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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

[NC] Trooper Scott investigated for his proximity to brutal domestic assault

DON'T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS BEFORE THE FACTS COME OUT. THERE IS NO INDICATION IN ANY NEWS THAT TROOPER SCOTT KNEW WHAT WAS HAPPENING. THERE'S AN INVESTIGATION - AND THAT ONLY MEANS THE FACTS ARE BEING EXPLORED, NOT THAT HE IS GUILTY OF STANDING BY DURING A BRUTAL ASSAULT. I DOUBT THAT THERE ARE VERY MANY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WHO ARE CAPABLE OF WATCHING AN ATTACK OF THIS NATURE WITHOUT TAKING SOME KIND OF ACTION.

TROOPER IN HOME AS FIGHT WENT ON

Wife reported violent spouse
The News & Observer
By Leah Friedman
Aug. 22, 2009
[Excerpts] PITTSBORO -- The state Highway Patrol says a trooper was at a Pittsboro home Aug. 14 when a prominent Chatham County real estate agent was accused of choking and pointing a gun at his estranged wife. A Highway Patrol spokesman said the trooper was on duty but was not at the house on official business. Highway Patrol officials won't identify the trooper but acknowledge separately that a trooper who patrols in Chatham County was placed on administrative duty a day after the incident. On Aug. 15, Col. Randy Glover, who heads the state Highway Patrol, placed Trooper Anthony E. Scott, 38, on administrative duty and ordered "an internal investigation into the matter on Aug. 14," according to Capt. Everett Clendenin, the patrol spokesman... Generally speaking, Clendenin said, troopers are expected to take action if a crime occurs in their presence. He also said the patrol would investigate if it received information that a trooper was having an extra-marital affair... On Aug. 14, Eric Andrews, 40, of Silk Hope Gum Springs Road in Siler City, arrived at the house in the Chapel Ridge golf course community, where his wife is living, to discuss their separation, according to Chatham sheriff's officials. In a 911 call to emergency officials about 11 a.m., a sobbing Jennifer Andrews reported that her husband "tried to kill me." He made her get on her knees, put a gun to her and "said he was going to shoot me," she told the dispatcher. She said he tried to strangle her and "dragged me through the house by my neck." Eric Andrews then drove his green Jeep Commander to the sheriff's department parking lot with the couple's two children, Jennifer Andrews told the dispatcher. He had told her he was going there to turn himself in, she said. "He has my kids in the backseat, and he has a .357 loaded," Jennifer Andrews says to the dispatcher. "It's loaded. It's definitely loaded." The dispatcher confirms Eric Andrews is in the sheriff's department parking lot. "I want to see my kids," Jennifer Andrews pleads. "Please, just tell me they've got my kids." Jennifer Andrews made no mention of anyone else being in the house during the 10-minute 911 call. Eric Andrews surrendered to deputies without incident in the parking lot. Officers took a Smith and Wesson revolver from him during his arrest... Andrews was charged with felonious assault by strangulation, felonious second-degree kidnapping, assault by pointing a gun, assault on a female and communicating threats. He is still in the Chatham County jail with his bail set at $1 million... [Full article here]
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13 comments:

  1. He was not in the house!

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  2. Yeah, I read the many comments on the article and didn't put here what was said there. I get a pretty good idea of what happened. Is the way it happened more noble to you?

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  3. Why not the other posts?

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  4. THIS IS NOT A DOMESTIC ABUSE CASE!!!
    Anthony Scott was at the house and his car was in the garage because he and Jennifer are now together and very much in a relationship. The End. Now the whole domestic violence card is being pulled out because Jennifer Andrews is a wonderful actress and attorney. Hopefully the real truth will reveal it's self soon.

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  5. Were you there?
    I'm not being sarcastic. Really, were you there?

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  6. Jennifer has told people he was there at the home hiding. She just failed to mention that when she made her recorded emergency call.

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  7. Why is it there is never a follow up to these stories?

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  8. Because I'm following a couple thousand of them. Why is that people that have interest in just one not forward updates if they want to see it updated?

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  9. TROOPER IS DEMOTED AND TRANSFERRED
    Anthony Scott was in home during assault of woman by her estranged husband, patrol says.
    The Charlotte Observer
    By Dan Kane dankane@newsobserver.com
    Posted: Thursday, Jan. 07, 2010
    A state Highway Patrol trooper who was at the home of a Chatham County lawyer in August when she was attacked has been demoted and transferred, not fired... Anthony Scott, who at the time patrolled Chatham County, was a target of the lawyer's estranged husband, Eric Andrews, according to court documents that say Eric Andrews was planning to kill Jennifer Andrews; Scott, who he suspected was her lover; and then himself. Last month, patrol Commander Randy Glover demoted Scott, a 15-year veteran, and reassigned him to Charlotte. Glover would not say why, calling the action a personnel matter. Patrol officials confirmed that a trooper on duty was at the Pittsboro home during the assault, and not on official business. There's no indication in the court records or in a domestic violence complaint filed by Jennifer Andrews that the trooper acted to protect her or the Andrews' two young children, who were at the home during the confrontation...http://www.charlotteobserver.com/local/story/1165020.html

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  10. I think in the end Ex-trooper Scott was fired! - for a "related" unrelated event.

    If LE is to be respected they need to out and insist officers like Scott are fired and stop all the secretive BS that feeds the public's skepticism.

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  11. Thanks for the maybe update. :)

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  12. New article in the news a observer Friday.

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  13. Got it. Thank you. I'll post it.

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