Petition to Re-Investigate Bryan County Case


A petition filed in Bryan County District Court this week, re-investigates at least one very high profile case, involving late County Commissioner John Spence.

Back in march 2006, Spence was under investigation for misuse of county property.
Before the case was solved, Spence was found dead in his home, ruled as a suicide. Now the petition ask for the court to call for a grand jury.

Also on the petition, the investigation of the alleged murder of Shawn Beaty in January 2005 and the prosecution of Charles Jones, for the attempted murder of Dennis Perkins back in 2006.

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  • by Paul Location: Bryan County on Jun 8, 2007 at 04:40 PM
    There is another Court approved Grand Jury Petition, involving County Commissioner Ivan N. Kelly for perjury. Back in June 2006, Kelly perjured himself by entering the election with a false address. Bryan County needs better leadership that will not lie to get elected. What does an elected lier do but lie!
  • by J.P. Location: Mead okla on May 29, 2007 at 07:10 PM
    Bryan county has a bad reputation for corrupt law enforcement and it needs to be cleaned up. A grand jury with no influence from the judges, sheriff and DA will have the ability to call a spad a spad
  • by Anonymous on May 29, 2007 at 12:11 PM
    If John Spence was guilty of any wrong doing, then every commissioner is too. He never did anything but take care of people. He fulfilled his promises as he campaigned he would and nothing more. There were those who went behind his back and I hope those are caught and brought down. They have caused much suffering in the family and friends of Mr. Spence
  • by Heather Location: grayson co. on May 29, 2007 at 11:32 AM
    Ok , I'm not an expert. But, can't someone higher up come into Bryan Co. and just whip it into shape. I mean come on! Bryan Co. is such a joke.
  • by tt Location: bryan county on May 29, 2007 at 09:59 AM
    i think it's time all were re-"investigated". i hope all bryan county voters will sign the petition to grant a grand jury investigation. that is what our system is for. otherwise, guilty people will remain free. what if it were your family that was caught up in something like this, and no justice was served?
  • by Anonymous on May 29, 2007 at 09:33 AM
    I also feel that one of the previous commissioners needs to be investigated for working with those who set John Spence up. They pushed him to his death with such a depression, he couldn't believe they would go to such an extent, because he expected them to do theri jobs.
  • by tb Location: sherman on May 29, 2007 at 07:04 AM
    something is fishy with this when all these people have been murdered.
  • by ana Location: blie on May 28, 2007 at 09:06 PM
    It is about time our own people heard the truth of those who set up John Spence. The law was mishandled and now is the time for the truth. The proof is evident on all that is involved. He was a very honest and moral man, these were falsifications,that will come out.
  • by crystal Location: bokchito on May 28, 2007 at 07:23 PM
    Mr. Spence's family wants this looked into. He did not do anything wrong and this is why they want it looked at. People who know the story know he did nothing wrong and it was mishandled. They are fighting to clear his name and they can prove it. They want this because some people are ignorant to what really happened and they only listen to rumors.
  • by Justin Location: Durant on May 28, 2007 at 03:18 PM
    The real investigation should be on a former commissioner who set John up he didnt do any thing that any other commissioner hasnt done he was just crucified for his because he didnt agree with the other commissioner.
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