Van Horn found guilty
By 02/22/2001 00:00:00
Ellis County Press
WAXAHACHIE - A jury of six returned a verdict of 'Guilty' after hearing all the evidence in a case against Fredrick Marshal Van Horn.
Van Horn was charged with deadly conduct after an incident on Sept. 17, 2000 in which Van Horn displayed a firearm when Jimmie Adams, an employee of Philip Service Corporation of Avalon, refused to stop mowing weeds on a section of land owned by PSC.
Van Horn had leased the land from the previous owner, Scott Pekril, who subsequently sold it to PSC.
The lease was not recorded with the county, primarily because neither Pekril nor Van Horn recognizes the jurisdiction of what they call 'corporate government.'
Van Horn was grazing his goats on the land.
'I'm really sad about the whole thing,' Van Horn said while the jury was deliberating.