Willie Morris Convicted of Assault

Former Sheriff of Greene County Willie Morris has been convicted of assault and battery after he abused a prisoner in June of last year. Morris handcuffed and kicked 24-year-old Shawn Carter after he became angry at the prisoner for bad behavior. Morris was given a 30-day suspended sentence and ordered to pay a $500 fine. During his time as sheriff, Morris was known for his unusual approach to the job, gaining particular attention at one point for refusing to write tickets to motorists driving without a county sticker. Olympia Meola has the story in today’s Progress.

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