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Newton County assessor faces new charge; TV station gets rude welcome

Posted By on Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 2:44 PM

click to enlarge SHEILA MCCUTCHEON: Newton County assessor.
  • SHEILA MCCUTCHEON: Newton County assessor.
KSPR in Springfield, Mo. has a salty report on an encounter in Newton County Assessor Sheila McCutcheon's office. (Not Springdale as originally written.)

McCutcheon was re-elected last year despite a pending charge that she'd stolen public money. She was charged today in Boone Circuit Court with a felony perjury count, but the web court record doesn't provide details.  When a reporter went to the courthouse to get a comment, the welcome wasn't friendly.

KSPR News went inside the courthouse to try to talk to Sheila McCutcheon, who the sheriff said has been arrested again — this time for perjury.

“Get the h*** out,” said McCutheon’s daughter, Amber Smith.

Smith works for her mother.

“If you’re not going to help her, she’s done nothing wrong, then get the h*** out of this office,” said Smith.

“Then why has she been arrested for perjury?” asked a reporter.

“None of your f****** business,” said Smith.

The KSPR News crews came back a second time to get video of Smith's mother’s office and this happened:

“Out,” Smith yelled.

“This is a public place,” said the reporter.

“I don’t give a f***. I don’t want this here,” Smith said.

“This is a public courthouse,” said the reporter.

“I don’t care. They paid you off to run that b**** and I don’t give a f***,” Smith said.

“We were not paid,” the reporter replied.

“Have me arrested. Have me arrested,” Smith said.

Then Smith said this: “She’s done nothing wrong and we’re tired of all this bulls**t. Why do you think the judge wouldn’t talk to you the last time you was here? Because he’s not against her. You know what. I’m calling the sheriff. F*** this."
McCutcheon, a Republican, is awaiting trial on a theft charge alleging that she and a daughter-in-law used a county credit card to pay for more than $11,000 in personal items.

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