Michael L. Roach, Sheriff of Mason County vs. Sergeant Robert E. Fruth II and the Mason County Civil Service Commission for Deputy Sheriffs
PA-Mark S. Weiler; J-Nibert
*The petitioner, the acting sheriff, is appealing the commission’s Sept. 20 and Nov. 29 orders reinstating Fruth to his job following his suspension on Feb. 11, 2011, after he was charged with violation of protective order and reckless driving. In its order, the commission declined to consider newly obtained evidence alleging misconduct by Fruth that Roach intended to use as grounds to fire him.
Sergeant Robert E. Fruth II vs. Sheriff Michael Roach
PA–Michael N. Eachus; J–Nibert
*The petitioner, a Mason County deputy sheriff, is appealing the decision of the Mason County Civil Service Commission for Deputy Sheriffs’ Sept. 20 order reinstating him as a deputy sheriff and awarding him back pay retroactive to June 5, the day criminal charges of violation of a protective order and reckless driving were dismissed following a plea agreement. Fruth argues his back pay should be retroactive to Feb. 24, 2011, the day he was suspended by then-Sheriff David Anthony II. He also seeks court costs and attorneys fees.