After a heated board meeting in June, Cherokee County School Board member Kelly Marlow, Cherokee County Republican Party Secretary Barbara Knowles and political consultant Robert Trim were strolling across a street in downtown Canton on their way to the Painted Pig Tavern. They claim a white BMW driven by School Superintendent Dr. Frank Petruzielo nearly hit them so they called 911 and filed a police report. But “Canton Police Chief Robert Merchant confirmed Friday night that warrants were issued earlier Friday for the three, and that they each face charges of making false statements for telling officers that Petruzielo attempted to run them over…”
The police chief is pretty clear in his statement: “They lied,” [Merchant] said. “The bottom line is based on the evidence we have, this was just totally fabricated.”
H/T to the omnipresent Jim Galloway who noted the item in his Political Insider blog.
What the heck is going on in Cherokee County?