Tag: district attorney

Recovery Sentences – Therapy, Work Camp or Sex Trafficking?

While sentencing a meth addict to a recovery facility instead of prison seems like a good choice to benefit both society and the addict, sometimes it is not.  Having worked at a recovery center to collect data on outcomes, a preliminary conclusion…Read More »

Rutherford County Sheriff Primary Election….Two Good Men.

May 12, 2022 Most of our focus in this primary has been on the District Attorney race, as the winner of it will determine the office. That does not mean that the other races are not important, especially the Sheriff’s race. This…Read More »

Ted Bell’s Million Dollar Marion Mansion?

May 10, 2022 I have been surprised at how many people thought District Attorney Ted Bell still lived in Rutherfordton. I guess it’s not surprising since his children still attend Thomas Jefferson in Mooresboro but in fact he now lives in Marion…Read More »

Ted Bell…..A Mother’s Plea

May 9, 2022 On this past Mother’s Day I could not help but think about all the other mothers who have lost a child.  It is always a day filled with love but tinged with sadness. I lost my child after a…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 »

Column: Power Can Corrupt……

April 8, 2022 While investigating what goes on in the District Attorney’s office, it seems that whatever Ted Bell says goes (even though he tries to say the State dictates most of his decisions.) Yesterday during my questioning about how things work…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 »

RC and McDowell County Judges’ Illicit Recusals & Refusals

There have been many questions regarding the recent actions of NC Judicial District 29A – Prosecutorial District 41 – (Rutherford & McDowell Counties) judges, Tommy Davis, Robert Martelle, Ellen Shelley, to recuse themselves from the cases represented by two local attorneys- Krinn…Read More »

Editorial: Women’s deaths lead to revelation of former Judge Pool’s Misconduct

After nearly two years of investigations, the North Carolina Supreme Court – based on the recommendations of the North Carolina Judicial Standards Commission – has released a report detailing the widespread misconduct of former Chief District Court Randy Pool. Pool’s actions ranged…Read More »