Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Is Kevin Wayne Faulkner An Innocent CarJacking Victim Falsely Accused Of Murder? ~by Georgia Peach


Kevin Wayne Faulkner, 33, says that he has been falsely accused of fatally shooting a man and dumping his body. Faulkner maintains that he too is a victim. Faulkner apparently did in fact report that his van had been carjacked prior to being arrested on Saturday. (Faulkner is currently held in the Houston County jail without bond. He is charged with felony murder and aggravated assault.) So what exactly happened on the night that the lights went out in Georgia? What we do know is that the body of Emmanuel Antonio Dawson, 22, was found east of the railroad tracks along the shoulder of Houston Road off Ga. 247 on Friday evening. Dawson died of a bullet wound to the head. We also know that early Saturday morning, Faulkner reported to Fort Valley police that a family member's blue Chevrolet conversion van was carjacked in Warner Robins. We also know that the van was discovered at a gas station on U.S. 341 in Fort Valley. It contained traces of blood in the passenger seat. (Is there a gas station video showing who got out of the car?)

Faulkner apparently told police that he was giving Dawson a ride when they stopped at a Warner Robins convenience store. A third person got in the van, and carjacked the vehicle. The carjacker supposedly dropped Faulkner off at a Fort Valley hotel and drove off with Dawson. Police did not buy Faulkner's story and arrested him on Saturday. Faulkner is accused by prosecutors of killing Dawson in a drug-related robbery. (Dawson was killed by a small-caliber bullet to the head.) Speculation is that Dawson was dealing drugs and that Faulkner was a customer. But can that be proved? Is Faulkner's story plausible? If so, did they arrested the wrong guy?

Authorities ask that anyone who may have seen a blue van in Warner Robins, Georgia after 4 p.m. Friday to please contact the sheriff's office at 542-2085 or 542-2080.

Update 4-8-11: Faulkner was arrested May 31. The state is represented by District Attorney George Hartwig. Debra G. Gomez, a Macon attorney, is representing Faulkner. A jury has been selected.

Update 4-9-11: Give the defense some credit for doing their homework. Prentiss Jackson, in jail on a murder charge himself, testified that his half-brother is a cousin of the victim. Jackson testified that while he was incarcerated with Dwayne Crew, he heard Crew say that he (Crew) shot Dawson in the back of the head. If true, reasonable doubt seems to be present. Read: http://www.macon.com/2011/04/08/1518814/wr-murder-case-continues.html#ixzz1J1sc0KpR

A Houston County jury found a Perry man guilty of felony murder in the killing of another man for crack cocaine and cash in 2008. Kevin Wayne Faulkner, 37,  was also found guilty of armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in the shooting death of Emmanuel Antonio Dawson, 22, of Warner Robins.  He was found not guilty of malice murder, another charge of felony murder and aggravated battery.  Superior Court Judge Katherine K. Lumsden presided over the trial.

In 2014 the Appellate Court affirmed the conviction.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one that believes Kevin?

Joel A. Brodsky said...

Believe whatever you want, but a person can only legally be judged by evidence presented in a court of law. Otherwise all we have is mob rule.
In this case there should be forensic evidence. If Faulkner fired a gun there should be fresh gunshot residue on his person and clothes.(If he washed his clothes and showered before calling the police that is circumstantial evidence of guilt) Otherwise no matter how implausable the story is, there is no evidence otherwise and he sould be released.

Ms Calabaza said...

Advice to Faulkner: Contact Joel Brodsky.

Anonymous said...

What if showering is evidence of a daily routine. I shower ever morning and I did not shoot the man!

Anonymous said...

I second the motion for the man to get Joel.

Something rings of innocence for this man. I don't think he was the shooter. He may have been part of it all, but I just don't think he did it alone.

Anonymous said...

He has made inconsistent statements to the police.

Anonymous said...

Yup, but after several hours of grilling a suspect, they all start to contradict themselves sooner or later... even the innocent ones.

Anonymous said...

Looks a little sneaky

Anonymous said...

I think the face does not match the sinister nature of the crime.

Maeble

Anonymous said...

Dr Jeckel and Mr. Hyde?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Faulkner is innocent. His story was inconsistant because of me. I am his girlfriend and he had got on drugs that week and did not want me or his family to know, so yes he changed the story some trying not to let that be known but thought he was coming home after talking to the law. He is begging for a good attny and we are trying to get a PI to help us. While I was at the Sheriffs office I even heard a cop blaming his past?! His past was a drug charge over six years ago. If anyone can help me or the family please contact me at tdeese31069@yahoo.com Please! He made a mistake that week by doing drugs but not killing someone. He has a four year old son he misses so bad. Thanks

law man said...

First step is to contact the Atlanta Bar Association and see if some lawyer will take the case. Many times, lawyers will take high profile cases to enhance their careers.

Joel Brodski regularly posts on this forum. He is Drew Peterson's lawyer from Chicago. He may have a referal for you. You may want to check recent legal pub threads and request him to contact you.

Law Man

Anonymous said...

My older brother grew up with Kevin and he was at our house constantly. He was a known drug dealer in the Houston Co area and was known by police for years. Just knowing Kevin and his personality I have little doubt that he did this. Someone who has been strung out on drugs for 15 years can do some desperate things sometimes.

Anonymous said...

That may be your opinion, but it still does not mean it actually happened that way.

Anonymous said...

I am a close friend of Kevin's. We have known eachother for about 14 years. I'll be one to tell you he has made mistakes in his past, just like so many others have. He is a great friend, with a huge heart. He is not capable of the crime he is being committed of. And I think it is absolutely ridiculous to judge him based on the mistakes he's made. No one should just assume he did this, especially if you don't know him. He has a girlfriend and a son that he loves so much. He would never risk losing them. Please don't be so judgemental. And keep in mind his girlfriend reads these comments. Why hurt her even more by saying negative things. She's going through enough as it is. The truth will come out. Hopefully the proper steps will be taken to prove his innocence.

law dog said...

It is hard to say what happened until all of the evidence is discovered. Any one may have opinions, but until the suspect is proved otherwise, we have to assume he is innocent.

Law Dog

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to say that you all know he was a drug dealer, police have been on him for awhile. sometimes people on drugs get desperate, you said an addict for over 15 years, and he doesn't want to hurt his family. Okay!!! Maybe he doesn't but all an addict cares about is drugs. I think the story sounds fishy. I think forensic evidence will prove if he is guilty or innocent. Rob Farquhar. Petty Officer Third class USN

Anonymous said...

I went to high school with Kevin the word was he knew how to fight and was violent. ABH3 Farquhar USN

Anonymous said...

Just because someone knows how to fight does not make him a murderer.

Legal Pub said...

Update 4-9-11: Faulkner was arrested May 31. The state is represented by District Attorney George Hartwig. Debra G. Gomez, a Macon attorney, is representing Faulkner. A jury has been selected.

Legal Pub said...

Update 4-9-11: Faulkner was arrested May 31. The state is represented by District Attorney George Hartwig. Debra G. Gomez, a Macon attorney, is representing Faulkner. A jury has been selected.

Anonymous said...

I am Kevins cousin. We were very close at one time as we grew up together. I even lived in Warner Robins for a few years. If you knew Kevins past, you would understand why he acted the way he did. His real father was murdered by his two older brothers when he was young. Then one of those brothers was murdered as part of a gang initiation his self. The other one committed suicide later on. Kevins younger and last remaining brother Justin (AKA "Bean") died in Kevins arms in a horrific car accident on the way to work one morning. So need less to say, hes had a difficult life. I know Kevin used and sold illegal drugs, and he had a temper. But, I knew him well and had many long talks with him. He may have been there to buy some crack, but you will never get me to believe he pulled the trigger. He would have beat the dudes ass and taken the drugs if he could not afford them anymore. But NEVER Murder.

Sincerely, J.J. a cousin who cares!!!

Anonymous said...

I grew up with Kevin & when he got strung out on dope he robbed dozens of drug dealers. He also attacked his brother & father & myself several times. He was a violent & sadistic individual when strung out. There is no doubt he pulled the trigger. Have you ever heard such a bullshit story about a third man carjacked him but dropped him off at a hotel.

Anonymous said...

Fat-titty please. Kevin was evil. He got what he deserved. Anyone who knew him when he was strung out knows he did it.