Pollard Rejects Plea Deal, Pleads Not Guilty

A former sheriff's deputy has rejected a plea deal from prosecutors.

During a hearing in Pitt County Superior Court, former Lt. Michelle Pollard instead entered a not guilty plea. Her trial is scheduled for January 25th.

She is accused of tipping off the target of a drug investigation while working as a deputy.

Pollard was indicted this summer on one count of obstruction of justice and one count of willful failure to discharge duties. The lieutenant left the sheriff's department July 1st, just weeks before her arrest.

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A former Sheriff's Lieutenant is due in court Wednesday, accused of tipping off the target of a drug investigation.

Michelle Pollard is due in Pitt County Superior Court Wednesday morning. Pollard was indicted this summer on one count of obstruction of justice and one count of willful failure to discharge duties. The lieutenant left the sheriff's department July 1st.

She is appealing a decision by the Sheriff's Education And Training Standards Commission to revoke her law enforcement certification. The commission said she was seen smoking marijuana and taking part in a wet t-shirt contest.


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  • by Tabitha Location: fountain on Nov 6, 2009 at 05:57 PM
    Re amazed what other charges have been brought in front of a court on Mrs. Pollard? Has she been found guilty of anything by the court system yet? Please list all the things the courts (not the jos website of the cabal of internet posters who go around destroying this woman's rep by repeating the same old smut) have found her guilty of? You can't because they are none right now. Lisa I'm sorry but charging is not nearly the same thing as being found guilty. Apparently despite your smarts you do not seem to understand that yet. Let that court do its job, and IF Michelle is found guilty you and your friends can race to the courtnhouse to hve front seats for her sentencing.
  • by amazed on Nov 6, 2009 at 06:10 AM
    To crazy, and the Sheriff's dept doesn't? Who is really distorting the truth? Wake up. She is guilty of various crimes - hopefully with her not working with the PCSO any longer - no cover ups and she will pay for, at the very least, this one. If this were her first charge people whould not feel as they do, but it is not and it HAS been proven that she has lied time and time again so go ahead and call me a pedofile, I bet I will be vindicated.
  • by crazy on Nov 5, 2009 at 07:29 PM
    yeah you can distort the truth, you can say what you want to about people does not make it true and I for a fact think this is crap... If i make the accusation that you are a pedofile it will be truth regardless of truth or innocence - it will stick to you like glue...the SBI just got sued for millions and the peersson who sued won because the SBI LIES!!!!
  • by lisa Location: washington on Nov 5, 2009 at 06:52 PM
    Hhmmmnn, The Sheriff Education and training standards commission wants to revoke her certification for quote" The commission said she was seen smoking marijuana" and the SBI is charging her with tipping off a drugdealer!! I am willing to bet they got more than just hear say. Just a thought, maybe there is a connection between the smoker and the dealer, lol!!
  • by lisa Location: washington on Nov 5, 2009 at 05:04 PM
    Re:Tabitha, I am too smart to believe everything I read to be the gossip truth and smart enough to realize that the evidence is overwhelming against Michelle and it seems the SBI does also! Videos, pictures, eyewitnesses and knowing of her for the last 15yrs is enough proof for me to say proudly that I'm a big supporter for justice4stacey, his grieving mom and family!! Also these charges have nothing to do with the Pollard website, they are charges brought against her by the SBI for tippin off a drug dealer. I don't think the SBI would make these accusations without some evidence either do you??? So Yes let the court decide her fate!!
  • by Tabitha Location: Fountain on Nov 5, 2009 at 03:23 PM
    Re Lisa has any of these things been proven or are you going by what you have seen and read from one website? Surely you know you can't believe everything you find on the internet. Let the courts decide the fate of this woman rather than a website out to win a lawsuit for a grieving mom.
  • by lisa Location: washington on Nov 5, 2009 at 02:25 PM
    After reading several of these comments I cannot understand how some people think that smoking pot, exposing her breast in public, committing adultery, and wearing a badge is acceptable!! All officers of the law have morals to abide by and Michelle has done a good job of corrupting the system. Michelle brought these things on herself, the SBI did not just decide to press these charges without some overwhelming evidence. There are some good officers out there and she has brought shame to them and the citizens of Pitt county. Mistakes are something U learn from not keep on making them! Also If U know you are already under a microscope why go out and continue doing stupid stuff. That is exactly what Michelle did and now she should have to answer for what she has done! Can anyone tell me the good that this ex-lieut. done for this community??
  • by co-worker Location: Pitt County on Nov 5, 2009 at 10:52 AM
    Ref SDP comment. Well, she didn't hurt it working at the PCSO! She has passed by the system for years. Remember where theirs smoke there fire!!!end of story..
  • by Jay Location: Williamston on Nov 5, 2009 at 09:16 AM
    I would like to know why my comments are blocked, when you allow alot worse to pass thru. I think that you need to do away with the comment section, or adhere to your own rules.
  • by Totality on Nov 5, 2009 at 05:57 AM
    I have read everything. Not one piece of information read concludes that she is guilty. She may or may not have made some poor decisions, I don't know because I wasn't there. Nor were any of you who are passing judgement on this woman and stirring the rumor pot. In regards to the person who posted about Karma... I do believe I read somewhere that the Federal Suit was dismissed on her husbands birthday, hummm that maybe Karma! For the one who said they wanted to be on the jury... a jury is suppose to be impartial... and it appears that people are trying this woman in the court of public opinion because they have nothing else... not a very fair system at all from what I can gather.
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