Tuesday, April 9th was a pleasant spring evening, staying light longer now with daylight saving time. Anticipating a pleasant, relaxing dinner with friends and looking forward to a new job the following week, scouser embarked on a journey that would dramatically change his life.
Oh the dinner went well and the conversation was lively amongst friends with common interests. All agreed that these informal gatherings seemed to conclude to soon. For Scouser the evening didn't exactly end there though. The nightmare began 48 hours later when he was arrested at home, cuffed and transported to jail for brandishing and held for almost 13 hours.
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A private school bus driver apparently saw him at about 6:30 PM Tues. in his vehicle moving a pistol from right hand/passanger side glove box to center of dash glove box where he has a built in holster. Then reported it (probably next day) to his school security officer (moonlighting) friend who is a Henrico LEO. Henrico LEO/security officer waits 2 days until he is back on his county job and convinces a magistrate to issue a warrant for brandishing - never investigated it, never interviewed Scourcer. LEO had no personal knowledge.
The magistrate would not release him until a judge saw him the next day. Then released on personal recognizance bond and told to not leave the state - Scourcer is a truck driver. Dan Hawes got that lifted at Motions Hearing. Commonwealth Att'y. was visibly surprised that it wasn't being plead down and didn't seem pleased with some of Dan's requests.
This has also cost Scourcer that new job, he was to have started on last Tuesday. He is the sole bread winner with a wife and handsome young son. Now he is unemployed (yes looking diligently) and faced with significant legal expenses. How dare he carry a gun - well you can't beat the ride........BET ME!
Time to rise up and be counted ladies and gentleman - there but for the grace of God, go you or I. This kind of action against everyday good people must stop. We cannot let him stand alone - I will not.
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