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Embezzlement case moved to December

By MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

 

The embezzlement trial for former cheerleading coach Angelia Paige Harrell is being postponed once again.

Harrell’s jury trial was supposed to be held Oct. 21, but online court records now show the case to be set for Friday, Dec. 6. This is the fourth continuance for the case.

Harrell is alleged to have diverted funds from the Pulaski County High School cheerleading program for her personal use between March 2010 and October 2011. She was head coach of the varsity squad and a guidance counselor at that time.

According to records on file in Pulaski County Circuit Court, defense attorney James C. Turk Jr. requested the first continuance and the other two appear to have been joint requests of the defense and special prosecutor Erin DeHart, Bland County’s commonwealth’s attorney. No reason for the continuances is stated in any of the petitions.

Harrell was indicted in September 2012.

 

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33 Responses to Embezzlement case moved to December

  1. concerned

    October 12, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I feel as though Ms. Harrell and everyone on this website needs plenty of prayers, including myself. Each of us are alot more blessed than we realize.

  2. Melissa

    October 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Hey Royal. Hopefully Karma will kick Miss Harrell in her stuck up tushie when all this is over. I agree with Va girl. Everyone one her side is either friend or relative. Yes Miss Harrell, in the end Karma will get you, even if your “dream team” keeps you out of jail.

  3. commonsense

    October 13, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    remember, she is innocent until proven guilty on her charges.

    • PC MOM

      October 14, 2013 at 12:47 pm

      Obviously you didn’t have to fight to get money back on things that were purchased and never received! We fought with her for four years over things being on “back order” but, I tell you this; we got our money back! She won’t be proven guilty because of who she is but, KARMA is a……..

    • Lola

      October 14, 2013 at 12:54 pm

      No, she is to be considered innocent until proven guilty. Big difference.

  4. Lola

    October 14, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I have two children who have graduated high school. One is currently in college. The work involved by the student, parents and a concerned and caring guidance counselor helping on the path to college can not be stressed enough. Even with a GPA of 4.32 I’m not sure my child would be in the college of her choice if we had not had this valuable resource. I think Ms. Harrell’s dereliction of duty is the real crime here.

  5. kidding me

    October 15, 2013 at 3:46 am

    Are you kidding me people….. if this wouldve been anyone else they would already be in jail and convicted….. just goes to show how crooked this town and county is. All about who you are, who yoh know and how much money you have…. apparently the money isnt hers!!! Pitiful

  6. Billy J

    October 15, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Kidding me – you are apparently not too bright. There is absolutely no evidence to support that Harrell is receiving special treatment. Why would she? She’s a former guidance counselor, coach, etc. This is real life, not some television movie. As Arthur said above, this case has taken the ordinary path towards resolution. Approximately 1 year. Where is your proof that she receives special treatment. Put up or Shut up!

    • ? Billy J

      October 16, 2013 at 1:07 pm

      Where have you been? There have been at least 3 embezzlement cases in this area that did not take a year to get to court! I understand that she personally is not requesting the extensions but, this is ridiculous! As far as everyone else stating that she is “innocent until proven guilty”. Several parents have stated that they had these issues with her. I know for a FACT that she screwed over the cheerleaders! Ask any of them that graduated in 2012 about their Homecoming uniforms that they fund raised since their freshman year and never received them! Ask a student who had to go to NRCC before moving on to another college because their transcripts were never sent to the college of their choice.

  7. Totally agree

    October 16, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Lola’s comments are 100% correct. Instead of assisting high schoolers in making their college and career decisions, this individual is lining her pockets with their cash. A total lack of oversight by the school administration. As usual, though, the school system comes first and the kids last!

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