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Jan 15, 2012
 
There in the beckley paper today.check it out.
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Jan 16, 2012
 
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Jan 16, 2012
 
Oh God! I know Mike Abbott! Havnt seen him in over 15 yrs. Good lord what's he done???
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Jan 16, 2012
 
Apparently he allegedly kidnapped someone and sexually assaulted them then beat them up. Probably a spouse as most of those cases usually stem from a DVP and breaking it.
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Karen M. Brandstetter, embezzlement, a felony; forgery, a felony (10 counts)

I hope this chick goes down for a very long time. Her ol' man Micha Feltner is the one who stole all of the money from the Fire dept. She stole money from her place of employment in Fayetteville. She also had a part in the Fire Dept theft. They just didn't hev enough proof. Well, now they do. So ha ha to all of you who thought she was innocent and defended her!
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Amen brother.
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Karen M. Brandstetter, embezzlement, a felony; forgery, a felony (10 counts)
I hope this chick goes down for a very long time. Her ol' man Micha Feltner is the one who stole all of the money from the Fire dept. She stole money from her place of employment in Fayetteville. She also had a part in the Fire Dept theft. They just didn't hev enough proof. Well, now they do. So ha ha to all of you who thought she was innocent and defended her!
get real..he only got two years protective custody..
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Jan 16, 2012
 
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<quoted text> get real..he only got two years protective custody..
He got PC (protective custody) only because he is/was an police officer. That's just standard protocol through the jail/prison system. They say it's for the safety of the other inmates, but it's really for him. He should have gotten way longer, and he should have to pay the entire amont back.. but Hey, that's our justice system for ya!
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Jan 16, 2012
 
Former deputy sentenced
By Andrea Lannom
Register-Herald Reporter The Register-Herald Fri Sep 17, 2010, 12:04 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE — Jack Micah Feltner, the 41-year-old former fire department president and Fayette County sheriff’s deputy, was sentenced Thursday to two to 20 years in prison.

Feltner pleaded guilty in July to two counts of fraudulent schemes. Feltner was president of the Oak Hill Fire Department Corp. and was responsible for compiling the number of calls and members per call for billing purposes.

Police said the instances had gone on over a period of six to seven years and over that time Feltner had taken around $374,000 by overbilling the funds and keeping the extra money.

Feltner asked for probation, saying he could continue to support his family.

“My family needs me,” he said.“If I can’t work, they can’t survive without some sort of state assistance. I would like to ask for probation so I can continue to support them.”

Anthony Ciliberti, Feltner’s attorney, said the court should look at Feltner’s past good deeds and character.

“Even when these allegations came to light, he resigned from the fire department and took the high road,” Ciliberti said.“He then pursued new employment working as a coal truck driver. Unlike so many people, Feltner has no criminal convictions prior to today.”

Ciliberti said probation would be the best route to take.

“This would allow him to continue working and begin to pay the Oak Hill Volunteer Fire Department back the money that was misappropriated.”

Feltner’s sister, Tina Wriston, agreed, saying he was a “family man” and should be allowed to support them.

“I believe he is an upstanding man and a family man,” she said.“He has been a good, productive member of society and his family needs him.”

Special prosecutor Patrick Via disagreed, saying Feltner needed to take responsibility for his actions by serving two consecutive sentences in prison.

“These are serious charges under any circumstances,” Via said.“He served in a position of trust and this was an extraordinary amount of money. He needs to accept responsibility.”

Oak Hill City Manager Bill Hannabass said the actions Feltner took had become a “hardship” for the city.

“This has caused untold sacrifice by the city of Oak Hill,” he said.“For several years, I have served as mayor of Oak Hill and I had the privilege of handing over the fireman’s ax to a dedicated firefighter. One person I handed it to couldn’t even hold it because of how injured he was. The honor of people like this should be upheld.”

Judge John Hatcher said it was one of the saddest days in his 20 years on the bench.

“Sad is an understatement,” he said.“I would have never in my wildest imagination thought I would be facing you as I face you today.”

Hatcher said he could not look back at Feltner’s past good deeds because of his conduct.

“They had mentioned your community service, but all of that is a vapor scattered to the four corners now,” Hatcher said.“When you got up to speak, I knew you would ask for probation. However, I expected an ‘I’m sorry’ to your family, to firefighters, to everyone. This was not said.

“Because you were in a position of trust and because we want everyone to know that if police or fireman or anybody crosses the line and becomes a felon, that they are just like anyone else,” he added.

Sheriff Steve Kessler said he believed the court made a good decision.

“I believe justice was served,” he said.“There is no difference between us and the public, and there shouldn’t be.”

Feltner was taken to Southern Regional Jail to await transfer to a state prison.
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Jan 16, 2012
 
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va.(AP)— A former president of the Oak Hill Fire Volunteer Department convicted of embezzling about $373,000 from the city of Oak Hill has been ordered to repay $50,000.

Jack Micah Feltner was sentenced in September 2010 to at least two years in prison.

Court records show Feltner overbilled for fire service calls and kept the extra money from 2003 to 2009.

Oak Hill Fire Chief Tim Richardson says he doesn't understand the decision by Fayette County Circuit Judge John Hatcher ordering Feltner to repay only a portion of the funds.

Hatcher also ordered the forfeiture of most of Feltner's benefits from a retirement fund containing up to $40,000. Feltner also is a former Fayette County sheriff's deputy.

The Register-Herald ( http://bit.ly/rET96U ) reports an insurance settlement will pay $250,000 of the city's losses.
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He only has to pay 50K back. That's some BS.

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LOL omg i looked at it and found four of my cousins lol glad im married now and lost that name
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Jan 19, 2012
 
Funny most these ppl wont even go to jail. They will get a slap on the hand. And I can name like ten ppl who got in trouble and should have been indited but wasnt. So Im guessing Robbing someone at gun point isnt an issue anymore. Because I can name 6 ppl who got arrested for it but never went to jail for it. And Im also guessing saling drugs isnt a big issue to the the state either.
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Funny most these ppl wont even go to jail. They will get a slap on the hand. And I can name like ten ppl who got in trouble and should have been indited but wasnt. So Im guessing Robbing someone at gun point isnt an issue anymore. Because I can name 6 ppl who got arrested for it but never went to jail for it. And Im also guessing saling drugs isnt a big issue to the the state either.
Its not so much the state as it is this poor county.Look around watch the news read the papers other countys are at lest trying to better our state.Fayette county anymore is an embarassment to the state of west virginia.Its a damn shame when people are busted that the law get to pick and choose if you go to jail or you squeel.that only leaves the squeeler out to keep deeling while he or she is telling all they know.Its even sicker that the law knows this and allows it to happen.Sad to say until fayette county starts locking them up and finding the bigger dogs on there own this town is going to shit in a handbag.NOW THATS JUST MY OPINION
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today is the day lets see how many of these people walk
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Jan 20, 2012
 
Once an indictment is handed down the arraignment happens. What they are doing today is entering a plea which is usually always Not Guilty. Then the trial date is given. They can then negotiate a plea arrangement in order to bring the cost to the state down. Between today and the court date is when the arrangements are made to turn state's evidence. If someone is not on the indictment list then it means they didn't get indicted for lack of evidence. A prosecutor will not take a case before a grand jury without convincing evidence (eye witness, fingerprints, dna, etc...).

If you know of someone who was supposed to be on the list but was not. It means they have managed to wiggle out of it with the help of a lawyer managing to postpone hearings and such. Or, the prosecutor felt there was not enough evidence to move forward. Sadly, there are such things as administrative failures such as lost evidence or clerical mistakes on reports and even witnesses who back out and refuse to cooperate.

Some system we have eh?
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#21
Jan 20, 2012
 
What about the guy last year that got caught with a bunch of oc's but they dropped the charges. Or the black guys that robbed the white man at gun point? They didnt go to jail either. I can name some ppl that got caught red handed there was enough evidence but yet they didnt do time for it. I think its all about who ya know and who ya snitch on. Plus Oak Hill DOES have some dirty cops. They make sure the ppl they mess with dont go to jail. Our system is so messed up its not funny.
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Jan 20, 2012
 
UMMM wrote:
What about the guy last year that got caught with a bunch of oc's but they dropped the charges. Or the black guys that robbed the white man at gun point? They didnt go to jail either. I can name some ppl that got caught red handed there was enough evidence but yet they didnt do time for it. I think its all about who ya know and who ya snitch on. Plus Oak Hill DOES have some dirty cops. They make sure the ppl they mess with dont go to jail. Our system is so messed up its not funny.
Well, there can be a lot of reasons why those incidents occurred. If a policeman doesn't read the suspect their rights, that can be the result. If a paper is filed wrong or not filed at all, that can be the result. If a witness gets scared or changes their mind, that can be the result. It is a process that is full of BS that doesn't help anything. Usually the victims of crime are treated like the criminal and badgered for a year or more and asked the same questions over and over until they give up trying to get justice.

Things get bungled a lot in legalese land. It isn't fair and never has been and any prosecutor or cop worth anything will tell everyone that. It is pretty much up to the prosecutor's office who goes before the grand jury and who doesn't. Sometimes it takes a devout victim to push it to that point.
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Next time we have an arraignment, we should organize a HUGE protest at the court house! Carry signs protesting against the drugs and crime in our community and PROTEST THE LAX JUDICIAL SYSTEM! DEMAND THE SCUM BE GOTTEN OUT OF OUR TOWNS AND AWAY FROM OUR KIDS! It may not go far but it will get someones attention! Call the local news stations and they will surely show up to report the demonstration.
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#24
Jan 20, 2012
 
Karen's hearing is March 20th in front of Judge Hatcher. I think people need to take a stand against people like her as well. Steal from small businesses and lie. Also help her ol' man steal from the VOLUNTEER fire dept! Then "US" tax payers have to deal with the rise in prices and higher costs of things, and support her "financially" until this is over! I am pissed about it!

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