Friday, March 2, 2012

Mason sheriff faces removal effort in midst of criminal charges | The West Virginia Record

Before May's primary election, Mason County Sheriff David Anthony II's bid for re-election will have to successfully run a gauntlet of legal and political trials next month.

The Mason County Commission on Feb. 13 filed a petition in Mason Circuit Court for Anthony's impeachment, and removal as sheriff. The petition cites four counts of malfeasance of office as ground for Anthony's removal that include nearly $2,500 in unauthorized expenditures last year in Florida, his arrest in November for discharging a handgun over the head of his 14-year-old son and applying for and receiving grant money without the Commission's knowledge or consent.

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