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Board of elections employee files menacing complaint

Scott Seitz2 • Dec 4, 2012 at 1:18 PM

A menacing complaint filed by a Huron County Board of Elections employee has been forwarded to the county prosecutor and Norwalk law director for consideration of charges.

The sheriff's office handled the investigation.

"We had a board of elections employee report that on Election Day he alleges that a poll worker threatened him," Sheriff Dane Howard said.

"So, I met with him and discussed it and he filed a written statement," Howard added.

"I then assigned the case to Detective John Harris who conducted the investigation," he said.

The sheriff said he forwarded the case to both the prosecutor and law director because the board of elections was involved.

"Menacing is a misdemeanor and it would normally go to the law director, but since it is the board of elections I'm sending it to both," Howard said.

"It appears there was some agitation between the poll workers on that day," he added.

The poll worker was allegedly overheard saying about the board of elections employee -- "That a--hole, I'd like to run him over with my car."

Harris put about five or six hours into the case.

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