Monday, July 31, 2006
Special prosecutor to decide charges against Surface
A special prosecutor will determine what charges are filed against Jasper County Presiding Commissioner Chuck Surface in connection with his stop Friday night by a Jasper County deputy.
Jasper County Circuit Court Judge David Dally appointed Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney Robert E. George to take charge of the case. The request for a special prosecutor was made by Jasper County Prosecuting Attorney Dean Dankelson in a motion filed earlier today.
Surface told the Joplin Daily and Joplin Globe he expected to face DWI charges in connection with his stop, which took place after he left the Joplin Elks Club, according to published reports.