GUILTY TN - CT, 9, Rogersville, 4 May 2016 #3

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  1. Hope4More

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    (Fyi--Custodial interference is a class E felony in TN , 1-6 years sentence).


    The *** sounded plenty rational in that proceeding, IMO. He understood the questions, answered them without hestitating, didn't sound the least bit confused by what was going on.

    His retort that he didn't "understand" the kidnapping charge obviously didn't mean he didn't understand it, just that he thinks it's unfair he's going to be held accountable for what he seems to think he was entitled to do.

    It's pretty telling he didn't make any statements to arresting officers. If he is delusional enough to genuinely think it was perfectly normal to snatch his niece and hide in the woods with her for 8 days, seems to me he would have been protesting up a storm as he got arrested, like--whoa!! Must be a big 'ole mistake somewhere! I was just taking her camping!!

    Silence, without a lawyer advising him, IMO reflects clear thinking and an understanding that what he did was wrong.
     


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    If he were to get out, he wouldn't be able to go home, right? Because his house is too close to theirs? I mean, I doubt he's making a million bond, just a thought.
     
  3. Jilllian

    Jilllian Verified Insider - Jennifer Ramsaran Case

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    This.
     
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    This sounds like Simpson was angry and annoyed that other people were allowed to pick C up and take her places without clearing it with him first. His only question in court was why is it okay for her dads girlfriend to do the same thing as he did ?.................meaning take her somewhere without permission and without telling anybody.


    The first thing they'll do is ask for a change of venue due to the publicity.

    Secondly, his attorney will ask for and probably receive a reduction in bail, since no sex crime occurred. There wasn't a single charge presented that this was sexually motivated in any way, nor that anything like that occurred.

    Thirdly, his history of sole custody of C and her sister over twill be presented to show he was a loving, caring guardian for years and years. His actions were the result of anger and resentment at people who felt they could take "his child" any time they wanted to, without saying so much as "boo" to him.

    Hate to say it folks, but this guy may not even get a year in jail for this little caper. There are going to be jurors that will sympathize with his position on the matter.

    This is going to end up being some kind of crime of passion defense due to him being distraught over losing control of C. Sit and watch.
     
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    Thank you! I like this judge!
     
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    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    Shows his immaturity level- "but she does it" (meaning pull her out of school). He sees no difference in his behavior.
     
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    Hi Everyone ,

    I am closing the thread down for now. The thread will re-open when we have something specific to discuss.

    We will open a media thread so we can be kept informed as to what is going on with court appearances and such.

    Please check back in to see if the thread is opened.

    Tricia
     
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    tlcya Old and Tired Websleuth

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    http://fox17.com/news/local/endangered-child-alert-issued-for-rogersville-tenn-9-year-old

    http://wkrn.com/2016/05/04/tbi-9-year-old-taken-from-school-under-false-pretenses/

    http://www.wbir.com/news/local/tbi-...ert-for-9-year-old-rogersville-girl/171648942

    Updates from TBI can be found here: https://www.tn.gov/tbi/topic/active-amber-alerts

    Article summarizing the TBI presser: details of arrest, family reaction, etc.

    http://www.local8now.com/content/ne...-be-on-Top-10-Most-Wanted-list-379197281.html

    First available local news article:

    'She is 10-4': C rescued, Simpson arrested in remote area near Clinch Mountain

    [FONT=roboto_slablight]There was an audible cheer in Hawkins County Central Dispatch of Simpson’s arrest was announced over the air shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday.

    Officers repeated on the air, “She is 10-4.”

    C has been transported to a hospital for a precautionary examination.

    Simpson reportedly attempted to flea on foot into the woods and was subsequently captured.

    Police said a private citizen initially located Simpson and C and contacted police.

    Upon hearing the news C’s farther James T told the Times-News he never gave up hope.

    “I was still positive these guys were going to find her because they were relentless in their search,” Trent said. “It was getting worse and days were passing, but i stillhad confidence she was coming home. When I get to see her I’ll be 100 percent.”

    As news broke on this development TBI agents were rushing to an area in extreme north Hawkins County on Debord Road off of Gravely Valley Road near the Hancock County line.

    [/FONT]

    http://www.timesnews.net/Local/2016/05/12/Carlie-rescued-Simpsn-arrested.html?ci=stream&lp=1&p=1

    Hawkins DA confirms CT found alive, Gary Simpson in custody

    District Attorney Dan Armstrong confirmed that 9-year-old CT has been found alive.

    Armstrong has also confirmed that Gary Simpson, Trent’s uncle, is also in custody.

    C’s family issued the following statement just a few minutes ago saying, “We are so happy that God answered prayers today and C is home safe.”

    Just after 5:15 p.m., the AMBER Alert was cancelled for CT in Rogersville.

    http://wjhl.com/2016/05/12/tbi-agents-en-route-to-possible-amber-alert-sighting/
     
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    HAWKINS COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – Gary Simpson, the Hawkins County man accused of kidnapping his niece CT, will step in front of a judge today for a preliminary hearing.

    There is a live stream at the link. I can't watch it on my phone because it wants me to download a video player. I will just watch it later.

    http://wjhl.com/2016/10/19/watch-li...ece-appears-in-court-for-preliminary-hearing/

    Try this link if above doesn't work. It is their FB page with the link on it.

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1103723719693653&id=315783721820994&fs=1

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    ROGERSVILLE (WATE) – The case of a Hawkins County man charged with kidnapping his niece, leading to an AMBER Alert and a massive search, has been bound over to the grand jury after a hearing during which Gary Simpson himself took the stand.

    -snip

    Wiley read that Simpson’s initial plan was to take C to a friend’s home in Roanoke, Virginia. He said he felt Cs father, James Trent, was not treating her well and cared more for her younger sister. Simpson said he and C went on hikes while they were hiding and during those days, he had two cell phones, but smashed one with a rock and lost another while hiking.

    More at link.

    http://wate.com/2016/10/19/hawkins-...ng-niece-takes-stand-case-bound-to-grand-jury



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    http://www.timesnews.net/Law-Enforc...-take-her-to-Roanoke.html?ci=content&lp=1&p=1
     
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