Megan Frederick has been under fire since winning a close election last fall as Culpeper County commonwealth’s attorney. She was seen by some local attorneys as an outsider who displaced a long-serving local prosecutor.
She reported security breaches in her office, including a menacing note taped to a door. She began carrying a handgun on her hip.
One local lawyer accused Frederick of lying about her residency when she registered to vote in Culpeper County. A special prosecutor appointed to investigate found the charge unfounded.
In the latest dustup, a probation officer reportedly accused Frederick of getting rough with her in an incident last week in the county Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, according to The Free Lance-Star.
No charge has been filed. Frederick denied the accusation and accused the county sheriff of a pattern of harassment and obstruction in disclosing the matter.
Now, the clerk of the J&DR court has entered the fray. Clerk Bethany Tharpe McClanahan has reportedly barred Frederick from the J&DR clerk’s office. The Free Lance-Star says McClanahan reportedly sent a letter to Frederick saying her privileges in the office have been suspended, although other prosecutors were not affected.
Note: This item was changed May 15 to correct the description of the alleged elections law violation.