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Pittsboro's Former Town Manager Gets Plea Deal

Posted June 13, 2007

— Pittsboro's former town manager admitted in court Wednesday that he resisted a state trooper in February.

Sam Misenheimer agreed to a plea deal, which means he has to do 24 hours of community service and pay a $110 fine in exchange for getting the conviction taken off his record. He also has to pay a $200 community service fee.

Misenheimer was arrested in February after he ran a stop sign and argued with a state trooper. He was charged with driving on a revoked license and resisting arrest.


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  • piper28 Jun 14, 2007

    I think they should disbar the prosecutor and remove the judge from the court system

  • ladyblue Jun 14, 2007

    For the first time in my life I think Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are needed. I think I would even be out there banging pots and pans. Even Paris Hilton got time for doing the same thing except she didn't resist arrest. Another forum of the woman getting 10 days in jail for not staying for jury duty fits right into this. That's why I use the excuse of being prejudice to stay out of jury selection. I have lost ALMOST ALL RESPECT FOR THE COURT SYSTEM. If you got a little pull you get away with a slap on the hand. If this person was driving on a suspended license he ALREADY WAS ON PROBATION PROBABLY and should have gone to jail. Until our court system cleans up it's act, I'll stay prejudice if it keeps me off the jury pool. I want no part of the clown and circus act in our courts today. If you don't believe just go and sit in court one day. You will see more INJUSTICE than most see in a lifetime. But supposingly it's still the best system in the world.

  • 68_polara Jun 14, 2007

    I just read this morning a lady skipped out on jury duty and got 10 days in the county jail. Evidently she went to work instead. Now, if she is an hourly employee it would certainly be impossible for her to afford to serve on a jury rather than work. Sam Misenheimer resisted an officer which in my opinion is much more serious. So, why the drastic difference in punishment here? The lady ignored a judge's order where as Sam ignored a police officer's orders, and physically resisted I might add. The Judges decide punishment and they don't seem to care a hoot about the cops who have to continually deal with the same violent felons over and over again because the judges have created a revolving door justice system.

  • 68_polara Jun 14, 2007

    Wow, someone has a good lawyer. I wish I had his name.

  • Adelinthe Jun 14, 2007

    Well at least he now admitted it. In the beginning, he denied resisting and was going to have the officer's job for roughing him up.

    Hate the plea deal though. Think he should have spent time in jail and in community service - unpaid of course.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • Michael Kenyon Jun 14, 2007

    I guess I'm fine with all of that expect the part where he gets the conviction taken off the record. Shoot, if we'd just charge every criminal $110 to remove convictions, we could empty the prisons and still make a tidy profit.

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  • Forgetaboutit Jun 13, 2007

    assuming you have a point...not sure you should share your thoughts going forward....I keep thinking what is this man's point

  • -info- Jun 13, 2007

    why oh why, did I have to be born beautiful instead of rich???????? Someone just empty the jails..what a waste of the idea of justice.........