Convicted felon arrested after found with meth and 24 guns

Aug 17, 2008 Full story: Jacksonville Daily Progress

By Kelly Young A Rusk man who had previously been convicted of a felony was arrested last week by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department after he was allegedly found to be in ...

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#1 Aug 25, 2008
Thanks for a break down of the law there, Ms. Young. It's a felony for a felon to have a gun in his house unless Elmer Beckworth decides to prosecute.

Now if Glen Garner had been in the same cell as Richard Cobb, then Elmer Beckworth and Randy Hatch could have the felony possession of a gun charge dropped. Like they did for William Thompsen in 2004. Do any of you people remember that?
William Thompsen was Elmer Beckworth's star witness during the Richard Cobb/ Buenka Adams capital murder trial. Thompsen was a convicted felon busted for carrying a gun who was planted in the Cherokee County jail. Thompsen testified that he "overheard" Cobb talking about the murders. Thompsen's deal was having all his own charges dropped, his record expunged for his testimony.
Elmer Beckworth's excuse during the appeal was that it was hard to prosecute "gun possession in a rural area where people may go hunting or target practice."

A murder almost won his appeal because Elmer Beckworth let a convicted felon caught with gun turn State's Witness against Richard Cobb.
And the DA investigator Randy Hatch "put in the good word" about Thompsen to his Smith County Parole Officer...
Randy Hatch called Smith County and vouched for a convicted felon caught with an illegal gun, since Thompsen "was helping out."

But Cherokee County can't call Smith County when the likes of Brandon Robertson comes through their town in violation of his parole, then drives off and kills a DPS Trooper.

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