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Lincoln County Clerk Kristy Scraggs Cleared of Charges, Political Motivations at Play?



BOONE COUNTY, WVa – Child neglect charges against a Lincoln County clerk and co-owner of a daycare facility have been dropped, raising questions about the initial motivations behind the accusations. The case, which garnered significant attention and concern, has now shifted the spotlight onto the realm of politics and the potential ulterior motives behind the legal action.

The charges were filed against Lincoln County Clerk Kristy Scraggs, who is a co-owner of a local daycare center. The allegations stemmed from an incident at the daycare where a child was found wandering near a busy road. Understandably, such accusations immediately triggered outrage and condemnation from the community, as child safety is paramount and any lapses in supervision are deeply concerning. However, Scraggs was not at the center when the incident occurred, she was home sick with Covid.

The Boone County Prosecutor’s decision to drop the charges due to lack of evidence has sparked speculation regarding the true nature of the case. Could political motivations have been a driving force behind the initial charges? Lincoln County, like many regions across the country, is no stranger to political tensions and rivalries. In such environments, it’s not uncommon for legal actions to be influenced by political agendas rather than solely driven by the pursuit of justice.

Scraggs has vehemently denied any wrongdoing from the outset, asserting that they took appropriate measures to ensure the safety of the children under their care. Their supporters argue that the charges were politically motivated, aimed at tarnishing the reputation of the County Clerk.

It’s important to consider the timing of the charges and the broader political landscape in Lincoln County. Was there an underlying motive to discredit Smith or her political associates? Could the accusations have been exploited for political gain by rivals or opponents?

Moreover, the decision to drop the charges raises questions about the thoroughness of the initial investigation. Did law enforcement and prosecutors rush to judgment without fully examining all the evidence? Or were there external pressures that influenced the handling of the case?

As the dust settles on this case, the community of Lincoln County must reflect on the implications of these events and strive to uphold the principles of fairness and justice for all, regardless of political affiliations or agendas. Only then can true accountability be achieved, and the trust of the people restored in their institutions.



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