Marlow files motion to quash indictment – The Cherokee Ledger-News: Top Stories

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Marlow files motion to quash indictment – The Cherokee Ledger-News: Top Stories

On the heels of a four-count felony indictment handed down by a Cherokee County Grand Jury last month, District 1 School Board Member Kelly Marlow’s legal team has filed a motion to toss out the true bill.

Marlow’s attorney, Brian Steel, filed a motion in Superior Court Oct. 24 to quash the felony indictment because, according to court records, his client “was denied her right to appear before the Grand Jury at the time of presentment.”

Marlow was indicted by the Grand Jury on Oct. 15 on four felony counts of making false statements. The charges against Marlow stem from her statements to Canton Police investigators following a June 13 alleged incident where Cherokee County Republican Party Secretary Barbara Knowles accused Cherokee Schools Superintendent Frank Petruzielo of aggravated assault.

More specifically, Knowles filed a police report with Canton Police accusing Petruzielo of attempting to strike her, Marlow and Robert Trim with his BMW following a heated school board meeting where Marlow informed the board she had filed a complaint letter with the Cherokee County School District’s accreditation agency.

Canton Police investigators determined July 5 that Knowles had filed a false report with the department and that all three individuals had lied about the alleged incident. Knowles was indicted on four counts of felony making false statements and for making a false report. Trim, who is Marlow’s political consultant and personal friend, was indicted on three counts of making false statements. Marlow faces the four felony counts previously mentioned.

The trio turned themselves into police this past June and are out on bond.

On the heels of the felony indictment handed down Oct. 15, Marlow’s attorney fired back with the motion to declare the true bill null and void because his client was “wrongfully indicted.”

The motion also charges that the indictment “does not appear to relate to Marlow’s position as an elected official.”

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