Two promoted in roads department

Published: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

 “Can Tommy (Sadler) supervise inmates?” Jackel asked,

Nabors said Sadler had not reinstated his inmate certification.

According to a May 2013 memo issued by former Road Director Hubert Chipman, Sadler was disciplined for wasting time that he should have been performing county work, and for using county equipment without authorization while he was assigned to be supervising an inmate work crew.

Several witnesses said they saw Sadler using a county truck to dump dirt on his own property in the Whispering Pines development in Eastpoint. At least one witness said there were inmates present at the time of the incident.

In his responding statement, Sadler said he had used a county truck to transport bed railings to his property and “left the inmates standing by the road” when he did so.

“I never had them on my personal property,” wrote Sadler.

Apparently referring to the dumping incident, Nabors, when requesting the promotions, told commissioners “all that mess took place before I took over.”

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