media. It was only until his false arrest December 18, 2010 and detainment in Gwinnett County jail through Christmas Gibson got mad. Then, look out. Norcross Police Department falsely charged this disabled US Marine with False Repot of a Crime. Originally included a felony forgery charge included in the warrant. The sentence carried one year in jail and thousands in fines. Gibson was appointed Public Pretender - I ment Public Defender, John K. Ireland.
Visited in jail, Attorney Ireland gave a copy of Norcross Officer Eric Butynski badge number 122 report. Attorney Ireland never read the report, but expained to Gibson to take a plea. Pointing out how lucky Gibson was Judge Carla Brown had droped the felony forgery and all remained was False Report of Crime. The plea offered by Gwinnett Solicitor was twelve months probation, one thousand dollar fine, and thirty gady in jail. His court appointed lawyer, Attorney Ireland perfered to be called, explained if Gibson rejected the plea he would remain in jail pass christmas with no bond.
Gibson reviewed the police report and quickly new no crime had been committed. He showed his "court appointed lawyer" line for line the false statement written by Officer Butynski. Court appointed Attorney Ireland, with a smurk, reccommended Gibson move out of Georgia. But Gibson would not be given an oppertunity to present evidence in the court until trial, Attorney Ireland told Gibson. Depressed and confused Gibson, in his wheelchair, returned to spend his Christmas in jail. His sixth Christmas away from his family, five spent Serving his country as a United States Marine Corp..
With Judge Carla Brown gone on her Christmas break and responsible for signing the warrant of arrest Gibson sat in jail until former US Marine now a Gwinnett County Judge lifted the warrant December 29, 2010. Prosecutors wanted bail set at twenty five thousand thousand dollars and was furious at the Judges one thousand dollar bail given. The judge looked at Gibson multipal medical issues and facts leading to his arrest stating he would give Gibson the bennifit of the doubt. Lucky for Gibson his survival pay fron the Veteran Administration had posted to his account. Of his $1,857.oo monthly check he too $1,300.00, as needed. to post bail. See, Gibson was recieving $7,oo3.00 monthly but was erroneously reduced to $1,857.oo. But that is a anouther issue he has been addressing over one year ago.
As you can see, there are several factors against Gibson. Even a man who served his country and was honorable medically discharged can be innocent, like on television shows the police, public oppinion, and prosecutors demonize the accusrd and definitely work against the defendant An investication that may be based on false evidence only made important by police officers bent on malicious motives taking the attention off the actual charge being brought. Gibson now out of jail turned 35 January 02, 2011 is relying on, "we the people", and media to spread his story to all Americans as he takes legal precaution in this situaton. Men and woman who have stepped up to serve for our freedom in this great country especially dererve better.