Parnell: Fulmer case unrelated to county business

Published 3:07 pm Tuesday, February 12, 2019

By J.R. TIDWELL / Editor

The case involving Angela Fulmer is unrelated to any county business, according to Chilton County Commission Chairman Joseph Parnell.

Fulmer was arrested on Feb. 6 by the State Bureau of Investigation and charged with an alleged burglary of a residence without using force, a third-degree charge.

Fulmer’s position as the chief clerk of the Chilton County Tag Office made public speculation run wild as to what might have occurred.

However, Parnell said that his office could find nothing out of order when it comes to county business or funds.

“None of these charges pertain to any county business,” Parnell said.

The charge against Fulmer is a Class C felony. Parnell said, per the Commission employee handbook, any employee that is convicted of a felony must have his or her employment terminated.

Fulmer, as with anyone facing criminal charges, is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Parnell said Fulmer is currently not at the tag office, but Revenue Commissioner Tim Little, her immediate supervisor, has not placed her on any kind of administrative leave.

“She has taken a leave using personal time she has accrued,” Parnell said. “She has quite a lot built up. She did this on her own.”