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Brazil man faces gun, drug charges

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Terry Bilyou
A Brazil man was formally charged on various felony gun and drug-related charges Wednesday.

According to information available at the Clay County Courthouse, the Clay County Prosecutor's Office filed formal allegations against Terry Alan Bilyou, 47, Brazil.

After members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department served a search warrant to look for initially look for firearms at his rural Clay County home Aug. 2, Bilyou was charged in Clay Circuit Court with class B unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.

According to information on file at the Vigo County Superior Court, Bilyou was convicted of a serious violent crime (robbery while in possession of a 12-gauge shotgun, .410 shotgun and/or a .22 caliber handgun) April 13, 1982.

During the search, officers also discovered drugs in the residence.

Bilyou was also charged with class D possession of methamphetamine, class D possession of marijuana and two misdemeanor charges, including possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

Circuit Court Judge Joseph Trout set bond at $25,000 cash, with no 10 percent allowed.

Jail officials confirmed Thursday Bilyou remains incarcerated while awaiting further court proceedings.

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Come on lets go get some real bad guys!!

-- Posted by Thorn44 on Thu, Aug 5, 2010, at 11:24 PM

Wonder who snitched him out , thats the only way they can catch anybody

-- Posted by brazil citizen on Fri, Aug 6, 2010, at 12:26 AM

Thorn 44: a seriously armed felon + two shotguns + one handgun + methamphetamines + marijuana = "a real bad guy"...

All those things not only equal a real bad guy, but if you add opportunity, well... just sayin'.

-- Posted by Dagnabbitt on Fri, Aug 6, 2010, at 8:27 AM

Put him in prison for many years to come. It is low lifes like this guy who keep pulling our community down. Keep up the good work Clay County Sheriff's Department!!

-- Posted by jddriver4960 on Fri, Aug 6, 2010, at 9:39 AM

Thorn44, just curious, what do you consider 'real bad guys'?

-- Posted by Village_Id10t on Fri, Aug 6, 2010, at 9:45 AM

I think THORN44 means, 28 years ago he robbed a bank .. and he's not a 'real bad guy'.

Just goes to show you .. the past catches up with you, one way or the other. I agree though, that there's no way they would have caught him without someone ratting him out.

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Aug 6, 2010, at 12:15 PM

Not that I would condemn a person who knew that this man was a felon and in possession of firearms for informing officials of the fact, but law enforcement officers and the prosecuting attorney's office do not generally ask a judge for a search warrant nor would a judge sign one without compelling "probable" cause. Obviously, someone saw him with something he should not have had.

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Fri, Aug 6, 2010, at 2:10 PM

or someone got the opportunity to lighten their own senrence as many do and brought him down..... cha... ching.....also known as a ....... SNITCH!!!!!!

-- Posted by blondiesf on Sat, Aug 7, 2010, at 2:56 PM

ooops.....mistype on me...i meant sentence...better correct that before Mr. Emmes catches that one....lol

-- Posted by blondiesf on Sat, Aug 7, 2010, at 2:57 PM


if i remember correctly your brother was a serious violent felon in possession of a handgun who forced his way into a residence and held them against their will. I am glad to see that the Sheriff Department took information that they had and followed up on it and took a couple of guns off the street and out of the hands a felon. Thanks to the sheriff department this it will not be as easy for this man to get his hands on a firearm as it would have been if they would have ignored it.

-- Posted by proudresident on Sun, Aug 8, 2010, at 1:14 AM

Some of you act like getting information from snitches is a bad thing, I believe many police agencies also call them informants. It is the way it works, always has; it is what happens when these so called tough guys get busted, they start crying, pleading for mercy, spilling all the info they have. In the end they aren't as tough as they portrayed because in front of a jail cell they are singers of information to save their own skin. I think what the Sheriff's Department does is commendable as the majority of our police officers across the nation that do so much for so little.

-- Posted by Lacey62 on Sun, Aug 8, 2010, at 10:37 AM

know your facts PROUDRESIDENT.....before you start on me about my brother!! First of all HE IS NOT A SERIOUS FELON!!

He had a time in his life which is just rescent...in which he had some problems and became suicidal.... thank you very much!!!!

He is a very hard working man, always has been and always will be! A very upstanding citizen until this incident! A taxpaying citizen just like most of us out there!

A good father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, grandson, and friend to many. He owned his own buisness on top of working 12 hour shifts at a very well known company in Terre Haute for many years, and was an avid hunter and fisherman all his life!

He has lost everything, do his actions of this incident. So he of all people, knows what it is like to lose everything! He is paying the price of his crime, in more ways than one, trust me!

I was just saying, in my comment that it does not give people the right to use others to get off with a lighter sentence by snitching out others!

The law should not allow it! They too should have to pay for their crimes as well as everyone else! It does not make what they did any lesser of a crime just because they are locked up and been caught now, and they are scared and crying like a baby, to decide to rat on someone else to feed on their own, to get a lighter punishment by the judicial system!

So if you wanna take and twist this S%#T I commented on and turn it around to throw my brother in my face then go right on ahead!

It doesn't mean crap to me either way.

-- Posted by blondiesf on Sun, Aug 8, 2010, at 12:49 PM

Not sure i wanna comment you guys are out for freakin blood!!!!! This man was convicted in 1982. Thats alot of yrs to be a felon. He knew what would happen if he got caught. He knew what he would lose. He knew the rules . He choose to do these things re gaurdless. So no one is to blame but him. And as for the snitch's I don't like em, but thats me. If you really think about it if your not doing things your not suppose then . you have nothing to worry bout. But w/ out the police would actually have to work wow. And also why would someone bring up a persons family on here? don't take this the wrong way, but people are ready this and you don't sound respectful. makes you sound trashy sorry.

-- Posted by smh on Sun, Aug 8, 2010, at 2:02 PM

Your right smh: people are out for blood on here, you can't comment on anything without some idiot throwing something in your face that has nothing to do with the story at TOPIC!

But then again maybe proudresident is a SNITCH himself or has them in his own family that's why he is quick to defend them!

If you commit the crime you should do the time! Be it by regular sentencing or plea bargaining! But a person should not get a lighter sentence by turning the tables on another criminal! Simple as that!

Law enforcement is paid to do their job and that's exactly what they should do is THEIR job! They just use these so called snitches and then turn them out to the wolves "others they snitched on" or "criminals and inmates who despise snitches" and let them fend for themselves and many are even killed for the snitching they have done!

Is that fair of Law Enforcement to help "MURDER" another individual, to get another felon off the streets for awhile???

Is it fair of Law Enforcement to use these people and put them at a danger they are paid to be in and take an oath to be in and to protect in and then put another in just to score a mark on their work record?

You want to get me started on legalalities...so let's get started...what's fair and what's not fair here people?

-- Posted by blondiesf on Mon, Aug 9, 2010, at 12:36 PM


-- Posted by Dagnabbitt on Mon, Aug 9, 2010, at 12:43 PM

Seems to me that blondie has a deep seeded issue with people helping the police. I wonder.....

IMO, I think it is great that people help the police. We need more people to do the same. We cannot expect the police to solve every crime without getting some help. It just is not possible.

-- Posted by Oldtown on Mon, Aug 9, 2010, at 7:49 PM

ooops.....mistype on me...i meant sentence...better correct that before Mr. Emmes catches that one....lol

-- Posted by blondiesf on Sat, Aug 7, 2010, at 2:57 PM

I got my eye on you, BLONDIE!! ; ) Oh, and it's Ms. Emmes. *smile

PROUDRESIDENT - I wonder how many times you whip a dog for peeing on the carpet? When they do it or daily for months after? Stick with THIS story, please.

-- Posted by Emmes on Tue, Aug 10, 2010, at 12:50 PM

BTW - the "dog" comment is a metaphor .. I'm not implying anyone on here is a dog or beats their dog .. I'm using it as an example, only. TYVM

-- Posted by Emmes on Tue, Aug 10, 2010, at 12:51 PM

First of all you people dont know Terry Bilyou . I do hes my brother. The only reason he had those guns in his house was because his sister got very sick with mold spores growing in her lungs, caused by the condition of her mobile home roof leaking. From the big heart of this serious violent felon he moved his sister in with him to get her away from the mold. She got better and moved the last week of july. All of her things were not moved yet because of the amount of space in her home. Of the stuff that was not moved yet were her late husbands guns, that were locked in a cabinet.As for the robbery he was only 19 years old and he more than paid his dept to society. Hes not a serious violent felon what he is is a wonderful father a great life saving brother and a all around good person. Terrys Sister.

-- Posted by linsea8 on Tue, Aug 10, 2010, at 4:49 PM

Also there was no shot gun in the prior robbery . tHE GUN THAT WAS FOUND BELONGED TO THE MAN THAT ACCUSED HIM OF ROBBING HIM.

-- Posted by linsea8 on Tue, Aug 10, 2010, at 4:58 PM

LINSEA8 - If I had a felony record, I would have been told that I could not be around (or own) a weapon .. so, even if my sister needed a place to house her weapons, I would decline. Knowing his past record, she shouldn't have asked. (perhaps you could have stored them for her?)

While the weapons in this matter may have an explanation tied to them, the drug possession charges do not.

My comments are not against this man as a father or brother .. my comments are regarding the charges against him.

-- Posted by Emmes on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 11:58 AM

lmao..... nawwww......ya'all got me all wrong! See that is what you get for doing your own judging here.

I have nothing against law enforcement per say. They have helped me on a few occasions myself, Thank You Very Much :)

As for Mr. Emmes or Ms. emmes watch away baby watch away....you ain't gonna find any wrong doings here sweat heart.

I have nothing to hide, just the truth and some people don't like the truth!

-- Posted by blondiesf on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 7:34 PM

BLONDIE .. lol .. I meant with the misspelling ..

-- Posted by Emmes on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 9:42 PM

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