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Arrest made on unusual charge

Friday, April 23, 2010

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Gary G. Loudermilk
A man was arrested for allegedly displaying pornography in Craig Park Thursday.

According to officials, members of the Brazil City Police Department were dispatched to Craig Park after an unidentified concerned parent reported a man displaying pornography in plain sight of park visitors in his vehicle.

Upon arrival at the park, officers found an empty vehicle parked on the access road within walking distance of the playground area. Several pornographic magazines were inside, lying open in plain sight where any passerby, including children, could see the pictures.

While officers were impounding the car, Gary G. Loudermilk, 31, Center Point, returned to his vehicle. He was taken into custody and transported to the Clay County Justice Center.

Police Chief Dave Archer told The Brazil Times the unique incident rarely occurs in this area, but confirmed it is definitely illegal for someone to "display pornographic materials" in a public manner, especially in a public park.

"(These types of incidents) are unusual and difficult to charge," Archer said. "We don't handle this type of situation that often."

Preliminarily charged with D felony dissemination of matter harmful to minors, Loudermilk's case file is currently being reviewed by the Clay County Prosecutor's Office for formal charges to be filed in court early next week. He remains incarcerated on an $7,000 cash bond (no 10 percent allowed).


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I'm a little confused here.Did he leave a bunch of perv. Stuff out and say hey kid go see whats in my car? Or was it just a few kids kind of nosie that saw a adult mag laying in someones car? Cause if he's a perv. then give it to him. But if it's just a case of the nosies. Someone needs to teach a child about personal property and privacy.And if it's against the law to have some personal things in your vehicles I'm gonna be in trouble. I got some drawers hanging from my rearveiw. So now I'm worried,Any suggestions YA'LL???

-- Posted by Cardonia Redneck on Fri, Apr 23, 2010, at 11:32 PM

A felony?

-- Posted by guesswho? on Sat, Apr 24, 2010, at 1:07 AM

Seeing kids all over town with their pants down around their thighs is provocative to me. Maybe you could arrest a few of them and let them experience what happens in jail when your pants are down.

-- Posted by houseofhate on Sat, Apr 24, 2010, at 1:09 AM

Yes, houseofhate, I agree. Why don't they do something about those going around with their pants hanging down around the thigh area, with their "boxers" showing. I find that very distateful and disgusting. Especially out in public and more so in a restaurant. Who wants to see someone raise their arm and the shirt go up and boxers hanging out? Or bending over, and the pants around the thighs. To me same as indecent exposure. And this guy got in trouble for personal belongings in his car?

-- Posted by LM3561 on Sat, Apr 24, 2010, at 2:22 AM

"Lying open in plain sight"? Where in the vehicle? On the dash, the rear window shelf, or in the seat where a person must be snooping in your vehicle to see it at all?

Second, would the charge have been made had the material been a medical text showing the same body parts? Art magazine?

Was it "being displayed" with some intent?

It will be interesting to see how this is handled.

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Sat, Apr 24, 2010, at 7:14 AM

ok "say it out loud " would you like sumone to look at a pic of you and judge you ...I think the nosey ppl whould be arrested as well....since when is it ok for sumone to be arrested over porn magazines in a car and snooping people seeing them then they shouldnt be nosey at all. For this to be a felony is absurd and about the pee wee herman comment how about you comment on your own looks cause chances are someone has said something similar about you and it probably hurt your feelings and quite frankly that was rude taking opinions over someones behavior and turning it about his looks...Now if he would of been methed out in the pic i could see that but gimme a break...Now they need to arrest the teens with mags like that in their car and the ones with their pants down to their knees because that too could be offensive to others...

-- Posted by mom of3 on Sat, Apr 24, 2010, at 8:55 AM

ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!!!!!!! This is a waste of tax dollars. People should mind their own business. I am leaning towards an invasion the this guys privacy. As long as he himself wasn't indecent who cares what kind of material he likes to read. Most men do. The Prosecutor and or Judge should do the right thing here and throw this out. REMEMBER - IT'S ELECTION YEAR PEOPLE!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by Innocent on Sat, Apr 24, 2010, at 9:43 AM

I dont think any Park or a place where children frequent is any place for porn.

-- Posted by Erethism on Sat, Apr 24, 2010, at 11:33 AM

Regardless of his conviction or acquittal,he will still be remembered as "that porno guy". Ick.

-- Posted by karenmeister on Sat, Apr 24, 2010, at 12:21 PM

I'm sorry whether ppl are nosey or not, if you have to get your rocks off looking at magazines, take it home!!!! For god sakes, all kids are nosey parents take them to park to explore and it's not every day some idioit would leave a magazine in the car. At a park you know kids are going to be there, put your garbage away. I don't see why it would not be indecent exposure, although I'm not on the cover of a magazine if I was naked in the car I'd be arrested and I bet you would not be hollering at ppl to quit being nosey. I think a felony is steep but it's sad that someone has to remind him that there a kids around, have some respect. If my kids were there and saw that I'd be livid. And for all you ppl who think his parents were just being nosey and should teach him privacy you remember that when you see someone's cute dog in their car and your nosey face keeps looking at it. How far does it go, why not put a movie in your portable DVD player so the kids can get a real education, keep your crap at home. I'm in my 30's and I wouldn't want to see that crap much less my kids. SICKO

-- Posted by ape1 on Sat, Apr 24, 2010, at 1:44 PM

Several pornographic magazines lying open in plain sight in an empty vehicle on the access road, within walking distance to the playground, at Craig Park?.....hmmm.

Was he reading several articles at once? Were the magazines open to the joke section? What reason would there be to open several pornographic magazines leave them in your vehicle, and visit a park? What important task could a person have that would allow him to risk a passerby or a child viewing such graphic interests? At what point should parents become concerned?

-- Posted by spiritof56 on Sat, Apr 24, 2010, at 1:53 PM

What kind of pornographic.We all assume. Protecting children should be everyone #1 concern.

-- Posted by donalde on Sat, Apr 24, 2010, at 4:19 PM

I can't believe all of the people who are so negative about the police & no one complains.

Oh, mom of3 (your spelling), spell check is a wonderful thing.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Sat, Apr 24, 2010, at 5:19 PM

I agree with ape1. This guy had no business sitting in the park with his porn. Do you think it's a coincidence that he was around kids?

There's a reason he wasn't looking at the crap at home.

And I have to disagree with the commenter who said "most men" look at this stuff. There are still many decent men in the world.

-- Posted by CountryandCityMouse on Sat, Apr 24, 2010, at 7:42 PM

thats pretty stupid for arresting his it was his car they were inside of some ppl r just to noisey

-- Posted by savanna01 on Sat, Apr 24, 2010, at 11:10 PM

For anyones information maybe you needa have the story straight...he wasnt "sitting in the park with porn" he wasnt even in his car if you didnt catch that. Gary is my room mate and has been in the process of moving..possibly why he had the porn in his car..excuse him for being a man he is NOT by ANY means a kiddy freak. he is a good man who got caught in a stupid situation, i believe more people needa mind their own damn business around this town and find something better to do with their mouth. How is having porn indecent?? what kinda person are you?? and what age are you living in?? The point is someone got a lil too close and too curious of what was his vehicle and had nothing better to do. This took place in the early morning while my friend was TAKING A WALK! most kids were in school and ne child who was at the park at this time wouldnt have been big enough to see in his car ne way, i believe he could have been told to leave but towing a car and charging him with a FELONY?? SAYITLOUD post your pic on here so we can discuss who we think you look like..get a life. this has nothin to do with what he looks like. as far as karen if ud like to remember him as.."the porno guy..ick" so be it, never know he may be remembered as the guy who got alot of $$ from this messed up city because this was STUPID! i just feel sorry for u to pass such judgement, you dont know him no one on here run n their mouth does. you dont know how great of a guy he really is you would find these postings hilarious and this situation STUPID! i love you Gary Bear im behind you 100% !!!

-- Posted by bombshell on Sat, Apr 24, 2010, at 11:23 PM

Have any of you done your research? What laws pertain to pornography? Do any of you know or does everyone just like to give an uneducated opinion? Read the laws people, porn in public view not allowed especially when children are present. Why do you think all these kinds of magazines are covered in the stores? Oh and really, really you think the police are thinking let's make some money off these criminals? Please, most criminals don't even spend their money on the things they should like housing, nutritious food, hygiene products, let alone pay their court fees. How do you think it works, police officer arrests some dirt bag and then they get extra on their paycheck? Nope the only incentive the officers have is trying to make a trashy falling apart town and county from falling completely apart. If each officer helps one situation in their entire career I am sure it is more than those who are always complaining have done ever in your lifetime. No profit is made by housing criminals; it is only a burden on our society and taxes. I mean I would love to have new roads in the city and county, but no we must pay for criminals to be contained in a facility that confines his ridiculous choices from affecting the general public. Seriously, this guy is gross. Does anyone ever travel further than Wal-Mart? Have you seen the small towns just as far from Indy as we are? Ten years ago were just the same size as us. Now those cities and towns are beautiful, with lots to offer those who live there. So if the police and the government get rich off criminals shouldn't we see that in our community? I am always so pleased to see things improve but I seem to be losing hope we will ever, ever improve. I know why don't we see if we can get law enforcement to arrest twenty people in the next week and see if they are all driving new cars living in fancy houses and if all of our falling apart roads can get fixed! Really!

-- Posted by getit2gether on Sat, Apr 24, 2010, at 11:49 PM

I think that Brazil's finest is just that. I bet if that had been a drug dealer and drugs on the seat everyone would be concerned.

Someone needs to protect our children from these bad people, and yes this is just BAD.

-- Posted by busymomandstudent on Sat, Apr 24, 2010, at 11:51 PM

busy mom and student..nice you like to make it known how hard you work, you must be proud. i am a single mom who works two jobs and im working on a second degree, id like to know who you are calling a "bad person"? and who are you to judge, what makes you so great? He is around my child everyday and i feel fine with that. it was a stupid mistake that didnt look so good it would have been different if he was in his car looking at the mag. but he wasnt it was on his floor and he wasnt even present in the vehicle. i cant wait until he talks to a civil rights lawyer, we will check back on everyones posts then...

-- Posted by bombshell on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 12:40 AM

tulie, you can't spell any better than mom. What grade were you in when you quit school?

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 1:34 AM

Wow, I didnt know you had to remain in your car or have it occupied to not have it impounded at a public park??? I am pretty sure if you are fishing it is in proximity of the playground. Magazines really??? I could see if also had a camera or something to connect the dots his car was private property period. Are we gonna start book burning next? Unless he had it out on the hood of the car or was in the car doing bad things this is a waste of time and money ! All I can say its election year right?

-- Posted by bellababy on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 1:40 AM

In this town you get alot of people that are either REAL NOISY or just don't see a darn thing. It all boils down to a persons personal property. Ape1 said parents take there kids to the park to explore.Again with the teaching issue."Teach them to not explore in someones car". It's not like this guy has a sheet that ID's him on the local perv. list. It was a few mag's. I want to ask you ALL that are so against him.Think about some of the dumb stuff that you've had in your vehicles. And if you haven't had at least one memory of it..What A Boring Life..

-- Posted by Cardonia Redneck on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 2:52 AM

tulie32--Your house is not public property. If you were posting nude pictures in the windows of your home there would be consequences for that too! Intentionally displaying porn is a crime. If you also read the article it says that the man returned to the car as it was being impounded, so he wasn't even near his car to ask to put his nasty magazines away If you read the article cleose it say the magazines were in PLAIN SIGHT were any passer by including children could see them! Not people have to get inside his car to find them. The articcle doesn't say police arrived at the park and had to go through the guys car to find the magazines, or pop the trunk and search through boxes to find them. They were in PLAIN SIGHT! I don't know what kind of nasty things people let children look at but I am sure the last time I was with my family at the park I certainly didn't want my children to see naked nasty pictures.

-- Posted by getit2gether on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 12:31 PM

Ok , first of all,I want to say to Tulie,Redneck,Bombshell,Innocent,Savanna,and Bellababy, good job, thank you.And now let me say to..Oh God dont know even where to start with these guys here. well first , let me say that this guy Gary, is the sweetest person in the world, he never bothers anyone, or gets in trouble....so you trouble makers on here better ZIPPPPPPP IT ..you dont know nothing, and you dont know the truth, so good advice, I will give you , keep your mouth shut,dont know whats going on,are truth,,so ssssssshhhhhhh.. read and listen ,, you may learn someting.. like the truth. Ok lets see, Karen,

HOW DARE you talk about someone like that , you dont even know, you are a VERY RUDE person,, and all I can say is shame on you.And as for Thall, and Ape , they are always on here 24/7 AND I MEAN 24/7 365days of the year NEVER have anything nice to say,, never ,, I think they are bored and have no life, and to you two, apeO and Thall try and get a life .. get off the computer take a walk , take a hike , just quick talking bad about people,,that YOU dont even know ok. shame on you two..Getit2gether well all i can say to you is , yes you better get it together .and get your facts straight too , before you start downing innocent people. to all the bad mouths on here , you all be eating your words,,and shame on you all .

-- Posted by twmkmforever@yahoo.com on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 12:40 PM

Think my friend here has been violated of three of his ,,,,Constitutional Rights.....Nuff said First Amednment......Fourth Amednment,and the Eight Amendment ..... and maybe more well know soon.... look them guys,,give ya , something to

do besides talk crap about good people ,,, you dont know ........

-- Posted by twmkmforever@yahoo.com on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 1:23 PM

All I have to say is, "Reading is fundamental". Sorry just hit me funny.

-- Posted by lifehasitsmoments on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 2:14 PM

ya they were in "plain sight" if you happened to look in his windows. As a matter of fact they did seach his vehicle without him being there. I was in his car the day before and i know what was in there and where it was thrown. I understand i wouldnt want my child seeing this either. He could have been asked to leave, charging him with a felony for it is off the charts. He is being made out to look like he was in the park looking at the mag and thats not the truth. He made a stupid mistake by heaven for bid not thinking he needed to clean his car out before he went on a jog. It was however an INNOCENT mistake, that doesnt make him a bad person, a sicko, someone "getting thr rox off in the park" or a child molestr.

-- Posted by bombshell on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 2:34 PM

WE LOVE YOU GARY , HANG IN THERE, WORKING ON THIS FOR YOU OK. TALKING TO SOMEONE IN INDY

-- Posted by bombshell on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 3:16 PM

Here we have a very slippery slope! If I were Gary... I would get a GOOD lawyer! I defiantly would not trust my fate to the public defenders in this case! There is a reason why there is no fee accessed, to you, for their service. Remember, if convicted he could potentially be deemed "sex offender". Strange how a nosy passerby could potentially ruin the life of a young man, who had not though to be a little more discrete. This guy is not a freak, child molester, or a pervert, and I sure he could use the support and prayers from friends and family. This may cost ya buddy but don't give up and don't give in! And remember folks... tuck your pornos under the seat ; )

-- Posted by Just-the-facts-please on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 4:39 PM

I know... like I said its an honest mistake for someone who has never been in trouble I hope to goodness we can pull thru this. It would be a horrible thing for this to ruin the rest of his life over something so petty.

-- Posted by bombshell on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 6:12 PM

I certainly do not condone pornography.....and this guy was a tool for leaving it out like that....but, this is a waste of tax dollars!

-- Posted by always skeptical on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 7:31 PM

He wasn't even parked at the playground, he was parked by the wooods. Say it loud I take my kid to craig park every weekend with gary..we walk our dogs on the trails. Last time I checked I thought fairbanks is where gays got together. I've never heard that about craig park, nor have I ever seen anything that even begins to stand behind that comment. He was walkin~jogging whatever the case he was not however sitting in his car looking at pornos being a perv.

-- Posted by bombshell on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 9:27 PM

This man is the least thing this town should be worrying about. He left personal reading materials in his vehicle. Hell the way the little perps. are in this town I'm not surprised someone didn't rip them off.

Let It Go Ya'll all of your Little Angels are safe. This is a case where bad things happen to good person. For the record GOOD LUCK GARY and CARDONIA REDNECKS GOT YOUR BACK.

And Brazil way to much DRAMA for such a petty thing..OPPs..Theres that opion thing again,And it's MINE..

-- Posted by Cardonia Redneck on Mon, Apr 26, 2010, at 12:23 AM

Redneck , just want to thank you for your support..and to all our supporters ok thank you all so much, and yes , hes innocent.. and we are here to prove it,, and yes we are getting a good laywer in indy,,, but we have to wait for court date.. . to see how it all goes,theres going to need to be alot of apologies , that need to been given to the family and public , for what they done, and how they slander this guys name .. , i hope theyre are ready for it ,,, thanks redneck and the rest of our supporters,, thank you so much ,,,,, god bless

-- Posted by twmkmforever@yahoo.com on Mon, Apr 26, 2010, at 11:29 AM

You are suppose to be innocent UNTIL proven guilty in this country.

If I am at a park, I would be looking at the nature around me, not into peoples car windows. I walk by cars whereever I go and never look down into their windows. Usually the only thing that catches my attention with someones car windows is a barking dog giving my a heartattack, otherwise I never even notice they have windows.

Is this just a neighborhood watch person bored because nothing is happening for them to report on so they go snooping to find stuff?

Gary is the sweetest, most generous and caring person. He has a great sense of humor and is everyones friend, this is just horrible.

Gary, I support you 100%!!!! Little Brother you are missed by all of us, your friends and co-workers too.

Keep your chin up, you have friends that care and will do what we can to help you.

A FELONY????? When people get DUIs or drug possesion over and over and just get a slap on the wrist or at least 10%?

This is over kill or the worst kind.

-- Posted by SupportGaryAlways on Mon, Apr 26, 2010, at 5:32 PM

this town dont care they put people in prison for the wrong thing the ones who get in trouble all the time dont but the ones who get in trouble one time they go for 5 years i hate this town

-- Posted by renee1 on Mon, Apr 26, 2010, at 5:46 PM

sounds like you can set somebody up pretty easy . find their car in a public place. throw some magazines in it & call the cops. if is somebody imporant ,you will never hear anything.

-- Posted by nobob on Mon, Apr 26, 2010, at 8:11 PM

You know, Cardonia Redneck, brought up a good point. If, as Bombshell stated, the magazines were on the floor board, the car was by the woods, and the magazines were not noticeable to a child of a normal height who should have been in school at the time of the incident, this looks like someone just trying to make a name for themselves at the expense of someone who made an insignificant error.

One question that should be asked is who the person that reported this is and what were they doing snooping in people's cars in the early morning, looking for something to steal?

I'm still waiting for the Prosecutor's Office to investigate several suspected felonies from the fall of 2008 that involve several prominent members of our citizenry but I think the "good-old-boy" network is alive and well on that. Believe me, my vote goes to the opposition no matter who that may be come November.

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Mon, Apr 26, 2010, at 9:29 PM

Like bombshell I to know the accused and find this to be complete bull crap. I have know Gary my entire life, and he is not what the news and radio and paper are making him out to be, I'm not saying that I just know the Guy he is my Brother-in-law. I want to know why this police officer never mirandized him, and wouldn't show him what he did wrong when Gary repeatedly asked the officer to show him what he was talking about. I have great concern over a cop that clearly and repeatedly states that he did not have to read Gary his rights. Pretty sure that's a civil right that everyone has. I also don't understand why the officer would tell my mother-in-law that her son needs help twice. Explain to me what he needs help with, and tell me which story the officer is going to stick to. its changed so much and gone in so many directions that i don't know which story to argue over, lets see, the first was the pictures were torn from magazines and plastered all over his windshields. and the reason for arrest in the beginning was probable cause of soliciting sex, really, now he is being portrayed as a child molester. where his car was parked you could barely see the top of a slide, it was well over 100-150 yards away from the playground, yet all the papers and news keep stating that he was parked next to a playground. its sounds to me like a power trip by crooked cop. i have had friends arrested for offenses far worse than this and i only saw it on the news and in the paper 1 time unless they were convicted.. I saw this story 5 times this morning alone not including the radio, paper and the other days it was aired on the news. I think that this might just be an overkill on the subject. i cant wait to see all these reporters and journalists and moronic cops back pedaling when they realize how wrong they are, it will be funny which county official tries to use this incident to try to help further his career and which ones it buries.

-- Posted by TLouder on Mon, Apr 26, 2010, at 9:50 PM

Like we all said this is all bull crap, like to know how the LAW , is going to figure this one out ,,all we can say is GOOD LUCK you all are going to need it. and to Garys family, we want you to know, that we all are behind you and Gary 110%.. and well be by your side all the way..you all are good people .. and we love ya all. So poor Garys been in jail 6 days FOR WHAT HELLO ..someone better start talking to the family and us ,,HELLO ...Oh and to the nosey person who called the cops, see what you caused, informant we are sure ,, you had no right going down snooping in garys car whats so ever ,, you should be the one in trouble huh you think..and all we can say to you THANKS A HECK OF ALOT SHAME ON YOU ...we are going to clear Garys name ,, just to let you ..Hes A sweet, sweet , person..and didnt nothing wrong.And I have to say to SAYITLOUD, How dare you make a rude commit on Garys looks ,,and your smart remarks...What do you look like MAMA CASS.So you just better ZIPPPIT you cant say nothing , nice about anything , then dont say it at all ..got it,,MOUTH...SSSSSSHHHHHHH ZIPPPPPP ,maybe you are the NOSEY ONE who made the call ya . Ok Im done.We LOVE YOU GARY AND YOU BOY......GET EM...

-- Posted by twmkmforever@yahoo.com on Tue, Apr 27, 2010, at 11:51 AM

Darn, I sure wish I had finished law school. If everyone wishes to save time and money, the City of Bazil should hand Gary a check for $1 million or two as they open the cell door to let him out.

In the same envelope should be resignation letters from the Mayor, Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff and officers involved. Oh, and not to forget to mention the name of the snoop who looked inside the car, as their homeowners insurance is another pot of gold waiting to be harvested.

Local lawyers cannot accomplish this as it is called "shatting in their own bed" and they must have lunch and wheel and deal with one another tomorrow regardless. Public Defenders, as previously noted, are only worth what you pay for them (nothing). There's gotta be an intelligent, greedy, nasty and highly morally obligated attorney out there who really is looking for a piece of real estate, and the City of Brazil may become his second home. Hopefully, he did not sleep through Constitutional Law and actually enjoyed the promises made by our Founders. And I foolishly thought Indiana was a State in the United States of America. This is an affront to all those names on the many War memorials in your State.

Looking forward to meeting you Gary. Hang in there. It's better than a job at this point, although I know the food has got to suck. Ask for a vegetarian diet and see what you get for dinner.

-- Posted by Mumbles on Tue, Apr 27, 2010, at 12:12 PM

Are you people serious. You get on here and judge based solely on what the newspaper tells you. Do you think you get an entirely accurate picture of what happened?? I am pretty sure you don't get every little detail. Take a look at the law for yourself, it is IC 35-49-3-3.....and the part pertaining to that arrest is this.. (2) displays matter that is harmful to minors in an area to which minors have visual, auditory, or physical access, unless each minor is accompanied by the minor's parent or guardian;

I can assure you not every minor that goes to this public park has a parent or guardian with them....

-- Posted by rukiddingme62 on Tue, Apr 27, 2010, at 1:37 PM

Two things or so......one, leaving something on the floor of your own vehicle is not knowingly or intentionally displaying matter that could be construed as harmful to a minor; Two.....the intent of the legislature of this law was to prevent minors from being exposed to live acts or performances that involved explicit behavior. By the way, I do not even live in Brazil, nor have ever seen their actual newspaper. Given that several close to this source are consistent in this blog, I would add that my comments are stricly based upon the caveat that they speak the truth as they seemed to have actual involvement with this young gentle man.

-- Posted by Mumbles on Tue, Apr 27, 2010, at 6:16 PM

This man, whom I don't know, apparently made some bad decisions with regards to where to keep his porn collection. It only seems logical to me that it not be left in "plain sight" ANYWHERE. It's a rational idea to cover it up if you're going to park you car in a park, but I am not this man.

#1 Everyone, no matter if they are your relative or a stranger, lives a part of their personal life separate, keeping their secrete thoughts or desires from others. Whether you want to agree or not, no one really knows what goes on in the minds or hearts of the people in your life.

Every time a person is connected to a crime, there are supporters who believe the person is just too nice, too sweet or wonderful to their family or friends to be involved in something wrong. Many times we ask ourselves: How can a person of God, my parent, my friend, my neighbor, an upstanding citizen or the person I see every day be involved in a criminal act?

EXAMPLE: There are still people in the world that thought Ted Bundy was a nice guy who lived next door and didn't bother anyone.

#2 There are laws on the books that make no sense, and maybe need changed, but it is a law until changed. If you break that law, whether you knew about it or not, you still broke the law and run the risk of being arrested.

I don't like wearing my seatbelt, and, if I don't want to wear it, I run the risk of being ticketed. If I drink and drive, I could also be arrested. Those would be unintelligent decisions on my part, and I'd pay the consequences if caught.

ALSO, as far as privacy in your own vehicle, I don't know if there is anywhere in this day and age that is truly private.

ELECTION YEAR? The Brazil City Police Department arrested this man, not any political candidate running for election. Comparing the two only suits a radical, one-sided viewpoint of politics and isn't and shouldn't be part of this story.

This all boils down to the fact that we don't know all the details in this story. And while detractors need to understand that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, even the supporters need to realize they might not know the whole truth either.

-- Posted by Cy on Tue, Apr 27, 2010, at 6:19 PM

Actually Ted Bundy was a shy individual with an introverted personality. Someone unable to understand social behavior whom has no natural sense on how to even along with other people...he didn't even understand the concept of making friends. Gotta love google, so to even begin to try and relate that even as an example to how well we "know" r friends is rediculous.

-- Posted by bombshell on Tue, Apr 27, 2010, at 8:54 PM

Folks it is true that some people(You would not believe)do have a dark side. And to try to understand this whole story is going to be a B%^@#.

But if he was a good perv. Do you really think he would leave his perv.of choice item where people can see it?Was he lurking at the playground? don't you think he would be in the vehicle doin' his little perv thing?He has no priors of this and he has been in this community so if they know something about him and you can sure bet they'll blow their info. His life is getting ready to be an open book.

I just hope for the officier that did this and the person that narked on this guy that they think they know what their doing because IT'S THIS MANS LIFE YOU SCREWING WITH. And people remember one major thing "This Could Be Us" at any time we could get it for something so petty.

-- Posted by Cardonia Redneck on Tue, Apr 27, 2010, at 11:40 PM

Actually, a point of law could very well be made that anything lying on the seat or floorboard of a vehicle is not being displayed at all. While it might have been in public view, it was not "being displayed". It is going to be interesting to see a judicial opinion on this one. Frankly, if I were the one accused, I'd fight it all the way to the United States Supreme Court.

I have noticed one thing since I came home from the Marines. The America I was taught about in school, the land of the free and the home of the brave, seems to have disappeared.

Nowadays, people are willing to spend money on things to give themselves a false sense of security but no greater security, decided to make laws that allow them to infringe upon anyone's privacy for the slightest reason, and lock up everyone so there can be no contact in hopes of keeping all of the scared people safe from everything except death and taxes.

Where are the real down-to-Earth, brave, common-sense Americans who knew the difference between a crime and a random chance incident that may look to be a crime but isn't. It is a violation of a city ordinance to discharge a firearm in the city limits. If I shoot a gun into the air, I have violated the law. If I lawfully shoot an intruder in my own home, have I violated that ordinance? Were the magazines intentionally put "on display" or were they just carelessly thrown into the vehicle? In either case, the legal question would be one of intent.

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Wed, Apr 28, 2010, at 1:29 AM

After reading all of the posts (ok, one attempt and epic FAIL trying to read twmkmforever@yahoo.com's post - so I gave up), seems to me the police should focus more on catching the speeders through the park, instead of arresting someone for having SOMETHING LEGAL in their vehicle.

I agree, there's no way anyone would have seen it in the seat, unless they were peering in the car - therein becoming someone of 'suspicious nature' themselves.

Let this guy go, it's the smart thing to do. I hope he sues the pants off of everyone involved. I would.

-- Posted by Emmes on Wed, Apr 28, 2010, at 10:54 AM

Bombshell,

Using Ted Bundy in my post was not an issue about HIS personality traits and his public facade during high school and college as comparison to the man in the above story, but for how people perceived Bundy, and how people now perceive (either good or bad) Loudermilk after his arrest.

Although I don't need to GOOGLE to know some information about Bundy (I've read several books published on this serial killer), but if you continue to GOOGLE (to get your holy grail) you will find that Bundy was much more than you posted.

In college, Bundy's teachers and fellow students liked him.

Ann Rule, who is a well known crime writer, was researching the crimes Bundy later admitted to doing, not knowing it was her friend who committed them. They both were working at a suicide hotline when they became friends.

Described and considered handsome, Bundy was able to get his victims and associates to trust him.

He was also involved in Methodist Youth Fellowship and the Boy Scouts of America.

I'm sure that many of the people who knew this side of Bundy were asking WHY their friend was being charged!

Ever watched to news footage of Bundy in between his court appearances, the interviews with people who knew him and were in shock and disbelief?

NO ONE knows what goes on in the deepest the heart of man, no one. I pray that the truth will come out in the end and all those involved will be able to continue with life afterwards, whatever the truth is.

-- Posted by Cy on Wed, Apr 28, 2010, at 3:49 PM

Ahhh Leo...

Have you read the police report? Was the material really on the floorboard or perhaps on the dash? Was the car really in the woods or near the lake where children fish? Was it a Cosmopolitan magazine or something hardcore?

Could it be that you're still ticked that everyone doesn't agree with you about the school petition? The fact that no charges were filed has still "got your goat" and you seem to be expressing your (constitutionally protected) sour grapes by slamming the prosecutor who didn't agree with you. Maybe you just weren't right - what a concept. Seems to me you are a proponent of the "good 'ole boy system" just as long as they are one of your "good 'ole boys". After you get your law degree, I'll give your thoughts on the legality of issues some credence. Until then, keep flapping your jaws - some people apparently value your opinion -in this case, I do not.

No one in our county courthouse, sheriff's department or city police department MAKES the law - they enforce it.Thank you rukiddingme62 for looking up the statute - maybe the law needs to be ammended, but right now, IT IS THE LAW. There are those who believe marijuana should be legalized because tobacco is legal - they have the right to petition the government for redress of grievances (1st ammendment). Until it is changed, IT IS THE LAW. I do not blindly trust all government officials - however, if it was noticed by an observer, found to be potentially pornographic and in violation of the law by an officer - I'm going to give that officer the benefit of the doubt.

-- Posted by bigcarnival on Wed, Apr 28, 2010, at 4:03 PM

Cy....I'm glad u have such an. Obsession w serial killers really. Mmy room mate was released on bail today. He had been severly depressed and in the process of seeking medical attention over this situation. I really hope the truth comes out too and that justice is served. I understand this was a "crime" but there are better more importannt things this city needs to focus on besides destroying this mans life with a felony charge and making him a sex offender. U do realize that this would make this hard for him to find a job, a place to live, and even a place in society. Over what? Like I've said a million times an honest mistake made by a man with no criminal history, who ne one who knows him thinks the world of him. Knowing who I am standing up for makes it hard for me to see what this is making him out to be because I DO understand I DO have a child if it was the case...but its not.

-- Posted by bombshell on Thu, Apr 29, 2010, at 1:54 AM

RE: i went to iu and butler and im more than capable of putting words and sentences together...i just dont dwell on it....i think freud had a word for that type of rachitic behavior.......negative crybaby

-- Posted by tulie32 on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 7:24 PM

TULIE - Impressive resume. I'd get my money back if I were you.

While I've never heard the term "rachitic behavior", I Googled it .. that particular spelling doesn't relate to Freud (I only had a few mins to waste, sorry).

And yes, before you ask .. I am the grammar police .. but I don't consider it dwelling.

My father had a grade school education but was one of the smartest men I know (common sense) - even he knew better than to put his thoughts on paper.

-- Posted by Emmes on Thu, Apr 29, 2010, at 12:28 PM

Bombshell,

My choice of reading materials during my college days were dictated by the choice of psychology class. I have no obsession, only a limited amount of knowledge that was better than someone accused my lack of.

As for the hell this man faces if convicted, yes I understand. Bad things happen to good people all the time, and there IS ALWAYS someone waiting to pounce and place judgement without full knowledge of what or how something happened.

It's not my place to pass judgement on anyone. However, it is my right and everyone else's to make sure that we are aware of a potential harm to ourselves, our family and our community. That is why the registry is out there. But it opens a whole can of worms, because I don't agree with how it is managed. Sometimes an honest mistake has terrible consequences, and good people are branded without cause.

I truly hope and pray justice comes out so you, this man and everyone who is involved finds peace.

-- Posted by Cy on Thu, Apr 29, 2010, at 2:06 PM


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