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Residents Want Culpeper Sheriff Fired Following Mishap

March 20, 2012

Some residents are calling for Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins to resign in the wake of a court ruling that overturned a conviction in a capital murder case.

Media outlets report that more than 150 people attended a rally Monday night organized by Wayne Stephens. Stephens is holding a petition drive to remove Jenkins from office.

Last month, a federal judge threw out the 2002 conviction of Michael Wayne Hash in the 1996 slaying of 74-year-old Thelma Scroggins. The judge cited police and prosecutorial misconduct.

Jenkins was the lead investigator. He was elected sheriff last November. He says he can't discuss specifics about his role in the case but he has nothing to hide.

Former Commonwealth's Attorney Gary Close resigned last week amid criticism about his handling of Hash's case.

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