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Fielding’s public records trial postponed

Former Commissioner Ed Fielding won’t stand trial this month after all. Originally set to begin today, the criminal trial was postponed at the request of Fielding’s attorney, Joshua Deckard, who told the court in his August 5 petition that a “serious physical ailment” sent Fielding […]

Heard not guilty on all counts

Heard triumphs over accusers  By Mike Mason Special to Martin County Currents After listening to three days of testimony and then closing arguments Friday morning, a Martin County Circuit Court jury took only 30 minutes to decide that Commissioner Sarah Heard was not guilty of violating […]

Verdict in first public records trial expected today

Verdict in first public records trial expected today By Mike Mason Special to Martin County Currents Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard had her day in court Thursday to answer charges that she allegedly violated public records laws in 2013. She, instead, let a string of others […]

Heard’s trial enters 4th day of testimony

By Mike Mason Special to Martin County Currents Prosecutors’ forensics expert debunks “hacking” A digital data forensics expert testified Wednesday that Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard’s claim that she lost all saved emails when her private email account was hacked simply does not make sense. […]

Jurors hear from Commissioner Sarah Heard

By Mike Mason Special to Martin County Currents Jurors hear from Commissioner Sarah Heard Although the jury had been prepped in advance to expect Commissioner Sarah Heard to plead the Fifth Amendment instead of taking the stand, the county commissioner testified before the Martin County […]