CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Kanawha County Commission will vote Thursday evening on a petition to submit to the state Supreme Court in an attempt to remove prosecutor Mark Plants from office.
In the 24-page draft petition the commission alleges malfeasance.
Plants hasn’t been able to prosecute domestic related cases because he faces two charges himself. A bill for a special prosecutor has topped $92,000.
The petition also criticizes Plants for negative comments made about Special Prosecutor Don Morris.
Plants has previously said he’ll fight the attempt.
The commission will vote on the petition at its 5 p.m. Thursday meeting and if it’s approved it will be sent to the state Supreme Court. The High Court then would appoint a three-judge panel to consider the petition.