|WCSI Local News|
The Hope Safety Board, composed of Hope Town Council members, convened Monday evening to address the issues regarding Hope Town Marshal Randy Bailey.
Bailey was arrested and charged with a felony count of official misconduct and a misdemeanor of false reporting, following an incident with a resident of Hope.
The board voted 4-0 to extend Bailey's suspension on paid administrative leave as originally approved by the board following his arrest on Aug. 19. This time, however, the board voted to designate the leave as unpaid. Approving the unanimous action were Council members Jonathan Titus, Paula Pollitt, Sean Lange, and Tim Shoaf. Council member Greg Sims was not at the meeting.
Titus, who is the Council's president, told the paper the town has adopted a "wait and see" stance with regard to any further action.
"We are just a small town. We have never had to deal with anything like this before. Our legal counsel has advised us to follow the defined state guidelines. We cannot do anything until the case is resolved. We will evaluate the situation based on that outcome," Titus said.
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 6:26:55 AM
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