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March 16, 2006

Douglas - Commissioner Don Paulk complained about the severance package being offered to the sheriff. We are told the sheriff plans to resign to avoid being prosecuted on the way he runs his office.

Commissioner Paulk said, "If he's done something bad enough to not be Sheriff, he should not be paid. It would be just like me telling a county employee if he'd done something wrong, we'll pay him out his retirement. If our Sheriff wants to resign, that's his business. I've got a problem with severance pay, on anybody, pay them not to work. I got a problem with that."

Sources tell WALB NEWS 10 that the Sheriff is being investigated for possibly improperly handling warrants, jury subpoenas and speeding tickets. Superior Court Judges in the Waycross Judicial Circuit, which includes Coffee County, have issued a verbal gag order prohibiting anyone connected with the investigation from discussing it.

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