Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bobby Eugene Warthaw, Jr.

We were over at WCSC's site reading about Bobby Eugene Warthaw, Jr. being wanted for criminal domestic violence. It seems he knocked over a two year old child while beating up on his pregnant baby momma. We couldn't help but notice the comments there about what a nice guy Warthaw is. Why don't we look into that.

We found some strange irregularities in Warthaw's cases. In some instances several years had passed before the solicitor dismissed the charges. We would like to see someone from Scarlett Wilson's office offer an explanation. This offer stands for any cases we discuss here. It is unfortunate for the the Solicitor, but her silence will only hurt her in the upcoming election. We present what we see in the record and what we understand. We are sure there are some things we point out that have perfectly reasonable explanations. Wilson's failure to address those instances will not bode well for her considering the reach that Charleston Thug Life currently has with citizens who actually take the issue of crime and punishment seriously and vote in accordance with that view.

In fact, we offer equal time to any solicitor who wishes to address any issues or questions we have brought to the fore. We would make the same offer to our judges, but we believe they are even less likely to address any issues. They are, after all, beyond the reach of the voting public.

Warthaw's adult criminal career began in 2005 with an arrest for 1st Offense Possession of Cocaine. He pled guilty in 2007 and was sentenced to two years, suspended in favor of eighteen months probation.






In 2006 he was charged with a probation violation. This may have been a hold-over from a juvenile probation case.






In May of 2007 Warthaw was charged with two more probation violations. As usual, there is no status provided.







In November of 2007 Warthaw was charged with Strong Arm Robbery. In March of 2011 the 9th Circuit Solicitor dismissed the charge indicating there was no indictment. Did this case slip through the cracks for three and a half years?






January of 2008 brought a charge of 2nd Offense Possession of Marijuana. The charge was dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor in March of 2011.






In February of 2008 Warthaw was charged with Simple Assault. The charge was dismissed in 2011.






November of 2008 brought another probation violation. No disposition listed.






April of 2009 brought a charge of Armed Robbery. This charge was dismissed at the preliminary hearing two months later for "lack of prosecution".







Warthaw was charged with Assault & Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature on Christmas Eve of 2009. The 9th Circuit Solicitor dropped the charge to simple assault and remanded the case to the municipal court in the City of Charleston. The record notes he failed to appear in July of 2010. As far as we can tell the charge is still pending.







In February of 2010 Warthaw was charged with Distribution of Cocaine Base (crack), and PWID Proximity of a School. He was released on a total of $60,000 bond. Warthaw failed to appear on these charges, too.









In March of 2010 Warthaw picked up a charge of Possession of a Stolen Handgun and was given an additional $5,000 bond. He failed to appear on this charge.







In November of 2010 he was charged with Possession of Marijuana and Giving False Information to Police. He was found guilty in a bench trial before Judge Koontz.







September of 2011 brought another charge of Possession of Marijuana. This one was dismissed at the preliminary hearing.






This past January Warthaw was charged with 1st Degree Burglary and Criminal Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature. Both charges were dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor just one month later, with the notation "Not Indicted." That is strange indeed.






Based on these facts we find the claim that Warthaw is a nice guy to be seriously flawed. We also wonder if he has any family working for the 9th Circuit Solicitor's office. That is the only way we can even begin to explain all the dismissal of serious felony charges against Warthaw.

2 comments:

  1. This should be enough on it's own to have the Solicitor removed from office, there is absolutely no excuse for this.... She and the staff at her office are NEGLIGENT in doing their job and putting the public at unreasonable danger.

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  2. It was once explained to me about why the Solicitor's Office cuts so many deals. I was told that they receive 500 cases a month (a number used for example only, not the actual number). They can effectively prosecute 100 (again, an example number) based on the number of solicitors available, the number of court rooms and judges available, and the completeness of the case provided from the police. So, in one month they get 500 and subtract 100, leaving 400 to be carried over. The following month, they receive another 500 (for a total of 900 cases now) and can effectively prosecute 100 (for a total of 800 now). Another month, another 500. Do the math.

    It isn't that the solicitor's office is lazy, they merely have a different objective. Their objective is to clear the docket. They find it difficult when they receive sub-standard reports from the police. They find it difficult when they have uncooperative victims. They take the best they can and do it in the time they can. If this is going to change, it must do so at the will of the community. The community must stop accepting the criminals, these "nice guys" (who are anything but) who are being "wrongfully accused" (even though it's on video). Stop viewing them as you see them (father, son, daughter, mother, cousin) and see them for what they are: CRIMINALS.

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