Friday, July 07, 2017
St. Johns County Sheriff's Deputy SCOTT O'CONNELL Arrested for Punching His Wife, Beth
Troubling that St. Johns County Sheriff DAVID SHOAR is still investigating alleged crimes by his deputies, instead of recusing himself. Is Sheriff DAVID SHOAR caught upon the horns of a dilemma?
Three stories below about the domestic violence arrest of Sheriff's Deputy SCOTT O'CONNELL.
Public defender David Raymond Cianci is defending Deputy SCOTT O'CONNELL, not ROBERT "MAC" McLEOD, II, who is still representing him in his civil lawsuit against FDLE Agent Rusty Rodgers. The misdemeanor criminal case is set for a hearing before Judge Charles Tinlin July 20, 2017 at 1:30 PM.
St. Johns County Sheriff's Scott O'Connell's wife BETH EATON O'CONNELL called Sheriff DAVID SHOAR personally, her handwritten witness statement says, accompanying the arrest report. BETH O'CONNELL called Sheriff SHOAR, after husband SCOTT O"CONNELL allegedly punched her in the face during a marital argument on July 5. O'CONNELL spent the night in jail on July 6-7 and was released on $500 bond on a misdemeanor battier charged.
SCOTT O'CONNELL once fervently believed his sister Michelle was murdered by Deputy JEREMY BANKS.
Special Prosecutor BRAD KING refused to prosecute JEREMY BANKS, refusing to take the evidence to a grand jury.
SCOTT O'CONNELL threatened to blow up the Sheriff's office.
SCOTT O'CONNELL WAS FIRED for it.
SCOTT O'CONNELL landed a job cleaning toilets.
He then begged for his job and claim he was coerced by Special Agent Rusty Ray Rodgers, suing RODGERS and FDLE for "intentional infliction of emotional distress."
SCOTT O'CONNELL became friends with Deputy JEREMY BANKS again, a fact reported on NBC News Dateline and Dr. Phil programs.
BETH O'CONNELL was present in the April 8, 2013 "interview" of SCOTT O'CONNELL by Sheriff DAVID SHOAR. The bizarre unsworn "interview" was recorded and transcribed by a court reporter and not under oath. Read the transcript. The "interview" was mischaracterized as a "sworn statement" by Sheriff SHOAR. The "interview" and a hand-picked selection of propaganda may be read for insight on the High Sheriff's website.
Read the High Sheriff''s inculpatory index of 36 selected Michelle O'Connell related documents.
Most, like the "interview" were generated in response to The New York Times investigation, long after the case was "closed" by Special Prosecutor BRADLEY KING, whose 19-year old son SHOAR hired as a Deputy and who listed SHOAR as the first of ten references for his unsuccessful application for a seat on the Florida Supreme Court, halted by tough questions by Judicial Nominating Commission Chair Jason Unger of GrayRobinson.
The O'Connell family has reached out to their son and brother, SCOTT, hoping to hear from him. Will y'all kindly pray for them?
The Sheriff'soffice has apparently seized SCOTT O'CONNELL's work cellular telephone and is apparently in the process of kicking him to the curb (again). Sheriff SHOAR'S brother-in-law/spokesman told The Record a decision is expected "next week." SCOTT O'CONNELL has filed an "affidavit of indigency" and is being represented by the Public Defender.
From Historic City News:
Deputy OConnell arrested and charged with domestic battery