I'm more than happy to write this one up, because I'm from this town and this guy is a real piece of shit.
Tomorrow morning, McAlester firefighter Larry Glover will finally be sentenced for beating the piss out of his 16 year old son Cortland at the fire station in February of last year.
According to the victim and witnesses (some of whom were Glover's fellow firefighters), Cortland showed up at the station one evening, while his father was on duty, to speak to his father. Glover smelled cigarette smoke on Cortland, and accused Cortland of smoking. Cortland denied having done so, but admitted to being around people who had been. Apparently, Glover didn't believe his son and proceeded to spend a great deal of time kicking the kid's ass at the fire station - on the taxpayer dime, even!
http://www.mcalesternews.com/archive...061171835.htmlGlover then allegedly got mad and grabbed his son’s head and started banging the teen’s head against one of the fire trucks, the affidavit alleges.
The affidavit also alleges that the youth was then escorted out into the parking area and thrown to the ground, where he was allegedly hit and kicked.
After the two left the fire station and went to their McAlester residence, the teen was allegedly kicked and hit around the head and back, the affidavit alleges.
What did the other on duty firefighters do to stop Larry when he was beating his son in the station garage? Not one friggin' damn thing! You go, boys!
Thankfully, when Cortland returned to his mother's and told her what happened, she took the boy straight to the police station, and charges were filed against his sorry ass.
At first Larry denied the charges, hoping that his rich family and political ties in the town would help get him off.
More charges were filed when he violated a protective order by calling and texting his son last June:
This awesome wonderment of a manly man finally ended up pleading "no contest" (because God forbid he should actually admit to doing what everybody knows he did), and will be sentenced tomorrow morning at 10AM.
The question now is, what will be his sentence? If you look the man's name up on the McAlester News Capital site, you'll see some pretty interesting arcticles about the attempted recusal of the Pittsburg County D.A.'s office on this case. His first defense attorney wanted the D.A. off the case. His new defense attorney wants the D.A. back on it. There's a reason for that, and that reason is well known in Pittsburg County.
If it turns out the way they're trying to work it, the only thing Glover will get is forced to stand in the corner for an hour.
I, like most everybody else from around there, am keeping my fingers crossed that the defense attorney and D.A. aren't that openly ballsy. However, they've been that openly ballsy time and time again in the past.
For Cortland's sake, I hope the judge shuts both sides up and throws the damn book at him. I doubt it, but I do hope.
Keeping my fingers crossed for you, Cortland!