Suspended Cotton Co. Sheriff orally denies allegations in court

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COTTON COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) UPDATE: Friday morning, suspended Cotton County Sheriff Kent Simpson went before a judge to fight a petition for his removal.

He orally denied all the allegations.

The petiton was originally filed by the Cotton County Commissioner’s Court and it claims neglect, recklessness, and mismanagement.

The judge told Simpson he has ten days from Friday to write a written response to the allegations.

This all steams from a petition that accuses Simpson and Undersheriff Bobby Sparks of taking an unknown amount of money from a suspect’s home and never filing felony drug charges on the suspect despite the report saying Simpson had enough physical evidence.

Finally, the State said they may amend the petition which means that it will replace the original document.

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Former Cotton Co. Sheriff Kent Simpson will go before a judge Friday morning to fight a petition for his removal.

The petition was filed by the Cotton County Commissioner’s Court. Stated in it are claims of neglect, recklessness and mismanagement. According to the petition, Simpson deliberately failed to make reports.

It also accuses Simpson and Undersheriff Bobby Sparks of taking an unknown amount of money from a suspect’s home and never filing felony drug charges on the suspect despite the report saying, Simpson had enough physical evidence.

To read more about why Simpson was suspended, Head over to Texoma’s homepage.com.

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