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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

"Convicts" bailed out for cause at Colfax bank

 

December 19, 2019

Michael Largent; Tyler Kuhl

County Commissioner Michael Largent makes a plea to bank customers for "bail money" as grandson Mason Largent and Tyler Kuhl look on.

Eight people were incarcerated the morning of Dec. 13 in a high-ceilinged nook of Columbia Bank, with bars made of black ribbon.

By 10 a.m., six had been bailed out, leaving County Commissioner Michael Largent and Tyler Kuhl, owner/operator of Napa Auto Parts in Colfax.

Then they allowed in the grandson, Mason Largent.

Time ticked by and customers passed in and out of the bank, some stepping over to interact.

"Do you not work at the courthouse?" said one.

"Sorry, I'm gonna leave you sit there. I don't believe in your cause," said another.

Commissioner Largent remained, looking on through th...



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