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Friday, April 23, 2010

Attorney--Accused Arsonist Not Read Rights Before Interrogation

McClain seeks to suppress statements

SMETHPORT — The former Eldred volunteer firefighter accused of setting fire to two fire stations is seeking to suppress statements he made prior to his arrest.

Scott Edward McClain, 39, of Eldred is charged with two counts each of arson and arson endangering property, and three counts of criminal mischief.

The motion to suppress, filed by McClain’s attorney, assistant public defender Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer, says McClain was never read his rights before he was interrogated. More...

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

Whats New? When you get arrested they never read you your rights anymore. Then they get mad when you Recant your statements. This guy is in for a poor defense using Public Pretenders. He can just hope these Public Pretenders are better then Potter Counties if he has any hope at all.

Anonymous said...

Fortunately for him his public defender has experience with arson cases and knows how to get them off with little to no time served!!!!!

Anonymous said...

rights or not lock the sob up quit wasteing tax payers money paying for a defense if he did it!and admitted to it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

BE A MAN......own up to what you do