Category: corruption

Jail Deaths and Jail Conditions

On January 12, 2022, Andrew Hodge was found dead in his cell in the Rutherford County Detention Center from an alleged drug overdose. Shortly thereafter, Sheriff Chris Francis suddenly pulled his bid for re-election. Since this incident, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office…Read More »

Ted Bell ….Accountability Will Come

  May 18,2022 The Republican primary is over and Ted Bell has won yet again. There was a total of 12,433 votes cast for District Attorney in the District 29A Republican primary out 57,776 eligible voters. Ted Bell received 7562 votes making…Read More »

Ted Bell And Snakes In The Grass

  May 13, 2022 When I was quite young I remember my great-grandmother and her neighbor referring to a man they knew as a snake in the grass. I actually was deathly afraid of snakes so I asked her if there were…Read More »

Ted Bell…….Why?

May 4, 2022 So many questions persist about District Attorney Ted Bell. The biggest ones concern why Ted Bell does the things he does. Why does Ted Bell feel community activities are more important than the job he was elected and gets…Read More »

WCAB-Jim Bishop To Not Air District Attorney Candidates For 2022 Primary

April 16, 2022 The District Attorney race is heating up for the 2022 Primary on May 17, 2022. Current District Attorney Ted Bell is running for re-election against Marion criminal attorney Krinn Evans. There has been much controversy about how incumbent D.A.…Read More »

Opinion: How Does (former) Judge Pool Just Walk Away?

April 12, 2022 Like so many here in Rutherford and McDowell County I have so many questions about how former Judge Randy Pool just “walked” away from any criminal charges for his behavior. (See link from Judicial Standards Commission here) Mr. Bell goes…Read More »

Searching For Truth…..The District Attorney Race

April 4, 2022 The District Attorney is the lynchpin of our justice system here in Rutherford County as well as in McDowell County.  Many people, however, do not understand exactly what their duties are or how much power they wield. Prosecutors (District…Read More »