Knapp No Stranger To Court System

by Staff on July 21, 2010 · 21 comments

in Local

Scales of Justice22-year-old Brent Knapp (myspace), arrested for murder in Tuesday’s shooting death of Braden Wilson, is apparently no stranger to the legal system.

Examining his criminal history in Lawrence County shows that Knapp has a handful of previous convictions:

  • August 2007: Illegal Consumption
  • October 2007: Speeding (77/35)
  • November 2007: Seat Belt Violation
  • October 2009: Seat Belt Violation
  • January 2010: Battery
  • March 2010: Speeding
  • June 2010: Battery, Possession of Marijuana, and Criminal Mischief

When arrested in June, Knapp was being held without bond because he was still on probation due to the previous Battery conviction. At the initial hearing in that case on June 16th, Judge Robbins — over the objection of the State — set bond in the amount of $300. Knapp posted bond the same day and was scheduled to appear in Lawrence Superior Court I at 10:00 a.m. on July 21st — today — to face those charges.

Knapp was out on bond at the time of fatal shooting.

Wilson was convicted in April 2010 of Operating While Intoxicated and Possession of Marijuana. Two counts of Illegal Consumption of an Alcoholic Beverage were dismissed as part of a plea bargain.

21 comments
Bhaaaaaaaa
Bhaaaaaaaa

N/A is a complete dumbass.... what do you do sit back read all the dirt and then inject yourself into all of it... Punk bitch you are! Jesse your wise amoung your years...

Theressa Wade
Theressa Wade

Shelby, thank you. If I had my law liscense I would take the case on for free in a civil suit!!! NOT that money can replace your child but prison sometimes is not enough!!! In criminal law if he is sentenced to 4 years if the other charges are not run concurrent he will only do 2 years. Is that fair? Furthermore, I have lost count on how many young people this County has lost in the last year. It is really sad.

Jesse Siniard
Jesse Siniard

Okay "N/A" your a fucking idiot cause unless you are my little brother you do not know the Siniard's better then me and "s" because "s" is my sister.... So honey why don't you stick to what you know and give it the fuck up! and my the way there isn't "the Siniard's" anymore... they split up a long time ago... so don't categorize them together, just because they did something 15 or 20 years ago doesn't mean they're addicts. And once again this isn't about my parents past this is about, my friend BRADEN WILSON. So this nonsense needs to stop and maybe we can , I dunno talk about this article....

Theressa Wade
Theressa Wade

N/A I knew niether person. So I feel I can point a few things out. first I work for a criminal lawyer and all the charges would have came out in court. Even his FB, or any other public domain. It is public information. I was paying attention but you need to know the legal aspect as far as evidence is concerned. NOTHING was printed that will not come out in court or through the paper. When you post to a public domain it is freedom of the press. That is protected by our constitution. If you do not like our laws and freedoms you might want to live else where. There are soldiers fighting and the fight continues everyday for you to enjoy all the freedoms you do. Without freedom of the press you could not write anything on here.

N/A
N/A

Lke I said before, I'm not defending Brent in any way. What he did is far worse than wrong, and yes it is a terrible thing that a mother is burying her son at such a young age and for such a tragic reason. However, a newspaper doesn't need to link anyones facebook, myspace, etc. It has absolutely no relevance to the news. This isn't the only article I mentioned either. I also said that it is completely ridiculous for this news website to have copied the Elletsville boys facebook wall after he shot himself. Pay attention. And whoever said if I knew the Siniard family I would know that it wasn't true, you clearly don't know them.

Theressa Wade
Theressa Wade

First, I can not even imagine what it would be like to bury a child. Second, all the information posted is oublic record. When they were arrested it was put in the police log. N/A, I believe you are upset for no reason!! It is not fair to drag people's parents into something and to point fingers. I think you need to think before you type!!! What is the saddest thing is he should have still been in jail but since they are so over crowded he was not. Had he of been a mother would not be grieving over burying a child. I know you probably have no kids and if you do I pray you never have to bury one of them for something so senseless not to mention it should never have happened.

S
S

First of all, the Siniard family has nothing to do with this (and if you knew them at all, you'd know your comment about addiction is ludacris.) Second of all, if you're going to get mad about reading Brents criminal record, maybe you shouldn't be reading an article entitled "Knapp No Stranger to Court System." And just as an earlier post mentions, this is a matter of public record, it wasn't a secret and anyone who wanted to know about it could have found out. Additionally, the same goes for myspace-- if Brent didn't want his information to be accessed by anyone he should've have made a profile on a social networking site where anyone can simply google his name and find it. Yes, Braden had a record too, but that isn't what the article is about is it? And they did include them at the bottom. The reason this information is relavent is because he's about to be taken into court for a criminal trial and all of his past charges will be examined and discussed.

Jesse Siniard
Jesse Siniard

If you know they are drug addicts then most likely you were on the other fucking side of the table passing the shit back and forth.

Jesse Siniard
Jesse Siniard

Oh and by the way... neither my mother or my father ever shot someone in the face.

Jesse Siniard
Jesse Siniard

i know im not defending my parent and i dont care! they are! and its not a secret so by all meens talk about it... idont give a rats at.... but maybe next time you will post your name, cause most likely myself or my parent got some shit on you!

N/A
N/A

If you paid attention Jesse, maybe you would see that I stated it is an unfortunate event. I feel terrible for his mother, his family, and his friends. I never defended Brent for his actions. But guess what, he has a family too. Speeding tickets, and seat belt violations have nothing to do with a murder. Oh, and if you want to talk maybe you should put your mother and fathers business out there for everyone. Pretty big drug addicts themselves.

Jesse Siniard
Jesse Siniard

Why shouldnt they be show? Does he deserve it to be a secret? He did kill him. He doesnt deserve to live. The guy is one fucked up person. And if he was on drugs then it was the only thing that made the guy fucking sane. And is you defend him then maybe brent should come over and shoot your only child!!!!!!! You set here and defend him just think, Bradens mother, who just burried her only son, is reading has to hear all your bullshit, and excuses!

bob
bob

fuck what everyone else says, anyone has record to this. if you dont like it then why do you read it,

just me
just me

Its about time we got the truth, its public record, wake some people up around here! And the crimes that are commited, and charged, gets only a slap on the writst.

N/A
N/A

Also, there is absolutely no reason to have any links to a persons myspace, or facebook on a news website. It was also appalling to see his site had copied facebook comments off of the boy's wall who killed himself after a police chase. This website is completely unethical. News? Yeah, right.

N/A
N/A

This "news" site is ridiculous. There is no reason to post Brent's prior charges, especially considering most of them are speeding and seat belt violations. What does that have to do with anything? And the other guy had other charges against him so why not at least be fair and list ALL of his too. This is a very unfortunate event, and should be handled that way. Learn how to deal with real news or turn this into a gossip site like it is now.

Brian
Brian

Fair?????? The other guy is dead. THATS NOT FAIR.

Shelby Elliott
Shelby Elliott

I can see how prior charges do matter in this case if they are of a violent nature...since someone was shot and killed. It kind of shows a little of the persons true character. Yes, some people can change over time. Not usually do a permanent 180 in a short time though. I am pretty sure Jesse's parents aren't the ones in this article accused of murder. Did I miss something?

Sarah
Sarah

oh yea do you know how he got the criminal mischief for? Hitting some guy in the head with a loaded gun then he randomly was shooting holes in the wall the bastard should have been in jail he was already out on bond. Braden should not have got shot he was a great guy. Maybe you would like for him to get out and your kid be next.

Sarah
Sarah

Braden's records were on there, just because he was not a fucking murderer does not mean that he got in trouble by the police. Brent deserves everything that he gets and if you dont think that this news paper isnt appropriate then dont fucking read it. I am sitting here at his moms house and let me tell you your lucky that you didnt put your name because she would have your ass just like she is gonna have brents. !!!!!!

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