REED & STEWART:
I am waiting on information regarding Harry Rodriguez-Colon (see below), so I will come back to that and the May 16 murder of 83-year-old Erma Kaylor in her home tomorrow. Today, some other things I learned yesterday.
Judge Joseph Madenspacher did modify the sentences he imposed on Lauren Reed and Troy Stewart in January of this year. They were the two charged with Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse on a Person Unconscious and Conspiracy to do so stemming from the death of Scott McQuilkin in July of 2010 in Reinholds. In what they described as a “prank,” they inserted a drumstick in his rectum while he was passed out.
Madenspacher cut their sentences in half.
Responding to Post Sentence Motions filed by their attorneys, he made the sentences for the two counts run concurrently, instead of the previously ordered consecutively. So instead of a minimum of 10 years in prison, each now must serve a minimum of five-and-one half years.
The Order for both Reed and Stewart reads:
AND NOW, this 29th day of May 2012, the sentence in the above captioned case is hereby modified as follows: Count two (2) is to run concurrent with Count one (1). The Clerk of Courts shall file a modified DC-300B.
WHO SEALED THE WARRANT?
While, in the Clerk of Courts Office, I asked for the name of the Judge who sealed the search warrant in the murder of Erma Kaylor. They sent me to the District Attorney’s Office where everyone seemed surprised and confused. A nice woman did assist me and said anyone who knew was not in the office and to send my request in the form of an email. I will do that and keep you informed. And, yes, the Judge’s name who sealed it is absolutely public information.
LESSONS FOR HARTMAN & SIMMS!
Speaking of public information, Lancaster County’s District Judges need to be updated on what is public information and what is required to obtain it!
To Carmen in Judge Cheryl Hartman’s Office: You can not black out the victim’s information on a Complaint. She is over eighteen and it was not a sexual assault. It is public information and I will verify that with Court Administration.
Several notes to Judge Richard Simms’ Office: 1) I do not know why you needed to copy my driver’s license in order for me to obtain a Complaint and I will again check with Court Administration. These are public documents and who I am and why I want it is not relevant to your providing me with the information I request.
2) Could you please speed up your service? Everyone I spoke to who was waiting to be assisted said they always wait almost a half hour to be helped. And these are people who are coming to make payments!
3) Is there air in the lobby and could you turn it up? Not only do you have to wait, but it’s unbearably hot while you do so.
QUALITY OF LIFE
One of the women I met in Simms’ office was there to pay a fine she received because her grass was over six inches high. It struck me that the City is issuing numerous fines on these “quality of life” issues, while the most important issue, residents feeling safe and secure in their homes, is being ignored by Mayor Gray. I sent him several emails regarding the unsolved, brutal murder of Erma Kaylor this week and have not received a response.
I stopped in to see him on Friday but learned he was on vacation for the week. So hopefully he’ll respond on Monday. I also dropped off two Right-To-Know requests while I was there and one pertains to Harry Rodriguez-Colon. As noted immediately below, within three-and-a-half hours, the police made a statement to the Lancaster Newspapers regarding his injuries.
There will be much more tomorrow…