Pro-Gun Sheriff Found Not Guilty

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Quigley_Sharps, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    October 31, 2013

    Nick Finch, the Florida sheriff arrested in June after he defended the Second Amendment, has been declared “not guilty” of the charges brought against him by the State of Florida, according to Richard Mack.

    Sheriff Nick Finch (Facebook Photo)

    The Liberty Co. sheriff was charged with felony “official misconduct” and “falsifying public records” after he released a suspect arrested on an unconstitutional gun charge and removed the arrest file.

    After closing arguments by prosecutors and the defense, the jury took less than 90 minutes to reach its verdict.

    Finch said today on the Alex Jones Show that the judge and the prosecutors were “not surprised” over his acquittal.

    “They knew that they had no case,” he said.

    Finch is expected to return to his duties as sheriff.

    During the trial, the sheriff testified that he released Floyd Eugene Parrish, who was arrested for unlawfully carrying a firearm, because he believed the Second Amendment trumped all state gun laws.

    As we reported back in June, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement accused Finch of covering up the arrest of Floyd Eugene Parrish after releasing him from the Liberty County Jail.

    On March 8, Sgt. James Joseph Hoagland of the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office arrested Parrish during a traffic stop after finding a .25 automatic pistol in Parrish’s right front pocket and a holstered revolver in his car, according to court records.

    Parrish was then taken to the county jail.

    After being notified of Parrish’s arrest, Finch took the arrest file and told jailers that Parrish would be released with no charges, according to investigators.

    Finch also ordered both the pistol and revolver be returned.

    Hoagland told the FDLE that he spoke to Finch about Parrish’s release and Finch told him he “believed in Second Amendment rights.”

    This article was posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 12:02 pm
  2. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    What do you bet, this sheriff get reElected in a Landslide, next election Cycle...... and the prosecutor has trouble getting reAppointed, or reElected, as the case may be......
  3. Jeff Brackett

    Jeff Brackett Monkey+++

    We can only hope....
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