franklin County Deputy Jonathan Agee shot and killed his ex-wife Jennifer Agee.
According to State Police, the investigation stems from a request made by special prosecutor Michael Doucette, who is Lynchburg's Commonwealth's Attorney, on whether Hunt's "actions or inaction" constitute a violation of the law.
http://www2.wsls.com/news/2000/may/30/3/virgi...
also he was summonsed to court not arrested,,,and if you go further in to the case the charges were dismissed.....no matter what your opinion is on this matter at least if youre gonna put something in about a sheriff then tell the whole story...
Jolly

Newburg, MD

#436 Jun 11, 2012
Is it over ? What happened
James

Charlottesville, VA

#437 Jun 12, 2012
Call for a pizza if you have the phone.
Citizen

Napoleon, OH

#439 Aug 5, 2012
Looks like this might be settled one way or the other,in the next few months.

http://www2.tricities.com/news/2012/aug/05/sm...
Yeah

Knoxville, TN

#440 Sep 27, 2012
the answer wrote:
<quoted text>he was indicted,,,,,and state police did not arrest him... because only the coroner can arrest a sheriff.....
For the record since you seem to be so intelligent & keen on telling people when they are wrong . We don't have coroners in this county or state actually. We have medical examiners. Research on the Va. Dept of health if need be. This county currently has 2 me's.
answer

Paducah, KY

#441 Sep 27, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>
For the record since you seem to be so intelligent & keen on telling people when they are wrong . We don't have coroners in this county or state actually. We have medical examiners. Research on the Va. Dept of health if need be. This county currently has 2 me's.
oh ok,,, sorry virginia words it different,,i guess there is also a difference between a commonwealth attorney and a prosecutor... wow... i guess you have proved there is a big difference between intelligence and common since...
caesar

Palmyra, VA

#442 Sep 27, 2012
answer wrote:
<quoted text>oh ok,,, sorry virginia words it different,,i guess there is also a difference between a commonwealth attorney and a prosecutor... wow... i guess you have proved there is a big difference between intelligence and common since...
Should be "common SENSE"
Bull

Knoxville, TN

#443 Sep 27, 2012
answer wrote:
<quoted text>oh ok,,, sorry virginia words it different,,i guess there is also a difference between a commonwealth attorney and a prosecutor... wow... i guess you have proved there is a big difference between intelligence and common since...
I assume you mean common sense? & I actually just find this entire thread interesting. But can you show me ANYWHERE in the code of va. That an ME can arrest a sheriff? I have yet to find it. In other states such as California they have that authority. Possibly even certain counties , but not in Smyth co. If you could pull this information you could set alot of folks straight that you keep arguing with.

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