Local business owner sues Monroe County Sheriff’s Office

A Monroe County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle is pictured in this Monroe News File Photo

A area company owner has accused the Monroe County Sheriff’s Place of work of generating bogus and slanderous accusations in opposition to his companies in an hard work to sever contractual interactions in between them and the county.

Jacques (Jack) Poli, proprietor of Rockwood Towing Inc. and Rockwood Vehicle Pieces, has sued the county as effectively as Monroe County Sheriff Troy Goodnough and Detective Sgt. Mike Preadmore, alleging that the sheriff’s office environment knowingly fabricated an accusation that a boat and vehicles owned by Poli were stolen as pretext for getting rid of Rockwood Automobile Components and Rockwood Towing as county distributors.

Rockwood Vehicle Elements has been in procedure given that 1964, and Rockwood Towing has been in organization considering that 1999.

Rockwood Automobile Components commenced giving automobile restore, services and fleet maintenance for county-owned cars in 2013, including the sheriff’s office’s fleet of cars, becoming the county’s distinctive automobile repair service and routine maintenance company in 2018. Rockwood Towing has been the exclusive towing company supplier for two of the county’s six “zones,” and shared a 3rd with four other towing companies given that the mid-2000s. 

Sheriff Troy Goodnough

“He is (Goodnough) produced up some phony accusations he’s turned me around to the state for investigation, and it truly is all bulls—,” Poli explained Monday when arrived at for remark. “…I did not deserve what’s likely on. … I think the sheriff experienced this planned months in advance of he was even elected.”

The 29-web page lawsuit, which was submitted March 25 in the Unites States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, alleges that Goodnough to begin with expressed a wish to switch Rockwood Towing and Rockwood Vehicle Elements with other vendors for towing and vehicle mend and maintenance solutions just about quickly immediately after he was elected sheriff in January 2021.