Gordon Mayor Signs Arrest Warrant On Boyfriend of One Who Signed Arrest Warrant In herRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Nov 04 2019 11:00 PM
GORDON: This is going to take some explaining.
The Mayor of Gordon Alabama was Elbert Melton. After elected Mayor Houston County Sheriff Department arrested Melton. He was later convicted in the 20th Judicial Circuit Court. Immediately upon conviction Melton forfeited his job as Mayor of Gordon.
The Mayor Pro Tem was Shana Wynette Ray. Upon the conviction and removal from office of Mayor Elbert Melton Shana Wynette Ray became the Mayor of Gordon.
SHANA WYNETTE RAY ARRESTED FOR CRIMINAL TRESPASS
On October 26, 2018 Shana Wynette Ray was arrested by Gordon Police Chief Jim Mock for Criminal Trespass. The witnesses listed in the case are Clennon Melton, Elbert Melton and Gordon Police Chief Jim Mock.
The warrant and affidavit for the arrest warrant are not where I can view them in ALACOURT. The Circuit Clerk has to redact certain personal information on defendant's so those documents are blocked from public view. The Clerk says it takes to much time to redact the documents and they just store them electronically where the public can not view them.
So I do not know the specific allegations other than Criminal Trespass.
20th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Butch Binford will be presiding over the trial. Most all other Judges recused themselves in this case. The trial date is set for November 13, 2019.
Shana Wynette Ray has retained Dothan Attorney Clay Wadsworth to represent her in the upcoming trial.
SHANA WYNETTE RAY ARRESTED FOR HARASSMENT
On August 28, 2019 Gordon Mayor Shana Wynette Ray was arrested by Gordon Police Chief Jim Mock for Harassment. The witnesses listed on the arrest warrant are Tina Forrester and Kevin Wells.
The warrant and affidavit for the warrant are blocked from public view. According to a WSFA News article the allegations of Harassment stem from a water bill of Forrester and Wells.
According to court records Gordon Mayor Shana Wynette Ray has retained Geneva Attorney David Harrison to represent her in this case. Currently the case is assigned to Houston County District Court Judge Benjamin Lewis. Trial date is set for November 22, 2019.
Following Forrester and Wells obtaining arrest warrants for the Mayor and the subsequent arrest of the Mayor, reports are Mayor Ray ordered the water cut off for Forrester and Wells.
ARREST OF KEVIN WELLS
Today Gordon Police Chief Jim Mock arrested Kevin Wells, witness in the case of Gordon Mayor Shana Wynette Ray, for Theft of Services. As we understand the arrest is on a warrant signed by Gordon Mayor Shana Ray.
Wells was also arrested on an arrest warrant for Receiving Stolen Property in the fourth degree. At this time it is not known details of the Receiving Stolen Property in the fourth degree allegations. It is unknown who signed the Receiving Stolen Property 4th warrants and who investigated the case.
GONNA GET VERY INTERESTING NOW
Sometimes you have to be careful what keg of nails you open up.
There was a special called meeting by the Gordon Town Council where the Council Members were forced to increase the water and sewage rates. The Town of Gordon had not made the payments on the loans for the water and sewage system in ( from memory ) like three years.
Former Gordon Town Council Members have hollered that things stink. They swear that there was bank accounts and money when they left office in 2016.
Former Convicted Mayor Elbert Melton said right after taking office the Gordon Town Council stripped him of power and check signing privileges. The former convicted Mayor acknowledged bank accounts and money existed when he took office and was there when his power was stripped.
With the charges lodged against Kevin Wells for Theft of Services, and if the Receiving Stolen Property is in any way connected with the water... it is going to get interesting.
Wells has the right to prepare a proper defense. And in that preparation it would probably be material to issue subpoenas for bank accounts, bank records, cancelled checks to see where the bank accounts and money has gone.
So with the right criminal defense attorney and investigator, Wells might can find where this pig trial leads to on the missing bank accounts and money claimed to have once existed.
So things could get very interesting as the days click forward.
GREAT DRAMA IN GORDON ALABAMA...it never ends.