Norway Mayor Jim Preacher: “I expect to be exonerated”

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  1. whathehe77
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    whathehe77 - April 13, 2012 10:43 pm
    Whathehe77, Jim didn't embarrassed anybody but himself. @ norwegian: Exactly! This is well said:"@Easy t65...duh its not about the Highway patrol getting even its an ethics probe...man some people cant see the forest for the trees... Its about paying yourself addl money for jobs that you create for yourself and relatives...If you cant see that please surrender your right to vote... Thank God someone has taken action!" I guess the Highway patrol read that comment and said, "Whathehe77"! I did!
  2. ccpsinsider
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    ccpsinsider - April 12, 2012 4:02 pm
    I expect to be Ex Con rated.

    Will the town of norway be disbanded?
  3. notime
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    notime - April 11, 2012 9:40 am
    I hope this will get Jim Preacher out of law enforcement and public office PERMANENTLY. He's been inviting this kind of trouble for a long time and I'm sick of his shenanigans! Some people thrive on chaos and he's one of them. Way to go SLED!
  4. hardeeboy
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    hardeeboy - April 11, 2012 5:41 am
    My God, I can't believe this guy was a LEO. There's no way this man could pursue someone unless he was in his car, I mean he looks at least 130 lbs overweight on the video in court and I'd assume a type 2 diabetic.

    What a disgrace to the town of Norway, seems to me after this incident why the town council can't hold an emergency meeting and finally rid themselves of this Good Ole Boy, he's been in the newspapers for over a year now with all his drama and has given the town a black eye.
  5. Norway Rockstar
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    Norway Rockstar - April 11, 2012 5:10 am
    The arrest warrant continues “All this was done in violation of his duties of good faith, honesty and accountability in his capacity as Mayor of Norway.”
    Preacher said he will “absolutely not” resign following the arrest.
    “I’ll be here at 8 o’clock in the morning,” he said.
    Preacher said, “I expect to be exonerated”

    That is the kind of dictator mentality that's got you where you are at Jim. Your not going to resign you are going to be removed from office. And I got a feeling it won't take long.
  6. dirtpoor
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    dirtpoor - April 10, 2012 10:19 pm
    Also,a hint to the AG. You have ruled that dual-office holding is unconstitutional. And, Preacher resigned from mayor in 2010 because of that. Therefore, if he was town Constable while Mayor than shouldn't the AG have him resign.
  7. dirtpoor
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    dirtpoor - April 10, 2012 9:57 pm
    How about the breaking and entering charges? I hope SLED will add those to the charge. And, Easy: Impersonating a police officer is NOT "poking a 'Bear' in the eye." And, please explain how Preacher embarased the Highway Patrol?
  8. truthbtold
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    truthbtold - April 10, 2012 9:48 pm
    Seems like we always have trouble finding mayors in Norway. We can't find an even half honest person. I personally saw letters the ex mayor wrote abusing her authority.
  9. norwegian
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    norwegian - April 10, 2012 9:42 pm
    Son Are you familiar with the charge of interfering with a pizza delivery driver??....
  10. RJM2813
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    RJM2813 - April 10, 2012 8:33 pm
    Sled thank you he has been getting away with this to long
  11. norwegian
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    norwegian - April 10, 2012 7:43 pm
    @Easy t65...duh its not about the Highway patrol getting even its an ethics probe...man some people cant see the forest for the trees... Its about paying yourself addl money for jobs that you create for yourself and relatives...If you cant see that please surrender your right to vote... Thank god someone has taken action! This is a good day and I hope this is the fall of a buffoon and social tyrant!
  12. MINIMOUSE
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    MINIMOUSE - April 10, 2012 6:59 pm
    Turn out the lights
    The party's over
    They say that
    All good things must end
    Call it tonight
    The party's over
    And tomorrow starts
    The same old thing again
  13. TrustGod
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    TrustGod - April 10, 2012 5:31 pm
    Having dealt with this man while he served in Ehrhardt as police chief, I can honestly say that he always carried himself as though he thought he were above the law. I applaud the decision to FINALLY put him on the correct side of the jail and, while I wish no harm to him, I pray that he NEVER hold any position of authority ANYWHERE again. PERIOD. The voices in his head clearly won't allow him to behave and conduct himself like a sane, rational human being. He is, in fact, his own worse enemy!
  14. MINIMOUSE
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    MINIMOUSE - April 10, 2012 4:48 pm
    "Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)"

    Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
    Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go
    So make the best of this test, and don't ask why
    It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time

    It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
    I hope you had the time of your life.

    So take the photographs, and still frames in your mind
    Hang it on a shelf in good health and good time
    Tattoos of memories and dead skin on trial
    For what it's worth it was worth all the while

    It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
    I hope you had the time of your life.

    It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
    I hope you had the time of your life.

    It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
    I hope you had the time of your life.
  15. Norway Rockstar
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    Norway Rockstar - April 10, 2012 4:42 pm
    I was wrong it seems Sled has charged him with the smallest misdeamenor. And not a felony. However what he did classified a felony. And it should be looked into further.
  16. Norway Rockstar
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    Norway Rockstar - April 10, 2012 4:41 pm
    It shall be unlawful for any person other than a duly authorized law-enforcement officer to represent to any person that he is a law-enforcement officer and, acting upon such representation, to arrest or detain any person, search any building or automobile or in any way impersonate a law-enforcement officer or act in accordance with the authority commonly given to such officers. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit a private citizen from making a citizen's arrest in accordance
  17. truthbtold
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    truthbtold - April 10, 2012 4:23 pm
    This is too funny! They really had it in for him. Judge signed the warrants at 11:20 today and his arrest made the T and D at 2:36. I wouldnt want to be him right now!
  18. Norway Rockstar
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    Norway Rockstar - April 10, 2012 4:22 pm
    Please feel free to post to http://www.townofnorway.blogspot.com/
    I will be updating with all my might any new news I find.
  19. truthbtold
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    truthbtold - April 10, 2012 4:13 pm
    Go sled! Yall better hurry and let him out before he gets hungry. lmbo It's about time somebody puts a stop to all his foolishness.
  20. TaxPayer59
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    TaxPayer59 - April 10, 2012 4:02 pm
    @guesswho- I've seen some of Easyt65's other posts and it comes to no surprise that he supports Boss Hog! Probably one of his "runnin' buddies!"
  21. jesscountry
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    jesscountry - April 10, 2012 3:56 pm
    I am so HAPPY to see this happen. About time! He couldn't talk his way out of this one. I hope now he will be fired as Mayor and the town of Norway can get back to normal without this man causing a problem all the time. Good job SLED.
  22. Norway Rockstar
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    Norway Rockstar - April 10, 2012 3:48 pm
    I understand he is getting ready to be unseated by the Governor at a special meeting this afternoon.
  23. guesswho
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    guesswho - April 10, 2012 3:47 pm
    Easy65 either you are a friend of Preacher or you haven't been paying attention to what he has been doing. The only people embarrassed by Preacher are the citizens of Norway, or at least they should be. I would say he is embarrassed, but his past actions clearly show that he lacks that ability.
  24. Norway Rockstar
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    Norway Rockstar - April 10, 2012 3:45 pm
    Another arrest warrant states Preacher instructed the former town clerk of Norway to pay him a police officer's salary in addition to his mayor's salary without council approval. The warrant goes on to say that Preacher hired his son to a position at the town's water treatment department, which SLED says was a violation of the duties of his position
  25. Norway Rockstar
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    Norway Rockstar - April 10, 2012 3:42 pm
    Below is the law that Preacher broke. I guess if found guilty it will be a FELONY! Not a mideamenor and face a huge fine or Jail. Good Bye Mayor!
  26. Norway Rockstar
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    Norway Rockstar - April 10, 2012 3:40 pm
    It is unlawful for a person falsely to assert authority of law, in an attempt to intimidate or hinder a state or local official or employee or law enforcement officer in the discharge of official duties, by means of threats, harassment, physical abuse, or use of a sham legal process. A person violating this subsection is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than ten thousand dollars or imprisoned not less than one year and not more than three years, or both.
  27. Norway Rockstar
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    Norway Rockstar - April 10, 2012 3:33 pm
    I may go grab my fiddle and dance and play around the playground. I am absolutely dealighted that this has come to terms. Get ready to pay the fine old boy. This is AMERICA not the old Soviet Union. This should be a lesson to you. Now is impersonating a law enforcement officer a felony or a misdeamenor? If it is a Felony he cant hold office if convicted or own a gun or VOTE! I will look it up and see. Go SLED GO!
  28. hardeeboy
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    hardeeboy - April 10, 2012 3:06 pm
    It's about time this "Good Ole Boy" was busted, people have been complaining forever about him,I hope the folks of Norway remember this at election time and don't vote this Narcissist back in, he's nothing but a closed minded old man that listens to no one but the thoughts in his head.
  29. Easyt65
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    Easyt65 - April 10, 2012 2:59 pm
    Just curious - how many of us out there have seen the police 'breaking the law' out there and wish you could make that 'citizen's arrest'?! I have seen police cars speed when they were either off duty or NOT responding to a call. Just yesterday I saw a Hwy Patrolman switch lanes without a signal and then turn into a parking lot without a signal. I thought about following him and mentioning it....and then I came back to my senses and went on my way. LOL :)
  30. Easyt65
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    Easyt65 - April 10, 2012 2:57 pm
    It appears Preacher embarrassed the highway Patrol, and this is the Highway Patrol's way of 'getting even'. Far be it for me to suggest agencies could stoop to such tactics to 'get even' - I'm just saying. Preacher poked the 'Bear' in the eye, & the 'Bear' got mad & retaliated, it seems.
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