Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Site Notices
9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 1/20/2006 2:47:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 3:14:13 PM EDT by FourStringSlinger]
Police chief's home torched after man dies in custody

Friday, January 20, 2006; Posted: 4:17 p.m. EST (21:17 GMT)

story.sheriff.ap.jpg
Officials investigate the home of Police Chief Stephen Stewart in Marshallville, Georgia, Friday.
Save on All Your Calls with Vonage
When looking for local regional and long distance calling, use Vonage to make...
www.vonage.com
Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows
$160,000 loan as low as $633/month. Compare rates - refinance now.
www.lowermybills.com
Compare Refinance Quotes
$170,000 loan as low as $560/month. Rates near historic lows. No credit check or...
www.nextag.com
More Useful Links
• Online Book Stores
• Get a New Car Cheap
• Notebook Computers

YOUR E-MAIL ALERTS
Police
Georgia
or Create Your Own
Manage Alerts | What Is This?

MARSHALLVILLE, Georgia (AP) -- Several people broke into the police chief's house and burned it down early Friday, a few hours after a man died in police custody, authorities said.

No one was home at the time, and no injuries were reported. No immediate arrests were made.

Police Chief Stephen Stewart, a Navy reservist who returned from duty in Iraq about two months ago, had left the house along with his family shortly after the death in this town of 1,300 people 90 miles south of Atlanta, authorities said.

Clarence Walker, 48, died at a hospital after officers shot him with pepper spray Thursday night while he was resisting arrest on probation and parole violations, said John Bankhead, a spokesman for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The cause of death was not immediately disclosed.

As news of Walker's death spread, about 100 people gathered downtown near the police station. Sheriff Charles Cannon said the crowd was not unruly.

"In a small town like Marshallville, it's a situation where people want to know what's going on," Cannon said. "They're inquisitive, concerned, especially the family of the deceased. We don't have all the answers."

After about two hours, Cannon said, he asked Walker's family to ask the crowd to disperse, and they did. It was around that time that several people broke into Stewart's home and set it on fire, Bankhead said.

The FBI joined the investigation.

The home, actually a parsonage in a church, was destroyed. Stewart, police chief for about 21/2 years, and his family had been living in the home temporarily after his return from a year in Iraq.

The two officers involved in Walker's arrest were suspended with pay, the sheriff said.

James Jackson, a brother of Clarence Walker, said Walker angered the police because he often ran away from them. He said the police chief had let it be known around town that his officers would arrest Walker "dead or alive."

The chief, who stopped by the charred ruins of his home in the afternoon, would not respond to the allegations or discuss what happened during Walker's arrest.

"I can't speculate. I'm not going to," Stewart said.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 2:50:17 PM EDT
In before the arsonist apologists.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 2:55:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pcsutton:
In before the arsonist apologists.



Water up my nose you bastard
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:14:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pcsutton:
In before the arsonist apologists.



LMAO
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:17:32 PM EDT
Gee, I wonder who those fine folks were that burned the house?
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 7:57:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FourStringSlinger:
Police chief's home torched after man dies in custody

Friday, January 20, 2006; Posted: 4:17 p.m. EST (21:17 GMT)

story.sheriff.ap.jpg
Officials investigate the home of Police Chief Stephen Stewart in Marshallville, Georgia, Friday.
Save on All Your Calls with Vonage
When looking for local regional and long distance calling, use Vonage to make...
www.vonage.com
Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows
$160,000 loan as low as $633/month. Compare rates - refinance now.
www.lowermybills.com
Compare Refinance Quotes
$170,000 loan as low as $560/month. Rates near historic lows. No credit check or...
www.nextag.com
More Useful Links
• Online Book Stores
• Get a New Car Cheap
• Notebook Computers

YOUR E-MAIL ALERTS
Police
Georgia
or Create Your Own
Manage Alerts | What Is This?




You really don't need to paste every single word on the page.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 8:03:40 PM EDT
interesting
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 12:16:21 AM EDT
Does not seem to be enough info anywhere about this.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 12:19:53 AM EDT
IBT "Police shouldn't use guns/tasers/batons/pepper spray crowd"

Oddly this group strangely resembles the LEO=JBT group...
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 12:20:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JavaMan:


You really don't need to paste every single word on the page.



Hey now, I just saved 40% on all my calls with Vonage because of that post. I firmly support advertising in ARFCOM posts.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 12:40:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JavaMan:

Originally Posted By FourStringSlinger:
Police chief's home torched after man dies in custody

Friday, January 20, 2006; Posted: 4:17 p.m. EST (21:17 GMT)

story.sheriff.ap.jpg
Officials investigate the home of Police Chief Stephen Stewart in Marshallville, Georgia, Friday.
Save on All Your Calls with Vonage
When looking for local regional and long distance calling, use Vonage to make...
www.vonage.com
Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows
$160,000 loan as low as $633/month. Compare rates - refinance now.
www.lowermybills.com
Compare Refinance Quotes
$170,000 loan as low as $560/month. Rates near historic lows. No credit check or...
www.nextag.com
More Useful Links
• Online Book Stores
• Get a New Car Cheap
• Notebook Computers

YOUR E-MAIL ALERTS
Police
Georgia
or Create Your Own
Manage Alerts | What Is This?




You really don't need to paste every single word on the page.



Excuse the fuck out of me.

Top Top