If you recall Judge Howell denied Kay Stevens protection orders. Please see previous posts on this subject.
The Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin disgraced herself and her leadership position with her behavior in this case as did Judge Jennifer Howell. Both of these two people should be removed from office.
It is well known in Morgan County, Alabama that Sheriff Ana Franklin and the Stevens family are close friends. Did Franklin and Howell conspire against Kay Stevens in her plight to save her own life? Is Howell's friendship with Franklin the reason that Kay could get no help with the court system?
Getting back to Taylor Stevens. Here we have just one more example of how intimately intertwined the Franklins and Stevenes are. No doubt Ms.Steven is an innocent party benefiting from a questionable relationship among relatives. But then, there is still one more instance of innumerable examples of nepotism in the wonderful world of Ana. Corruption is corruption.
It is with deep sadness for the Kay Letson Stevens family that we feel we must blog once more about the relationship Franklin has with the Stevens family.
Folks it is evident that Taylor Stevens was hired after her uncle Roger Dale Stevens killed Kay Letson Stevens. This is no accident.
January 12, 2016
Gracie Gleim, Sheriff
David Stewart, Sheriff
Benjamin Taylor, Sheriff
Bobby Brooks, Sheriff
Taylor Stevens, Sheriff
Scott Willerton , Sheriff
Jason Meyer, Sheriff
Dale Rueth, Sheriff
David Dill, Sheriff
Thomas Adcock, Sheriff
Charles Chambers, Sheriff
Melba Hayes, Sheriff
Angela Shelton, Sheriff
Karmen Collins, Sheriff
Alexandria Berzett, Sheriff
James Dean, Sheriff
Kathy Holland, Li
Blogger comments previously posted:
Our county like all other counties in Alabama suffers from a wide range of issues. Domestic violence being one of those issues. No person has a right to abuse any other person physically, mentally, or emotionally. This is a lesson we learned too late to save the lives of Ms. Stacey Jones and Ms. Kay Letson Stevens.
Most of our local judges are tough on Domestic Violence issues except for Jennifer Howell. Yes, folks, you got it. Jennifer Howell, a female judge in Morgan County, Alabama failed not once but multiple times to do the right thing and help Kay Stevens. Kay Stevens was gunned down in cold blood outside the bakery she owned along with her sister in Decatur, Alabama. Howell said that Ms. Stevens case did not meet the criteria for the issuance of a protection order. We provided Judge Howell the Alabama Guidelines that constitute justification for domestic violence protection after Kay Stevens death. Aren't judges supposed to know these things? Does it take a part-time blogger to show a full-time judge what the rules are?
After Roger Stevens killed his wife in cold blood, he ran. He ran to his big rig work truck in Madison, Alabama. Hid in the truck like the coward he is. Our Sheriff Ana Franklin, yes folks Ana Franklin our female sheriff, rushed to the scene of the stand-off and took over from professional law enforcement who had the situation under control. Franklin and her side kick Limestone County Sheriff Blakely (AKA Dumb and Dumber) got in the big rig truck with Stevens and sipped whiskey with Stevens until he agreed to turn himself in. Franklin placed Stevens in her vehicle with no handcuffs and promised him she would take him by his house to see his daddy before taking him to jail.
I do not find this behavior acceptable whether or not it is male or female members of the court or law enforcement agencies. Two female elected officials disgraced themselves and their positions by their conduct in the mishandling of this case before, during, and after the death of Kay Stevens.
We also posted pictures of another woman, Ms. Stephanie Cook, who said she was physically abused by Morgan County Deputy Joey Coburn when she was arrested. Stephanie Cook was found guilty of a misdeameanor in regards to that arrest. To date Joey Coburn has never been investigated for that incident. Stephanie Cook appealed her case to the Alabama Appeals Court. The court upheld the conviction of the misdemeanor. Stephanie Cook worked hard to ensure she did not get into any further trouble. Ms. Cook is not a hardened criminal. Ms. Cook is the sole caregiver for her Grandfather who suffers dementia. Stephanie Cook is sitting in jail right now because Morgan County Judge Jennifer Howell decided that Stephanie Cook did not promply report the Appeals Court Decision to the county. What Stephanie Cook did do was to call the Circuit Clerks office multiple times to ensure that once the documentation was received she was prepared to meet with the probation officer and put a closure to criminal aspect of this case so that she may pursue all other options for the physical abuse or domestic violence she believed she received during the arrest. Stephanie Cook showed up for her first probationary meeting with money to pay her court fees/fines in hand to begin the final journey of completing her probation. When Stephanie Cook was called for her meeting with the probation officer Morgan County deputies was there to arrest her for non-compliance. The probation officer did not report Stephanie Cook for probation violations. Judge Howell took it upon herself to decide that Stephanie Cook should not have waited for the clerks office to receive and process the official order from the state appeals court. Why?
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