Coliseum altercation case settled without trial

Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 11:22 AM
Last updated Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 9:11 PM
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The simple battery criminal cases involving community activist Woody Merry and Coliseum Authority member William Fennoy have been resolved without going to trial.

The case against Mr. Fennoy has been dismissed, and the case against Mr. Merry has been put on the "dead docket," Solicitor Harold Jones said this morning.

Mr. Jones said he interviewed seven witnesses to an altercation that occured May 29, all but one of them authority members, and it appears Mr. Merry was the primary aggressor.

Mr. Merry has to apologize in writing to Mr. Fennoy and the Coliseum Authority, which he has done, and he "... cannot act in a disorderly manner while he attends any public meetings in Augusta-Richmond County," according to the dead docket order.

In his apology letter, Mr. Merry wrote: "... on rare occasions, I may become overzealous with respect to my sincere belief that we must all come together as one Community in order to achieve thse goals."

If he abides by the conditions, after a year he can apply to have his record expunged, according Mr. Jones.

"You have two people who have been good citizens," he said. "Do they really deserve criminal records? The question was: Was there some other avenue that could be pursued and I felt there was."

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jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 11/17/08 - 01:07 pm
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A hot mess.

A hot mess.

PTHS225
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PTHS225 11/17/08 - 01:13 pm
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I wonder if Mr Fennoy's

I wonder if Mr Fennoy's lawyer refunds the taxpayer money.....

Why ME
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Why ME 11/17/08 - 01:15 pm
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And just how much taxpayer

And just how much taxpayer money was spent for Mr. Fennoy's legal fees?

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fenn138 11/17/08 - 03:44 pm
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$13,000.

$13,000.

Why ME
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Why ME 11/17/08 - 03:49 pm
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So $13,000 to get Merry to

So $13,000 to get Merry to write I'm sorry on the blackboard! I should have been a lawyer!

justus4
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justus4 11/17/08 - 04:09 pm
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Why was Mery not charged? He
Unpublished

Why was Mery not charged? He was the "aggressor" and earned a charge to help deter others. This is another example of how those who make decision about inappropiate behavior, always seem to fail in matters of race. Again, another racial biased legal decision ending with a civil right violation of a minority-and he don't understand how he is being made a fool.

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DEVGRU 11/17/08 - 08:56 pm
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Let's have them go a few

Let's have them go a few rounds at the Augusta Boxing Club. They won't want to be involved in an altercation after that.

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southern2 11/17/08 - 10:09 pm
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Sorry to see them put a

Sorry to see them put a muzzle on Bulldog Woody Merry. He is one of the few in this area demanding government accountability to the citizens they represent. He still has my respect for all that he has done. I’ll bet he had his fingers crossed.

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GnipGnop1 11/18/08 - 12:30 am
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justus, everything,no matter

justus, everything,no matter how much you try to make it, is not about race. This was about 2 grown men who showed what idiots they are by engaging in playground tactics. Then someone like you comes on here and claims everything is black and white. You might should apply to their club. You seem to be of the same mindset.

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