Thursday, April 19, 2018

Gilmer goes to the dogs

Attorney Barry Gilmer was charged with willful discharge of a firearm toward a dwelling and disturbing the peace today.   He surrendered to the Madison County Sheriff's Office.  His bond is $1,000.  The police report is posted below.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

“Poor pooch”? Lucky pooch!!!

Anonymous said...

If he had hit the dog, Barbara Blackmon woulda represented him.

Anonymous said...

Where are the folks that are always ready to kill people for dog fighting? Where ya'll at? Is it okay for you to shoot the dog as long as you don't make them fight? Speak up folks!

Anonymous said...

See...BIASED. I knew you wouldn't post it.

Louis LeFleur said...

Can't say I know Mr. Gilmer nor where he lives, but I'm having trouble getting my head around this one with no more background information than this. Was this a long standing feud with a neighbor, dog poop in his yard, what? What on EARTH would lead a sane person to shoot a shotgun, buckshot no less, at (presumably) someone's pet dog in a residential neighborhood? Had Mr. Gilmer had too much to drink too early in the day, or is he just nucking futs? I'm leaning towards drink given that he missed even with a shotgun. (Thanks be to God!)

Anonymous said...

Gilmer's been a mean alcoholic for years. So, not sane.

Not surprised said...

I have had many dealings with gilmer over a period in excess of 20 years. He has always been an arrogant a&#hole.

Anonymous said...

We don't know the entire story here, so continue to speculate. Whether you like Mr. Gilmer or think he's an asshole is irrelevant. Even arrogant people are entitled to protect themselves and their property.

If the cops suspected him of inebriation, they had a duty to pursue that suspicion. They didn't.

Anonymous said...

I know Gilmer personally. Shrewd attorney, super wealthy, will spend a million dollars fighting of 10k to prove a point. Currently locked in a heated federal court battle against Chuck Mcray over some attorneys fees. This misdemeanor case will end up being appealed to COA before it’s over.

Anonymous said...

How could Barry become so exercised over a Dog? Cool it Barry. Chill!!! And don’t rely on guns to do anything but get your tail in trouble.

Anonymous said...

Animal lovers assume that everyone is an animal lover. While I would never hurt my neighbor's dog, I do wish they would keep it and its poop away from my yard. I'm afraid of dogs, so I just hide in my house and call my neighbors when their dog digs under my backyard fence or is in my front yard. They always apologize, and I smile and say it's okay, but it's not okay. Surely people could keep their pets in their own house and yard.

Perkn said...

I have no dog in this fight!

Anonymous said...

Shooting at someone's occupied house is a good way to get yourself killed. Mr Attorney Man better realize that money doesn't make you immortal.

Criminal charges would be the least of his worries if he pulled this crap on the wrong person...

Anonymous said...

That’s why I keep a Benjamin xl 1100 pellet rifle handy. Legal to shoot in town. And new flash suckas: not everybody like dogs, especially your dogs. And when your dogs (or cats even worse) come on my yard, bark at my grandkids, destroy my garden, eat my hummingbirds, whatever I’ll put a Pellet through that head in a hearbeat and drop him like a fly with no remorse. The last sight your precious pooch is gonna have is the top of my garbage can coming on. Yea I’m an old man, old cranky and pissed with not much time left so watch out you damn pansies your wife and kids are safe but your dogs Are on the endangered species list and you don’t even know it

Anonymous said...

Hey bad ass at 11:47, if you want to impress me why don't you hunt these savage beasts down with your Bear Grylls survival knife from Walmart, slit their throats and let them bleed out on your front lawn, if not just shut your old ass up.

Anonymous said...

Had Mr. Gilmer shot a rifle or shotgun in the direction of an occupied house, he would have been arrested. Had he been inebriated, he would have been charged with public drunk. Had he been a danger to himself or others, he would have been handcuffed. None of those circumstances, however, existed.

As it was, all he did was pop off a round or two in the general direction of an animal he assumed to be threatening him and his property.

All the rest of the conversation is irrelevant.

Anonymous said...

3:34 - read the report. A bullet went through the neighbors’ window. And when the police were taking pictures of the fence, Gilmer drive up and threatened them thinking the police were the neighbors. Must have been pretty drunk not to recognize police uniforms.

Anonymous said...

Who will prosecute?? Is this Circuit Court Madison?
Thanks, KF

Anonymous said...

Michael Guest will set him straight...Get job, KF

Anonymous said...

Michael Guest will have to first check with his Madison County 'friends' to see whether they want him to throw the book at this dog hunter, or to ignore and pretend like it never happened. If you can't wait to learn the outcome, give a call to Rudy and he'll let you know how Gilmer stands.

Anonymous said...

A few years ago, Gilmer was in circuit court in MadCo for building a fence that encroached on a neighbor's property. I forget the outcome but don't think he shot the man. This isn't his first rodeo.

Anonymous said...

Change of venue. Claiborne County. Gilmer is awarded half a mil.

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