BLOUNT COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE HEARS DEFENDANT LARRY JOE WHEELON’S MOTION TO SUPPRESS EVIDENCE OBTAINED IN SEARCH WARRANT ALLEGING CONSTITUTIONAL SAFEGUARDS WERE VIOLATED

BLOUNT COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER, MARYVILLE, TN – The wheels of justice continue to grind finely and slowly in the Larry Joe Wheelon Animal Cruelty case where Circuit Judge Tammy Harrington today heard arguments and testimony regarding Defendant Larry Joe Wheelon’s Motion To Suppress trying to persuade the Court to throw out the case against him.

 BLOUNT COUNTY CIRCUIT JUDGE TAMMY HARRINGTON

BLOUNT COUNTY CIRCUIT JUDGE TAMMY HARRINGTON

BLOUNT COUNTY CIRCUIT JUDGE TAMMY HARRINGTON

Testifying before the Court were:

USDA OIG AGENT JULIE MCMILLAN AND BLOUNT COUNTY SPCA OFFICER GINO BACHMAN A/K/A CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANT #2

USDA OIG AGENT JULIE MCMILLAN AND GINO BACHMAN (CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANT #2, BLOUNT COUNTY SPCA  OFFICER

USDA OIG AGENT JULIE MCMILLAN AND GINO BACHMAN (CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANT #2, BLOUNT COUNTY SPCA OFFICER

  • Julie McMillan, USDA OIG (Office of Inspector General) Agent who obtained a search Warrant on April 17, 2013 to bust Larry Joe Wheelon’s stables and obtain evidence related to “SORING” horses.
  • Gino Bachman,  retried Drug Enforcement Agent, who was one of two confidential informants providing information regarding Larry Joe Wheelon’s “Big Lick” training operation.

The Court took the matter under advisement and set scheduling deadlines for the opposing sides to submit briefsm and ask set May 13, 2015 by which the Court would rule if it will allow a “Franks Hearing” (an expanded inquiry in to the Search Warrant), and tentatively set May 15, 2015, by which it will rule on the Defedant’s Motion To Suppress.

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Nephew Eugene says whoever is paying Larry Joe Wheelon’s attorney bill has some serious money

More in depth coverage later.

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