Bank Files Lawsuit Over Franklin Copter Crash
Posted April 7, 2005
RALEIGH, N.C. — A Tennessee-based bank has filed suit against Franklin County and Sheriff Jerry Jones.
Citizens Bank wants more than $100,000 it loaned to a nonprofit for a helicopter. The chopper crashed last spring while doing surveillance for the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. A deputy was killed.
The bank claims Jones and others submitted fraudulent paperwork to secure the loan.
County leaders have not yet responded to the lawsuit.