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February 6, 2014

Cited for no registration

The Appanoose County attorney twice in 2013 was stopped and given a citation and complaint for operation of a motor vehicle without registration.

Appanoose County Attorney Richard Ford Scott, 40, on Jan. 27, 2013 was stopped in Marion County and charged with operation without registration. The court in Marion County found Scott guilty and on March 17, 2013 and he was ordered to pay $177.38.

According to Iowa Courts Online, Scott paid the full amount.

The traffic citation says Scott was pulled over at 12:40 p.m. Jan. 27 in Knoxville on Highway 92/5 while operating a 2012 Honda Civic.

Scott was stopped Aug. 14, 2013 at 4:40 p.m. in Carlisle in Warren County on state Highway 5 and charged with operation without registration while driving a Honda Civic. Scott on Sept. 19, 2013 was found guilty by the court in Warren County of operation without registration and he was ordered to pay $177.38.

According to Iowa Courts Online, Scott paid $16.13 and still owes $161.25 for the Warren County case.

Iowa Courts Online shows a notice was sent to the Iowa Department of Transportation to suspend Scott’s driver’s license. The notice was filed 60 days later on Nov. 19, 2013.

Iowa law does allow the suspension of a driver’s license due to unpaid traffic tickets.

As of last week, the tag on the rear license plate of Scott’s Honda Civic shows it was valid through October of 2012.

A call was placed to the county attorney’s office Wednesday morning. An office employee said Scott had not returned to work.

According to a story in Tuesday’s Daily Iowegian, Scott was hospitalized on Monday, Jan 27. The cause for the hospitalization remains unclear.

Scott was the attorney for the city of New Sharon in Mahaska County before the Appanoose County Board of Supervisors hired him in February of 2008 to fill out Robert Bozwell’s remaining term after he resigned in December of 2007.

Scott was elected to the office of county attorney in November of 2010.

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