EX-DEPUTY IN COURT Judge Gives Former Mason Deputy More Time To Pay Lawyer
Reported by: Bob Aaron
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 1, 2012 12:18 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 1, 2012 1:14 PM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
A judge will give an ex-Mason County sheriff’s deputy more time to get enough money to pay his lawyer before deciding whether or not to dismiss his claim that he was forced to resign because of racial prejudice.
Eric Lynch showed up in Kanawha Circuit Court Monday before Judge Charlie King without an attorney. He claims he was wrongfully terminated in 2010.
But the county sheriff’s office said Lynch resigned just before he was indicted. He pleaded guilty to one count of fraudulent schemes over the misuse of his department-issued gas card. Due to the guilty plea, his law enforcement certification was revoked.
The case is back in court Nov. 8, whether or not he has a lawyer.