Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Sullivan County Approves Settlement Offer
The Sullivan County Executive Committee has approved a settlement offer in a 1.5 million dollar lawsuit against the county. It was agreed to allow County Attorney Dan Street to offer 85 thousand dollars to Margaret Spradlin whose mobile home was destroyed in an attempt to capture her son, Junior. He was wanted in Virginia on first-degree murder charges. Spradlin is asking for one million in compensatory damages and a half million in punitive damages. Law enforcement lobbed 15 tear gas canisters into the mobile home, catching it on fire.