Warrants say slain chaplain was stabbed, run over

Dec 3, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Times

A youth minister who authorities say was murdered in Cleveland on Sunday night was stabbed before being run over with his own car, according to arrest warrants.

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Dazed and Confused

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Does it not seem like the Rainey woman should have charged against her for not contacting the police after she witnessed this horrible act? Of course, it wouldn't have helped the poor victim, but what if the murdered had later directed his rage towards the children? Since he was arrested later for the domestic disturbance with his neighbor, he was obviously still in a volatile state. What was Lineberger's role in all this?
It's such a shame that we all take our lives in our hands by even displaying a random act of kindness. If it can happen to a preacher, it can happen to any of us.
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Dec 6, 2008
 
Based on what has been reported, I absolutley agree that the grandmother should be charged for failure to report a crime.

Why do you think that if she reported what happened it still wouldn't have helped the victim? I haven't read anything to indicate how long he stayed alive. Hhad she reported the crime, he might still be alive. His body was found only 70 yards from their home.

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Dec 6, 2008
 
You're right, Jeff. I guess I was just assuming that being run over by a vehicle wasn't survivable. It was 4 a.m. when I posted this. Couldn't sleep. I live in White County (Cleveland is county seat) and this has us all reeling. Each report I read is markedly different from the other. It's just so hard to imagine how and why this would even happen. Some reports say he was shot, others say he was stabbed and others say he was just run over.
Saddened

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Dec 7, 2008
 
I was wondering the same thing about the Rainey woman. The report I read made her seem so cold and uncaring - how could you witness that and not call? I call if I just see something suspicious most of the time. I also live in White County and Dazed is right - everyone I talk to is just shocked, sad, angry, and hurt by this.

I picked up someone in the Ingles parking lot right before Thanksgiving, it was cold and raining and he was walking and very infirm. I gave him a ride home and all was well. I was chastised by my husband for doing it but I really felt I was just trying to show the love of God to someone who needed it. It scares me as to what the world will be like in 20 years, after we've all taught our children that you can't help strangers, etc.

Does anyone have any information on Dyer and Lineberger? I am really struggling to understand what would drive them to do this.
Wannabemize

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Dec 7, 2008
 
I have read articles in The Times but AJC seems to have more information. I have questions and that is why I am posting, it seems the above posters have come together to add theirs. I agree that Ms. Rainey should be charged for not seeking medical attention for the victim. My first question is who drove Dyer back from the Shoal Creek area where he left the victim's car. Was Lineberger only found in possession of Percocet? That apartment complex seems to be a an area of great activity during the past year. I have never heard the name Lineberger before, could that be her married name? Was Dyer the maintenance man that ran from authorities last May at Unicoi when deputies came to serve him with some warrants and GSP happened to be at the dam at Unicoi and arrested him. I dislike the fact they would not work, how were they living, were the Rainey's independedly wealthy? I feel sorry for the children but honestly they would be better off in foster care.
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Don't you people get it.....METH!!!!!!!! Every piece of white trailer trash is on it. It is most rampant in Clermont, Cleveland and Dahlonega. Nobody in authority wants you to know about it, because it is an ugly little secret. The powers that be, want us to think that our little towns are pristene and free of crime. Take a recent look at Clermont-----Wendall Spell (crook), George Bowen (sex offender), Rev. Harris (murder victim), Crazy 18 year old behind Clermont post office in fancy subdivision ( vandal), Hispanic gang members at Clermont Park on the weekends,(running locals off and openly selling Meth and Pot) They know the police precient is not manned and even if it was, the cops are too scared of the Hispanics and white trash to do anything about it. Look at the recent "suspicious fires" arson fires on H White Rd and Ransom Free Road and Forrester Road. Look at the sex offender list for Clermont and Cleveland, it is all in our back yards. Look at all of the crime reports, domestic violence, burgulary etc that list Wauka Mtn. Trailer Park on Ransom Free Rd., as the home address. Joey Dyer even lived at that same trailer park in the past. WAKE UP, CLERMONT AND CLEVELAND, you are living in a high crime area and law enforcement refuses to deal with it!!!! Do you think if the problems are ignored they will just go away?
Wannabemize

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Dec 9, 2008
 
I know you are right. I did not know Joey Dyer had lived in Clermont. If you read the article in either the Times or AJC it says Ms. Rainey the mother of Lineberger moved to Cleveland, then her daughter and three children came and then her boyfriend. The best rule is work or live under a bridge. She should have put them on the street. Also if the chief law enforcement officer is asleep at the wheel then the Mayor's need to get rid of them and replace them with the officer that needs to work and respects his trade, family and community enough to do something about all the types you mentioned in your post. Thank you for being bold enough to mention on a public forum what is going on. I still say Rainey is not blameless and I am hoping to hear she is charged.
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The kids have no hope unless they are in Foster Care. Mrs. Rainey is a piece of s... like the rest of the family. The kids will be even worse if they stay in the home. Mrs. Rainey should be arrested and put away for the rest of her life as well. She concealed a murder. If she would have called for help, maybe the Rev. Harris could have been helped. There is no excuse for this type of maddness.
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Dec 10, 2008
 
White trash only breeds white trash. Where are the daddy's of Lineberger's 3 kids. There is nothing worse than a WHITE person that chooses to live lower than sewage waste. Who picked up Joey
Dyer after he ditched the car in Hall County? Was it Leonard, Carolyn or Lineberger? Carolyn Rainey just acted like Joey Dyer had spilled some milk, not murdered a good decent man with a wonderful family. Only the lowest form of humanity could watch that and not do something about it. Oh, I forgot, she has 3 kids to watch, no time to call 911. If that piece of human garbage does not get charged with being an accessory to murder, White County had better take a second look at their District Attorney's office and Police Cheif.

I would bet a $1,000,000 that Lineberger's kids daddies are all in prison------Somebody give me some confirmation on that. All of the taxpayer's in Georgia need to know what your taxes are paying for. Your taxes are paying for those white trash kids Peachcare, Lineberger's Medicade, Dyer and Lineberger's Public Defender, Lineberger's and Rainey's Food Stamps and hospital bills for that filthly Whore to have 3 unwanted, no daddy, going to steal from your kids, white trash varmit kids.
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Dec 10, 2008
 
Why do you think Carolyn Rainey did not call the cops? Could it be that she did not want cops around finding her and her husbands Meth stash.
The only possible reason not to call is you had something real bad to hide also.
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Dec 10, 2008
 
I can't imagine Carolyn Rainey not calling 911. She may have been able to save Frank's life. It seems he didn't die immediately. Anyway if she was trying to take care of her grandchildren, why would she let this murderer back in her house? Doesn't she know he could have turned on them at anytime?
Wannabemize

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Dec 10, 2008
 
I don't understand how the Rainey's got away with more than one family living in this apartment. Aren't the rules that they are single family dwellings. Mrs. Rainey did withhold evidence, she was a coverup, maybe interferring with a crime scene and failure to call for medical attention. Why aren't there more city police patroling this apartment complex rather than more than one car just sitting talking at a location. Staff meetings maybe are held at Glenda's in the morning over coffee with the top two dogs discussing what if anything they will handle that day. It could be where they will post a cop to write tickets to watch for someone failing to stop at a stop sign (a rolling stop rather than a complete stop). Maybe we are blest that Chief Foster is the city chief rather than the Sheriff of White County or we posters would all be in deep trouble. It will be interesting to see how many times this exact apartment building will come up in murder trials this upcoming year. Do we really have a Drug Task Force for White County or is it only for Lumpkin, Towns and Union County? Are these people operating or selling their wares so to speak in White County so educated and sleek that they just can't get caught, it has end in murder to even get posters talking. In the past I have heard of dirty cops taking payoff not to "don't ask me any questions, don't tell me no lies". Or "if you tell me I will have to kill you". Legitimate jobs are scarce these days, maybe a layoff or termination could result in someone wanting to really want to do a law enforcement job.
Wake Up White County

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Dec 10, 2008
 
I AGREE 100% that the piece of trash Mrs Rainey should be charged. She couldn't dial 911? She could of stopped the crime if she had any decency about her. Meth is right. All these white trash people are ON METH. Take a look in the grocery store people. See that POS woman over there making the crazy faces w/ her jaw and running all over the store -SHE'S ON METH! What a damn shame! I hope the white trash murderers get the electric chair.
Wannabemize

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Dec 10, 2008
 
anauntoffrank wrote:
I can't imagine Carolyn Rainey not calling 911. She may have been able to save Frank's life. It seems he didn't die immediately. Anyway if she was trying to take care of her grandchildren, why would she let this murderer back in her house? Doesn't she know he could have turned on them at anytime?
Call the Chief of Police, The D.A.'s office and the Mayor of Cleveland GA everyday. Give their staff something to do answering the phone. Mayor Stanley does not have an email address I don't think, there is one on the city website but it says speedbump and that one may be the Police Dept website but write him.
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Dec 13, 2008
 
There has been another arrest in this case, Amber P. Ruark. She is the one that helped these two cold hearted murderers ditch the car. AND yes, she is trailer park trash on drugs!! I know for a fact! She has 4 children under the age of 10. What a shame for all the victims in this situation.
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Dec 14, 2008
 
Let's see we now have Amber Pass Ruark, from Ocean City, MD to Gainesville, Braselton and now Cleveland GA, wonder if she lived in the apartment building that Dyer and Lineberger lived in.
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Dec 15, 2008
 
thats bad
Joeys Sister

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Dec 16, 2008
 
I just want everyone to know that this so called preacher grabbed my brother's groin and held him in the passenger seat....my brother has bruises that the GBI took pics of of this 'preacher' hand prints on him. You cannot judge a book by it's cover and no one has even bothered to get my brother's side to what happened.....
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Dec 16, 2008
 
And by the way to everyone who is going off on this ....Jennifer's mom lied thru her teeth to the AJC, Jennifer's kids all have the same daddy and he is NOT in prison, and Joey is not trash. None of you know anything about this other than what you have read or heard on the news.....God said if you judge someone, you shall be judged ten times worse than what judgement you gave a person....There is so much to this situation that the press does not know about and neither do any of you...you are just making assumptions on what the media feeds you. My brother does not deserve the electric chair as one of you put....who are the heartless ones now?? So easy is it to sit and pass judgement on a matter that has absolutely no concern to any of you. And no it WASN'T meth that they were on... And my brother did work, he supported that lazy cow and her parents for 5 years, Jennifer took advantage of my brother in so many ways. And yes he did stab the guy, but what would you do if you were being grabbed in the crotch by the same sex and being held down....hello my brother has the bruises...and unfortunately he was out of it because he had taken zanex. DO NOT THINK HIS SIDE WILL GO UNHEARD. HARRIS WAS NOT A SAINT AS HE HAS BEEN MADE OUT TO BE.

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Joeys Sister wrote:
And by the way to everyone who is going off on this ....Jennifer's mom lied thru her teeth to the AJC, Jennifer's kids all have the same daddy and he is NOT in prison, and Joey is not trash. None of you know anything about this other than what you have read or heard on the news.....God said if you judge someone, you shall be judged ten times worse than what judgement you gave a person....There is so much to this situation that the press does not know about and neither do any of you...you are just making assumptions on what the media feeds you. My brother does not deserve the electric chair as one of you put....who are the heartless ones now?? So easy is it to sit and pass judgement on a matter that has absolutely no concern to any of you. And no it WASN'T meth that they were on... And my brother did work, he supported that lazy cow and her parents for 5 years, Jennifer took advantage of my brother in so many ways. And yes he did stab the guy, but what would you do if you were being grabbed in the crotch by the same sex and being held down....hello my brother has the bruises...and unfortunately he was out of it because he had taken zanex. DO NOT THINK HIS SIDE WILL GO UNHEARD. HARRIS WAS NOT A SAINT AS HE HAS BEEN MADE OUT TO BE.
Is this crazy woman saying that her brother did stab the pastor, but because he was being grabbed in the crothc, but he was too out of it to know what he was doing. Either he knew what he was doing and was defending himself, he was out of it and, if he was that zoned out, he can't claim he was doing what a reasonable person would do, because he was zoned out. And if all of your outrageous claims are true, which I doubt, then why after stabbing him did Joey run over the pastor, rob him, then leave him to die, then hide, then lie, then lie some more, then lie some more, then after a little jail time and being confronted with the evidence against him tell a little of the truth, then lie some more. Wanting to believe your brother is normal, wanting him to recieve mercy is understanable, but to sit and defend what he did is as bad as condoning what he did. But maybe you do. A man is dead, no information, accusations, or rumors support anything you claim, and if poor little Joey wants to use self defense as a claim, he should at least hope that the evidence supports his claim a little.

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