Laura Lyerly's candidacy in question
Will a 10-year-old embezzlement conviction of a candidate for the Rowan County Board of Commissioners force Laura R. Lyerly off the ballot?
Election officials, the Rowan County District Attorney and the N.C. Attorney General’s Office are all players in the questions surrounding her eligibility to run as a Democratic candidate.
Lyerly, 29, of Salisbury, is remaining mum.
Court records show that she pleaded guilty in 1998 to embezzlement at K-mart in Salisbury where she had a summer job.
She pleaded guilty to a felony count of embezzlement and received a prayer for judgment. Officials are debating whether that constitutes a conviction and would prevent her from being a candidate or serving on the Board of Commissioners.
See Wednesday’s Post for the full story.