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JUST a misdemeanor

United States

#1 Jan 1, 2010
I am a victim of ongoing harassment, intimidation, and verbal assult via text. After four days of nonstop threats and disturbing accusations, I finally decided to contact the Franklin County Sheriff's Department and report what was happening. The deputy on duty knew the person who was harassing me, said that it's more that likely drug induced, and suggested to me that I just wait it out because it'll pass in a few days once he came down off his drug binge. I agreed with the deputy that the offender is, in fact, on a drug binge, and that it may indeed pass. However, after four days of making direct threats of bodily harm to me didn't achieve the desired results (and who knows what they are), this person decided to text me a threat involving my children. That was when I decided to take some kind of action, and I notified the authorities. I told this to the deputy, still he told me to do things like change my number and ignore him. I told the deputy that I shouldn't have to have my number changed, which costs me, then go through the process of letting everyone know my new number, family, friends, work, various accounts, etc. He agreed, then proceeded to tell me that he was going to be off duty for the next two days and after that if the harassment is still occuring that I should call FCSD and talk to him. When it bacame all too clear that the deputy was just not going to do anything about it, I told him that what was happening to me was against the law. Not to mention the person harassing me is currently on parole and has a record a mile long. This is what the deputy had to say about that, "It's only a misdemeanor." Frustrated beyond belief, I gave in and went along with the deputy's advise, thanked him for his time, and hung up the phone. For those of you who may be wondering why I would give my number to a person with a long criminal record and currently on parole, my answer is this: we're from the same small town, went to school together, both our families have known each other since before I was born, etc. Seemed harmeless at the time, and I felt a certain amount of pity for him. I like his parents, and they've always been more than nice towards me. I guess my friendship and kindness towards their son was mistaken for something else entirely, and when I tried to make clear that my intentions were strictly on a friendly level, that's when things went sour. I've tried talking to him, reasoning with him, but all I get in return is more harassment. I ignore him completely, more harassment. I warn him that I will have the police take care of it, more harassment. Yet when I think of this whole stupid mess, my thoughts settle on the comment from the deputy, "It's just a misdemeanor." I wonder if that would hold up in court if I stood in front of the judge for a misdemeanor offense and told him, "Your Honor, as told to me by a Franklin County deputy, it's just a misdemeanor." I wonder what he would say.
4Real PPL

Jamaica, NY

#2 Jan 1, 2010
Have you tried going to the state police? That may help it's worth a try!!
Mr Jangiles

West Chester, OH

#3 Jan 1, 2010
JUST a misdemeanor wrote:
I am a victim of ongoing harassment, intimidation, and verbal assult via text. After four days of nonstop threats and disturbing accusations, I finally decided to contact the Franklin County Sheriff's Department and report what was happening. The deputy on duty knew the person who was harassing me, said that it's more that likely drug induced, and suggested to me that I just wait it out because it'll pass in a few days once he came down off his drug binge. I agreed with the deputy that the offender is, in fact, on a drug binge, and that it may indeed pass. However, after four days of making direct threats of bodily harm to me didn't achieve the desired results (and who knows what they are), this person decided to text me a threat involving my children. That was when I decided to take some kind of action, and I notified the authorities. I told this to the deputy, still he told me to do things like change my number and ignore him. I told the deputy that I shouldn't have to have my number changed, which costs me, then go through the process of letting everyone know my new number, family, friends, work, various accounts, etc. He agreed, then proceeded to tell me that he was going to be off duty for the next two days and after that if the harassment is still occuring that I should call FCSD and talk to him. When it bacame all too clear that the deputy was just not going to do anything about it, I told him that what was happening to me was against the law. Not to mention the person harassing me is currently on parole and has a record a mile long. This is what the deputy had to say about that, "It's only a misdemeanor." Frustrated beyond belief, I gave in and went along with the deputy's advise, thanked him for his time, and hung up the phone. For those of you who may be wondering why I would give my number to a person with a long criminal record and currently on parole, my answer is this: we're from the same small town, went to school together, both our families have known each other since before I was born, etc. Seemed harmeless at the time, and I felt a certain amount of pity for him. I like his parents, and they've always been more than nice towards me. I guess my friendship and kindness towards their son was mistaken for something else entirely, and when I tried to make clear that my intentions were strictly on a friendly level, that's when things went sour. I've tried talking to him, reasoning with him, but all I get in return is more harassment. I ignore him completely, more harassment. I warn him that I will have the police take care of it, more harassment. Yet when I think of this whole stupid mess, my thoughts settle on the comment from the deputy, "It's just a misdemeanor." I wonder if that would hold up in court if I stood in front of the judge for a misdemeanor offense and told him, "Your Honor, as told to me by a Franklin County deputy, it's just a misdemeanor." I wonder what he would say.
So why is he on parole if he on parole for a felony and commiting a misd. would violate his parole kicking in the rest of his felony sentence which would send him back to prison abd which deputy so if i need the sheriff's dept, i know what to expect Good Luck.
JUST a misdemeanor

United States

#4 Jan 1, 2010
Mr Jangiles wrote:
<quoted text>So why is he on parole if he on parole for a felony and commiting a misd. would violate his parole kicking in the rest of his felony sentence which would send him back to prison abd which deputy so if i need the sheriff's dept, i know what to expect Good Luck.
That's my point!! He's on PAROLE!! And I know that he would get into serious trouble. In a way I feel bad. I know he's strung out and needs help, but bad things could happen in the mean time. I'd like nothing more than to tell you the name of the deputy that was on duty in the early hours on December 30th. Maybe his shift was almost over and he didn't want to bother with it. Maybe he just knows this drugged up lunatic all to well and didn't wanna bother with him anymore. Maybe he strongly felt that the lunatic shouldn't go back to prison over "just" a misdemeanor. I don't know, and can't wrap my head around it. I'm sorry, but I don't wanna give the deputy's name. Quite frankly, I'm afraid of a backlash. The longer I live around here, the more I notice that the Franklin County cops don't do it by the book. In short, they are some crooked m frs. And it doesn't stop there!!!! I've lived here my whole life and was proud to be from Franklin County. THE JOKE IS ON ME!! Things are different now!!! And I've heard the same from so many people in surrounding counties as well. But our schools are still the best around, and I stay because of that.
JUST a misdemeanor

United States

#5 Jan 1, 2010
Mr Jangiles wrote:
<quoted text>So why is he on parole if he on parole for a felony and commiting a misd. would violate his parole kicking in the rest of his felony sentence which would send him back to prison abd which deputy so if i need the sheriff's dept, i know what to expect Good Luck.
He's on parole for drug related charges.
see

United States

#6 Jan 2, 2010
they do what they want to do,my brother is on parol and he was texting me and when he didnt get the text he want to back from me to come back I didnt want in his mess, he called franklin county on me and the next thing I know I have a deputy calling me saying to leave my own brother alone who had started the conversation,so you see thye help who they want to help,its that simple!
Razorsharp

Elizabeth, NJ

#7 Jan 2, 2010
So contact his Parole officer. You don't need police. Report him and send him back. If what you say is true all it would take is a well-timed drug screen.
The One and Only

Wilmington, OH

#8 Jan 2, 2010
see wrote:
they do what they want to do,my brother is on parol and he was texting me and when he didnt get the text he want to back from me to come back I didnt want in his mess, he called franklin county on me and the next thing I know I have a deputy calling me saying to leave my own brother alone who had started the conversation,so you see thye help who they want to help,its that simple!
I know this is you jamey mcqueen!! And you're so full of crap! You harassed Corbin and he wasn't gonna put up with you. The cops told him that if they have to come back down over you for any reason then you are going to jail. So go harass someone again and go where you belong, IN JAIL!!!
Razorsharp

Elizabeth, NJ

#9 Jan 2, 2010
I will say this too--you can't have it both ways. Instead of blaming FCSD, why not believe what you are being told and find another solution? If you trusted FCSD until now, why all of a sudden, just because you are told something you don't want to hear, are they all full of crap? It sounds like you don't want to be fingered as the person who sends him back by reporting his drug use. Or you "feel bad" for him. Well, get over that part. You keep saying you "tried to reason with him" and there is the problem. There is no reasoning with an addict. Report him to parole. Realize it was your choice to invite this guy into your phone access, and while at the time it seemed okay, it was a pretty unokay choice. Now you know. The deputy is correct--it IS just a misdemeanor, and my guess is when he said that, he was focusing on what it would take to violate his parole. Unfortunately, people on parole don't generally get violated unless there is also more that they are doing. So yes, "it's just a misdemeanor" doesn't mean it's no big deal to YOU, but that it probably won't get him sent back, and there is very little that will happen to him--a fine, in jail for an hour and bonded out, and then right back out there to harrass you again. YOU need to take responsibility and realize it's you to YOU to deal with this situation you sort of created for yourself. I don't care if you have known him, his family, the family dog, have eaten dinner with them, blah blah blah---obviously, you no longer want or need any of that now. CUT the ties and move on. He'll give up because you aren't supplying him with what he wants--drugs. You really do have some options here, and none of them depend on FCSD. Frankly, though your problem is definately a problem for you, in the big picture, there really isn't a whole lot for them to do about it, because it almost blurs with a civil complaint.
gossip

Sun Prairie, WI

#10 Jan 14, 2010
hey just a misdemeaner, any update on your problem?
up-in-smoke

United States

#11 Jan 14, 2010
The One and Only wrote:
<quoted text>I know this is you jamey mcqueen!! And you're so full of crap! You harassed Corbin and he wasn't gonna put up with you. The cops told him that if they have to come back down over you for any reason then you are going to jail. So go harass someone again and go where you belong, IN JAIL!!!
I agree with you. ook at all her post, that girl can not spell and her gramer is a nightmare. you can't even understand ehat she is saying. She certainly has a ton of time on her hands.
up-in-smoke

United States

#12 Jan 14, 2010
oops-It should of been look, grammar, and what.
Killer Bee

West Union, OH

#13 Jan 14, 2010
I'm thinking the Conns might take jamie in for safe keeping.
LocalYokel

Midland, OH

#14 Jan 14, 2010
Was Everett McQueen her daddy ? the Apex guy
The One and Only

San Francisco, CA

#15 Jan 14, 2010
Jim McQueen is her dad.
EHAT

Chicago, IL

#16 Jan 14, 2010
up-in-smoke wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with you. ook at all her post, that girl can not spell and her gramer is a nightmare. you can't even understand ehat she is saying. She certainly has a ton of time on her hands.
Hay SPELL CHECK, "ook" "ehat"? Go to Purdue, did ya? Stop spell checking and looking for flaw in "GRAMER NIGHTMAR" on topix.
Zoro

Chicago, IL

#17 Jan 15, 2010
Stop acting like a victim and take charge of your affairs.
One problem you face is that this is not the biggest case that law enforcement will be dealing with this year. So, where as to you this is a big deal, a police officer sees this as another bullshit case that will generate more paperwork, and result in "just a misdemeanor" arrest, if that,(that is if the victim and violator don't make up and become friends before the ink is dry on the report). Keep in mind, law enforcement officers see the absolute worst in people, and a bi-product of working in an environment like that is, one tends to not get excited about the small things in life. The the fact of the matter is, if you hadn't lost control of you affairs, and allowed yourself to be a victim, you wouldn't be in this position. The officer knows this. Not making excuses for the deputy, who ever he/she is. In fact, in a perfect world where police are not lazy and understand that this is in fect a BIG DEAL to you, the police would, at a minimum take your information on your complaint, conduct an investigation and then present it to the prosecutor for review. One should keep in mind that the prosecutor is also working in the area of law enforcement and is human, there by being exposed to a large volume of very bad people who do very bad things to good people. and may also be lazy, or just view your case as a low priority. To deal with this problem, convey to the officer that this is in fact a very important violation in your opinion, otherwise you would have not involved the police. In plane and simple language express to the officer that you have reported a violation of Indiana Law, and it is your request to have an investigation done. Note that I did not say "report". A report is documentation of an investigation. I an officer "just takes a report" he/she is taking a short cut and not completing the task at hand. Police, like other professions, have outside influences that effect their work. It could be that they are just lazy, or maybe they lack the skill level, experience or training, among other things. What would you do if you were on the phone with a retailer and you were not happy with the person handling your call? Would you act like a victim and say, ok maybe it will fix it's self in a few days, or would you ask them to do their job, and then insist on speaking to a supervisor if they did not do so? If you honestly feel that you are not getting the service you require, ask to see the supervisor/boss. Everyone has a boss, and no-one wants to explain to their boss that they didn't do their job because they were either lazy or incompetent. And with this being an election year, the Sheriff's Dept will be doing their best work you've seen in four years. What you have expressed, providing you are being truthful, does not show that they have done their best. Don't approach this with anger, work through it with law enforcement.
Zoro

Chicago, IL

#18 Jan 15, 2010
Another problem is that, as I've stated, are acting like a victim. You show no initiative. If someone has entered you into an arena you are not accustome to, and causing you to be a victim then DON'T be a victim. Educate yourself on the subject. There are many things you can do. You obviously have a computer. Get online and look up Indiana Code and find out what laws have been broken. Go to the court house and find out about court orders that you can get. You'll quickly find that you can do more than you'd know, even without a lawyer for free. Sit down and write out a statement of facts that you can easily deliver to the police when you go in to report a violation, or even report it directly to the prosecutor. The officer/prosecutor would be much more inclined to follow up if they see you have taken the time to prepare, demonstrating that this is, in fact, very important to you. Know the subject.
Last but not least, stop turning to topix for advise. "victim of ongoing harassment, intimidation, and verbal assault via text" When you have problems, don't post them on the net, it does no-one any good. Let me get this straight, some one is testing you, harassing you and intimidating you. Now, if you DO follow through with your complaint and there is an arrest, what are you going to do if the suspect claims he/she only sent a text, but YOU put "all this bad stuff" on topix. Didn't think that one through, did ya.
For one to be upset, offended or intimidated by words of another, one must place value on the other's opinion. Maybe you should stop placing value on this person's words, stop acting like a victim and take charge of your affairs.
bernardo

Malden, MA

#19 Jan 15, 2010
good post, zorro. many times i have been tempted to make similar posts and gave it up. like casting pearls before swine. or.........i am just too lazy. anyway........listen up topix posters. understanding how the world works makes the difference between having problems that can get resolved and being a victim. dont get on topix and start advertising your supposed problems. learn to deal with them. and then you can help others once you learn to deal with your own.
JUST a misdemeanor

United States

#20 Jan 17, 2010
I haven't been back to this site since January 1st. Wow, some of you really missed the plot!! Note the title of the thread. Note the screen name I chose to use. The harassment took back seat to the deputy's statement. It's Franklin County's finest doing a bang up job again!! And before Zoro and bernardo go off on a rant, because you seemed to have fixated on the word "victim," let me choose a good synonym for you. How about recipient? Zoro, were you bored when you decided to write an essay? It's not that important. And since I posted this on topix, the harassment did cease. I wasn't advertising my problems, the focus was the statement the deputy made. About me posting "all this bad stuff" on topix, that's something I DID think through. I didn't use anyone's name. Please allow me to remind you once again that the name of the thread and the screen name I chose IS the subject of this forum, NOT the harassment. The harassment is something that I dealt with, but the deputy's statement and his actions were wrong. That's my point on here, people. I can type slower if you didn't understand. The subject of this forum is the statement and actions (or lack thereof) of the deputy. Simple enough? Did you keep up? Geez, Zoro, you went overboard, but you did offer alot of useful information. Hopefully it'll help someone. I don't have time, and really don't want to, pick apart your comments. I'll just say that the picture you painted in your mind about how I was handling it and the reality of the situation were very different. I think the word "victim" really impacted your viewpoint of the situation, how I was handling it, and how I viewed it myself and myself in it. That's why I said to omit that word and put in "receipient." In my original post, of course I'm not going to put in most of the details around the harassment part of the story. Focusing of the FCSD here!! Harassment OVER, thanks to a select few of good people and myself. I wasn't asking for help when I started this, although some clearly thought I was. I didn't care if anyone posted a comment or not. I just seriously didn't like the deputy's comment, plain and simple. Case closed people, waste your time in another forum.
Just wanna say that Killer Bees comment about the Conns keeping jamey was great, loved it! Isn't she such a pain in the a$$!!

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