[TX] Who chopped off the fingernails of Sgt. Fennell's slain fiance'? - When Giddings Police Officer Jimmy Fennell's fiance Stacy Stites was found strangled on the side of a dirt road, her fingernails were cut to the quick, roughly and not filed - eliminating any evidence... He failed two lie detector tests when asked if he killed Stacy. Fennell, now a Georgetown Police Sgt. was arrested this past week for the rape at gunpoint of a domestic violence victim... Stacy's body was unaccounted for for over an hour after being removed from the scene, arriving at the morgue with new injuries - including burns - that were not in photographs taken before she was transported. DNA from 2 cops were found on the beer cans at the site.
[TX] Police Sgt .Fennell fired for refusing to come answer questions - Georgetown Sergeant Jimmy Lewis Fennell Jr. - now eyed in the murder of his ex-girlfriend Stacy Stites - has been fired for refusing to come in to answer questions regarding allegations that he raped a woman he arrested. Meanwhile Rodney Reed sits on deathrow for the crime of killing Stacy...
[TX] Fiance' of murdered Stacy Stites - Ex-Sgt. Fennell - pleads guilty on other charges - The pickup was returned to him promptly after the murder, defense attorneys say, before forensic testing on it was finished. Mr. Fennell sold the truck a day later. And investigators never got a search warrant for the apartment Mr. Fennell – then a Giddings police officer – and Ms. Stites shared, even though it was the last place she'd been seen alive...
Jimmy Fennell Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
Friday, 26 Sep 2008
09/26/2008 -- Former Georgetown police Sgt. Jimmy Fennell was convicted and sentenced to 2 years in state jail for improper sexual activity with a person in custody and 10 years in prison for kidnapping. Fennell, who turned down a jury trial and pleaded guilty, was given the maximum punishment for those crimes. According to District Attorney John Bradley, the prosecution was complicated by "the initial failure at the supervisory level in the Georgetown Police Department to oversee a proper investigation of a victim's outcry of sexual assault leveled against a police officer." On October 26, 2007, Georgetown police responded to a domestic disturbance call between a woman and her boyfriend. Fennell, who was the ranking supervisor on duty, told the other officers that he would take the woman to find another place to stay for the evening. 911 received a call around 1am from the woman reporting that Fennell had sexually assaulted her and dropped her back at her apartment. During the subsequent response by GPD:
- FENNELL MADE ONLY ONE FAILED ATTEMPT TO CONTACT A SUPERVISOR BY PHONE; NO OTHER OFFICER OR GPD EMPLOYEE CONTACTED A SUPERVISOR;
- FENNELL NOTIFIED DISPATCH HE WOULD TAKE CARE OF THE CALL AND DIRECTED THEM NOT TO MAKE A COMPUTERIZED ENTRY FORMALLY INITIATING THE CASE;
- FENNELL RETURNED TO THE SCENE AND ACTED AS THE SUPERVISING OFFICER;
- GEORGETOWN OFFICERS DENIED SMITH’S REPEATED REQUEST FOR A SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAM OR ANY MEDICAL ATTENTION, EVEN THOUGH EMS WAS STANDING BY A BLOCK AWAY;
- NOT A SINGLE MEMBER OF THE GPD CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION, INTERNAL AFFAIRS OR ANY OUTSIDE AGENCY WAS CONTACTED TO BEGIN AN INVESTIGATION;
- GPD PATROL OFFICER ROGGENKAMP, ACTING UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF FENNELL, COMMUNICATED WITH SMITH AND CAUSED HER TO RECANT HER ACCUSATION (RECORDED BY A PATROL CAR VIDEO);
- ROGGENKAMP, AFTER CONSULTING WITH FENNELL, ARRESTED SMITH FOR PUBLIC INTOXICATION AND THEN FAILED TO NOTIFY ANYONE THAT SMITH HAD ACCUSED FENNELL OF SEXUAL ASSAULT WHEN HE RELEASED HER TO THE JAIL; AND
- FENNELL FAILED TO WRITE ANY REPORTS OR MAKE ANY STATEMENT REGARDING THE INCIDENT.