Judge Says Pollard Wrongful Death Suit Can Proceed

A federal bankruptcy judge says a wrongful death lawsuit against a former Pitt County sheriff's lieutenant can go forward.

The family of Stacey Pollard sued former Lt. Michelle Pollard last year in state court after a federal lawsuit was thrown out. Authorities say Pollard's husband drowned in a pool in the backyard of the couple's Grimesland home in 2005.

David Sutton, attorney for the family says Pollard filed bankruptcy last year as the suit was about to be heard. He says that, in effect, blocked the lawsuit from proceeding.

Thursday morning a Federal Bankruptcy Judge granted a lift of stay, allowing Pollard to be tried in the wrongful death suit. Sutton says his next step is to get the civil case put on the calendar.

Last summer Pollard resigned just days before her indictment on obstructing justice charges. She was convicted and just last month released from prison after serving about 6 months behind bars.

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  • by Rightwing Location: Greenville, NC on Aug 20, 2010 at 06:54 AM
    I hope and pray that the truth, whatever it may be, will come out and that justice will prevail.
  • by Greenville native Location: Ayden on Aug 20, 2010 at 06:22 AM
    Lets see here, you have several long trials. There is Michelle Pollard, Philip Lewis, James Richardson, and I'm sure there are at least a few others that I'm forgetting. My goodness what has Pitt County Court System got themselves into.
  • by Justice Location: washington on Aug 20, 2010 at 03:57 AM
    If she is responsible for Stacy's death looks like his been getting justice on her the whole time!! "Funny how things work out"!!Hold the coals to her family!
  • by coolchange Location: Kinston on Aug 19, 2010 at 08:08 PM
    to onceagain, it's not just you. They have refused to post SEVERAL of my comments, and they weren't all that bad. Honestly, I have seen a LOT worse get posted since I tried posting mine. So I don't know what the deal is but it seems to be a little favoritism or something. Maybe they are trying to run us off.
  • by Once Again Location: ayden on Aug 19, 2010 at 06:00 PM
    WITN....I'm tired of you guys not posting my "friendly posts"!!! Be fair to everybody...or I'll just post elsewhere.. no problem!!
  • by hope justice is due Location: Grimesland, NC on Aug 19, 2010 at 04:31 PM
    Stacey was a wonderful person.I hope his family gets everything plus more for the problems she has caused. I guess the high life is coming to an end...Go Pollard family..
  • by Anonymous Location: Washington on Aug 19, 2010 at 03:49 PM
    Can't wait to see justice for the Pollard family.
  • by kim Location: newbern on Aug 19, 2010 at 03:09 PM
    Good she needs to be back in jail asap!
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Aug 19, 2010 at 02:05 PM
    Ooh, the trial of the century is about to unfold. I just hope the real truth really opens up.
  • by Candy Location: Washington on Aug 19, 2010 at 01:52 PM
    That's wonderful!
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