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Arson suspect back in court

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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Cynthia Dwyer
A Terre Haute woman recently appeared in court on allegations she failed to comply with terms of her release with Clay Community Corrections (CCC) while awaiting court proceedings on charges of class B felony arson.

According to court documents on file at the Clay County Courthouse, on July 7, members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department and Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to a suspicious car fire located on Cory/Staunton Road.

Cynthia A. Dwyer, 25, Terre Haute, and an unidentified juvenile were discovered walking away from the scene and questioned. Initially Dwyer misled authorities about her identity, then later allegedly admitted whom she was and that she had set the fire. She was formally charged with arson on the allegations she "by means of fire or explosion" knowingly damaged a 2004 Chevrolet Impala with a value in excess of $5,000.

Appearing before Clay Circuit Court Judge Joseph Trout July 12, Dwyer was appointed public defender Charles Hear as counsel and a No Contact Order was issued on behalf of the victim in the case.

Dwyer was allowed to be released on her own recognizance while awaiting formal court proceedings in the matter on the conditions she obey all laws, pay all fees and appear three times a week for Day Reporting (and follow all conditions of the reporting placed upon her) at CCC. A part of these conditions were Dwyer would agree to undergo potential screenings for alcohol and/or illegal or non-prescription related drug use.

Dwyer was not required to post a cash bond of $25,000, which is a normal procedure customary pursuant to local bond guidelines.

On Dec. 14, CCC Executive Director Mary Brown notified the State Dwyer had not complied with the terms of her release by failing to pay $1,000 in fees and allegedly failing a drug screen.

The Clay County Prosecutor's Office filed a Petition To Revoke Dwyer's release and the court issued a bench warrant Dec. 17.

Taken into custody during the weekend, Dwyer appeared in court to answer allegations why her release was temporarily terminated Monday. After hearing testimony on the matter, the court released Dwyer from her commitment to Day Reporting and ordered she make arrangements to pay $40 per week toward fees owed for participating in the program.

Dwyer was then released on her own recognizance to await a jury trial on the arson charge tentatively scheduled for Jan. 31, 2011. The no contact order in the case remains in effect.


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OMG your kidding. I had to reread this 3times, I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me ... Dear GOD in Heaven, this cant be right,And girls you are right..Its all about MONEY come on we all know that .. I thought that judge, was are did his job by the law. I will NEVER,he broke my trust in him....Not this guy what a shock... Well we all know , she thinking well I got away with it again, well they say 3 times charm..maybe the courts will wake up then , proubly when she kills someone.. OMG I am in shock.. Like they say HONEY you got the money you can get away with murder.I want to really say somethings on here but we cant ..like to know where shes getting all her money hhhhhmmmmm, what you think guys..MONEY TALKS and im sure she does too. All I can sick DWYER you make me sick to my stomack..GOD HELP YOU.....and as they say what goes around comes around.. Its called KARMA do you know what that mean DWYER? A big SSSSSHHHHAAMMMEEE ON YOU.

-- Posted by twmkmforever@yahoo.com on Wed, Dec 22, 2010, at 9:02 AM

Sorry readers. Made a few errors on my post there, I am just so mad, that she can get away with this again..that I just kept yaking without checking... sorry. Better go have a cup of coffee, before I say things..I shouldnt say...bye for now .

-- Posted by twmkmforever@yahoo.com on Wed, Dec 22, 2010, at 9:09 AM

I think everyone needs to think long and hard on who they are voting for during election next time. If they can't/won't do the job that the public needs, get them out of office.

-- Posted by I'm Just Saying on Wed, Dec 22, 2010, at 9:53 AM

Her charges (past & present) read like a laundry list and add up to an EXTENSIVE criminal record. It's ascinine to allow this repeat offender back out on the streets to damage and destroy someone else's property and continue to violate the conditions of her release!

Nearly every arrest brings certainty that these criminals won't serve their full sentence - and puts them back on the streets with law abiding citizens.

Judge Trout - fix this mess before she does something WORSE!

-- Posted by Emmes on Wed, Dec 22, 2010, at 11:19 AM

Dwyer was not required to post a cash bond of $25,000, which is a normal procedure customary pursuant to local bond guidelines.

That says it all right there,I think this Trout needs recalled.

-- Posted by T-REX on Wed, Dec 22, 2010, at 11:39 AM

""On Dec. 14, CCC Executive Director Mary Brown notified the State Dwyer had not complied with the terms of her release by failing to pay $1,000 in fees and allegedly failing a drug screen.""

Direct violation of her court order and released again on her own recognizance and this Judge allowed her to walk.What a CLOWN for a judge

-- Posted by T-REX on Wed, Dec 22, 2010, at 11:45 AM

Ok lets get a couple things straight... The car she sat on fire was HERS, it wasn't someone elses property. Has nothing to do with money, the seriousness of this crime is just played up way too much!! She didn't hurt anyone, didn't damage anyones property but her own. For the talk of previous charges, this is the first time she has ever been in trouble as an adult so all that can go out the window. Yes she owed 1000 dollars, but had been paying on it. Kinda hard when u have to report 3 days a week, makes it hard to fid a job that is flexible with you being late or not working those days.

So those of you thinking the system isn't working, it is. Her life has completely changed because of the mistake she made and she is preparing herself for her trial and to face her consequences.

-- Posted by Dsmith62 on Tue, Dec 28, 2010, at 2:30 PM

1. "Her life has completely changed because of the mistake she made." (Obviously)

2. "The car she sat on fire was HERS."

3. "Kinda hard (to find a job) when you have to report 3 days/week".

4. "This is the first time she's been in trouble as an adult."

She's lucky to have someone like you in her corner, DSMITH62. You provide something she needs .. more excuses.

-- Posted by Emmes on Wed, Dec 29, 2010, at 7:18 PM

Oh believe me I'm not making excuses but there are people pm here making statements that aren't true, and about situations they know nothing about. What's crazy is that when she went to court there were 2 men who went also, one who raped his grandmother and another who molested 4 young girls... Where is all the talk about them? A shame what we worry ourselves with.

-- Posted by Dsmith62 on Fri, Dec 31, 2010, at 1:09 AM


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