Convicted sheriff cleared to travel for business, award

Trial Gavel Sentence

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) – A former Alabama sheriff who’s free from jail while appealing his felony convictions has been cleared to travel out of state for a business trip and an award presentation.

Court records show former Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely asked a judge for permission to make a business trip to Kentucky, this month. He also asked for clearance to travel to Oklahoma next month to receive an award during a convention of the International Professional Rodeo Association.

Prosecutors didn’t object to either request, and news outlets report that Judge Pamela Baschab approved Blakely’s trips. Blakely is free on $50,000 bond while challenging his convictions.

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12/3/2021 7:33:47 AM (GMT -6:00)

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