Thursday, March 8, 2012

Mason sheriff resigns, pleads to fraud and firearms-related charges | The West Virginia Record

The law enforcement career of one West Virginia sheriff has come to end following his resignation from office, and entering pleas to charges he both endangered the life of his son and defrauded the county.

David Lee Anthony II appeared in Mason Circuit Court March 6 to plead guilty to four charges of the 42-count indictment returned against him in January by the grand jury. In tendering his plea, Anthony, 42, agreed to plead guilty to charges of brandishing, and shooting near a dwelling and no contest to charges of fraudulent scheme and embezzlement, all misdemeanors.

For more on this story, go to The West Virginia Record.

Photo:  Former Mason County Sheriff David Anthony II, foreground, exits the courtroom after entering a plea agreement to four counts of a 42-count indictment returned against him in January. The plea agreement called for Anthony both resigning as sheriff, and dropping his bid for re-election which negated a scheduled hearing next month by a three-judge panel to consider a petition filed by the county comission for his impeachment, and removal from office.

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