I find it very interesting that many of the Townspeople are up in arms about Sylvester Warren the III. We have even received articles by mail and by the internet, some of the information of which was on our previous blog site.
But let’s face the fact people, although it was illegal it was a business and if people would not have purchased from the family trade they would have purchased it from someone else. That is the problem with drug use and many time it has started with a doctor’s prescription which ultimately ruined a person’s life.
While Mr. Warren is being condemned for his past for which he has made restitution, the Old Guard of White Springs didn’t seem to mind that Tommie Jerome Jones had a worse checkered past. Helen Miller, Walter McKenzie and the balance of the council seemed to feel it was okay to hire him as a consultant, town manager who handled all financials for the Town. Yet he was not a very smart criminal because he certainly got caught alot and even after his incarceration, he continued violating more laws and getting caught again.
Let’s look at what we know about Mr. Jones:
09/04/2015 Misdemeanor Fish/Wildlife Violation
04/20/2010 Traffic Infraction – Unlawful Speed
01/12/2005 Felony Third Degree Cocaine/ Possession
01/12/2005 Felony Third Degree Tampered with Physical Evidence
01/12/2005 Misdemeanor Class 1 Resisted Officer without violence
07/06/2001 Felony Third Degree
07/27/2001 Felony Third Degree Cocaine Possession
06/13/1991 Misdemeanor Class 1 Resisted Officer without violence
06/13/1991 Misdemeanor Class 1 Weapon/ FA Improper Exhibit
02/06/1986 Felony Second Degree Deadly Missile Thrown
02/06/1986 Felony Third Degree Aggravated Assault
02/06/1986 Felony Third Degree Resisting Officers with Violence
09/14/1979 Conviction, Sentence Concurrent Felony Second Degree/1st Degree Felony
07/10/1981 Misdemeanor Class 2 Petit Theft
07/10/1981 06/14/1979 Battery Misdemeanor Class 1 Nolle Pros.
05/23/1979 Misdemeanor Class 2 – Criminal Misdemeanor Life threatening injury to persons or property 0-$200.
09/10/1979 Felony First Degree Burglary Structure Convicted
09/10/1979 Felony Second Degree Grand Theft Second Degree
04/09/1979 Felony First Degree; Burglary/ Structure Convicted
04/09/1979 Felony Second Degree Grand Theft 2nd Degree
09/14/1979 Felony Second Degree Grand Theft 2nd Degree
09/14/1979 Felony First Degree Burglary/ Structure/ Convicted
02/12/1979 Felony First Degree Burglary/ Structure/Convicted
02/12/1979 Felony Second Degree Grand Theft 2nd Degree
11/03/1978 Misdemeanor Class 1 Resisting Officer without violence
To the old Guard, you should be so proud, especially now that we know in the long run you felt you would be saving money, but as we can see, not only with the Preuter case, but the Town Internet Site, as well as the Line of Credit Fiasco, Jones has only cost the Town Money and we are so happy that Ms. George is on top of the situation as best as she can.