July 25, 1974: Carrabelle cop hot on sheriff’s trail

July 25, 1974: Carrabelle cop hot on sheriff’s trail

July 25, 1974: Carrabelle cop hot on sheriff’s trail

Florida Memory Project
Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 09:41 AM.

At the end of July in 1974, things were hopping in Lanark Village . The commissioners of the Lanark Village Water and Sewer District requested proposals for the installation of a water and sewer system. Ann and Pat Heffernan attended the county commission meeting. Mr. and Mrs. George Thompson were entertaining their granddaughter visiting from Racine , Wisconsin and you could purchase the Times at the IGA in Lanark Village .

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.



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