Well, it’s been a while since I just went into a rant so without wasting
more time, let’s do it now.
Let’s start with our do nothing District Attorney, Steve
Waddlington. Appointed to the office
when Tommy Chapman relinquished it, Waddlington has done nothing other than kowtow
and play kissy butt to a couple of commissioners by selling his integrity down
the drain to and allowing them to persecute me in return for promises of them
getting their districts to vote for him in the 2016 District Attorney
race. What’s really funny is, he didn’t
have to soil himself to win, no one ran against him. I think they call that winning by default.
Let’s move on with his involvement in my phony “Interference with
Custody” charge that, after having spent many thousands of dollars and several
years defending against, I was exonerated, no thanks to Waddlington. He got those commissioners, who, by the way
were David Cook and Johnny Andrews, exactly what they wanted when he led the
grand jury to indict me. Then his true
colors came out as he recused himself from the case and turned it over to the
Alabama Attorney General who sent their biggest, baddest, most racist
prosecutor down to Evergreen to carry forward for him (Waddlington) of little to
Between my lawyer and I, we really blew it on jury selection for my
first trial. I was foolish enough to
think that an all-black jury would be able to see through the foolishness and
lies of the states chief witness, Terry “the truth ain’t in me” Gray, and do
the right thing. Needless to say the all
black jury became enthralled with the black prosecutor and left my white tail
flapping in the breeze. You can figure
when the jury is passing drinks, chips and other food stuff around the jury box
they can’t be listening to the testimony.
And yep, sure enough I was convicted, sentenced to 3 years in prison,
reduced to 5 year probation and sent to pasture, however, I appealed the
decision based on the fact that the law had been applied improperly and out of
Before my appeal could reach the appellate court I discovered illegal
jurors had been seated on my trial. I
attribute that to the prosecution was in such a hurry to bury me they were
willing to put what they wanted into the jury box and I didn’t have enough
strikes to keep them out. Needless to
say my appeal was never heard. My
attorney and I put in a motion to set aside the verdict based on the fact of
those illegal jurors and, during a motion hearing on Ground Hog Day in 2015 in
Andalusia court house to accommodate the judge, my guilty verdict was set aside
and a new trial ordered.
happened since then with those who aligned themselves against me in an attempt
to totally discredit me? There is of
course David Cook, former commissioner of District 2 who developed into a one
term wonder. Current District 3
Commissioner John W. Andrews, Jr. facing 6 drug distribution counts and his
case is being pursued by the Attorney General’s office. In Andrew’s case they are doing everything
possible to keep everything secret. In
fact I sincerely believe had I not gotten wind of his arrest it would have
never seen the light of day. Let us not
forget Terry Thomas Gray, almost portrayed by the Assistant Attorney General
Stephanie Billingslea as a front running candidate for “Father of the Year.” I’ll take Gray up below when I revert back
Proof positive everyone in the justice system is not completely
insolvent and stupid, the new judge at the next trial listened to the
prosecution’s case then granted a motion from my attorney to dismiss saying they
(the prosecution) had no case.
said this rant was about “Don’t Go To Trial” Waddlington and I allowed myself
to stray somewhat away from him.
seems the A. G.’s star witness, Terry Gray, has his own legal problems
2015 I found out Gray was involved with a 14 year girl. I approached the sheriff’s office and gave
them this information. I kept going back
to see if anything was being done with my information and came to the sad
conclusion there was no activity from the sheriff’s department. About 1 year later, in March of 2016, Gray
was arrested by a City of Evergreen Police Officer and booked in the local jail
under charges of Rape in the 2 (The old Statutory Rape Category) and an
especial favorite of mine, Interference of Custody. Finally something was being done to get a predator off the street.
Gray ultimately made bond through Lett Bonding Company. He was released from jail on a $5,000.00 bond
and the Interference with Custody charge disappeared. I say again, a $5,000.00 bond for Rape 2????
Gray went before the grand jury and was indicted. He was assigned a “free” lawyer to defend
him. He still has a free lawyer defending
him yet his finances are very much changed as you’ll see in just a little while.
March of 2017 Gray posted on Facebook the following picture: By the way, those are all $100.00 bills.
Now keep in mind that Gray still has an appointed lawyer representing
him in the Rape 2 charge. That appointed
lawyer is paid for by you and I, the tax payers.
Gray posted on his Facebook page that he’d hit the lottery but I
discovered he’d been granted a disability and back pay to the date of that
disability. By the way, that disability
is because of a condition called “M. A. C.”
M. A. C. stands for Mycobacteaium Avivm Complex Pulmonary Disease
Feel free to research it if you wish but here is the ending statement of
a long explanation of the disease.
This report describes a case of severe M avium complex
pulmonary disease in a patient without any pre-existing lung disease. The
patient's habit of snorting Lortab tablets may have predisposed him to this
Kind of funny, Gray used to see his
favorite doctor who kept him supplied with a record number of Lortab
tablets. Seems he managed to get himself
a disability to draw money from, another draw on us, the tax payers.
Picking back up on the rant, Gray was
arrested over 2 years ago and, thanks to our do nothing D. A., he still doesn’t
have a court date. I figure that I might
well be dead before his guilt or innocence is determined at the rate our D. A.
works. At a minimum the victim will
probably be drawing social security.
You would think that some action would
have been taken to keep Gray away from youngsters but he’s turned right back
out into our society with no constrictions placed on him.
Come on Waddlington, what’s your
problem. Get off your duff and do your
Oh, by the way, word on the street is he
won’t be running for another term when this one ends, he got what he wanted
when he first bargained his integrity, a term of his own. What a way to be remembered.
Let’s wade off into the Johnny Andrews Drug
thing. I know it’s not right to feel
happy over someone’s misfortune but in Andrew’s case I’ll make an exception
considering he was one of the very responsible parties in my having to spend a
ton of money in the Terry Gray case. As
I stated earlier, I don’t think anyone would have ever known about this if I hadn’t
gotten the word and put it out for all to see.
Andrews is a disgrace to the county. Wherever I go and it’s found out I’m from
Conecuh County people ask me just what’s going on there, what kind of idiot
voters do you have to send something like that to run your government? What can I say? That falls on District 3 who had a perfectly
good candidate in Budding Howington to represent them. Unfortunately that’s not who Mayor Carter had
in mind as she swung her support behind Johnny.
Andrews has been caught in lie after lie
since he first took office. He’s also
the commissioner who had more than $5,000.00 in travel pay for his first year
in office. I believe only because of my
efforts and exposure he backed off on having the county pay his way from home
to commissioner meetings, humane society meetings, cooperative district
meetings…….you get the picture.
If Andrews had any decency about him he’d
resign from the commission. Information
I have tells me it’s a foregone conclusion he will be found guilty and in the
interim he could move out of the way and let our county move forward.
How about it Andrews, fool all these
people who are saying you have no common decency in you, show them by moving
out of the way and stop making Conecuh the laughing stock of Alabama.
I’m a firm believer Andrews could be put
on administrative leave until this fiasco is over or, if some of those smart
people in District 3 were to put in for a recall that may well move him out of