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Press Release: Florida Department of Law Enforcement
For Immediate Release June 4, 2013
Tallahassee – Inspectors with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Office of Executive Investigations obtained a warrant for the arrest of Nicholas Lee Finch, 50, of Bristol, Fla., earlier today on one count of official misconduct, a violation of section 838.022, Florida Statutes.
Investigators allege that Finch destroyed or removed official arrest documents from the Liberty County Jail, making it appear as though an arrest never occurred. The investigation revealed that a Liberty County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrested a Liberty County resident on March 8, 2013 for carrying a concealed firearm, a third degree felony. Shortly after the suspect was booked into the Liberty County Jail, Finch allegedly released the suspect and altered or destroyed documents associated with his arrest.
Finch was arrested just after 5 p.m. today and was booked into the Liberty County Jail. He was released on his own recognizance. Finch was elected Liberty County Sheriff in 2012.
The State Attorney’s Office, 2nd Judicial Circuit will prosecute this case.
Written by Jeff Burlew | Democrat senior writer
Liberty County Sheriff Nick Finch was arrested earlier today on charges he destroyed or removed official documents from the county jail, making it appear as though an arrest of a man never occurred, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.Finch was booked into the Liberty County Jail and released on his own recognizance, said Gretl Plessinger, spokeswoman for FDLE.FDLE’s investigation showed that a deputy arrested a man March 8 on a charge of carrying a concealed firearm, a third-degree felony, Plessinger said. After the suspect was booked into the jail, Finch allegedly released the suspect and altered or destroyed documents related to his arrest, she said.
Finch, 50, of Bristol, was elected sheriff in 2012.