Posts Tagged ‘warrants’

Resident asks grand jury to investigate DeKalb commissioner

February 22, 2010 Comments off

Resident asks grand jury to investigate DeKalb commissioner  |

Seems not everyone hs let Commissioner Barnes Sutton off the hook. It seems someone wants the DA to investigate whether Barnes Sutton used her position to get out of being taken to jail over outstanding warrants. I can’t say that the commissioner used her influence, but I know folks in jail on outstanding traffic warrants, so yes she should have been taken to jail. Why she wasn’t needs to be investigated. Maybe they should bring in another DA from another jurisdiction. That would let everyone one see that this thing is being handled as impartially as possible. One more thing. DA Keyes has turned down a previous request for an investigation by her office. Her excuse was that the cops were already looking into it. I want to see if she will investigate now that the cops have finished their investigation.

Special treatment for commisioner over warrants?

January 25, 2010 Comments off

GBI, sheriff question DeKalb handling of wanted commissioner  |

This stinks to high hell. There isn’t much I can say other than had this been you or I, we would still be fighting to get out of jail.  I can’t for the life of me understand why DeKalb Police would allow a person with warrants to leave the scene. The GBI, and a former prosecutor both said the same thing; she should have been hauled off to jail. This scandal may cost Barnes Sutton her position on the DeKalb Commission. This coupled with other financial problems being reported, should be enough to do her in. Then again crazier things have happened

DeKalb commissioner has arrest warrants in Gwinnett

January 21, 2010 Comments off

From the AJC

The latest: Apparently the warrants that were in effect are no longer valid. It seems the warrants were canceled, and the commissioner allowed to make right the bad checks. According to the AJC, at 3 p.m. the warrants were still valid, but by 5 p.m. the warrants gad been canceled. This truly sucks. And it stinks too. If you ever had a warrant out for your arrest, you know that you are never give the opportunity to make it right before you go to jail. Even the Gwinnett Sheriffs office was puzzled as to why Barnes Sutton was still at large. I smell a rat here. But I’d bet my last dollar that this goes nowhere. The officers responsible for her release, the judge who canceled the warrants, and Ms. Barnes-Sutton will all walk away as if this never happened. The really sad part is that there are men and women languishing in DeKalb jail on outstanding warrants for things as small as a traffic violation.

See the ajc account here


DeKalb commissioner has warrant for her arrest  |

Damn, Damn, Damn. We can’t win for losing. Now we have a commisioner with warrants out for her arrest. According to the AJC article, Commissioner Barnes-Sutton is wanted for passing bad checks. Now I know that people make mistakes, but apparently this is not the first time. She may need to take some financial management classes to bone up on how to use checks. It seems, according to her bio (, she is a very intelligent woman. Passing several bad checks though would bring some doubt to that assertion.

By the way did anyone notice that the police did not arrest her for those outstanding warrants. Hmmm, what quid pro quo went on here? Just asking, because you know had that been you or I, we would have been sitting in the back of a squad car.