The Trapingus County high sheriff is an incompetent alcoholic who depends on others (such as Deputy Rob McGee) to get his job done. His racist attitude constitutes a significant obstacle to reopening Coffey’s case. He shows sadistic pleasure in attending Coffey’s execution, showing his approval when Marjorie Detterick publicly insults the condemned man.
Homer Cribus Character Timeline in The Green Mile
The timeline below shows where the character Homer Cribus appears in The Green Mile. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1: Chapter 4
...Marjorie calls the sheriff to inform him of the situation. The Trapingus County high sheriff, Homer Cribus , whom Paul describes as an incompetent alcoholic who depends on other people to get... (full context)
Part 6: Chapter 5
...of coincidences, whereas Coffey was actually found holding the Detterick girls’ dead bodies. In addition, Sheriff Cribus would never want to reopen a case that he believes ended well—that is, with a... (full context)
...innocence, Janice suggests a variety of options. She says Deputy McGee could try to convince Sheriff Cribus , or that Paul himself could go, or that the guards could lie about the... (full context)
Part 6: Chapter 10