Sheriff Jody Greene is accused on negligent conduct in office that warrant obstructing service process of a criminal summons
A criminal summons was issued by a local magistrate for defendant Brandon Patrick
pursuant GS § 15A‑303 for three warrants approximately 7 days ago to appear to a court in Hallsboro, North Carolina on November 14, 2020, before a sitting Judge. These charges stem from a civil case filed by Mr. Norton in which two Judges deemed the conduct of Patrick unlawful. One state court Judge Rebecca Blackmore of New Hanover County, issued a permanent no-contact order that found Patrick stalked/harassed Mr. Norton by unnecessarily calling his phone, damaged one vehicle, poured tea on his BMW, and followed him more than twice. An unrevealed officer has notified Mr. Norton that service was intentionally not made yet by the Sheriff’s Office. In a review of social media and the comments made between both the defendant and Jody Greene there is no excusable neglect that would be justified in Obstruction and failing to return a summons to the court, says Norton. N.C.G.S. § 162.16 specifically deem this conduct by Jody Greene “negligent misconduct” 162-16 Whenever the sheriff may be required to serve or execute any summons, order or judgment, or to do any other act, he shall be bound to do so in like manner as upon process issued to him, and shall be equally liable in all respects for neglect of duty; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-230 makes it unlawful for a sheriff to “willfully omit, neglect or refuse to discharge any of the duties of his office” and makes such an offense punishable as a Class I misdemeanor. Besides, the offending sheriff who violates this statute “shall be punished by removal” from the Office of Sheriff.
On Monday of last week, October 19, 2020, Jody Greene, the prosecutors, news media, and other officers of the court received public notice of these warrants by email. This unlawful conduct of Jody Greene violates his oath of office according to Article VI, § 7 of the North Carolina Constitution. The sheriff's oath states that I will faithfully discharge the duties of my office as Sheriff of Columbus County, so help me God.” Norton do not believe Patrick should be a “poll watcher” who has criminal pending offenses and a one-year permanent injunction for stalking/harassment deemed unlawful. That is not good standing required for any poll watcher, says Norton. What I know is that Greene is a member of the Oath Keepers Group, while Patrick is a video stated that he was a secret member of the Oath Keepers certainly raise the issue of Greene obstructing the legal service process of a criminal summons authorized by the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office to serve and return such to the court.