Buncombe County Submitted: July 8, 2019 | Updated: September 9, 2019

[July 2019] Additional request for Buncombe Sheriff Vehicle Expenses

Good Afternoon Buncombe County Sheriff's Office,

Would you please provide copies in a pdf format of any receipts / invoices that exist for the following:

1 - Sheriff Miller's current assigned vehicle
2 - Any equipment / upfitting invoices for that vehicle (radio, lights, etc)
3 - Aftermarket wheels that were purchased and put on that vehicle

Thank you.

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • September 9, 2019 4:04 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 9, 2019, 4:04 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: [July 2019] Additional request for Buncombe Sheriff Vehicle Expenses

     

    Aaron,

     

    Our apologies for the delayed reply! Thank you for your help completing this request. We’ve marked it as such on our site.

     

    We appreciate all your help!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • August 21, 2019 11:05 am

    4 weeks ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 21, 2019, 11:05 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: [July 2019] Additional request for Buncombe Sheriff Vehicle Expenses

     

    Hello Sunshine Requests,

     

    Please see the four attached PDFs relating to Sheriff Miller’s vehicle.

     

    Since there are some overlapping requests on this topic, I wanted to provide some additional context
    for clarity purposes.

     

    Sheriff Miller’s vehicle, in addition to any and all custom items – police lights, police radio, window tinting, wheels, tires – are paid for with taxpayer money.

     

    Their have been some questions in other public records requests about why Sheriff Miller wanted specific items his vehicle. I did ask him about the wheels and tires on his vehicle
    in order to fulfill this request.

     

    He simply said that he wants it to look like an unmarked vehicle. The Chevy Tahoe he drives does not have any markings on it
    that indicate it is a law enforcement vehicle, it is an unmarked vehicle.

     

    If this answer regarding taxpayer funds or custom items is not satisfactory, then I would encourage the questioner to attend one of the Sheriff’s listening sessions or community meetings
    where there will be the opportunity to ask the Sheriff directly. You can also contact him at 828-250-4474.

     

    This previous request also provides some specific info on the cost of the Chevy Tahoe that Sheriff Miller drives as well:

     

    www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/buncombe-sheriffs-expenditures/

     

    Aaron Sarver

    Public Information Officer

    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

     

    [email protected]

    828.250.4414

    All email to and from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is subject to North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see aforementioned attachments at top left in documents


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • August 8, 2019 12:29 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 8, 2019, 12:29 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: [July 2019] Additional request for Buncombe Sheriff Vehicle Expenses

     

    Aaron,

     

    Thank you for these updates, and thank you for offering to send in the follow up request! At this point since we’ve already communicated the procedural info about the follow up to the users on our site, we’d like to hold off sending it in until these original requests related to vehicles are completed. Additionally, the info we get back on these original vehicle requests may also hopefully answer some questions that relate to the follow up request.

     

    We really appreciate all your help!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • August 6, 2019 4:58 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 6, 2019, 4:58 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: [July 2019] Additional request for Buncombe Sheriff Vehicle Expenses

     

    Hello Sunshine Requests,

     

    I have asked General Services for any invoices they have relating to Sheriff Miller’s vehicle and am waiting to hear back.

     

    We’ll see what they come back with – multiple vehicles, police radios, etc. are often ordered at once, so we may not be able to match up invoices with his vehicle one for one if that makes sense. For instance we have multiple Chevy Tahoe’s in our fleet, the Sheriff isn’t the only person driving a Tahoe, but he might be the only one with a 2019.

     

    Please feel free to send the follow-up request as you see fit. A lot of these requests regarding Sheriff Miller’s vehicle are overlapping …

     

    All the best,
    Aaron

     

    Aaron Sarver

    Public Information Officer

    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

    [email protected]

    828.250.4414


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • August 2, 2019 1:22 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 2, 2019, 1:22 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: [July 2019] Additional request for Buncombe Sheriff Vehicle Expenses

     

    Good afternoon Aaron,

     

    We recently received a follow up request related to this same topic. But, to avoid any confusion, we are holding off on sending that in until this request is completed. If you could please give us an update on when you think this request will be completed that would be greatly appreciated and we will hold off on following up again until the time you specify.

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Denied Request
  • July 25, 2019 4:35 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 25, 2019, 4:35 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: [July 2019] Additional request for Buncombe Sheriff Vehicle Expenses

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

     

    We just wanted to check in and follow up on this request again to confirm that it had been received and was being processed.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • July 18, 2019 1:59 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 18, 2019, 1:59 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: [July 2019] Additional request for Buncombe Sheriff Vehicle Expenses

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

     

    We just wanted to check in and follow up on this request to confirm that it had been received and was being processed.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • July 9, 2019 3:55 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]quest.com>
    to: Aaron Sarver <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 9, 2019, 3:55 PM
    subject: Records Request: [July 2019] Additional request for Buncombe Sheriff Vehicle Expenses

     

    Good Afternoon Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

     

    We’ve received a request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office. If you could please give us a rough estimate of when you think this request will be completed we can plan on following up again around that time.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: [July 2019] Additional request for Buncombe Sheriff Vehicle Expenses

     

    Message:
    “Good Afternoon Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office,

     

    Would you please provide copies in a pdf format of any receipts / invoices that exist for the following:

     

    1 – Sheriff Miller’s current assigned vehicle
    2 – Any equipment / upfitting invoices for that vehicle (radio, lights, etc)
    3 – Aftermarket wheels that were purchased and put on that vehicle

     

    Thank you.”

     

    Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • July 8, 2019 3:45 pm

    2 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending