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Pondera County Sheriff Suta denies allegations

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Pondera County Sheriff Carl Suta has submitted his response to allegations that he is unfit to be serve his community.

The petition to revoke Suta from his position was approved earlier this month.

Some of the allegations in the petition are that Suta left the county unprotected, created a hostile work environment, and abuses his powers as sheriff.

Suta had five days to resign but instead he submitted a response that will be printed on the voter ballots.  

"I deny the allegation that I am incompetent to serve as your sheriff.  Specifically, I have never left the county unprotected, violated witness's confidence, or abused my power to protect any youth, including my own children. I have not created a hostile work environment. I deny that I am dishonest. The statement does not identify any specifics or times that I have done anything which makes me incompetent, they make only general defamatory statements."

Suta says the  petition is based upon lies and hearsay.

A vote will take place on December 19th with either a 'yes' or 'no' vote on whether or not to recall Sheriff Suta.

If he is recalled, the Pondera County Commissioners will appoint an interim sheriff to take his place.

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