justice never happend michael stroahuer walks away

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concern

Gowanda, NY

#1 Jan 15, 2014
A few years ago a man named Michael Stroahuer decided to go hunting on Thanksgiving day. He had entered private property and began to hunt. Neighbors down the way from the property heard gunshots and they decided to call it in because they knew no one was allowed on the property. When when a DEC officer arrived he noticed Michael Stroahuer had in his possession a firearm and a dead deer. The officer began to ask Michael for his hunting license his drivers license his dear tags. Michael Stroahuer did not have any deer tags or hunting license on him. The DEC did a National Criminal Background check on Michael Stroahuer. It came back that Michael Stroahuer was a convicted felon. The DEC officer called law enforcement. When law enforcement showed up Michael Stroahuer from Gowanda NY was arrested on felony charges for possession of a firearm. Trespassing and numerous Conservation charges. This was a article from wivb.com . Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of gun shots near a residence in the Town of Dayton, on Thanksgiving morning.
When deputies responded, they say they found 48-year-old Michael D. Strohauer, of Gowanda, with a dead deer. According to the sheriff's office, after further investigation, it was found that Strohauer was illegally possessing a firearm due to a previous felony conviction.
Strohauer was arrested on fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and numerous conservation law charges.
Strohauer was arraigned in Dayton Town Court, where he was remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail.
Michael Stroahuer from gowanda had a $500.00 bail. That very same Thanksgiving day Michael Stroahuer was bailed out of jail. What I find appalling is Michael Stroahuer ended up walking away from all these charges. I cannot understand how our government expects gun laws that are now in effect to be beneficiary for everybody but convicted felons who commit a crime with a firearm can walk away with no prison time. I found this story on a blog it was from this anonymous person talking about how is this possible that this man Michael Strohauer was caught with a firearm and he's a convicted felon. I must agree with this blog. If this were to happen anywhere like say Buffalo I think the outcome would've been different. This man Michael has been in trouble previously I numerous occasions for DWI. One of those DWIs took a young man's life. This young man was only 18 years old. This was the article that was posted to the blog about this DWI.
Delevan teenager died Sunday afternoon of injuries in a two car accident in the Town of Collins that sent other victims to hospitals. Brandon Smith 18 of North Main Street suffered head trauma in the accident at 8:17pm Saturday at the intersection of Route 39 operated by Michael Strohauer 32 of Weaver Road , Delevan , who was charged with driving while intoxicated according to state police Fredonia. The Strohauer vehicle was struck a northbound car driven by Karl Kruse with Passing through a stop sign. Kruse was taken to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital , Springville with head laceration. Strohauer was taken to ECMC with multiple injuries ., Gowanda. While his wife Brenda 22 was taken Tri County Hospital , Gowanda with head and abdominal injuries. Two children in the Strohauer car were also taken to Tri-County Medical Center Gabrielle Strohauer 3 with liver injury and Yolanda Andino 11 of Main Street , North Collins with a Sprained arm. Kruse wife , Darlene 26 was taken to ECMC with chest trauma and their son Justin 5 to Children s Hospital with a concussion. Police said no one in Strohauer's car was wearing seat-belts and two passengers were ejected from the Vehicle by the impact.
part two

Gowanda, NY

#2 Jan 15, 2014
Micahel Stroahuer did not spend m much time behind bars for this. This tells me something is very wrong with the system. Especially in Gowanda NY , Dayton NY , Collins NY. Someone is protecting this man. It is very obvious that this man Micahel Stroahuer can continue to break the law and be protected by law enforcement and the judicial system in the small towns. It is my duty to find out why and whom is responsible for this. I notice free to get the discovery file on one of these cases. I just so happen to Google some information for a friend that owns property. My friend contacted me and told me there were some hunters on the property and they do not have permission. My friends neighbors contacted him and told him that there was to gentleman on his property hunting and one of them for sure was a convicted felon. The good part about this is the hunting cabin had security camera surrounding the cabin. My friend was able to get footage of those two gentlemen's in the footage was handed over to local law enforcement. The local law enforcement insured my friend that one of those gentlemen's we definitely face felony charges. So when I looked up some information on the Internet I noticed this blog about the subject. I began to read this blog and all the comments that were made about this blog. There were over 6000 comments on the blog that was about Michael Stroahuer from Gowanda NY. Every single comment I agreed with. Every single comment on that blog. It took a few days to read every single one. Quite a few people are upset and are not even from the state of New York. Even convicted felons that have went to prison for the same similar charges. Those convicted felons had to spend 10 to 15 years in prison. A few of those convicted felons have just got out of prison with the past five years. This is one of the comments made by one of the convicted felons and he was from a small town in Tennessee It all began when I was 23 years old and decided to hang out with the wrong crowd. One night he decided to pay somebody back from stealing from them in this new group of so-called friends wanted me to help them get back what was rightfully theirs. The plan was to gain access into the home and get what was rightfully theirs and leave. What we didn't know was that somebody was actually home that night. I was the idiot to enter through a window while my friends waited in the back yard of this home. I'll just so happened so it was actually home and a soon as I entered the home the homeowner had a shotgun pointed right at me.
part two

Gowanda, NY

#3 Jan 15, 2014
The police were called I was the only one that was arrested. The very same crowd of friends I had decided to run away. I was charged on felony count of burglary. That is how I began my title of a convicted felon. I was sentenced to five years in prison and end up only doing three years on good behavior. When I got out of prison I decided to go to college and get a career in small business. I met my wife at school. My father owned his own business. About 10 years after he staying out of trouble I lost my father to cancer. Three weeks after that I lost my mother and brother in a car accident. A year after that my wife and I lost our son to SIDS. I decided to keep the family business going and took it over with me and my younger brother. Business was going great we bring a lot of money on sales alone. After my son passed away I said to myself business might be doing good right now but emotionally and physically I was exhausted. I pretended to be fine but deep down inside I wasn't. So some of my old ways came back to haunt me. If you my coworkers loved to go hunting. I am not the kind of person that displays my whole personal business at work or outside of work. So when my coworkers asked me to go along with them hunting I can say no..
part 3

Gowanda, NY

#4 Jan 15, 2014
My father passed away yet quite a few shotguns and I had access to one. So I took it and went hunting with a few my coworkers one Sunday morning. Another coworkers owned property that we can go hunting on. I had no idea who was all invited to go hunting that Sunday morning. It just so happened one of the gentlemen that was invited was one of the persons that got me involved a criminal record. The very same person who ran away like a chicken that night and I ended up getting into trouble. I had on my hunting gear so I was praying that this person who knew me personally from back in the day would not even notice me. There was a total of six gentlemen and one of the gentlemen that was there had his 18-year-old son with them. So we all split up in different directions as a property was pretty huge those over 300 acres. The had tree stands all over the property. So each gentleman by read up with a partner. I was with my brother. As we were sitting there my brother stated to me I really hope you really did not get noticed by ########## I replied back to my brother I was just thinking the same thing. So after few hours just sitting there in a tree stands we my brother just had some reminiscing of our childhood. Each gentleman had a three-way radio so we all can keep in contact and to know our exact locations for safety reasons. So's a little bit after noon within 50 feet from our tree stand was this nice buck. My brother said you take the shot and so I did I ended up shooting the deer the deer goes down in the deer's dead. Not long after I got my first deer of the day there is a call over the radio to have a hot lunch that was ready for us of the cabin and we will all end up meeting their. So after everybody was accounted for we decided to go inside for a hot meal. A play of mine began to introduce everybody to a son. I tried to escape and go outside on the porch for a cigarette what I didn't know was who exactly was it on the back porch smoking a cigarette. So it just so happened is you end up being very same person that got me in trouble. That person notice me right away because I didn't have my 60 mask on my face. Right away I hear this voice say well well well look who we have here. After that I knew this person was going agitate me. I couldn't even walk away because I didn't want to make anything look obvious. My brother noticed that I wasn't inside the cabin he decided to come look for me. As soon as my brother noticed this person was having a conversation with me my brother decided to interrupt the conversation and began to ask that person questions. Questions??? Like how have you been? What you been up to? Long time no see . Are you enjoying life? I hope you changed? Have you been staying out of trouble? As my brother started asking all these questions that person became very angry and upset that he was being asked all these questions and he said to my brother what is this 30/30 questions? My brother said no, I was just curious how you have been after all these years. That's all my intentions were my brother replied. This person asked my brother how would you like to be in trouble with the law? My brother replied back what you talking about? Then person replied back you know exactly what I'm talking about. Then I noticed my brother was becoming very agitated and he replied back to the person this is not your business so once you go inside get yourself a hot cup of coffee and keep your mouth shut. My brother is doing nothing wrong but hanging out with a couple of his buddies. So we my brother were still outside on the porch talking. I said to my brother what the hell is just that. Where does he come off speaking to us like that. My brother just said a roll of your shoulders must go back inside..
part 3

Gowanda, NY

#5 Jan 15, 2014
My brother said to me to like it to you. I just nodded. As my mind was going all different directions think all these crazy memories I had when I used to hang out with the wrong crowd and what would life be if I just would've walked away back then. So after everybody has had a hot meal dessert a few cups of hot coffee we all decided to go back out and do some more hunting. So brother and I decide to go into a different direction. Not long after that there was two deer within 25 feet from us in this time we were in a hideout tent. So I said to my brother you should first. One of the shots ended up wounded the other deer took off running in a different direction. So my brother and myself decided to track the deer that was wounded by a blood trail. Within 100 feet we found the deer and it ended up dying from its wounds. So by that time my brother and myself are pretty happy and decided to call it quits. I called a buddy of mine over the through a radio and said we were going to head out and that we got our two deer. So my brother tied up the deer to the three wheeler and as soon as we came out of the woods there was a DEC officer. Right there and then I knew was over. I knew once again I made a very poor choice. We were asked by the DEC officer to hand over our deer tags , hunting licenses, drivers license. I haddeer tags and brother had given me prior to that morning and I had a hunting license before I was even in trouble with the law. So the DEC officer did national criminal check on both our names. I knew I was in trouble because it was taking a long time for the DEC officer to come back to speak with us. As this is all going on all the other gentleman were still hunting. So no one else was around but me my brother. The DEC officer told my brother everything checked out your brother on the other hand did not check out and unfortunately he had no other choice but to contact the sheriff's department. My brother began to plea please can we just forget about this. My brother has not had such an easy life and after all the deaths in the family and has not been easy either for both him and myself. The DEC officer replied it's out of my hands. So when the Sheriff's arrived I was placed under arrest and was charged possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and few other charges. On the way to the County jail. I'll saying to myself it's all over. My wife is going to leave me. I'm going to lose the business. I'm going to lose everything again. For one to stupid decision. What I should've done. Was go camping with my wife and her family. After I arrived at the county jail. I knew I had one phone call that I was hesitating to make
part 4

Gowanda, NY

#6 Jan 15, 2014
So I called my wife and told her what happened. At the time I wife was very angry at me but she reminded me the vows we took stayed strong. During my arraignment I was charged for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and a few other charges. The District Attorney's Office had a few options on the table to what we call plea deal. I knew I was guilty. Nobody made me go hunting. Nobody made me have possession of a firearm. I knew I was only one responsible for making such a stupid decision. I was ready to face the consequences. I was found guilty for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and I was sentenced to 10 years in prison. During my time I became a born-again Christian. My wife was still by my side. We found out two months after was sentenced my wife was pregnant. During her pregnancy was a little difficult because I was not by her side to take her to the doctor appointments this see the baby on the sonogram to hear the baby sex. My wife had a do it all basically on her own. She did have family support but not enough support. All I could do was write letters every day and tell her how sorry I was. How much I loved her for being there for me and not giving up on me. Every night I would read my Bible and just pray for God to forgive me. To watch over my wife. To watch over my family and my friends. My brother would come and visit me when he could. He was very busy with the business that he took over. I cannot be more proud of him. When I was in prison I went to Bible studies. Went to the library a lot. I also had a job that did not make much money at all. Just enough to buy few items in a few snacks once in a while. My wife would send packages with stationary. So I could write back to her. Plus I got to talk to her the phone every other day. It was good to hear her voice. Because I knew that voice would keep me going. Months passed by. My brother was doing great business and ending up traveling across the United States. He would send me letters and postcards to tell me when I got out I still have a job. He also reminded me know matter what I have a family that loves me no matter what. That we can get through any obstacle in life. About a week after I talked to my brother I tried to contact my wife with a phone call and there's no answer. So I called my wife sister because I knew those around her due date. My wife sister answered the phone and said she was on her way to the hospital and my wife was in labor. I was completely speechless I had running down my face. I didn't know if they were happy tears or sad tears. After I hung up the phone with my wife sister. I went to my cell and grabbed my Bible and began to pray that God watch over my wife and my unborn child that was about to be born. I prayed to God put them both be healthy and strong during this time. I pray God to give up on me and I find me strength to continue my beliefs. The very next day I cannot wait to call my wife sister and find out what was going on. My daughter was born that early morning. I wife and I previously had a conversation on the names who would choose for both a boy and a girl. Bethany Ann was born September 2000.
part 5

Gowanda, NY

#7 Jan 15, 2014
I began to cry like a baby because the emotions I was feeling of joy and happiness that I now have a daughter who is healthy and also my wife was healthy and no complications are problems during childbirth. My wife my wife was able to leave the hospital the next day. Her entire family was therefore in our friends and even my family. I was a able finally to reach my wife and even though we only spoke for 10 minutes it was a best 10 minutes of my life. I week later I ended up getting pictures of my daughter for the very first time also pictures of my wife during labor. I had over 20 pictures I cannot wait for them to go on my wall next to my bed and one of them I put under my pillow. Every week after that my wife's sent pictures of our daughter. My wife didn't want to miss out watching her grow up. I talked to my wife every day. Tons of families and friends were sending money through the phone account so I can keep in touch with my wife more. After our daughter was six weeks old. I wife came down to visit me with her daughter and because I had good behavior I was earned a family day. When I held my daughter for the very first time I knew at that very moment I was blessed. We had spent two whole days together and they are the best two days I had a very long time. I knew our son who went to heaven was watching over. Our daughter had the very same eyes very same hair color very same smile is her son did. Time began to pass very quickly and before you know it our daughter was one years old. At that time I had over hundreds of pictures. One of the pictures my wife sent was our daughter taking her first steps. So even though physically I cannot be there. In a way I was there by looking at those pictures every night before I went to bed. Months went by years went by. Our daughter began kindergarten and before he knew it she was growing up to fast. I don't know if I could ever done it without my wife and my daughter my family my wife's family and all our friends. Before I knew it was time to come home.
part 6

Gowanda, NY

#8 Jan 16, 2014
I made a devotion to myself and God that my life was a brand-new life. There was going to be no more trouble, bad decisions. Not long after I got out I went back to work. I was home with my family were I belonged. Our family business just took off. My brother ended up having twins one boy one girl so now here I am an uncle godfather. I had the very same Bible that lifted up my spirits. I prayed every night and I still pray. My coworkers was still there for me. They ended up finding out a week after I was sentenced that very same person like had conflict with was the one who called the DEC officer and told them that he knew about a hunter that was convicted felon any s with his own eyes that he was h holding a firearm. Back in the day I would've been very angry and would probably find a way to pay that person back. But today I pray for that person that God will heal him and he will find a way that will lead them in the right direction. About a year after being out of prison. My daughter was honored in the Who's Who's book. View my wife are so proud of her and all her accomplishments. Our daughter was always on the honor roll society. She was in newspapers because of her grades and being captain of the volleyball team and track and softball. About two years after that my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer and ended up having rounds of chemotherapy. At about seven months after chemotherapy she was cancer free ends to this day cancer free. I wanted to share my story in hopes to make other people think before their actions especially if you are convicted felon. I went to prison for a very long time. I did not try to get out of my charges at that time because I knew I was guilty. When I saw this blog that was about This man Michael Stroahuer that lived in a small town called Gowanda NY. I saw in the blog that he had similar felony charges and other charges like I had the only difference between Michael and myself was I was allowed on the property. It is the same similar situation because I was caught hunting in a small town. Small courtroom, one judge and that judge did not look the other way. The blog said that this Michael walked away from all charges and was never convicted of any of them. He got caught red-handed and did not do one day in prison for his crime he committed. Attached to the blog was articles from new stations and newspapers about this Michael on one very Thanksgiving Day. So I decided to Google some more information about this Michael guy and ended up finding some very disturbing things about him. I was very appalled to what I was reading about Michael and all the crimes he has committed over and over again and not only Michael but his family also. I was shocked to hear about Michael's DWI that ended up taking somebody's life and how Michael did not spend that much time behind bars. I was shocked that Michael was not charged with manslaughter.
part 7

Gowanda, NY

#9 Jan 16, 2014
He may have been found guilty of a felony. To me that wasn't enough. I was shocked that Michael's wife was not charged for engagement of a child. Two small children were in that very same vehicle Michael was driving. Those two small children were in the back seat no seatbelts no car seats. In fact nobody in that car that Michael was driving had seatbelts. Both Michael and his wife were intoxicated. This didn't happen at night but during the daytime. I made my mistakes but at least I can say I've never in my life got behind the wheel intoxicated and took a life. Attached to that news article was over 500 comments alone. Most of those comments were made by people who've lost loved ones due to DWIs or they lost loved ones were killed by drunk drivers. I cannot fathom how a person like this could even think about getting behind the wheel again and being intoxicated but this fool, Micahel Stroahuer from Gowanda NY seem not to care and he did it again twice after taking somebody's life. When I was reading the comments made by loved ones that lost somebody due to somebody's stupidity being intoxicated behind the wheel. I began to cry and I thought back of my mother and brother were killed because a somebody like Michael. That teenager who took my mother and brother's life ended up getting 25 years to life. Not only my mother's life and my brothers life. The very same teenager took an entire family. It was a mother and a father and their four children were all killed instantly and only person that lived was that teenager that was intoxicated. I was so angry back then. But at least justice was served. I don't see any justice done for that 18-year-old boy Brandon Smith. There was no justice at all. I feel so sorry for that family had to go through this through this and probably is still going through this. It's not easy with losing a loved one because of a drunk driver. I wish there was a way I can get in contact with that family and tell them about this blog I found and all the support and prayers that people have said about this particular family. I have no shame to admit that I'm not a perfect person. I have no shame note submit that I am a convicted felon and that I guess I had to spend time reflecting on those very same mistakes. I have learned from those mistakes and to this very same day December 2013 I am thankful for everything in my life. My heart goes out to all the comments that were post on this blog. I have to agree that something's not right. Something behind closed doors got this Michael Stroahuer to walk free. Offsetting part was this is not even like was a joke. This really happened. They still have videos from new stations on this guy being arrested on Thanksgiving Day. How could anybody miss it was all over the news newspapers even. It was not just a newspapers from Western New York but other states as well. It was on social media and still is on social social media. This Michael Strohauer is a pretty popular subject and even to this day people are posting comments on the blog that I found. And I was only looking for a blog to share my story. I came across this blog. So I decided to share my story on it and I hope it helps people. (((((((( when I saw this story it melted my heart. I felt like instantly of all the pain and suffering and loss that this man had to go through. His story is touching. One thing I decided to leave out was one of his comments was about Michael Stroahuer from Gowanda NY can still face charges. But now I want to make sure I post this to. I did a little research and it is true. I found out I can contact Dayton Town hall in NY and get certain copies of the case. Once I establish those copies I can start to contact certain people. My entire goal is to post this and attach it to the blog and social media and sent a copy to all the local new stations in that area and plus all the newspapers in that area and also sent a copy to the United States Supreme Court the federal court in Erie County.
part 8

Gowanda, NY

#10 Jan 16, 2014
I want them to see for themselves that something is not right. Something behind closed doors happened to protect Micahel Stroahuer. I would not be surprised if the Judge for Dayton NY is friends with the judge in Gowanda. I won't be surprised if the district attorney also has something to do with this. I decided to Google Michael's name and I was amazed of all the responses. I noticed one of the websites was topix.com . There was quite a bit responses on this topix.com about Micahel Stroahuer from Gowanda NY. Some of the responses was made by these people that protected Michael and making comments that made no sense at all. It was like when one comment was made about Michael Stroahuer from Gowanda there would be a response within minutes talking about something totally different. They were to start attacking this one person over and over and over and over again. They people that were protecting Michael decided to attack other people who had made comments back that were not exactly in their favor. I was very amazed about this website. So I decided to copy and paste parts of the blog that I had found and post it on topix.com . I do not live very far from Gowanda. My wife in fact works in Gowanda. I hope to see this blog that I had found to continue. I hope more people will share their stories and their thoughts and even ideas what we can do to seek justice. There has to be some way to provide proof that something behind closed doors allowed this man Michael Stroahuer to walk away from all charges. I am sure who would enjoy reading that blog would be the local news media in the local newspapers to let them know what happened. To let them know the truth. I wouldn't be surprised that the judge from Gowanda and the judge from Dayton NY had something to do with this.
miguel flores

Buffalo, NY

#11 Jan 16, 2014
part 8 wrote:
I want them to see for themselves that something is not right. Something behind closed doors happened to protect Micahel Stroahuer. I would not be surprised if the Judge for Dayton NY is friends with the judge in Gowanda. I won't be surprised if the district attorney also has something to do with this. I decided to Google Michael's name and I was amazed of all the responses. I noticed one of the websites was topix.com . There was quite a bit responses on this topix.com about Micahel Stroahuer from Gowanda NY. Some of the responses was made by these people that protected Michael and making comments that made no sense at all. It was like when one comment was made about Michael Stroahuer from Gowanda there would be a response within minutes talking about something totally different. They were to start attacking this one person over and over and over and over again. They people that were protecting Michael decided to attack other people who had made comments back that were not exactly in their favor. I was very amazed about this website. So I decided to copy and paste parts of the blog that I had found and post it on topix.com . I do not live very far from Gowanda. My wife in fact works in Gowanda. I hope to see this blog that I had found to continue. I hope more people will share their stories and their thoughts and even ideas what we can do to seek justice. There has to be some way to provide proof that something behind closed doors allowed this man Michael Stroahuer to walk away from all charges. I am sure who would enjoy reading that blog would be the local news media in the local newspapers to let them know what happened. To let them know the truth. I wouldn't be surprised that the judge from Gowanda and the judge from Dayton NY had something to do with this.
Judges and lawyers are all buddies. It is better to know a judge than a cop any day.
truth

Gowanda, NY

#12 Jan 16, 2014
miguel flores wrote:
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Judges and lawyers are all buddies. It is better to know a judge than a cop any day.
you have no clue how corrupt the judge is . Judge aronald andosek perisa town court , plus the Collins judge norm peters who now is dead and then you have the judge in Dayton ny . Then the district attorney Eric whaylen who covers all the local courts. Something is fishy .
factcheck

Mystic, CT

#13 Jan 17, 2014
I think you lost track of the number of parts
Tim

Buffalo, NY

#14 Jan 18, 2014
Well parts or what. This is not right at all. How can this even happen? Where is this Michael now? I have a few contacts I can call. Someone did someone a favor. To allow Michael to walk away with no criminal charges. Specialty a felony. I don't know much about the law. I know a criminal when I see one. I also use goggle and I did look up Michael Strohauer name. I was surprised of the results. I know of a good web site that is used by small and large business owners. They use all the time to look at records. Just a thought. It cost $600.00 a year but it is worth it. For what it is worth. I would like to help also in any way I can. Michael Strohauer needs to pay for his crime. I think it would be better to begin a new blog and keep it private. This way we all can contact each other with email , phone , text message. You have to be careful today. With all the privacy issues they have.

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