Marlow Case Heads To Trial On Monday

The Cherokee school board member and two associates face felony false statement charges for accusing Superintendent Dr. Frank Petruzielo of trying to run them over last summer.

Credit: Patch
Credit: Patch
The case against a Cherokee County School Board member and two of her associates who accused Superintendent Dr. Frank Petruzielo of trying to run them over last summer will head to trial on Monday.

District 1 member Kelly Marlow, along with her partner Robert Trim and Woodstock resident Barbara Knowles, will all appear in Cherokee County Superior Court at 9 a.m. Monday, April 21. 

Judge Ellen McElyea is slated to preside over the case. The trio in June accused Dr. Petruzielo of trying to run them over in his vehicle as they crossed East Main Street in downtown Canton after a June school board meeting. 

After investigating the allegations, the Canton Police Department later issued arrest warrants for the trio's arrest. 

A Cherokee County grand jury later indicted Marlow on four felony counts of making false statements in relation to the allegations against the superintendent.

Trim was indicted on three counts of making false statements while Knowles was indicted on one count of filing a false report and four counts of making false statements. 

Knowles, who serves as the secretary of the Cherokee County Republican Party, made the original call to Cherokee County E-911 to report the allegations. 

A panel appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal in November ruled Marlow could remain in office while the case moved forward, noting the "indictment does not relate to or adversely affect Marlow’s ability to perform her official duties."

John Welford April 19, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The three stooges go to court. Wish I was on the jury.


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