Is information being concealed?
Editor's note: Rick Gann is a candidate for Sheriff.
To the editor:
During my campaign for Sheriff of Bedford County, I have had many conversations asking how my administration would differ from the current administration. Truthful reporting of incidents regarding the public safety is of extreme importance.
For example. On March 24th of this year, an inmate confined to the Bedford County Jail workhouse, escaped undetected. During the time he was free, warrants indicate, he forcibly broke into his girlfriend's residence, assaulting her and violating an order of protection. Additionally, he returned to the workhouse, also undetected. This incident was not made public.
The only incident made public was his escape and capture a few days later when he was observed running out the open back gate of the Bedford County Jail workhouse. He was apprehended some 10 minutes later hiding in a tree area. This single incident was reported to the paper.
As a Bedford County resident/ do you feel safe in not being made aware of similar incidents happening in our county?
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