One day after his arrest on a criminal trespass charge for putting nails in the driveway of a political rival, Murray County school officials still didn’t know if France Adams intends to serve the last month of his term on the board of education.

Adams turned himself into the Murray County Sheriff’s Office late Monday and was released on a $2,500 bond, jail officials said.

Adams did not answer the phone at his home after repeated attempts were made to contact him.

He is accused of putting nails in the Green Road driveway of Liz Gould on at least 30 occasions. Gould defeated Adams in the July 18 Democratic primary for his seat on the board of education. Gould defeated Republican Les Rowland in November. She will join the board in January.

“I have not spoken with him at all,” said board chairman Pat Hooker Tuesday afternoon.

Neither has Superintendent Vicki Reed, said spokeswoman Becky Whaley.

“Dr. Reed has talked to neither party,” Whaley said, referring to Gould and Adams.

District Attorney Kermit McManus said his office is reviewing the case. Criminal trespass is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.

Adams’ term on the board ends December 31. The board is scheduled to have a work session Dec. 7 to be followed by a regular board meeting Dec. 11.

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