The Rant's report on the 2011 arrest of Lee County School Board member Sherry Lynn Womack largely focuses on the local angle, but there is a detail of statewide interest as well:
According to that arrest report, Womack’s husband Jim — the chairman of Lee County’s Republican Party who served as a county commissioner from 2010 to 2014 and is now seeking the chairmanship of the state GOP — asked the deputy serving the warrant if he was aware of Womack’s status in county government and if there was a way for the charges to be “taken away.”
“Mr. Womack and I stepped outside and he stated ‘do you know who I am?'” the report reads. “I stated no sir. He stated he was Commissioner Womack and a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel. He also stated that his wife is an active Lieutenant Colonel in the Army. Mr. Womack asked if this could somehow be taken away because it was all a big misunderstanding.”
What a guy!