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Mountain Home, AR

#1 Dec 17, 2013
Anyone hear how the "Snakeman" Castleman trial is going in Little Rock? This is the second week , guess its is not news worth enough for the weekly wiper.
info

Mountain Home, AR

#2 Dec 17, 2013
have heard nothing on it. always figured most of the alleged crimes and evidence in this case were the son's doings.
Bubba

Mountain Home, AR

#3 Dec 19, 2013
Heard on the news that he tried to kill himself.
What

Mountain Home, AR

#4 Dec 19, 2013
Read today's Democrat. Will tell you much more than topix.
Rusty

United States

#5 Dec 21, 2013
Former Ark. judge convicted on drug charges



The Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—

A former district judge in Pocahontas who once served a federal prison sentence for sending a live snake to a man, has been convicted on three federal drug charges.

A federal jury in Little Rock found Bob Castleman, 63, guilty of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, conspiracy to maintain a drug premises and conspiracy to possess equipment and ingredients to make meth.

Castleman did not testify and his attorney presented no witnesses before the jury returned its verdict on Wednesday.

Castleman faces at least five years in prison when sentenced at a later date.

Defense attorney Blake Hendrix told the jury that Castleman didn't like the illegal activity going on at his house but couldn't control his adult son, Robert Jerrod Castleman.

The younger Castleman, 30, testified against his father as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. He testified that his father told him he killed co-defendant Travis Perkins to prevent Perkins from providing incriminating evidence in the case.

Perkins was found dead in an apartment in April, and his death was ruled a homicide. He had been scheduled that week to appear in court to change his plea in the case.

Hendrix dismissed Jerrod Castleman's testimony about Perkins, saying it's "not good evidence" because "it's from Jerrod, and it's entirely self-serving." He noted that Jerrod, who recently became a father, was facing an extended time in prison.

Hendrix called the murder allegation "uncorroborated."

The U.S. attorney's office declined to comment on whether any federal charges will be pursued against Bob Castleman in connection with Perkins' death.

Local prosecutor Henry Boyce told The Jonesboro Sun that the elder Castleman could be charged by the state with murder, if federal prosecutors decide not to charge him.

"We will defer to the federal authorities until they're done," Boyce said.

Boyce said he is aware of the son's testimony, but has not discussed it with the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Hendrix also blamed the elder Castleman's affection for Rebecca Spray, a woman who earlier pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in the case, saying she "blinded him by love" into permitting the illegal activity, in which she participated.

Bob Castleman lost his license to practice law nine years ago after he and his son admitted to mailing a live copperhead snake to a man who had fired gunshots at the son. Bob Castleman served 27 months in prison.

Copyright The Associated Press

Since: Jun 13

That's where I grew up.

#7 Dec 22, 2013
Rusty wrote:
Former Ark. judge convicted on drug charges



The Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—

A former district judge in Pocahontas who once served a federal prison sentence for sending a live snake to a man, has been convicted on three federal drug charges.

A federal jury in Little Rock found Bob Castleman, 63, guilty of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, conspiracy to maintain a drug premises and conspiracy to possess equipment and ingredients to make meth.

Castleman did not testify and his attorney presented no witnesses before the jury returned its verdict on Wednesday.

Castleman faces at least five years in prison when sentenced at a later date.

Defense attorney Blake Hendrix told the jury that Castleman didn't like the illegal activity going on at his house but couldn't control his adult son, Robert Jerrod Castleman.

The younger Castleman, 30, testified against his father as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. He testified that his father told him he killed co-defendant Travis Perkins to prevent Perkins from providing incriminating evidence in the case.

Perkins was found dead in an apartment in April, and his death was ruled a homicide. He had been scheduled that week to appear in court to change his plea in the case.

Hendrix dismissed Jerrod Castleman's testimony about Perkins, saying it's "not good evidence" because "it's from Jerrod, and it's entirely self-serving." He noted that Jerrod, who recently became a father, was facing an extended time in prison.

Hendrix called the murder allegation "uncorroborated."

The U.S. attorney's office declined to comment on whether any federal charges will be pursued against Bob Castleman in connection with Perkins' death.

Local prosecutor Henry Boyce told The Jonesboro Sun that the elder Castleman could be charged by the state with murder, if federal prosecutors decide not to charge him.

"We will defer to the federal authorities until they're done," Boyce said.

Boyce said he is aware of the son's testimony, but has not discussed it with the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Hendrix also blamed the elder Castleman's affection for Rebecca Spray, a woman who earlier pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in the case, saying she "blinded him by love" into permitting the illegal activity, in which she participated.

Bob Castleman lost his license to practice law nine years ago after he and his son admitted to mailing a live copperhead snake to a man who had fired gunshots at the son. Bob Castleman served 27 months in prison.

Copyright The Associated Press
There's your evidence of the intelligence behind the votes made by the prodigious elite in your wonderful place called Pocahontas Arkansas. How's that crow taste? The bump on the map still has more trash to be taken out tho, before it can begin to recover from yrs of blatant disrespect and disregard to the law by those swearing to protect it. It's one heck of a start. Chapter 2.....
really

Mountain Home, AR

#8 Dec 23, 2013
LittleNayNay wrote:
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There's your evidence of the intelligence behind the votes made by the prodigious elite in your wonderful place called Pocahontas Arkansas. How's that crow taste? The bump on the map still has more trash to be taken out tho, before it can begin to recover from yrs of blatant disrespect and disregard to the law by those swearing to protect it. It's one heck of a start. Chapter 2.....
"There's your evidence of the intelligence behind the votes made by the prodigious elite in your wonderful place called Pocahontas Arkansas."

have fun eating your own crow.
can you explain when we voted on or elected bob to anything?

can you explain why so many got off free in this case?
do you really know who the more guilty parties are in this case?
do you really trust all those involved that took plea bargains to not lie for their freedom?.
Guest

Bexar, AR

#9 Dec 23, 2013
No doubt Bob was a sorry piece of trash that was corrupt to the bone. He cheated many out of money and allowed others to wheel and deal drugs in Poky for years. You do have a point about the ones that turned rat on him, some had several convictions and in the end our local cops wrote letters on their behalf asking the judge to go light on them. This area will never slow the drug traffic until the cops stop playing footies with the dopers and do their job.People of this area should be ashamed of how bad this place. It is funny how a few years ago a guy was dealing meth and he got 30 years and he spent about 15 years in prison, he just got out and others get drug court or do a couple months.

Since: Jun 13

That's where I grew up.

#10 Dec 23, 2013
really wrote:
<quoted text>"There's your evidence of the intelligence behind the votes made by the prodigious elite in your wonderful place called Pocahontas Arkansas."

have fun eating your own crow.
can you explain when we voted on or elected bob to anything?

can you explain why so many got off free in this case?
do you really know who the more guilty parties are in this case?
do you really trust all those involved that took plea bargains to not lie for their freedom?.
Last time I checked an elected official is a person who is an official by virtue of an election. A district judge is an "elected official" or appointed by those that "are elected officials". This is kindergarten 101 stuff. Anyway..... You get my point and if not then let me simplify it for you a-g-a-i-n.....Judges of the district court are selected in one of two ways, either by merit selection and retention vote, or by partisan ballot. In some districts, the voters have approved nonpartisan merit selection of judges. In other districts, judges run for office on a partisan ballot.

In a merit selection district, when a vacancy in a district judgeship occurs a judicial nominating commission interviews candidates and recommends two or three persons to the governor for consideration. The governor then appoints one of these as a judge to fill the vacancy. When there is a vacancy in a district magistrate judgeship, the district judicial nominating commission selects a candidate to fill the vacancy. All judges appointed via merit selection stand for retention at four year intervals beginning with the first general ELECTION after they have been in office for one year.

Judicial nominating commissions are made up of lawyers and nonlawyers who live in the district. Lawyer members of the nominating commission are ELECTED by fellow attorneys, while nonlawyer members are appointed by the local county commissions in the judicial District.
Now as far as "can you explain why so many got off free in this case?"
A: that's your opinion, so I need not explain that one.
And "do you really know who the more guilty parties are in this case?"
A: I have my opinions based on facts about said "guilty" parties.
And lastly "do you really trust all those involved that took plea bargains to not lie for their freedom?"
A: I trust no one
Oh yeah, here's the leftover crow I didn't have to eat, but feel free to fill yourself up on it.:)
Guest

Paris, AR

#11 Jan 3, 2014
Really? Couldn't control the activity in "HIS" house? His attorney couldn't come up with a better defence than this, and being in LOVE? What a joke.
Is anyone investigating him for this murder, or is this going to be another unsolved?
sIck

Mountain Home, AR

#12 Jan 3, 2014
So how bout chad in this deal????
Life

Rock Hill, SC

#13 Sep 12, 2014
Life in prison for murder of Travis Perkins ruled in Little Rock today!
Guest

Cherokee Village, AR

#14 Sep 12, 2014
Life wrote:
Life in prison for murder of Travis Perkins ruled in Little Rock today!
Your wires are crossed, 40 years for drug dealing. No more no less.
Hello

Rock Hill, SC

#15 Sep 12, 2014
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>
Your wires are crossed, 40 years for drug dealing. No more no less.
I am incorrect. I'm sorry it is only for drug charges!!
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#17 Sep 12, 2014
At last this POS will be gone. He used others, used the system and it took he feds to finallyget rid of his asss.

Makes the local cops & court look bad. All hat was going on for years an they never did a thing about it.
John boy

United States

#18 Sep 13, 2014
Jared Castleman is a snitching little bitch. I guess that's where Fanci Eveland learned it. Lord knows her daddy isn't one to open his mouth.

It's sad to see Bob get pinned for this murder. He's done a lot but he didn't kill Perkins!
Guest

Cherokee Village, AR

#19 Sep 13, 2014
Guest wrote:
At last this POS will be gone. He used others, used the system and it took he feds to finallyget rid of his asss.
Makes the local cops & court look bad. All hat was going on for years an they never did a thing about it.
Some places a person in office that gets into trouble gets sent to jail, other places like here they get promoted. If Bob had not stepped on the wrong toes here he would have still been dealing out justice and drugs, some times an old man gets to be a bold man and the GOB's don't cotton to that. They will break you down and put you away. The ones that play along and do as they are told get promoted because their handlers can control them.
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#20 Sep 13, 2014
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>
Some places a person in office that gets into trouble gets sent to jail, other places like here they get promoted. If Bob had not stepped on the wrong toes here he would have still been dealing out justice and drugs, some times an old man gets to be a bold man and the GOB's don't cotton to that. They will break you down and put you away. The ones that play along and do as they are told get promoted because their handlers can control them.
What about that sorry POS John Throesch? Da judge who wrote a letter in the newspaper he had no idea Trish Mulligan was using drugs? Makes him liar or dumbasss, you decide folks. I wonder if he knew and was getting money or some other favors in return. A judge who can lock you up, order a person to go to rehab yet his own secretary was using and he was surprised. Look at Throesch's wife, she lost a lot of weight and makes you wonder? Joe Grider and his dad with Nick Wilson all got in trouble in the past and Joe screwed the people again with the swimming pool tore down and a tax we pay all the time. Where is the money going now, to the failing hospital? Everyone knew for years that Bob Castleman was dirty and Trish Mulligan was on meth and Chad Mulligan was covering for her yet all the local cops and sheriff sat back and did nothing. Joe Grider the city attorney did nothing. Henry Boyce the District Attorney did nothing. How can you people even think that Pocahontas is such a great little town.

Since: Jun 13

That's where I grew up.

#21 Oct 3, 2014
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>What about that sorry POS John Throesch? Da judge who wrote a letter in the newspaper he had no idea Trish Mulligan was using drugs? Makes him liar or dumbasss, you decide folks. I wonder if he knew and was getting money or some other favors in return. A judge who can lock you up, order a person to go to rehab yet his own secretary was using and he was surprised. Look at Throesch's wife, she lost a lot of weight and makes you wonder? Joe Grider and his dad with Nick Wilson all got in trouble in the past and Joe screwed the people again with the swimming pool tore down and a tax we pay all the time. Where is the money going now, to the failing hospital? Everyone knew for years that Bob Castleman was dirty and Trish Mulligan was on meth and Chad Mulligan was covering for her yet all the local cops and sheriff sat back and did nothing. Joe Grider the city attorney did nothing. Henry Boyce the District Attorney did nothing. How can you people even think that Pocahontas is such a great little town.
Thank you for Chapters 2, 3 & 4...
:)
Guest

Cherokee Village, AR

#22 Oct 3, 2014
Trish has been a doper for 25 years, she use to be married to Judge Swindle in Missouri. Stevie Wonder could seen her drug problem however it went on for years here. We had a state trooper here a few years ago that dealt major weight in weed for a long time. I sat in Bob's court and watched him deal out hard justice to a working man for speeding and in the same court session let two of his little rat friends off scott free for dwi and no insurance. Poky has some young lawyers coming up now and its a shame they have to follow in the footsteps.
Try filing a lawsuit against some GOB here and watch it fall apart in court, anywhere else if a judge golfed and fished with a person they would step down from the case but here NO Way.

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