HENRY FORD WHEELER
Daytona Beach Narcotics Anonymous Member has been arrested for cocaine possession and battery, violating his drug offender probation. This NA Member has been arrested 66 times in his criminal career, which includes burglary. Henry Wheeler was the star witness in convicting the drug dealer Melvin Brown JR who killed his friend. Henry Wheeler ripped off Melvin Brown Jr over a 50.00 crack deal, which provoked the killing.
This is typical of who the courts are mandating to both Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings! Stewart Marchman and Vince Carter Rehab Centers refer teens to Daytona AA and NA upon release to continue the 12 step brainwashing they received in SMA and Vince Carter. This practice puts these minors in grave danger.
Career criminal turned star witness in killing back in jail
Published: Monday, September 10, 2012
A career criminal who ripped off a drug dealer, resulting in the death of an uninvolved New Smyrna Beach man, was sentenced to drug offender probation over the summer because he helped convict the killer.
Now, Henry Ford Wheeler, 47, of Edgewater is back in jail for violating his probation after he was charged Saturday with battery-second offense and possession of cocaine, according to Volusia County Branch Jail records.
Wheeler’s testimony was key in convicting Melvin Brown Jr., 34, in June in the death of Jeremy Markley, 25, on July 19, 2009. Circuit Judge Randell Rowe in July sentenced Brown to life plus 105 years. Brown is in the Liberty Correctional Institution in Bristol, state Department of Corrections records show. In Wheeler’s July 13, 2012, sentencing, Judge R. Michael Hutcheson gave Wheeler credit for time served and probation after prosecutors said he seemed to have turned his life around, perhaps because he quit drinking.
“My understanding was that Mr. Wheeler was the lynchpin in that case, ” Hutcheson said at the time. “You will be on a short leash. Please keep in mind you still have the possibility of prison time over your head” if Wheeler violates the probation. Family members had asked for the maximum for Wheeler, which was five years in prison.
State records show Saturday’s arrest is No. 66 for Wheeler.
“I can only say that Mr. Wheeler is presumed innocent until proven guilty and I am sure we will do our best to give him the best defense possible,” Wheeler’s defense attorney, David Damore, said Monday. Hutcheson said at the time of Wheeler’s sentencing that he deserved the maximum but would get less because he helped convict Brown.
Wheeler was charged with violation of probation in the drug deal.
A jury convicted Brown in June of shooting into the vehicle Markley was riding in after Wheeler gave Brown a $5 bill made to look like a $50 for crack, then smashed Brown’s windshield after Brown drove at him. Wheeler hopped back into Markley’s vehicle, which Markley had just bought that day, and Brown chased it through residential neighborhoods before blasting into the vehicle, witnesses said.
The bullets struck Markley, who was riding in the back, killing him. At his sentencing, the judge gave Wheeler was credit for serving a year-and-a-half in the county jail.
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