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Former Clinch County Commissioner is released from jail

September 26, 2006

Valdosta - A former Clinch County Commissioner is a free woman tonight after a a Judge ruled she was being held in jail illegally.

Ronda Cross-Scott was released this afternoon from Lowndes County Jail.  She pleaded no contest in June to false registration on her 2004 voter registration form.

Cross-Scott was scheduled to be released from jail September 15th for good behavior after serving 45 days of a 90 day sentence.  Two days before her release, a Clinch County Judge ruled she had to serve the full 90-days.

Today, a Lowndes Superior Court judge declared that sentence invalid and ordered her immediate release.  Cross-Scott and her husband will now try to figure out if there's any legal recourse they can take. 
"For right now we're just going to enjoy this moment, the fact that she's home and we're able to get together as family and we've got legal people that are going to deal with the other parts," said Lindsay Scott.

Cross-Scott must still report to the Lowndes County Jail every other weekend for the next nine months on top of 10 years probation.


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