We used to go to church with that family, knew them from youth soccer and school functions. Almost 2 years ago, I remember learning of his arrest and seeing him at a grocery store. He looked like his world had ended. Some other coaches and I talked to him about his troubles, because we were concerned about him. He was always polite and well spoken. He never had an ill word to say about anyone. When he was my assistant soccer coach, I learned about his uncontrollable diabetes. So while we were talking to him about his troubles over a cup of coffee, he showed us his blood glucose readings (stored and time stamped on his meter) during the time of the alleged attack. We were in shock, because his blood sugars were so poor during the time of the alleged attack, that he obviously could not get out of bed, much less walk or travel to perform those alleged acts. He was living alone during the time, and he is lucky that he didn’t die in bed that morning. He would never accept invites to come drink some beers with us, because his diabetes would be out of control if he did. So, a jail inmate who receives “a deal” to say that this man bought and smoked crack and tried to have his wife harmed is very hard for me to believe. The crack smoking portion blows away everything I know about this guy. He even donated blood every time the church had a blood drive, and Blood Assurance screeners are trained to screen for addicts.
But if he violated an order of protection, then he must be charged. His wife was in Davidson County, and he was in Hixson and Georgia. The last I checked, neither locales are in Davidson County. His ex-wife was dismissed from 2 catholic school teaching positions, but I don’t know why.