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Commissioners arrested for not fulfilling records request

Commissioners arrested for not fulfilling records request.

Two Martin County commissioners, and one former Martin County commissioner were arrested Tuesday for violating public records law, confirmed a spokeswoman with Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

Current commissioners Sarah Heard, Edward Fielding and former commissioner Anne Scott turned themselves in. They were booked under similar circumstances and released according to MCSO.

The case is being prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office.

The count filed with the Martin County Clerk of Courts against Heard indicates that on January 15, 2013, “Heard was a public officer and did fail to promptly acknowledge a request to inspect or copy public records in good faith, in violation of Florida Statue 119.10(1)(a) and 119.07(1)” said the paperwork filed by the State Attorney Office.

An attorney for Heard entered a written plea for ‘not guilty’ and requested a trial by jury.

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