Crawford Coroner tells Commissioners he won’t use his car for his job anymore
In a letter sent to commissioners, Allen O’Neal writes, “As of April 1, 2015, when I receive a call, I will notify the county that I need a ride to the call.” He adds all faxes and internet access will stop at 5 p.m. since he doesn’t have either of those services at his home.
O’Neal filed a lawsuit against the county in June. He claims Commissioners aren’t giving him what he needs to do his job. He’s been using his personal truck to transport bodies. O’Neal claims the county owes him money and won’t give him his own office. He’s working out of the Sheriff’s Office. O’Neal explains his decision to stop using his personal car stems from the county not making any changes.
The Commission’s attorney, David Groover, tells 41NBC the board is giving O’Neal more than is legally needed to do his job. Groover says the commission is also paying O’Neal more than necessary. Groover claims the county is not legally required to give O’Neal a vehicle or a driver.
Groover filed a motion to dismiss the case. That hearing is scheduled for April 22nd.