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Jessie Haynes uses Facebook page to respond to charge and jail booking

 BEAUMONT - A high-ranking member of the BISD superintendent's staff is using her Facebook page comment on the obstruction charge against her and her booking on that charge Friday at the Hardin County Jail.

 

Haynes faces a charge of obstruction for blocking a door at the administration building following a board meeting August 1 to prevent journalist Jerry Jordan from entering a room where the BISD attorney was answering reporters' questions. Trustee Mike Neil tried to go inside to find out why Jordan couldn't go in and Haynes blocked the door. She claims Neil assaulted her. The superintendent placed Haynes on administrative leave with pay August 5.

 

On her Facebook page, Jessie Haynes says thanks people for "praying for me, speaking out for justice against bullying and/or violence against women and/or public servants while they are at work."

 

Haynes also says, "I take comfort in knowing justice will prevail, that what Satan meant evil, God will use it for good; and most of all, I have seen many of God's victories for defeat to have the last word."

 

Haynes says "no matter how unjust, bullying, beating and even booking me does not compare with what Martin, Fannie, Unita, Medgar and so many others suffered because they supported voters' rights, equal opportunity and other basic human rights."

 

The following is Jessie Haynes' Facebook post:

 

"Thank you to all of you who have been praying for me, speaking out for justice and against bullying and/or violence against women and/or public servants while they are at work. Know that I take comfort in knowing justice will prevail, that what satan meant evil, God will use it for good; and most of all, I have seen many of God's victories for defeat to have the last word. Because of this legal b...attle, you won't get to hear much from me for awhile. Know that I am not defined by any of the lies perpetrated about me and I am strengthened by your love, support and encouragement. No matter how unjust, bullying, beating and even booking me does not compare to what Martin, Fannie, Unita, Medgar and so many others suffered because they supported voters rights, equal opportunity and other basic human rights ... For my daughters, grandchild, sisters and all those who do look up to me, I cannot allow the final message to them to be what is currently being portrayed. Please stay in prayer. I am signing off until after the legal battle. feeling blessed." 

 

Haynes, the BISD Special Assistant to the Superintendent for Communications, surrendered Friday at the Hardin County Jail and was released after posting $250 bond on a Class B Misdemeanor warrant out of Jefferson County for obstruction.

 

Kenny Davenport with the Hardin County Sheriff's Office told KFDM News Haynes surrendered late Friday morning. A judge preset her bond at $250. She was processed at the jail and released within an hour.

 

If convicted, she could face up to 180 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000.

 

As KFDM News first reported Monday, the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office filed a criminal case against Haynes.  District Attorney Tom Maness told us that Monday morning his office filed a Class B Misdemeanor charge against Haynes, the BISD Special Assistant to the Superintendent for Communications, as a result of actions following the August 1 board meeting.

 

"As a result of an investigation submitted by the Beaumont  Independent School District, a case was filed charging Jessie Haynes with Obstructing a Public Passageway," Maness told KFDM. "This is Section 42.03 of the Texas Penal Code. It's a Class B Misdemeanor. If convicted, Haynes could face up to 180 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000.

 

Administrators in the D.A.'s office tell KFDM News that procedure calls for an arrest warrant to be issued but Haynes will be allowed to make arrangements to voluntarily surrender at the jail.

 

KFDM News left a text message on Haynes' cell phone, seeking comment on the charge. We're waiting to hear back from her.

 

BISD attorney Melody Chappell told KFDM News she has no comment and neither did the district.

 

Board president Woodrow Reese told KFDM News he'd have to "see what's going on" before commenting.

 

Superintendent Dr. Timothy Chargois placed Haynes on paid administrative leave August 5 while the investigation was underway.

 

She's accused of blocking a door following the school board meeting August 1 to prevent journalist Jerry Jordan from entering a room where the school district attorney, Melody Chappell, was answering questions. 

 

Trustee Mike Neil tried to find out why Jordan wasn't allowed in. Haynes is accused of blocking the door and there was contact between Neil and Haynes.

 

Municipal Court will determine whether to pursue a case againt Neil for Class C Misdemeanor assault. If convicted, the charge is punishable by up to a $500 fine but no jail time.

 

 

(Friday) HARDIN COUNTY - by Scott Lawrence

 

KFDM News has learned Jessie Haynes, the BISD Special Assistant to the Superintendent for Communications, has surrendered at the Hardin County Jail and was released after posting $250 bond on a Class B Misdemeanor warrant out of Jefferson County for obstruction.

 

Kenny Davenport with the Hardin County Sheriff's Office told KFDM News Haynes surrendered late Friday morning. A judge preset her bond at $250. She was processed at the jail and released within an hour.

 

If convicted, she could face up to 180 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000.

 

As KFDM News first reported Monday, the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office filed a criminal case against Haynes.  District Attorney Tom Maness told us that Monday morning his office filed a Class B Misdemeanor charge against Haynes, the BISD Special Assistant to the Superintendent for Communications, as a result of actions following the August 1 board meeting.

 

"As a result of an investigation submitted by the Beaumont  Independent School District, a case was filed charging Jessie Haynes with Obstructing a Public Passageway," Maness told KFDM. "This is Section 42.03 of the Texas Penal Code. It's a Class B Misdemeanor. If convicted, Haynes could face up to 180 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000.

 

Administrators in the D.A.'s office tell KFDM News that procedure calls for an arrest warrant to be issued but Haynes will be allowed to make arrangements to voluntarily surrender at the jail.

 

KFDM News left a text message on Haynes' cell phone, seeking comment on the charge. We're waiting to hear back from her.

 

BISD attorney Melody Chappell told KFDM News she has no comment and neither did the district.

 

Board president Woodrow Reese told KFDM News he'd have to "see what's going on" before commenting.

 

Superintendent Dr. Timothy Chargois placed Haynes on paid administrative leave August 5 while the investigation was underway.

 

She's accused of blocking a door following the school board meeting August 1 to prevent journalist Jerry Jordan from entering a room where the school district attorney, Melody Chappell, was answering questions. 

 

Trustee Mike Neil tried to find out why Jordan wasn't allowed in. Haynes is accused of blocking the door and there was contact between Neil and Haynes.

 

Municipal Court will determine whether to pursue a case againt Neil for Class C Misdemeanor assault. If convicted, the charge is punishable by up to a $500 fine but no jail time.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

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