District Attorney To Head Governor's Crime Commission

An Eastern Carolina district attorney will now head the Governor's Crime Commission.

Scott Thomas, who is D.A. for Craven, Carteret & Pamlico counties was appointed by Governor Beverely Perdue.

Thomas was elected district attorney in 2006, and prior to that served as a state senator for five years.

"The Governor's Crime Commission will be an active voice in my administration, advising me on the best ways to prevent, deter and fight crime," said Perdue. "As a district attorney, Scott Thomas has put criminals behind bars while working closely with sheriffs, police chiefs and law enforcement officials on a wide range of criminal justice issues. He chaired the Senate Justice and Public Safety Appropriations Subcommittee, so he understands clearly the mission of every facet of North Carolinas criminal justice system. Scott Thomas will be a strong leader of the crime commission."

The governor also reappointed Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight, 1st Judicial District Judge Carlton Cole, Hyde County Clerk of Court Sharon Sadler, and Rocky Mount Police Captain Wayne Sears to the commission.

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  • by Alex Location: Vanceboro on May 27, 2009 at 01:45 PM
    Mr. Thomas' mother is close friends with Bev Perdue. Hes a good man but blood is thicker than water
  • by Buzz Location: Mill Creek on May 27, 2009 at 04:34 AM
    maybe he'll start by investigating his new boss. . Ba-Ha. Buzz-
  • by Kim Location: Colerain on May 27, 2009 at 04:28 AM
    Everyone should have voted for Pat!!! Bev will end up being investigated when her time is up just like EASLEY!!! I bet that school districts and state employees will remember alot of things next go around
  • by concerned Location: new bern on May 27, 2009 at 03:15 AM
    press the button Scott.... Bev is waiting for you....
  • by southerngal Location: eastern nc on May 26, 2009 at 07:19 PM
    Maybe Thomas got the head position because his brother is like Perdues little play toy. When she got elected she grab the younger Thomas up and carried him to Raleigh with her to be like her right hand man and know she has pointed Scott Thomas as the head of something. I for one would like to know if this board is getting paid anything since she finds it necessary to take money from everything including the children's education.
  • by Bill Location: Washington on May 26, 2009 at 05:33 PM
    I see the Governor is paying some of her favors back! I hope all the teachers, state employees, and concerned citizens remember the promises she sold to get her seat. Maybe she will get beat down next election.....She is killing the tourism on the Outer Banks...Look at the ferry schedule...and taking money fromthe lottery that is suppose to be for schools, as well as taking money from all state employees! She blew HOT AIR to EVERYONE!
  • by Susan Location: Washington,NC on May 26, 2009 at 03:41 PM
    Having worked with Scott Thomas some years ago in the election process, I can truly say that the Governor has made an excellent choice for the Crime Commission...I found him to be thoroughly professional,extremely competent and possessing a strong sense of integrity...Congratulations Scott!!
  • by Joel Raupe Location: Belhaven on May 26, 2009 at 02:53 PM
    What dirt former Senator Thomas has on Perdue must be something. The efforts he used to help Basnight keep Beaufort County out of the District, and the discharge petition he signed on the Marriage petition, back then, which the Democrats would never allow on the Senate Floor, gave him cover in his last Senate election.

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