Two people from West Virginia, the driver, Brandon Lee Brogan and his passenger, Mark Daniel Urban, altered our lives forever when they hit my brother and left him to die on Hwy 17 N in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina...continued...
Be sure to watch this video and share the link with everyone you know.
Please take a moment to visit Sherri Glover's website. Sherri was enjoying a motorcycle ride when she was hit head on and killed by a drunk driver. After serving less than 3 years of a 15-year sentence, her killer is now eligible for parole. You can help by emailing your opposition to his early parole and/or by signing a petition against early parole.
**Arrest made in the Sarah Landry case!! Follow this link for more details. We hope that justice will be served **for Sarah and her family.
Monday, March 14th, 2005..."...So what about Brogan and his probation violations? Why are Brogan's and Urban's crimes considered 'non-violent'? Why isn't a driver who races through the dark city streets with no lights on in his high performance 'weapon of choice', a Mustang, not considered a violent offender? To know that you have severely injured someone...my son on his motorcycle was thrown over their car...they knew this and yet they never slowed down...does that sound non-violent? Bouncing a check is non-violent, littering is non-violent, and insider trading is non-violent. Even Webster's defines 'non-violent' as achieved without bloodshed. Could my son be any less dead?"
Read the entire letter to the SC Senate Judiciary Committee here!
Friday, February 11th, 2005...Judge Phillip Hudson reprimanded! Judge Hudson was suspended and then the city council refused to reappoint him. "Hudson received the most severe sanction the Supreme Court could give a judge no longer in office."
If you recall, Judge Hudson presided over the original bond hearing that occurred on May 31, 2003, the same day that Brogan and Urban turned themselves in and were formally charged. Judge Hudson set each bond at $25,000, but within 24 hours, he reduced the bond and released both Brogan and Urban on their own recognizance. It is required by law that the victims be notified and a bond reduction hearing must be held before bond can be reduced. Judge Hudson took it upon himself to ignore the requirements and simply reduced their bond and released them from custody. Obviously, that's only one of his misdeeds that finally caught up with him!
Read the story here!
Wednesday, January 5th, 2005...Who says a little justice doesn't help?
Court was held in a private main courtroom with SC court, police, sheriff's dept, attendants in abundance. The probation revocation hearing of Mark Daniel Urban was the only hearing on the docket for this courtroom. Jay's mother Brenda, his sister Kim and his aunt Carolyn were in attendance in addition to Mark Daniel Urban, his father and his atty, Billy Monkton.
Kim spoke for all of Jay's family and told the Judge:
He has refused to accept any responsibility for his role in killing my brother and has even gone so far as to attempt to turn the situation around and blame my brother for his own death.
He has done the same regarding his probation. He has refused to accept responsibility for his failure to comply with the guidelines that were set forth by this very court.
I ask the court to do the right thing by my brother, Jay Christopher Jarman, and to honor him by holding Daniel Urban truly accountable for his actions."
Like a spider invites prey...into their web, South Carolina welcomes bikers with smiles and promises of an exciting adventure BUT BE AWARE because if you're injured or killed by one of their reckless right of way violators, the State of South Carolina won't think very much of you anymore. Your life in South Carolina is worthless if you're on a motorcycle. A.B.A.T.E. has been trying to tell ya this for years, you gotta fight for what's right.
We are asking you now to PLEASE JOIN US in the fight for Justice for Jay Jarman. A letter, a phone call, an email or all three (also to: Samuel Glover, Director of the SC Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon, 2221 Devine Street, Suite 600, PO Box 50666, Columbia, SC 29250 Telephone: (803) 734-9220 Fax: (803) 734-9440!
In order to be taken seriously by officials in South Carolina please include your full name, complete address, and your voter registration number (if you don't have a voter registration number now's a good time to go ahead and do that, we need you).
Two heartless residents of West Virginia ran down my son, Jay as he rode on his Harley down Kings Hwy in Myrtle Beach at the 2003 Harley Rally. They ran him down and kept going.....HIT & RUN. Jay died that day and left behind a grieving family and friends that have been fighting the judicial system from that day and are continuing the fight to this day. All of the details of the horrors of the SC prejudice against bikers are noted on www.JusticeForJay.com under subtitle "The Facts". There are more violations of morale decency to be posted as complaints already filed are answered.
To make a long story short, the killers plead guilty & were sentenced to only a suspended sentence of ten years and put on probation to be supervised by West Virginia (their home state) not South Carolina. Three months is what probation dept in SC says it takes paperwork to be received by WV and in that amount of time we are told that one of the Felons has moved and the other is living in Gov't housing so West Virginia will not supervise their probation. WV Probation officer told us that Brogan (the driver) has moved out of state (what state? none of our business), Urban (owner of car & drove the car out of state after the crash) is missing. WV probation thinks maybe he is still in South Carolina. All the while the elasped time is counting as time served....even though they have never reported to anyone, no drug testing as mandated, and certainly none of the other requirements of their probation. This week we were informed by SC Probation officer that "low and behold" they have miraculously talked with both Felons and have requested that they stay in touch while more paperwork is re-submitted to WV probation authorities. We were informed that we could call back the end of July to find out if West Virginia has accepted them. Remember, all the while this time is counting as time served.
Brogan and Urban have already broken their required probation conditions.
Please don't let South Carolina continue to victimize those of us who loved Jay.
BackHanded Justiceby Carmen Crawford (member of Horry County A.B.A.T.E.)
Jay Jarman was killed at 3:00 AM on May 17, 2003, in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. His killers were sentenced at 3:00 PM on February 5, 2004. Some would say justice was served but others would not agree.
Jay Jarman was a family man. He lived in North Carolina and loved to build custom motorcycles. He was married, had step children, attended church, worked ha rd and enjoyed his life. He was one day short of 36 when he was killed in a crash. Initially, this would have been a terrible accident; however the accident was elevated to a heartless killing when the car that turned in front of him did not stop. Jay died at a local hospital after being left for dead in the roadway.
Jay Jarman’s killers changed drivers and drove their damaged car to West Virginia. That drive is an 8 hour drive. It requires 3 or 4 stops for refueling. There are 3 toll booths that must be passed. There are several stop lights that must be passed to exit the interstate to drive to St. Albans, W.Va. where the two killers lived. At no time during any of the stops did Brandon Brogan or Mark Daniel Urban Jr. decide to turn around and go back to the accident. They drove straight through and arrived home at about noon according to Brogan’s mother. They said they had been “hit by a chopper” and she thought they meant a helicopter. She saw the car. She didn’t call the police.
Jay Jarman’s family initiated a web site to seek help in finding Jay’s killers. There were some witnesses but their stories were conflicting. The website was seen in Kanawha County West Virginia. Brogan and Urban saw it or were told about it and at that point, Brogan decided to own up to his mistake. He had been driving his friend’s car that night as they were coming back from Murrell’s Inlet and trying to locate their hotel. He and his mother chose to return to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, more out of fear than guilt. Urban came with them. That was May 22, 2003. Jay had been buried by then. Continued...