|Published:||Oct 31, 2013 11:36 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 31, 2013 11:36 AM EDT|
BRISTOL, Fla. (AP) - A Panhandle jury is expected to deliberate over the fate of suspended Liberty County Sheriff Nick Finch.
Finch's trial on charges of official misconduct and falsifying public records is scheduled to end Thursday. Closing arguments will be held in the morning.
Prosecutors have insisted that Finch tried to destroy and alter records in order to cover up his role in securing the release of a man who had been arrested on a concealed weapons charge.
Finch on Wednesday testified on his behalf and denied he had done anything wrong. He said that he released Floyd Eugene Parrish because he believed 2nd Amendment rights trumped state law.
Parrish was arrested in March following a traffic stop where he was discovered carrying a pistol in his pocket without a concealed weapons permit.
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