Commissioners accuse Rockingham County sheriff of ‘fixing’ ticket
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The Rockingham County Board of Commissioners is asking the Attorney General’s office to investigate allegations that Sheriff Charles Massahos “fixed” a speeding ticket issued to a county employee.
In a letter sent to Attorney General Gordon McDonald on Tuesday, commissioners Kevin St. James, Thomas Tombarello, and Kevin Coyle accused Massahos of behavior they called “troubling.”
“It is our understanding that Deputy Sheriff Joseph Costa issued a speeding ticket to said employee this past summer. We have been told that High Sheriff Massahos made the telephone call to said employee the next day and said that he personally changed the ticket to a warning,” commissioners wrote in the letter, which indicated that it was also sent to Massahos, County Attorney Patricia Conway, and state Rep. Norman Major, R-Plaistow, chairman of the county delegation.