Written By: Nathan Cox
I was due in Hanover Court on Monday June 23rd at 9:30 in regards to a Civil Lawsuit where Virginia State Trooper Melanie McKenney was/ is trying to sue me for “Defamation”. The small claims court room was in the basement of the General District Court. Virginia State Police Employee, Melanie McKenney failed to show up. My case was the first called, we told the Judge we would wait around for 15 minutes. After waiting with no appearance by McKenney, the Judge dismissed the case.
Now Today, June 26th, 2015 I receive mail from McKenney, that was a copy of a letter she sent to the Judge the day after our Court Date, apologizing for her absence and requesting/ submitting a motion to reopen the case. See pictures below.
I did not bother uploading the image of the motion to reopen the case. I can tell you the motion was submitted the 24th of June, the day after the court date she missed.
I’m convinced McKenney’s motive is one of these three things, or a combination of them: retaliation, money, stifling my 1st Amendment Rights. I guess we’ll wait and see what the Judge does. In the mean time my attorney Stephen A. Lewis will be filing some of our own paperwork as well. I’ll continue to keep the public aware of the situation.
Update: Melanie McKenney was granted her motion. I return to court, luckily for me, Circuit Court, September 16th at 2:00pm