At the end of July in 1974, things were hopping in
The really big news was in Carrabelle where the sheriff had gotten into a bit of trouble. The following article ran on Thursday, July 25, 1974:
Sheriff investigated in incident
State Attorney Harry Morrison is seriously recommending that the investigation of the incident of Franklin County Sheriff Jack Taylor and Carrabelle police officer Charles Morgan be turned over to the Franklin County Grand Jury.
“I have received an oral report from the Department of Law Enforcement who have been investigating the incident and, frankly, there are conflicts between the stories of the sheriff and the police officer. I cannot disclose all of the ramifications of the report, but it appears the matter should be turned over to an impartial investigative body, namely the Franklin County Grand Jury,” said Morrison.
At the State Attorney’s request, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has investigated the incident and reported to the State Attorney.
Carrabelle police officer Charles Morgan claims that he saw a car going west on Highway 98 at a high rate of speed while he was parked at a police phone. Morgan began following the car as it turned off onto side streets. Morgan said the car then turned its lights off while traveling.
Morgan said that he blocked the intersection in order to stop the car, and that he asked for an I.D. which was refused. Unsure of what to do after discovering the driver of the car was Franklin County Sheriff Jack Taylor, Morgan left to ask the Carrabelle
The State Attorney’s office was notified and they in turn requested that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigate the incident.
Sheriff Jack Taylor stated that while stopped at a stop sign, he saw a car come up behind him without lights. When the policemen who was driving the car asked for some identification,
Concern has been shown by state officials over the previous driving record of
Another accident has resulted in a suit being filed in the
In the same issue of the Times,
“I have, at this time, requested, through State Attorney Harry Morrison, a Grand Jury investigation into the incident which happened in