Ana made another cameo appearance to the Morgan County Sheriff's Office yesterday. Seems quite odd. There appears to be no rhyme or reason for Franklin's appearances. Yes. She is the sheriff but she has been absent for so long that it is unusual for her to make an appearance where she is sworn to protect and serve.
Something more concerning than Franklin never coming to work is a story I heard from multiple people about one of the good deputies being removed from road duty and being placed in courthouse security. The story is bizarre. According to my sources a few days ago the deputy found a person sitting in the middle of Gum Pond Road with his lights out late at night. When the deputy went to check out the scene we are told that the man was dressed in tactical gear and had a host of weaponry such as an AK 47, sawed-off shotgun, pistols, and a blue light similar to the ones on the patrol cars.
The man apparently had nothing to say about why he was on Gum Pond Road late at night parked in the middle of the road dressed in tactical gear, with his weapons and ammunition, nor did he explain why he had the blue light that rotates from side to side in the same manner that patrol car lights operate. The man did tell the deputy he could have the patrol light. Though the scene may appear suspicious the deputy unlike Ana's flakes aka Bones Wilson and Blake Robinson did not have cause to arrest the person. The man handed over his blue light; it seems as a goodwill gesture.
Some of our sources say the man is well known in the Eva Community and not the most respectable man in the county. One local told us he lives in what some believe to be a drug house. Hum! The deputy had no reason to arrest the man. So the deputy took the light the man offered and left. End of Story right? Nowhere close. The man then called Alyssa Franklin who is working at another Title Loan Shop and told her his story while she was at work. Alyssa gets on the phone with mommy dearest and the next thing you know Billy Bad Ass has his light back so he can play pretend cop and the deputy is spending his time in court security. Wonder how Billy Bad Ass knows Alyssa? Probably bought a car from her at the Title Mart.
So why would anyone be on Gum Pond Road late at night sitting in the middle of the road in tactical attire, all the weapons, and a police light in the back of his car? Was he there to stop innocent citizens? Or was he up to even more nefarious activities. Apparently, Franklin's professional behavior favored the colorful character that called her daughter vice the truth that the deputy reported back to Franklin. How many of us could go through Franklin's daughter to get to the sheriff?
The road patrol is way understaffed because of irresponsible conduct and behavior by the sheriff.
These are troubled times for the Morgan County Sheriff's Office.