So much crime in our little rural home county
So much for quiet and peaceful life in the county.
For two weeks running the focus on crime has been on child pornography charges against two well known local citizens and the investigation into a third, who served on the county’s Electoral Board. He has resigned but the investigation in continuing.
This week, one of my two crime stories on page one of the paper concerned a county woman who entered guilty pleas to eight counts of embezzlement of funds from the businesses owned by a Christiansburg couple who owns Marshall Nurseries in Floyd and other concerns. It involve the theft of a quarter of a million dollars.
Every week, Circuit Judge Marc Long sentences county residents to serious prison time for crimes that involve drugs (primarily crystal meth), burglaries, assaults and even cattle rustling.
What the heck is going on Floyd County?
Long-time newspaperman, photographer and videographer who still shoots photos and covers government and courts for a newspaper, shoots video for TV and documentary use and owns web sites like Blue Ridge Muse, Capitol Hill Blue and American Newsreel.