Scott Dean's adopted daughter indicted on burglary charge

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 8:56 AM
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The adopted daughter of former Columbia County Com­mis­sioner Scott Dean has been indicted on charges of burglarizing the home of Dean’s wife and selling jewelry stolen there, according to court documents released Thursday.

A grand jury indicted Marlin Azucena Dean, 19, of Ansley Court in Martinez, and Eva Lopez-Macais Nevarez on a burglary charge. Marlin Dean also was indicted on a charge of theft by receiving stolen property.

Marlin Dean was arrested July 21 in Harlem. She is accused of stealing jewelry from her adoptive mother, Renee Meyer Dean.

A judge refused to grant bond for Marlin Dean at an Aug. 14 preliminary hearing, saying she posed a significant flight risk. She is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center.

Renee Dean said she was out of town for five days and returned home July 20. The next morning, “she awoke and found a bracelet lying on the floor, alerting her to check her jewelry box,” Harlem Public Safety Officer Chet Hopkins said at the hearing in August.

She reported about $26,000 in jewelry missing from the bedroom of her North Hicks Street home.

Nevarez told authorities that she took Marlin Dean to a Martinez pawn shop where she pawned a 1-carat diamond engagement ring set, worth $5,000, for $750, and possibly a gold heart necklace, Hopkins said. She used her passport for identification, and there is video surveillance footage of the transaction.

The ring was identified by Renee Dean and recovered, as was a topaz ring Marlin Dean pawned at a shop in Augusta on May 9.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/02/12 - 10:04 am
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Incomplete

To be more complete and fair, it would be good for the newspaper to provide the details about bond for Ms. Nevarez. Is Ms. Nevarez out on bond, or is she also in jail because she is a flight risk? The story does not say.

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Lakeside95 10/02/12 - 11:05 am
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1. Adopted daughter not step

1. Adopted daughter not step daughter. As Valerie has been in every court proceeding involving the Deans- you would think she might know simple facts.

2. The other woman, an illegal immigrant was given bond for $15,000 dollars. Evidently she is not a flight risk. Yet she is an illegal, with an illegal husband. The only legal people are her children. She has no license, yet drives.

I find it amusing that Columbia County finds an illegal immigrant with no ties to the area not to be a flight risk- but Miss Dean was a risk. She was willing to be subjected to a monitoring system or house arrest so that she could continue to care for her baby. But rather ask the people that Marlin lives with regarding her bond- the court takes the word of her mother- also the 'victim' in this case as to whether or not she would run.

I never knew that the CCSD had a policy of allowing illegal immigrants to be bonded out. But maybe breaking the law in one way isn't as bad as breaking the law in another way.

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Farmboy 10/02/12 - 11:10 am
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I've said it before and i'll say it again..

Scott Dean's situation could have been much different had he not adopted these kids.

Evil Regal
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Evil Regal 10/02/12 - 11:37 am
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I never thought Dean was
Unpublished

I never thought Dean was guilty personally. According to reports from the courtroom when he was tried the "victim" was laughing, playing around, and didn't act serious at all. I just think because she cried "rape" people automatically sided with her because like crying "racism" crying "rape" makes people throw logic out the door and they only think with their emotions. Look at the Duke Lacrosse case for a good example of this. The word has so much weight within society that even if accused and proven innocent, people are hesitant to talk and even live near said accused. It's disgusting and despicable that there are people out there who do throw those accusations, just like if a teenager or child points to someone and accuses them of sexual abuse, it's guaranteed that regardless of innocence (or guilt) their lives effectively cease to be the way they were and never will return to their former selves.

Whilst I agree that Rape is a serious offense and should be punished as such, some people need to set their emotions aside when dealing with this crime(or any crime) and realize that all it takes is for someone, more often than not a woman(sometimes a male), to merely point and say rape, and whether innocent or not, that man (or woman)'s life is forever ruined.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/02/12 - 11:37 am
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Bad Day

It is commonly said that when a police officer pulls a driver over for speeding or running a red light or having a broken tail light and then discovers that the driver is an illegal alien, that officer has just entered bad day territory. All he wanted to do was write a simple citation and gain the county some revenue and go on his way. Instead, he's got to gather a bunch of information about where the driver might live, etc. and contact ICE and fill out a mountain of paperwork. There will inevitably be some follow-up work involved, and ICE will eventually lose interest and the status quo will prevail.

Thanks for the info, Lakeside. I was musing that perhaps the reason the judge offered bond to the illegal alien was that he is hoping that she will skip bail, skip the county, miss the hearing, and no longer be a problem for the Columbia County court system.

Marlin is more of a problem for the judge because she's a legal resident.

urright
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urright 10/02/12 - 11:42 am
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One more time...

The Sheriff's Office does not set the bond--a Magistrate Judge sets the bond.

I do recall Marlin being a flight risk once before when she ran to Mexico. She could be the poster child for "flight risk."

Maybe Lakeside would have better luck at getting ICE to come pick up an illegal who has not been convicted of a crime. Go ahead and make that call for the SO, okay?

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Farmboy 10/02/12 - 11:56 am
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I agree with Evil Regal

I also agree with Karma. You can't escape it.

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Lakeside95 10/02/12 - 12:01 pm
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Illegal Immigrants

I guess flight risk is determined a different way than before. In most cases it has to do with assets available to allow the person to run, and whether or not the person has a reason to stay. Running away two years ago with a boyfriend is a lot different than running away and leaving your baby. Even defendants with money and ways to run are offered bond with monitoring or house arrest. They allowed an illegal alien to bond out with no assurances that she would not run back to Mexico. But when the court uses the word of the 'victim' in the case as to whether or not the accused would be a flight risk...the answer is obvious.

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Willow Bailey 10/02/12 - 12:10 pm
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Will this nightmare never

Will this nightmare never end? What resources did Marlin have for caring for herself? Was she just trying to survive? Forget about her fleeing, why not just deport her back to Mexico? If there were ever a case for "undoing" an adoption, this is it. And if there were ever a case for another trial in ANOTHER jurisdiction Scott's trial is it.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 10/02/12 - 12:16 pm
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For heaven's sake, can the

For heaven's sake, can the managing editor teach Valerie Rowell the difference between a step daughter and an adopted daughter?

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Lakeside95 10/02/12 - 12:25 pm
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Marlin is from Guatemala.

Marlin is from Guatemala. She can't be deported, as she is a US Citizen. Marlin had no resources, as she was and is totally dependent on the goodwill of others. She has no education, and her adoptive family is irretrievably broken. Marlin and her son depended on others for their every need, there was no help from her adoptive family.

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Riverman1 10/02/12 - 01:21 pm
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This is the daughter that

This is the daughter that took up for Dean at the trial. Lots of questions here with Mrs. Dean pressing charges against her.

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Riverman1 10/02/12 - 01:22 pm
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Willow, ha...Rowell must have

Willow, ha...Rowell must have gotten the message.

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Sean Moores 10/02/12 - 01:23 pm
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@ Lakeside and Willow

Valerie did not write the headline. She had it correct in her story. An editor made the mistake when they wrote the headline. It has been fixed now.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/02/12 - 01:25 pm
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If

If what Lakeside said about Marlin's dependency is true, then the Columbia County Detention Center is the best place for her until her trial and sentencing.

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Lakeside95 10/02/12 - 01:31 pm
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Especially when Mrs. Dean had

Especially when Mrs. Dean had been using Marlin to babysit her youngest siblings while on vacation, yet in her complaint Marlin was not allowed in her home. Lots of inconsistencies. Marlin was also taken on a Meyer family vacation a few weeks prior to this incident.

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MarinerMan 10/02/12 - 01:31 pm
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I'm not following your last
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I'm not following your last statement Lakeside. If you are saying the Deans are the adoptive family, then you are wrong. Renee posted pictures of her grandson, and his party on her FB page.
And Willow - I agree completely with what you posted, except it is Guatemala. In trying to preserve the "family", Scott and Renee got screwed by two of the girls. Unfortunately, both are US citizens, so we taxpayers will be footing some of the bill. New trial...!!

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tom31510 10/02/12 - 01:37 pm
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Scott Dean

An this was the young lady who is responsible for Scott Dean being convicted of rape. Not quite what I'd think would be a credible witness. Just saying.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/02/12 - 01:43 pm
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Am I remembering correctly?

I thought it was a younger sister of Marlin who accused Scott Dean of molestation; and I thought Marlin testified on Scott's behalf at the trial. I thought she said something during her testimony that opened the door to have the District Attorney called as a witness to try and shred Marlin's credibility as witness.

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twolane 10/02/12 - 01:53 pm
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no she was the first
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no she was the first to make allegations of sexual abuse...then the younger daughter joined in the fracas.....marlin later recanted her story and said that not only was she lying but also that her sister was lying...YET SOMEHOW they still proceeded and got a conviction and a 20 year sentence.....WHICH IS UNPRECEDENTED...MOST WITH FULL PENETRATION NEVER SEE TWENTY YEARS

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Riverman1 10/02/12 - 01:55 pm
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LL, yep, as I said above,

LL, yep, as I said above, this is the daughter who testified FOR Scott Dean.

As Lakeside95 remembers I was firmly convinced of Dean's guilt and poor character, but 20 years is a long time. If he did exactly what he was accused of (and convicted of) I can't see him getting 20 years. There was no actual intercourse involved. If he manages to find a way to get out, I wouldn't be upset. He's spent time in prison as the worst kind of offender. That can't be fun.

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Lakeside95 10/02/12 - 01:57 pm
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Yes I am correct about her

Yes I am correct about her adoptive family being broken. Any pictures of a party for Mrs. Dean's grandson were baby shower photos from late July 2011. It would be difficult for Mrs. Dean to have current pictures as the last time she has seen her grandson was the day she had her daughter arrested. Marlin had been a welcome guest in her mother's home, especially if she was willing to clean or babysit her younger siblings.
Marlin has been totally dependant on the goodwill of others since her return from Mexico. But if an illegal alien can get bond- one would hope that a US citizen with ties to her infant son would also be given the same consideration.

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Lakeside95 10/02/12 - 02:12 pm
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Riverman1: If guilt were

Riverman1: If guilt were equated with poor character...the prisons would be much more full. An interesting case is coming up in Rome, Ga . A prominent businessman has been indicted on two counts of child molestation, one of sodomy and two counts of enticing a minor. It will be interesting to see how that trial and sentencing compares with Deans. in fact, if you spend enough time researching sentences for child molestation...not only will you wonder why Dean was given the maximum sentence in a trial that lacked physical evidence but also why in cases of repeat offenders caught in the act- a normal sentence is 6-10 with the probability of parole.

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OpenCurtain 10/02/12 - 02:57 pm
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Well we know who to thank Nov 6th

"I never knew that the CCSD had a policy of allowing illegal immigrants to be bonded out. "

Yep! Obama bypassed congress and granted protection to a certain age group of illegals that surprisingly fit in neatly with OBAMA voter age group and coincided with DOJ AG Holder's challenging Southern states Voter ID laws, since most illegals live in the southern states.

But may be I am giving him more credit for thinking ahead than I should.
???

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Willow Bailey 10/02/12 - 04:24 pm
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Lakeside, Marlin is blessed

Lakeside, Marlin is blessed to have your faithful friendship. I will ask a friend who is ministering to the women prisoners to look for her and my group to pray for her daily.

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realitycheck09 10/02/12 - 05:06 pm
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Hilarious Double Standard

It still always cracks me up all the people that stand up for Scott Dean who are not nearly so forgiving when the headline says "Random black man accused of molestation."

Apparently only the politically connected and pure-skinned folks are wrongfully accused in this area?

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Willow Bailey 10/02/12 - 05:33 pm
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Though some have commented

Though some have commented about Scott's trial or the "reality" of the harsh politically motivated sentencing, I think the focus has been on Marlin. Children shouldn't have to be responsible for the family dysfunction.

Sure you are not fishing for an excuse to start the race/ class warfare division that has become the national liberal pass time?

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Lakeside95 10/02/12 - 05:39 pm
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I haven't seen any headlines

I haven't seen any headlines that featured 'random black man accused of molestation'. And you will find that I am will to believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty...and then may still be innocent.

Willow: I appreciate the prayers. Her son is a bright, beautiful, handful of all boy. I want him to have a mother and a grandfather sowner rather than later. Marlin would certainly appreciate that.

It has always surprised me that people are so amazed by a faithful friend. I thought that the definition of friend was to be there in times of need and when times were good. Scott and his daughter have plenty of fair weather friends; what they need are faithful friends.

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KSL 10/02/12 - 07:23 pm
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Why did she steal the

Why did she steal the jewelry?

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usmcbuckner 10/02/12 - 10:21 pm
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Question for Lakeside95

I would like to know how the children of the two illegal parents are legal, perhaps there is something I've missed.

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