Former Hawkins County jailer booked on assault charge

Sep 18, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Knoxville News Sentinel

A man who used to oversee inmates at the Hawkins County Jail on Wednesday morning was booked into the facility as its newest inmate.

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Roy has always been a good guy. I really hate to read this news, but I can understand how something like that can happen. Some of the criminals who are locked up, try to get under the skin of those who are in charge of them. I'll be praying for him & his family.
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Good guy? Violent thugs who are known for giving people beat downs on the flimsiest of pretenses are not good guys unless you're a thug too. Is that it, "Friend"? You're a thug? You used to get high and go around with Roy and a baseball bat and find people to beat down for your own amusement?

This person is a menace and is in prison where he belongs. With the corruption in the system though, they'll find a way to have his back and get him out, then they'll likely celebrate by driving around in their F250 while firing rifles out of the back randomly into houses, followed by sleeping off the pills, and then church the next morning where they sing about how bad they feel for the unsaved.
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Get REAL! Roy IS NOT a violent thug! I've known him for many years. The newspaper article did not say that Roy gave him a "beat down." It said that the inmate was pushed, which caused him to hit at least one door. That is a far cry from the beat down that you are suggesting. I have never smoked pot in my life, & don't plan to. Nor, have I ever been arrested. However, I bet that you are no stranger to the inside of a jail cell. You're probably a former inmate whom Roy made walk the line. That's why you are embellishing upon the charges against him.
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Good guy? Violent thugs who are known for giving people beat downs on the flimsiest of pretenses are not good guys unless you're a thug too. Is that it, "Friend"? You're a thug? You used to get high and go around with Roy and a baseball bat and find people to beat down for your own amusement?

This person is a menace and is in prison where he belongs. With the corruption in the system though, they'll find a way to have his back and get him out, then they'll likely celebrate by driving around in their F250 while firing rifles out of the back randomly into houses, followed by sleeping off the pills, and then church the next morning where they sing about how bad they feel for the unsaved.
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Sep 18, 2013
 
Gibson a.k.a. "Jet Life" was unidentifiable.

The vandalism: Pencil etchings on his wall stating something to the effect of "2 years +24 months + 8 Seasons + 730 Days" (which could have simply been removed with an eraser or soap and water

I was there, I don't know why they are telling you Roy is the only one who came and took that boy to Alpha pod for 23 and 1 segregation hidden away from everyone while they jumped him. They have a camera in Alpha in 1 cell, but we can all guess they didn't take him to that 1 cell, or he wouldn't have brain damage.

I didn't know his charges, nor would I have cared. It's not the jailers job to be the Judge, Jury and Executioner. Roy posted on Facebook that day he felt like knockin' some heads, and that's exactly what the coward did when he found one small enough to push around. Roy is a racist, and Gibson just happened to be the smallest black boy around he could put his 300lb knuckles on. But folks, Roy really didn't come alone to get him out of Delta!
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Internal Affairs, please go to Johnsoncitypress.com and share your knowledge! Thanks!
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If what you are saying is true, then I don't understand why he was the only one arrested, & why the article did not say that the inmate was severely beaten. Is it possible that the inmate became belligerent? I just don't see Roy beating someone, like you are suggesting, for the pure fun of it. It would take a really bad person to do something like that & I've never seen anything like that from Roy.
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Gibson a.k.a. "Jet Life" was unidentifiable.

The vandalism: Pencil etchings on his wall stating something to the effect of "2 years +24 months + 8 Seasons + 730 Days" (which could have simply been removed with an eraser or soap and water

I was there, I don't know why they are telling you Roy is the only one who came and took that boy to Alpha pod for 23 and 1 segregation hidden away from everyone while they jumped him. They have a camera in Alpha in 1 cell, but we can all guess they didn't take him to that 1 cell, or he wouldn't have brain damage.

I didn't know his charges, nor would I have cared. It's not the jailers job to be the Judge, Jury and Executioner. Roy posted on Facebook that day he felt like knockin' some heads, and that's exactly what the coward did when he found one small enough to push around. Roy is a racist, and Gibson just happened to be the smallest black boy around he could put his 300lb knuckles on. But folks, Roy really didn't come alone to get him out of Delta!
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Internal Affairs, please go to Johnsoncitypress.com and share your knowledge! Thanks!
Done!

I guess it's being reviewed?

It's not up yet.
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Friend wrote:
If what you are saying is true, then I don't understand why he was the only one arrested, & why the article did not say that the inmate was severely beaten. Is it possible that the inmate became belligerent? I just don't see Roy beating someone, like you are suggesting, for the pure fun of it. It would take a really bad person to do something like that & I've never seen anything like that from Roy.
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That's why they take you to Alpha, far away from the eye of the cameras. That way there's no evidence and then it's just a felons word against a guard with all 6 weeks training that they receive, lol, what a joke!(Some telemarketing firms have more extensive training) The lack of a proper Internal Affairs to work both sides of the fence is the real problem here. You have these everyday Joe Citizens reading all the inmates mail forming biased opinions about each and every inmate and if that's not enough they too are the ones monitoring the phone calls, and video visits, etc. This whole handedly leads to corruption. IA is there for both, the inmate and the guards, a mediator of sorts. With all the corruption coming out of Rogersville these days, why has this not been implemented?
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Get REAL! Roy IS NOT a violent thug! I've known him for many years. The newspaper article did not say that Roy gave him a "beat down." It said that the inmate was pushed, which caused him to hit at least one door. That is a far cry from the beat down that you are suggesting. I have never smoked pot in my life, & don't plan to. Nor, have I ever been arrested. However, I bet that you are no stranger to the inside of a jail cell. You're probably a former inmate whom Roy made walk the line. That's why you are embellishing upon the charges against him.
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Let me start by saying I lived in that area for over 15 years. It is 2013 and they act like it is 1945 down there. Roy is not a violent thug, huh.... Well he defiently is a racist ignorant redneck that deserves the charges he got. The inmate fell, really come on they used his head to open steel doors. I dont care what color your skin is NO ONE deserves that!!!
As far as the inmate, Gibson being a violent criminal that has "most likely shot someone" (LOL) well that is wrong!! Gibson is probably one of the most non-violent and kind person I have ever met. He was a young kid that made a HUGE mistake and is now paying for it the next 5 to 7 years!!! Something the paper left out is, the person they pulled the gun on was a known drug dealer as well. But that is besides the point, Gibson made this mistake and that is what it is!! How do you think he feels knowing the 300 pound ignorant racist redneck is now locked up with him. Who is to say, good ol Roy won't do it again.... I just wished that whole area Hawkins, Hancock, Claiborne & etc. would realize that the world has changed!! Black people have rights too!!! Hopefully "Roy" can see how it feels sitting behind those bars, maybe someone will beat the crap out of him!!
Last thing I have to say, even though I know he won't see it. But Gibson hang in there and know that you are missed and loved by so many people, especially me!! You did not deserve what they did to you!!
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Timesnews is reporting that it was sprinkler vandalism.
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HCSO Chief Deputy Tony Allen told the Times-News Wednesday that Gibson wasnít seriously injured, and didnít require First Aid.†

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it just goes to show other people what kind of person he is. I have known him all my life he thinks he is better than all others he needs to be brought down some maybe he will get a little of his own medicine I hope! maybe it will knock his whole family down to earth with the rest of us!That is if they can get their noses out of the air!!!!
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Wooooohooooo karma came around!!!
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Roy has always been a good guy. I really hate to read this news, but I can understand how something like that can happen. Some of the criminals who are locked up, try to get under the skin of those who are in charge of them. I'll be praying for him & his family.
SOME OF THOSE IN CHARGE ALSO TRY TO GET UNDER SKIN. AND BY THE WAY - SOME IN JAIL ARE NOT YET CONVICTED AND SO "CRIMINAL" MAY NOT APPLY. ALSO SOME WHO ARE "CRIMIALS ARE IN FRONT RATHER THAN BEHIND THE BARS. A N D THSE WHO TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF BEING IN CHARGE MUST ENDURE THE RIGORS OF THE TASK WITHOUT SUCCOMBING TO THE FRAILTIES OF THEIR HUMANITY.
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Get REAL! Roy IS NOT a violent thug! I've known him for many years. The newspaper article did not say that Roy gave him a "beat down." It said that the inmate was pushed, which caused him to hit at least one door. That is a far cry from the beat down that you are suggesting. I have never smoked pot in my life, & don't plan to. Nor, have I ever been arrested. However, I bet that you are no stranger to the inside of a jail cell. You're probably a former inmate whom Roy made walk the line. That's why you are embellishing upon the charges against him.
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could it be that your lack of arrests are the result of the "good ole boy" system of justice prevalent in this area? the heavy handed enforcement ONLY on those outside the "click" while those within are hardly expected to abide any sort of regulation. could that be the source of you holier than thou attitude? hmmm
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If what you are saying is true, then I don't understand why he was the only one arrested, & why the article did not say that the inmate was severely beaten. Is it possible that the inmate became belligerent? I just don't see Roy beating someone, like you are suggesting, for the pure fun of it. It would take a really bad person to do something like that & I've never seen anything like that from Roy.
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there can be NO justification of one being beaten in the manner described. you show your ignorance when you cite "belligerance" and a reason for it. your friend should be treated in a like manner but of course that isnt allowed. neither is it likely he will be punished sufficiently for his actions.
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True
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how did this jailer get charged when washington county tn jail tied an inmate to a chair then beat & tasered him to death. bring the TBI in now.something is wrong here. if enough people3 demAND INQUIRIes something will eventually get done.
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Cough Cough - Winkle
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Gibson a.k.a. "Jet Life" was unidentifiable.
The vandalism: Pencil etchings on his wall stating something to the effect of "2 years +24 months + 8 Seasons + 730 Days" (which could have simply been removed with an eraser or soap and water
I was there, I don't know why they are telling you Roy is the only one who came and took that boy to Alpha pod for 23 and 1 segregation hidden away from everyone while they jumped him. They have a camera in Alpha in 1 cell, but we can all guess they didn't take him to that 1 cell, or he wouldn't have brain damage.
I didn't know his charges, nor would I have cared. It's not the jailers job to be the Judge, Jury and Executioner. Roy posted on Facebook that day he felt like knockin' some heads, and that's exactly what the coward did when he found one small enough to push around. Roy is a racist, and Gibson just happened to be the smallest black boy around he could put his 300lb knuckles on. But folks, Roy really didn't come alone to get him out of Delta!
Cough Cough - Winkle

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