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Frisbie resigns as Sheriff

Saturday, August 16, 2008

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Mark Frisbie
Putnam County Sheriff Mark Frisbie turned in his resignation Friday evening.

Marty Watts, Putnam County clerk and head of the election board told the Banner Graphic that Frisbie handed in the resignation.

Effective immediately, Frisbie has resigned from his elected post of sheriff of Putnam County. The resignation was handed in to the clerk's office in a sealed envelope.

Meanwhile, Republican party chairman Larry Sutton said that there will be a caucus to elect an interim sheriff. He said the party has 30 days for all 29 precinct committeepersons to meet, and they will decide who will serve the remainder of Frisbie's term.

Frisbie was re-elected in 2006 for a second term. His current term will end in 2010.

Sutton said that any interested candidate needs to notify him of their intent to serve. A majority of those committeepersons present will elect the interim sheriff. He also commented candidates may pick up CEB-5 forms in the voter registration office. These can be obtained up to 72 hours prior to the caucus. At this time Sutton has not had the opportunity to notify the precinct committeepersons, so a caucus date has not been set.

This resignation comes after a federal investigation alleging the misuse of Sheriff's Department funds.

More on this story as facts become available.