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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Blogger Jailed; Allegedly Threatened Dearborn Judge"

That was the first story from Eagle County News, on March 11th. Some quotes from the beginning of the long story:

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - A Norwood, Ohio man is in jail in Dearborn County accused of Intimidating public officials through the web.

Daniel Brewington, 37, runs a blog titled Dan’s Adventures in Taking on the Family Courts and website www.DanHelpsKids.com detailing his experience to earn custody of his children in Dearborn Circuit Court.

Those postings led to Brewington being indicted Wednesday, March 2 in Dearborn Superior Court II for two counts of Intimidation (Class A Misdemeanor) and single counts of Intimidation of a Judge (Class D Felony), Attempt to Commit Obstruction of Justice (Class D Felony), and Perjury (Class D Felony).

Today a new story, this one headed "Blogger's Case Gets New Judge." Some quotes:
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - A man accused of intimidating a Dearborn County judge by what he wrote on a blog is having his trial handed to a judge outside of the county.

Dan Brewington was indicted by a grand jury last month for charges including Intimidation, Intimidation of a Judge, Attempt to Commit Obstruction of Justice, and Perjury. He remains in the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center on a $500,000 surety and $100,000 cash bond. * * *

The state Supreme Court last week appointed Decatur County Judge John Westhafer to preside over the case from now on. * * *

Since being arrested, Brewington’s relatives have been posting on his blog for him. He claims he is considering a lawsuit against Dearborn County in regards to the medical treatment he is receiving while in jail. He has also posted a letter written to the American Civil Liberties Union.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 28, 2011 03:31 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts