Hawkins police asking for help in mis...

Hawkins police asking for help in missing persons case

There are 12 comments on the TriCities.com story from Aug 28, 2011, titled Hawkins police asking for help in missing persons case. In it, TriCities.com reports that:

On Saturday, August 27 at around 3:05 p.m., police say they responded to the call of a possible missing person at 3041 Beech Creek Road, in Rogersville.

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have you

Kingsport, TN

#1 Aug 28, 2011
found her,hope you have.
Misguided article

Johnson City, TN

#2 Aug 29, 2011
The article says she was found. It also points out the lady has the mental capacity of a 5 yr old and will take a ride with anyone who asks her into the car, and it gives her home address. I think publishing this level of detail is a mistake because it is like a guide for sick people to prey on and take advantage of her. Remember, we have a guy in town with AIDS who is known for a fact to like to break into the houses of retarded people and rape them. Last time he did t his the judge let him off easy and he is still on the loose and it wasn't his first time. Apparently he is related to some local official. He's probably not the only one in this area either. For a sex predator, posting this sort of information about where to find very innocent mentally deficient folks must be like publishing information about the home address of someone who has gold bars in their basement with a note that they are never home on Sunday mornings.
Religulous

United States

#3 Aug 29, 2011
Misguided article wrote:
The article says she was found. It also points out the lady has the mental capacity of a 5 yr old and will take a ride with anyone who asks her into the car, and it gives her home address. I think publishing this level of detail is a mistake because it is like a guide for sick people to prey on and take advantage of her. Remember, we have a guy in town with AIDS who is known for a fact to like to break into the houses of retarded people and rape them. Last time he did t his the judge let him off easy and he is still on the loose and it wasn't his first time. Apparently he is related to some local official. He's probably not the only one in this area either. For a sex predator, posting this sort of information about where to find very innocent mentally deficient folks must be like publishing information about the home address of someone who has gold bars in their basement with a note that they are never home on Sunday mornings.
Would you expect any less from a dept headed by a sheriff who oversaw things like the beer runs at the jail? Should just rename them Keystone Kops and be done with it.
Butt Butt

Knoxville, TN

#4 Aug 29, 2011
Religulous wrote:
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Would you expect any less from a dept headed by a sheriff who oversaw things like the beer runs at the jail? Should just rename them Keystone Kops and be done with it.
Now do not call him a dumby he was smart enough to use church people and crooks to get elected.
Reality Check

Johnson City, TN

#5 Aug 29, 2011
Oh that is definitely the truth and as I recall hasn't been discussed here before. As far as I can tell he was in every church in the county telling about his love for Jesus just before he and the pastor told people to vote for him. This sort of direct political activity during church is the sort of thing the IRS shuts churches down for being fraudulent. I personally think the IRS goes too far in this and churches should be able to voice political opinions, but when it gets to the level it has gotten to in this county, it is obviously completely out of control.
Sheep no more

United States

#6 Aug 29, 2011
I was one of the sheep that believed Ronnie had changed, maybe the years had mellowed him out enough that he could be a decent, fair and honest sheriff...

I won't be voting for him again, that is if the Depew case doesn't turn Hawkins County into the next Grundy, VA.
back up

United States

#8 Sep 12, 2011
Misguided article wrote:
The article says she was found. It also points out the lady has the mental capacity of a 5 yr old and will take a ride with anyone who asks her into the car, and it gives her home address. I think publishing this level of detail is a mistake because it is like a guide for sick people to prey on and take advantage of her. Remember, we have a guy in town with AIDS who is known for a fact to like to break into the houses of retarded people and rape them. Last time he did t his the judge let him off easy and he is still on the loose and it wasn't his first time. Apparently he is related to some local official. He's probably not the only one in this area either. For a sex predator, posting this sort of information about where to find very innocent mentally deficient folks must be like publishing information about the home address of someone who has gold bars in their basement with a note that they are never home on Sunday mornings.
He was turned loose under Judge Brand.
Clint

Kingsport, TN

#9 Sep 12, 2011
Religulous wrote:
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Would you expect any less from a dept headed by a sheriff who oversaw things like the beer runs at the jail? Should just rename them Keystone Kops and be done with it.
Lawson was not Sherriff at the time of the beer run from the jail.
Reality Check

Johnson City, TN

#10 Sep 12, 2011
back up wrote:
<quoted text>He was turned loose under Judge Brand.
Yes, you are correct, Brand was the Judge and Godbee was the prosecutor in that case. I suspect the same result would have happened with any other judge and prosecutor that we would have in there, despite it being deeply shameful that this sort of injustice goes on. That particular rapist should have been sent to prison for life as an extremely dangerous menace to society, not let go.
Fact Is

Kingsport, TN

#11 Sep 13, 2011
Brand was a jackass. He was rude and cocky. For some reason they just worship him up at the Justice Center, but he didn't do a good job and the county has no respect for him. Now Taylor and Godbee are in the same courtroom. It's disgusting.

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#12 Sep 13, 2011
Just wondering if this lady has been found yet. If not there should be more coverage asking for help on this missing person.
Reality Check

Johnson City, TN

#13 Sep 13, 2011
What you say about Brand is true, he was rude and cocky and full of himself. He also did things that are dodgy morally like run a betting ring from the bench, for which he was admonished by the state judicial board.

However, and it's important to understand the full impact of what I am saying, despite his many flaws, he was the only person working in that system that wasn't actually corrupt. He was not malicious and did try to do the right thing. Sometimes he wasn't good at that, but he wasn't out to advance himself.

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