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Saturday, January 19, 2008

[TN] Now-fired Trooper Ray indicted for trying to poison ex-girlfriend

...Keith A. Ray, 29, of Ashland City, was arrested following a lengthy investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol... Ray was recommended for termination on June 28, 2007 “for conduct unbecoming.”... Following his firing by THP, Ray went to work for the Coopertown Police Department. Ray resigned after 34 days on that job...

Grand jury indicts former trooper in assault case
Robertson County Times
By Patricia Lynch Kimbro
January 16, 2008
A former trooper with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, who also worked briefly with the Coopertown Police Department, was indicted by the Dickson County grand jury for allegedly trying to poison a former girlfriend with a gun cleaning solvent placed in her cold medication. Keith A. Ray, 29, of Ashland City, was arrested following a lengthy investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The grand jury indicted him, following a presentment, for aggravated assault on a Dickson woman. Ray is free on a $50,000 bond. The allegations against Ray initially began with the Dickson Police Department in January 2007 when the 30-year-old alleged victim reported to investigators that Ray had been harassing her through text messages over some nude photographs of her with another man... Dickson Police Officer Timothy Hedge, that Ray told her he was going to distribute the photographs. She told police that since her breakup with Ray, who at the time was a trooper with THP, she had saved the messages on her cell phone and was going to contact Internal Affairs with the agency. She also told investigators that she brought home a bottle of Nyquil, belonging to her, from Ray’s house in Ashland City... Grand jury records show the chemical [in the Nyquil] was a form of a deadly poison called methyl pentane, hexane, methylcylopentane and cyclohexane and methyl isobutyl ketone. The chemical is used as a gun cleaning solvent... Ray was recommended for termination on June 28, 2007 “for conduct unbecoming.”... Following his firing by THP, Ray went to work for the Coopertown Police Department. Ray resigned after 34 days on that job...

7 comments:

  1. This article is defamation of character. Why would you continue to carry and post a story about an individual who has been cleared of the charges? These charges were dropped and the poor officer that you present as an "assailant" is innocent. Reporting the news carries a responsibility of presenting FACTS... not just a portion of them, but all of them. This incident occurred because of a bitter ex-girfriend. It was unfortunate for this man as it cost him his career. The least that you could do is report the results of the investigation. Your incomplete posting is irresponsible and unjust! CHECK YOUR FACTS! AND THAT MY FRIEND, is the rest of the story!

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  2. "...Keith A. Ray, 29, of Ashland City, was arrested following a lengthy investigation..."

    You send me how the investigators were proven to be liars or all mistaken and I will post it.

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  3. YES HE WAS ARRESTED BUT THE INVESTIGATION AND IFORMATION WAS PROVIDED BY HIS EMPLOYERS INTERNAL AFFAIRS DIV. WHEN AN INTERNAL AFFAIRS DIV. IN THE LAW ENFORCEMENT FIELD INTERVIEWS ANOTHER OFFICER THEY HAVE TO SIGN A FORM AND IT SAYS NOT TO BE USED IN A COURT OF LAW AND CAN NOT BE USED AGAINST YOU OUTSIDE OF THIS AGENCY AND IF THIS HAPPENS IT IS CALLED THE FRUITS OF THE POISONOUS TREE. THE INTERNAL AFFAIRS DIV. SUPPLIED THE COURT WITH ALL ITS DOCUMENTS THEY GATHERED FROM THERE FINDINGS DURING AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION.THEY CAN NOT DO THAT. ANOTHER THING THE CHICK THAT HE WAS SUPPOSED TO POISON SAID SHE DRANK THE NYQUIL BUT NEVER WENT TO THE DOCTOR OR EMERGENCY ROOM TO SEEK MEDICAL ATTETION ALL SHE WANTED WAS A POLICE REPORT. EVERYONE THINK IF YOU DRANK MEDICINE OUT OF A BOTTLE AND YOU THOUGHT SOMEONE TRIED TO POISON YOU, WOULDNT YOU GO SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION TO HAVE IT AS PROOF BUT THIS GIRL NEVER WENT ANYWHERE AND SHE GOT THE BOTTLE FROM HIS RESIDENCE AND SHE HAD ANOTHER BOTTLE AT HER RESIDENCE AND SHE POURED ONE BOTTLE INTO ANOTHER TO MAKE IT ONE FULL BOTTLE.OK LOOK THESE CHEMICALS UP AND SEE FOR YOURSELF THE HAZARDS OF THESE CHEMICALS IF YOU INGEST THEM. THEY ARE DEADLY BUT SHE IS STILL WALKING THE STREETS TODAY. THE REASON SHE CLAIMED THIS AGAINST THIS GENTLEMAN IS BECAUSE THEY WERE DATING AND HE FOUND OUT THAT SHE WAS CHEATING ON HIM WITH A MARRIED MAN. ALSO, THE GENTLEMAN HERE WAS USING HER DIGITAL CAMERA TO TAKE FAMILY PICS WITH AND WANTED THEM AFTER THE BREAKUP AND DOWNLOADED THEM TO HIS LAPTOP COMPUTER AND WHEN HE DOWNLOADED ALL THE PICS FOR THE CAMERA AND WAS GOING TO DELETE THE ONES THAT WAS NOT OF HIS FAMILY CHRISTMAS HE FOUND OVER 50 NUDE-EXPLICIT PHOTOS OF HER AND THE MARRIED MAN THAT SOMEONE ELSE HAD TAKEN USING THAT CAMERA. THE GENTLEMAN DID NOT TAKE THE PICS, HE FOUND THEM WHILE TRYING TO DOWNLOAD HIS FAMILY PICS AND STATED HE SHOULD SEND THE PICS TO HER FAMILY AND THE MARRIED MANS WIFE IN WHICH HE DID NOTHING WITH THE PICS.SO THE ENDING IS THE SHE WAS MAD ABOUT HIM FINDING THE PICS AND SHE PUT SOMETHING IN THE NYQUIL AND TRIED TO SAY SHE DRANK IT WITH OUT GOING TO THE DOCTOR AND WANTED HIM FIRED.

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  4. Let's see, who would write about her as a "nut and slut" and call her a "chick" while referring to the officer involved as "this gentleman."?

    I'm thinking. Thinkikng. Thinking.

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  5. Hi - seems maybe you mean the exclusionary rule rather than the "fruits of the poisonous tree" doctrine.

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  6. Someone sent a comment about other threatening behavior they say they experienced with this ex trooper but I can't post it because I believe the information would identify her possibly and put her in danger.

    I'm looking over that comment IN CAPS above and wondering if people take it like I assumed. I see it and see clearly a liar. But how does the victim feel? If you see this comment and want me to take down that rant please just let me know. I had it up to show what the victim has to endure, NOT meaning to re-victimize the victim but she absolutely could feel that way.

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  7. Tuesday, October 2, 2007
    [TN] Fired Trooper Ray's new job
    ...he is still patrolling streets — in a different uniform. Ray started work as a patrolman with the Coopertown Police Department three months after his last day as a trooper...
    http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2007/10/tn-fired-trooper-rays-new-job.html

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