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Summer 2020

In the summer of 2020, Mr. Greene was recorded yelling at County Commissioner Paisley Edwin Russ about the county commissioner’s vote against providing pay increases and riot gear to the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office. In this call, Mr. Greene was heard threatening to remove sheriff’s office equipment from a court facility during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to arrest one of the commissioners for possession of stolen property. Ultimately, Mr. Greene did pursue criminal charges against County Commissioner Giles “Buddy” Byrd, but these charges were ultimately dropped due to “insufficient evidence.” 

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