Florida Sheriff Nicholas Finch Arrested for Doing His Job

Florida Sheriff Nicholas Finch Arrested for Doing His Job

The residents of Liberty County, Florida heard the news Wednesday that their Sheriff was arrested for doing his job. Sheriff Nicholas Finch, 50, was booked into the Liberty County Jail around 5 pm Tuesday. Florida Governor Rick Scott has named Carl Causey to the post of interim county sheriff. Liberty County is situated in the Florida panhandle, about 40 miles west of the state capital, Tallahassee.

Finch is being charged with official misconduct. He was released from jail on his own recognizance shortly after being booked in.

The charge is related to an incident in March, in which a deputy sheriff arrested a resident of the county for carrying a concealed weapon. Finch made the decision to release the individual shortly afterwards. It is alleged that he then altered or destroyed paperwork relating to the arrest.

Finch has not commented on the matter himself, but his attorney, Jimmy Judkins, released a statement which read “The records at the jail show exactly what happened in this case and the records speak the truth. The sheriff looked at the facts and said ‘I believe in the second amendment and we’re not going to charge him.’ That is not misconduct at all. That is within the Sheriff’s prerogative whether to charge someone or not.” It appears, therefore, that the Florida sheriff was arrested for doing his job.

Following the March 8th incident, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) served a search warrant at the county jail. A press release from FDLE announced the arrest yesterday. The case will go to the State Attorney’s Office, 2nd Judicial Circuit.

One Liberty County resident told WCTV “In my personal opinion he was doing his job and people didn’t like it.”

Carl Causey, who will replace Sheriff Finch – at least until July 4th – was the Assistant Special Agent in Charge for FDLE’s Pensacola Region. Prior to that, he spent 11 years with the  Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Finch was elected Sheriff of Liberty County in November 2012.

In February of this year, all 67 county sheriffs in Florida signed a pledge declaring that they would uphold the 2nd Amendment and protect people’s’ right to keep and bear arms. Sheriff Finch was a signatory to the pledge.

The Sheriff’s Association in the neighboring state of Georgia have made a similar pledge to protect the 2nd Amendment.  A statement on the GSA website reads “The sheriffs took an oath to support the Constitution and will stand by the 2nd Amendment. The sheriffs will aggressively oppose federal or state legislation which infringes upon law-abiding citizens’ right to bear arms. Sheriff Clay N. Whittle of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department, said during a radio interview “…we are not going to allow anyone to come into the State of Georgia and violate the Constitution or it’s Amendments, and that specifically carries with it defense of the Second Amendment.” Sheriff Whittle went on to explain the original purpose of the 2nd Amendment: ““The original signers of the Declaration (Constitution) wanted to make sure that people understood that it was about defense of the country against a tyrannical government.”

Sheriffs and police chiefs from across the country have voiced similar opinions. The case of Finch, the Florida sheriff arrested for doing his job, may be the opening shot in a battle between the politicians who wish to negate the 2nd amendment and the law enforcement officers who know that the presence of armed civilians makes their job easier, and who are determined to protect the rights of law-abiding citizens.

Written by Graham J Noble

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29 Responses to "Florida Sheriff Nicholas Finch Arrested for Doing His Job"

  1. Margie Woodham   June 13, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    It stands to reason if the man was NOT arrested but only logged in, then there should be no records to destroy?

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    • Mark   June 13, 2013 at 9:27 pm

      I’ve been watching this article for a week. Something has been bothering me about it, and it just hit me.
      It’s the name of the county. “LIBERTY”
      Are you kidding me? Liberty County, where there is NO liberty. ???

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  2. John Detwiler   June 8, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Ite the same thing as Obama,Harry Reid, the IRS, the justice Dept. Homeland security are all doing. It is called the abuse of power and should be curtailed.

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  3. Matthew Wilson   June 8, 2013 at 5:13 am

    Mark,

    I found this info online.

    LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODETITLE 3. ORGANIZATION OF COUNTY GOVERNMENTSUBTITLE B. COMMISSIONERS COURT AND COUNTY OFFICERSCHAPTER 87. REMOVAL OF COUNTY OFFICERS FROM OFFICE; FILLING OF VACANCIESSUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONSSec. 87.018. TRIAL. (a) Officers may be removed only following a trial by jury.

    Sec. 87.017. SUSPENSION PENDING TRIAL; TEMPORARY APPOINTEE. (a) After the issuance of the order requiring citation of the officer, the district judge may temporarily suspend the officer and may appoint another person to perform the duties of the office.

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  4. Larry A. Singleton   June 8, 2013 at 2:22 am

    I’ll bet a hundred bucks a “Prosecutor” is behind this. Prosecutors are the new predator, along with public employees in general. See Angela Corey, a florida (predator) prosecutor who’s trying a twelve year old child for murder AS AN ADULT!!! This country is totally out of control even at the local level.

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    One Nation Under Arrest: How Crazy Laws, Rogue Prosecutors and Activist Judges Threaten You Liberty by Reosenzweig & Walsh
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    The Man by Irving Wallace (The “Black” President we should have had.)
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    Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case by Stuart Taylor Jr. and KC Johnson
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  5. Mark   June 7, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    As an LEO in Florida, what catches my eye is his changing, or falsifying the records. I think that is what he was arrested for. I would like to see the rest of the facts.
    Here, the State Governor is the only one who can remove an elected Sheriff. It is the governor’s job to appoint a new sheriff until another one can be elected.

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  6. JIM BROWN   June 7, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    As far as I am aware in the State of Alabama the Coroner is the only individual in a County authorized to arrest the Sheriff.

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  7. Laffinat Nitwits   June 7, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    What’s the matter? Is your right-wing nitwit governor actually trying to uphold the law? The Sheriffs DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT to decide the Constitutionality of a law. If they sign some pledge to thwart the laws of the state in which they serve, then they should be removed from office. Same goes for the teabaggers pledge to Norquist on taxes. THEY CAN’T DO THIS AND UPHOLD THEIR OATH OF OFFICE.

    You may like what the Sheriff did, but he had no legal right to do it.

    I think it’s hilarious you inbred weirdos are now condemning Rick Scott for upholding the laws of Florida. Freaking hilariously funny. You’re all idiots.

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  8. Jim McGlocklin   June 7, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Its time people of America, time to stand and fight. Let the revolution begin the second ammendment gives us the right. Lock&Load we will stand our ground or die!!!!!

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  9. Kevin   June 7, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Looks like the fight to save the constitution is on. What an awesome sheriff. I wish we had one with the back bone of Sheriff Nicholas

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  10. bundy64683   June 7, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    And the replacement for this duley elected sheriff was most likely A back pocket democrap

    Reply

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