North Carolina: One Sheriff Headed to Prison; Another Disgraceful Yet Profitable Retirement

Former Franklin County Sheriff
Patrick Allen Green

In Franklin County, NC, Patrick Allen Green, Sheriff was recently convicted of embezzling over $220,000 of previously stolen money (“public funds”) and will be spending at least three and a half years in a cage along with those he sent to jail. In a plea deal, the former sheriff also committed to reimburse the county.

Green resigned in 2011 after a convoluted story unfolded and prompted an SBI investigation into missing money that was supposed to be used for a major drug probe that Green said involved a county commissioner and two state senators.


Former Henderson County Sheriff Rick Davis

Also in North Carolina, Former Henderson County Sheriff Rick Davis’ “inappropriate behavior” while in office cost the county $90,000 in a payment to a female deputy who had threatened legal action. The settlement document does not specify what the “inappropriate behavior” was.

Davis was sheriff from 2006 until Dec. 1 of last year, when he sought a medical retirement based on supposedly diagnosed bipolar disorder he says causes him to behave erratically at times. Davis is enjoying “medical” retirement from the state, which has not been disclosed but has been estimated to be around $2,700 a month based on calculations of his salary using a state formula.

If you would like to voice your opinion about Rick Davis getting a medical retirement payout estimated at $2,700 per month, the Henderson County Commissions contact information is:



Board of Commissioners
1 Historic Courthouse Square, Suite 1
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Phone: (828)697-4808
Fax: (828)692-9855

Mike Edney, Charlie Messer, Bill O’Connor, Tommy Thompson, and Larry Young.


Contact information for Patrick Allen Green’s former office is:

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

285 T. Kemp Road
Louisburg, NC 27549

(919) 496-2186 Office
(919) 496-5429 Fax


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