Citizens v. Gloucester Commonwealths Attorney

In Gloucester County Virginia, a crime has been committed no doubt against Olivias in the Village, and Gary Ward. There are two current thieves to whom have claimed responsibility for the crime, Jesse Joe Joyce and his girlfriend Whitney Justice. They were caught with no leads and no witnesses due to the reporting of the crime by Robert Carpenter who was sought out by Jesse Joyce for legal advice regarding the theft and what he should do. Robert reported the crime and rather than arresting the admitted thieves the tables were turned, Robert Carpenter was arrested and bonded on the theft of the property, the two admitted thieves were released as long as they agreed to testify against Robert Carpenter at trial. Robert Carpenter was arrested on warrants pertaining to this theft as an accomplace on sworn statements only by the codefendants with no evidence, nothing to tie him to the crime and no coroberating evidence. After being informed that warrants were obtained against him, he was asked to make a statement and a $1,500.00 bond and no probation violation would follow if the statement was deemed cooperative. The investigator stated that there was no way there would be a bond given by said magistrate as said magistrate has never in the past given a bond and that said magistrate did not want to give said bond but would if deemed cooperative. Independant verification of conversations with Investigator Sharp are available. As well as verification that Jesse Joyce contacted Robert Carpenter prior to his statement to Inv. Sharp implicating Robert, asking Robert, despite him having nothing to do with the crime to help him and take some of the blame due to Jesse\'s past he would face a lot of time if convicted and Robert stated no. Robert made a statement after this coercion and is now having agreed upon bond revoked by Commonwealths Attorney Robert Hicks, not because hes done something wrong while on bond but simply because hes retained heavy hitting defense counsel Michael Morchower of Richmond. Robert is due to report to jail on Friday February 29, 2008 at 6PM due to this revocation for invoking his right to adequate counsel, he is also looking at a denial to a due process bond hearing regarding a hearing with the court to reinstate bond. Mr. Morchower has stated this delay of proceedings is not Robert Carpenter\'s fault but his, due to previously arranged trials. Mr. Morchower would like to show said court that the hiring of new defense counsel was not a ploy to delay proceedings but was instead a scheduling problem with new counsel and was not in anyway premeditated by defendant, therefore he should not have to suffer due to this. Robert\'s bond was revoked due to his "delay of proceedings", now that he is incarcerated pending a hearing and trial the Commonwealth has moved his trial which he wanted to get over with so quickly now to July of 2008 when over fifteen dates were provided in the coming two months. We ask that a bond hearing be scheduled by Commonwealths Attorney Hicks and that bond once gain be granted. Robert has opened a new restaurant and we believe this is nothing more than a ploy between the Commonwealths Attorney and there friend, and owner of Olivia\'s Gary Ward to have Robert incarcerated in order to put him out of business. Robert has paid any and all costs, fines and restitution ordered him in the past and we believe that this Commonwealth needs to provide him with more time to show the court as he has us, a changed, rehabilitated and productive member of society.

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The Freinds and Family of Robert Carpenter

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    Nat Williams, United States

    6 years ago Comments: Almost everyone has a right to have a bail hearing.
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