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Eric Parker To Plead To a Misdemeanor

The change of plea hearing is scheduled for Monday morning, October 23rd, at 8 o'clock in the morning.

Eric Parker To Plead To a Misdemeanor

Eric Parker To Plead To a Misdemeanor

by Shari Dovale

The Trial of the Century has gotten a little bit smaller.

Currently, 6 men are expected to be tried in the Bunkerville Standoff trial expected to begin jury selection on October 30th. Cliven Bundy, his sons Ammon and Ryan, as well as Ryan Payne are ready. Eric Parker and Scott Drexler are scheduled for their third trial, after two previous trials this year resulting in acquittals and deadlocked verdicts.

But Parker and Drexler have been offered plea agreements by the government that will allow them to close the book on this chapter of their lives.

After negotiations that have gone back and forth for weeks, Eric Parker has been offered a plea agreement that he feels would be the best for his family.

Parker has agreed to accept a misdemeanor charge of “Obstruction of a Court Order.” This basically means that he will agree that he went to the bridge after Cliven spoke at the rally. He heard the BLM officers say that there was a court order and the protesters need to leave. The agreement does mention that Parker was armed and refused to leave the area when the officers told him to do so.

That’s it. It is a very basic misdemeanor charge that will allow for time already served in prison and probation. This is very similar to the agreement that Scott Drexler was offered. It is anticipated that Drexler will be considering accepting a similar deal as well.

The charge allows for up to 5 years of probation, which the prosecution intends to argue in favor of. The defense believes that, since Parker and Drexler have already served more time than this charge calls for, they should have a greater than average chance of a short probation.

Parker’s plea agreement includes a no forfeiture clause and a no restitution clause, so his financial situation will not be precarious. Additionally, Parker will not be required to testify in the upcoming trial.

The change of plea hearing is scheduled for Monday morning, October 23rd, at 8 o’clock in the morning.

 

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12 Comments on Eric Parker To Plead To a Misdemeanor

  1. I’m looking forward to a complete explanation of the specific court order that Parker was obstructing. It seems to be missing from this article.

  2. Had a feeling they would want Andrea out of there, her daily reporting shed too much light on their proceedings. Hope someone takes up that post.

  3. Good for him and his family! I can’t imagine how excited they are to get this behind them. Patriots win, tyrannical gov’t fails!

  4. How is 20 months in jail for a 6 month sentence justice??? I think I would want to counter sue for punitives to make up for 14 months of unlawful detention, if that is possible. I mean, how do you get compensated for 14 missing months of your life?? That can’t be tolerated.

  5. Can understand Eric & Scott accepting this plea & in no way hold it against them but it would of been much better for US all to have a jury say not guilty. Please do not begrudge me here, am not sure I myself in similar position would not do the same. Obviously the Gov knows they do not have a legitimate case against them though they do have them spread eagle so to speak over the proverbial barrel which is an injustice itself. It angers me things can be so corrupt in America as they are today where an honest man can not be honest and stand and live free.

    • No, the Bundy Ranch had nothing to do with racism or terrorism. Since you have no better argument, play the race card and throw the terror card in for luck. Distraction with no real bearing on what is happening.

  6. “He heard the BLM officers say that there was a court order and the protesters need to leave.”

    Typical due process for violating a court order is first the party being accused has to be sent certified copy of the court order. I doubt Eric Parker was mailed certified copy of the court order.

  7. Glad to see they are getting this. Very happy to see them go home. And that they aren’t pleaing to felonies, which anyone in this case should reject. On the flip side, fedgov gets to make this go away quietly, nothing comes of the constitution ignoring government.

    I would hope that the clinton/russian scandel blows up, but even if it does, it isn’t as though fedgov is going to throw a rope around its neck, jump on a horse, throw the rope over a tree limb, tie it to the horse and kick the horse. We may get some details, but we will never see anything substantial. Never anything even remotely resembling justice.

    It is like the JFK files to be released. Everyone is all excited that they will finally get to see the smoking gun. Do you really think the smoking gun isn’t going to be completely blacked out! Or that they classified a smoking gun to begin with.

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