Is Texarkana Attorney Mark Lesher hon...

Is Texarkana Attorney Mark Lesher honest?

Created by Oh My Gosh on Apr 25, 2008

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Smart one

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#1 Apr 26, 2008
Innocent until proven guilty...that applies to all people. There are a few things to think about when weighing in on whether Mark and Rhonda are innocent or guilty of the ALLEGED crime:

1) This "incident" supposedly happened in July of 2007. Why has it taken the "victim" almost a year to decide to accuse two people of something like this? If this happened to me, I would have been at the hospital ASAP being examined and had a rape kit at the ready. Pictures would have been taken and statements and the arrests would have been done then.

2) She says she was kidnapped and held captive by Mark and Rhonda and raped by both. If that is the case, where is the evidence, i.e. bruises, rope burns where they tied her arms and legs, semen, vaginal tearing, videotape, photos, etc. Unless there is actual proof that was provided by the "victim", then I would really like to know what part of the story prompted the grand jury to issue the indictments to have them arrested. They must have truly damning evidence. I can't wait until the trial starts to see just what they have, because I'll sure be there.

3) She says she was held captive. I'd like to know how Mark and Rhonda might have done that given that they both work all the time, are involved in civic organizations, etc. I also go back to where are the injuries she suffered while supposedly held captive.

4) Where was her son this whole time? It is my understanding that the woman was either married to or with a guy named Coyle and she had 2 kids from a previous marriage. While with Coyle, who by the way is supposed to be a very wealthy and powerful man who has high officials in his pocket, she took off with a ranchhand and took her son with her and leaves her 12 year old daughter with Coyle. What kind of mother does something that ridiculous as just taking 1 of her 2 children? Especially when she leaves a 12 year old girl with a man not even her biological father.

5) Supposedly, the woman and the ranchhand were arrested in Colorado and Rhonda and Mark, who by the way, used to be friends with her and Coyle, offered her and her son a place to stay, i.e. at their house. She had obviously burned her bridge with Coyle temporarily, so had no where to go. She is also a known drug user.

6) Lastly, what could possibly be the motive for Mark and Rhonda to do something like this? Rhonda works hard at her business everyday, is involved in Rotary and Main Street Program and the Old Church Play. Mark works as hard and he takes cases that seek justice for the underdog who would otherwise be passed over by other unscrupulous attorneys. They both also do things for the benefit of Clarksville and they pay for those things out of their own pockets.

I think that the timing for this whole incident is extremely weird as is the accusation. Could it be that someone is out to get Mark because he is the attorney for the group that wants the landfill operation in Avery? Possibly.

It could also be that the prosecuting attorney is in Coyle's pocket. It is a known fact that Mark & Rhonda and Val Varley do not like each other, so this sounds like the perfect plan for Val to take down Mark and Rhonda.
Smart one

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#3 Apr 26, 2008
You don't buckle to the big fishes in the small sea, i.e. Clarksville. If they are indeed innocent, as I believe they are, you go about your business with your head held high, just as they have been doing since the day after they were arrested.

They have both continued to handle themselves in a classy manner and have gone about their business. In my mind, if you are innocent, you sequestor yourselves away in your house and make yourself as small as possible. Up to this point, neither Mark or Rhonda have done that.

So to those who would so quickly judge them, I say just look at the facts, consider who they are and their character and wait for the law to work as it is supposed to. They will have their day in court, but the only way they are going to get a fair trial is to ensure they get a change of venue because as we all know, they surely are not innocent until proven guilty in Clarksville.

Once a few good ole boys get are elected and get what they consider a little power in their grimy hands, they abuse it because they can. Until the people of Red River County hold them ALL responsible for their actions and watch them carefully all the time, this covert behaviour will continue, to the detriment of all citizens of Red River County.

So to the citizens of Red River County, I say don't continue to be intimidated by these fools and their cronies. They are uneducated, backwoods men who just happened to get enough people to elect them into an office of power, most likely through intimidation.

We all have a voice but we have to use it. We all have the power to right the wrongs, but we can't sit around jawing about it. Talk is cheap and action takes guts, so don't allow this county to continue to operate as if it is in the dark ages.

The law is the same for everyone, rich or poor, so stand up and make sure you don't give the big fishes in a small sea the advantage or we will all end up as the last ones in the food chain, and they will eat us alive...
Strong Opinion

Mineral, TX

#4 Jul 22, 2008
In our area of the country, (where small town politics are not as easily corrupted) we would like to know why this man named Val Varley is not being investigated.
Hellcat

Pine Bluff, AR

#5 Jul 22, 2008
Smart one wrote:
In my mind, if you are innocent, you sequestor yourselves away in your house and make yourself as small as possible. Up to this point, neither Mark or Rhonda have done that.
lol
Old News

Emporia, KS

#7 Jul 22, 2008
Steve Fletcher wrote:
<quoted text> Trash the victim!! A typical response for rapists / child molesters / defense attorneys / and people who think they know stuff that they really dont know. They are both GUILTY as hell my boy!!
I have kept my mouth shut through many threads trashing Mark. I've have known him for about 20 years. I don't know Rhonda. But, with his many faults, there is no way he is guilty of this. Flame me if you desire, but Mark is not guilty of this crime.
Steve

Cottonwood, AZ

#8 Jul 22, 2008
Regardless of what one thinks of the Leshers, we should all wait and give the justice system a chance to work. If they are found guilty or not guilty it is something that should be left up to a jury and not a bunch of people on the internet that do not know all the details of the case. This is why we have the judicial system to stop lynch mobs which is what this seems to have turned into.
InTheSideLines

Columbus, MS

#9 Jul 22, 2008
If you don't know Rhonda, then you don't know Mark. Basic psychology
ABCD

Tallahassee, FL

#10 Jul 24, 2008
Many thought they knew Ted Bundy. Guess they didn't. Same principal.
David Hillis

AOL

#11 Dec 8, 2008
I know mark and if you think he is guilty you are a fool !!! Mark has worked hard to build his rep:and his buisness why would he take the chance on something so stupid as this ! I know val varley also we have had our run in's he is the biggest crook i have ever had any dealings with I can name case afater case that he has looked over, its all about who you know or who you have done some dirty work for and they owe you a favior . val hate's mark and he is just trying to even the score. Mark Lesher I will stand with you all the way !
David Hillis

AOL

#12 Dec 8, 2008
flecher let me think i know that name hmmm, should i tell it ?
southern hospitality

Montgomery, AL

#13 Jan 16, 2009
For all you racist and immature people! MARK LESHER AND HIS WIFE WERE FOUND NOT GUILTY!!!
Hellcat

Murfreesboro, AR

#14 Jan 16, 2009
This poll isn't about if he is guilty or not. It is about if he is honest or not.
Denise in Belton

Waco, TX

#15 Jan 18, 2009
Not only is the guy and his wife innocent, but a jury of their peers found them innocent.
Denise in Belton

Waco, TX

#16 Jan 18, 2009
Hellcat....you are right.....it IS about whether the Lesher's are honest or not.......the jury found they were honest! Not guilty! Not guilty! Not guilty!

Shut up! YOU LOST!
Hellcat

Murfreesboro, AR

#17 Jan 19, 2009
The jury found them not guilty. That certainly doesn't equate with Lesher being honest, which is the question this poll asked.

I didn't lose anything. You shut up, Denise.

Wounded

Since: May 08

AOL

#18 Jan 19, 2009
Strong Opinion wrote:
In our area of the country,(where small town politics are not as easily corrupted) we would like to know why this man named Val Varley is not being investigated.
This is a BS statement.
(where small town politics are not as easily corrupted) BS!!
All small towns are more subject to corruption than larger cities.

Wounded

Since: May 08

AOL

#19 Jan 19, 2009
Hellcat wrote:
The jury found them not guilty. That certainly doesn't equate with Lesher being honest, which is the question this poll asked.
I didn't lose anything. You shut up, Denise.
No nothing about the trial or anything about the two indicates that they are honest.
Mrs Texarkana

Boise, ID

#20 Jan 19, 2009
All this means to me is that he would work the hardest for me (if he was my atty) as he knows what it feels like to be prosecuted. You go Mr. Lesher, I know people that you have known for years in Texarkana, although we have never met. Good Luck!!!
Ms MO

Rockwall, TX

#21 Jan 20, 2009
I agree with Mrs Texarkana. I want him for my atty too if I ever needed one. I also know people in Texarkana for years that Mr. Lesher and I both know, and I have met with Mr. Lesher a few times.
Hellcat

Murfreesboro, AR

#22 Jan 20, 2009
Mrs Texarkana wrote:
All this means to me is that he would work the hardest for me (if he was my atty) as he knows what it feels like to be prosecuted. You go Mr. Lesher, I know people that you have known for years in Texarkana, although we have never met. Good Luck!!!
Ms MO wrote:
I agree with Mrs Texarkana. I want him for my atty too if I ever needed one. I also know people in Texarkana for years that Mr. Lesher and I both know, and I have met with Mr. Lesher a few times.
Instead of this harming Lesher's practice, it seems to have helped it. ;)

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