UPDATE: Raleigh County Circuit Clerk, Bob McComas is expected to resign from his position next week following the launch of an internal investigation.
Last week it was confirmed that an investigation had been set into motion regarding McComas’ conduct in the workplace, with prejudiced remarks regarding race and sexuality having been among the complaints lodged.
According to Raleigh County Prosecuting Attorney, Ben Hatfield, McComas is expected to resign effective 12:01am on Monday, February 12, 2024, until such time he will remain on suspension.
Hatfield has stated that the investigation has been part of an effort to guarantee a safe professional environment for all Raleigh County employees.
BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Raleigh County Circuit Clerk, Bob McComas has found himself at the center of an internal investigation with regard to alleged misconduct in the workplace.
The investigation, set into motion earlier in the week, pertains to allegations of inappropriate language in a professional setting, including prejudiced remarks regarding race and sexuality, as well as additional, unspecified comments.
Raleigh County Prosecuting Attorney, Ben Hatfield on Friday confirmed the involvement of the Raleigh County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in the investigation, as well as that of the Raleigh County Commission and Special Investigator, Jeff Shumate.
Hatfield also noted an emphasis on celerity and objectivity by those involved in the investigation and disclosed that McComas had been made aware of the investigation as well.
A retired law enforcement officer with the West Virginia State Police, McComas was elected Raleigh County Circuit Clerk in the 2022 election, overtaking Democrat incumbent, Paul H. Flannagan.