The Intrigue Continues
The Berkeley County intrigue continues as election day draws nearer and the incestuous relationships play out. We learned today department mouthpiece Dan Moon was recently shown the door by interim sheriff Butch Henerey. Moon was allegedly given the choice to resign or be fired under the pretense that Henerey was eliminating the PIO position for the department.
You have to be aware of the connections out there in Berkeley County. Moon was recently seen getting cozy in public with Ricky Driggers. This would have naturally upset Henerey who has always protected Ollic. Another complication for Henerey with regard to Dan Moon was the fact that his now disgraced former boss, Wayne DeWitt, is pushing Duane Lewis for sheriff. We are told Lewis also has a brother working there at BCSO and assisting with his campaign. Kind of sounds like DeWitt might still be pulling some strings out there, huh?
An interesting aspect of Dan Moonâ€™s departure is the interim sheriff handing over press release duties to the county PIO under the supervision of County Supervisor William Peagler. If you remember the last Berkeley County election you will know Peagler was the candidate for supervisor pushed by Wayne DeWitt. If you thought getting information out of Berkeley County was going to get anyÂ easier, you are sadly mistaken.
Of course, there is always the possibility Henerey decided to remove that PIO position to save the county and the sheriffâ€™s office some money. Thatâ€™s believable. Right?
Ollic was supposed to take a leave of absence beginning last month so he could run for sheriff and not violate any county policies or election laws. Strangely enough, he told the folks at the debate the other night he was still running the day to day operations for the department. Did anyone tell Henerey that?
A while back a number of citizens and BCSO tipsters pointed us to an Ollic campaign website and the BCSO employee who ran it. That site had all kinds of information which could only have come from someone with inside information. Within hours of our article on the site pointing out the very real possibility of that particular employee being fired if his candidate did not win, all of that information was removed from the site. Donâ€™t worry, though, we have screen caps of all of it.
Now, we donâ€™t have a problem with a BCSO employee using his own time and equipment to campaign for his guy, but there is a state law that regulates the use of that inside information.
In other election news we are told even the Democrat candidate showed up at the function at Harbour Lake the other night. Conspicuously absent was candidate Ricky Driggers. The word we got was someoneâ€™s husband has promised to attend all future campaign functions and Driggers chose to bow out for “personal” reasons.
We are a bit disturbed at the treatment of the mother of Ariel Morgan at some of the functions. She is a hard working woman who tries to show up as often as she can and ask a few questions just like any other voter. Unfortunately, no one seems to want to let her ask any questions. If some of the candidates and their handlers are afraid of questions from the mother of a child murdered on their watch, it makes you wonder what tough questions they will avoid answering if elected to run the sheriffâ€™s office.
The murder of Ariel Morgan is still unsolved, by the way.