Sheriff candidate legally changes name to Dumpozzie Dot Com

(STORY IMAGE:KHQ.COM)

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -A Spokane Valley man who has spent year’s accusing Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich of cover-ups and corruption has now taken his fight to the ballot. And he's taken a drastic step to show how badly he wants Knezovich out.

That Spokane Valley man was named Scott Maclay, but has changed his legal name to "Dumpozzie Dot Com.” That’s the name voters will choose to or not to mark when they vote in next months primary.

According to our partners at the Spokesman-Review, Maclay is a convicted criminal. 

In 1984, Maclay was convicted of first-degree criminal trespass.

A little over a decade later in 1997 and 1998, he was criminally charged for firing his pistol at two vehicles. The Spokesman-Review reports that those charges were ultimately dropped.

The Review also reports that Maclay filed for bankruptcy four times since 2005, lost his real estate license in Idaho for "pestering clients,” and is under investigation for threats he made to Sheriff Knezovich which included a letter stating there would be a $5,000 reward for his capture.

Furthermore, Maclay was arrested last September when he showed up to the memorial service for 15-year-old Sam Strahan after he threatened to spark a confrontation. The Spokesman-Review reports those charges were dropped.

A web site called dumpozzie.com does exist. It's Maclay's personal blog where he rails against a number of local leaders and issues including Sheriff Knezovich.

KHQ reached out to Maclay who denied our interview requests. However, Maclay did say he wants to win and thinks he will.

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich was unavailable for comment Tuesday.

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