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Gumbee


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Posted - 08/09/2007 :  12:55:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Now what I don't understand is, with the TC sheriff's office under investigation, why would they put someone from the TC sheriff's office in charge of working the "investigation"? of a person who
has committed a questionable suicide and was a confirmed suspect involved in the "dereliction of duty"?



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Everyone should be outraged.

Also, here's what WSB is reporting:

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/13856805/detail.html

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GrayEagle

USA
9966 Posts

Posted - 08/09/2007 :  1:24:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit GrayEagle's Homepage  Reply with Quote
At the risk of being someone from the "outside" looking in, I have a question to ask.

Based on the information that I have seen posted here and in some of the articles linked, I did not see where the TC Sheriff's Department was being investigated.  I did see where the Sheriff and two deputies were being investigated and/or charged.  Does that mean that the entire Department is under investigation?  Does that mean the remaining deputies and investigators should not be allowed to continue their jobs?

Just wondering.

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HoneyBee

USA
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Posted - 08/09/2007 :  1:43:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Sorry, Gray, but let me give you an example.


OK, You were arrested for being not so nice. Now to save your tail you were going to sing a song of corruption, cause a policeman doesn't want to go to jail. You make bail and everyone knows you are singing a song. All of sudden you die. Seeing as to how you were probably going to get off with a light sentence, because you were singing and you didn't actually kill anyone and you haven't had your day in court, you commit suicide.


Now Joy, me, DOC, PCM and uhmmm Maddy, all work  in the department with you and have all this information in hand and and knows what's going on and that we might be in trouble for minor or major issues.


They send Joy or one of us who work with you to investigate your death. Instead of asking an outside individual who doesn't live in the county or is affiliated with your department like Shadow, WRJ, MAC or Shucks.


Seems suspicious is all I am saying.


 


 


 

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Gumbee


151 Posts

Posted - 08/09/2007 :  1:54:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll go a step further. Without commenting on Kern, Eller is still Sheriff. As a matter of law, any duties performed by the Sheriff's office are under the thumb of the Sheriff.

And it keeps coming back around to the issue of who facilitated the bond under these circumstances ... and WHY.

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HoneyBee

USA
4364 Posts

Posted - 08/09/2007 :  2:22:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Everyone knows who posted bond for them, that is no secret.

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paprclip22mom

USA
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Posted - 08/09/2007 :  2:41:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The plot now thickens. Somebody posted on the topix forum that the GBI was supposed to visit with Jess Gibson today to work out a deal. Supposedly though Gibson left a tape recording exposing the whole case.

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shucks


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Posted - 08/09/2007 :  2:52:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
From the mug shots of the 3 in question, they don't look like Einsteins to me. Did anyone of them undergo a physchological exam to determine their fitness to be an officer? Just would like to know.

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Gumbee


151 Posts

Posted - 08/09/2007 :  2:53:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Everyone knows who posted bond for them, that is no secret.

Before the bonds were posted, a Judge and DA allowed them to bond out and set it low enough for them to make. They didn't have to and obviously shouldn't have.

Even in a misdemeanor charge, there is no requirement for a bond if, as was said last week over and over, these people are dangerous to themselves and others. Under the circumstances Eller admitted to, they should have all remained behind bars if only for their own protection. Had they been in jail, there is every reason to think this death would not have happened.

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GrayEagle

USA
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Posted - 08/09/2007 :  2:59:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit GrayEagle's Homepage  Reply with Quote
OK, I understand a little better now.  When I first read your response I thought you had me investigating my death with Joy!  Anyway.......

While it may sound and look suspicious on the surface, don't you feel that GBI is watching over their shoulder?  Not sure that, if I were they, I would announce that if I were doing so.  Also, this is a "damaged" department.  Perhaps this is an effort to help restore confidence in the remaining deputies and investigators?  I would hope that not all are involved in the things going on there.

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HoneyBee

USA
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Posted - 08/09/2007 :  3:03:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Deputy charged in drive-by shooting kills himself


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 08/09/07

A Towns County sheriff's deputy charged in connection with a shooting attack on a local resident last month appeared to have committed suicide at his home Wednesday night, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.


GBI spokesman John Bankhead said Jesse Gibson, 56, was found outside his home, the victim of what was believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Gibson was allegedly the driver on the night of July 9 when fellow Towns County chief deputy Eddie Osborn allegedly fired gunshots into the home of Gary Dean.










Jesse Gibson, Towns County deputy sheriff.
 








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A week later, Gibson and Osborn were charged with aggravated assault in the shooting. The GBI said Osborn shot up Dean's home because Dean was having an affair with Osborn's wife. Last week, Towns County sheriff Rudy Eller was charged with lying to GBI investigators and hiding evidence to protect Osborn.


The case has roiled local politics in the mountain county north of Atlanta.


Eller was released on bond and is still sheriff. Last week, Gov. Sonny Perdue named a panel to recommend whether Eller should be suspending from office.


District Attorney Stanley Gunter said he hopes to take the cases to the grand jury to the grand jury when it next meets in September.


Bankhead said Gibson left behind an audiotape he made for his family and the tape is "now in the possession of the GBI." Gibson's attorney, Mike Weaver, of Gainesville, said he was shocked by Gibson's suicide: "I talked to him a few days ago and I never for a minute would have thought this would happen."


Weaver, who also represents Eller, said Gibson believed that when the facts came out in the case "his involvement was not as bad as it was alleged. Anybody who knows him would tell you that he was a very nice, salt of the earth guy. It's just a very sad day."


Weaver said he had spoken to Eller about Gibson's death. "I know he [Eller] is very sad about it," he said.


Assistant chief district attorney Jeff Langley said his office asked the GBI to take over the investigation into Gibson's death from the sheriff's office Thursday morning. An autopsy is planned Thursday to determine the cause of death. County coroner Dr. Robert Stahlkuppe declined comment, referring questions to the GBI.

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Gumbee


151 Posts

Posted - 08/09/2007 :  3:07:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice, salt-of-the-earth guys do not participate in drive-by shootings.

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tright

USA
32 Posts

Posted - 08/09/2007 :  6:05:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Amen!!

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Lavender

USA
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Posted - 08/09/2007 :  7:07:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The plot thickens!

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daughterofconfederate

USA
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Posted - 08/09/2007 :  11:35:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sad! Ive asked a few folks if Jesse was in the car with the other one, was he driving, shooting.. or what? I never got an answer. If yall have a link to his confession to firing a shot or driving the car and shooting.. then please do set me straight.. cause I am at a loss of wonder on this one.. What would you do if you had a somewhat boss going to lunch with you, he rolls down the window and begins firing at a business that his ex was at? Would you grab the gun? I just dunno.. maybe I dont wanna see the bad in people Ive seen lots of good in.. I dont know the other.. personally at all..
I am not condoning his participation at all, it is very strange that a man got caught up in the middle of this husband and wife and rednevoux situation through his work place in which is suppose to SECURE AND BRING PEACE..
I just feel that something more is to this than what is.. I think everyone does who has give it any thought..


I dont know the deputy Jesse but what the media puts out.. but I did know the Jesse that did grading work.. who didnt get to bent out of shape over some people who didnt want a subdivision coming in, throwing rocks and busting out his machines windows.. it was a few years ago.. but that Jesse.. was a simple guy who didnt act on vengeance.. I dont know if he changed.. if he was absolutely responsible for firing a shot himself into the home of Mr. Dean.. but I do know that this does not sound even remotely close to the man I met who did grading work..

My prayers are with his family.. they are the ones who are suffering right now with the loss of their loved one.Nothing can be changed that has already happend, he got involved with the dept.. and the feller whose wife cheated on him.. I am so sorry that he got in the line of fire.. at all. A life is GONE.. and now its between him and God..

Just like us who wanna take charge and convict those who just might not have been as guilty as it may seem, will have to face God.. he knows better than anyone.. the TRUTHS!

Anne Frank said,
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." I agree!


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Admin

USA
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Posted - 08/10/2007 :  09:24:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit Admin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Cherry Blossom

USA
18932 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2007 :  09:31:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Seems to me that one attorney representing both of these men is a conflict of interest.

This Gibson could easily disclose information that could further link Eller to involvment in any way towards this crime.

Additionally I'd really question whether this man committed suicide or was disposed of, so that he would not disclose pertinant information regarding this crime.

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JawJa Gurl

USA
1139 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2007 :  09:39:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh c'mon, the deleted post was just givin more insight to how things are run over there. Was no different than any other posts, but whatever.

All this is sad and very interesting. Hopefully we'll know it all soon. I doubt it, but it sure would be nice to know, for the family/friends and community.

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Wildflower

USA
4528 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2007 :  09:44:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louisiana Girl,

By all means, now would be the time for you to report the things you said. At least someone might listen now.

This wasn't Mayberry and Sheriff Andy Taylor didn't live here, eh?

Wildflower

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But deep down, I know that's not true.
Some of the smaller countries are neutral.
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Gumbee


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Posted - 08/10/2007 :  10:55:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hope the deleted post will be re-posted on blairsvillecity. If a post is deleted here it ususally means it contained valuable insights.

Just looking at the my own posts that have been deleted, especially the ones warning of deputies shooting at citizens, if they had been left up on the boards, this thing could have been headed off before it happened and Jess might still be alive.

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Admin

USA
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Posted - 08/10/2007 :  11:09:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit Admin's Homepage  Reply with Quote

quote:



I hope the deleted post will be re-posted on blairsvillecity. If a post is deleted here it ususally means it contained valuable insights.

Just looking at the my own posts that have been deleted, especially the ones warning of deputies shooting at citizens, if they had been left up on the boards, this thing could have been headed off before it happened and Jess might still be alive.




If a post is deleted it, it usually means it contained unsupported negative statements about a person or business - and while the courts will protect Blairsville.com from defamation, we don't want the site becoming a place to come and post any and every negative thought or statement anyone has ever felt like making.  We don't have the time or resources to do the fact-checking that a news outlet is required to do - nor to follow up on every post to make sure the person is who they say they are and their story is true - which would be necessary to allow our site to be a voice of truth and not one of lies. 

We'd like to believe that everyone who posts negative things is truthful in their statements and well-meaning in their intent, but the Internet is too easy a place to hide behind a mask and try to do harm to others for personal motives.  It's easy to claim you've been hurt by someone when you don't have to reveal your real identity or motives.  If a person has a real grievance, though, there is a great opportunity at the moment for them to be heard by the news media and investigative agencies - people who will follow up on the story and see if it is legitimate.

We agree that lousianagirl's story is sympathetic and we hope that she is able to bring her story to the news or GBI and have them investigate it. 


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gottagetout

USA
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Posted - 08/10/2007 :  2:17:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now there is a bust of fake handbags and wallets at the retail store next to Dairy Queen in Hiawassee. Man what else gives.


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HoneyBee

USA
4364 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2007 :  2:53:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Good to see that the Towns Co police is not letting this "slight embarassment" slow them down.


Fake handbags in Hiawassee, who'da thunk. Good job guy's.


 


 


 

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gottagetout

USA
2 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2007 :  3:05:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bust wasn't made by local PD or SO, but the FEDS


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HoneyBee

USA
4364 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2007 :  3:52:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Well guess they have to have something to do.


I remember when they swarmed all over here looking for Rudy.


It was hurry up and wait.

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Wildflower

USA
4528 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2007 :  4:15:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, you know us Towns County ladies can't do without our (knock-off) designer handbags.

Except me.

Been in the shop once and wasn't in love with it.

Wildflower

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But deep down, I know that's not true.
Some of the smaller countries are neutral.
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