Accused molester files motion for release

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Citing Criminal Rule 4(A) of the Indiana Rules of Criminal Procedure, public defender James Recker has filed a motion for the release of his client, Terrell Britton, who was arrested in June and charged with six Class A felonies, six Class D felonies and two Class A misdemeanors for his alleged involvement in sexual misconduct with four minors.

Britton has pled not guilty to all charges.

Criminal Rule 4(A) states that "No defendant shall be detained in jail on a charge, without a trial, for a period in aggregate embracing more than six months from the date the criminal charge against such defendant is filed, or from the date of his arrest on such charge (whichever is later); except where a continuance was had on his motion, because of congestion of the court calendar; provided, however, that in the last-mentioned circumstance, the prosecuting attorney shall make such statement in a motion for continuance not later than 10 days prior to the date set for trial, or if such motion is filed less than 10 days prior to the trial, the prosecuting attorney shall show additionally that the delay in filing the motion was not the fault of the prosecutor."

The rule says that should a defendant be released in accordance with rule 4(A), it should be on his or her own recognizance.

At his initial hearing on June 16, Britton's bond was set at $100,000 cash. A pretrial conference was held on July 31, and a jury trial was set at that time for Dec. 10 with a final pretrial conference date of Nov. 20. That conference was reset, per Recker's request, for Nov. 24.

On Nov. 20, the court reset Britton's final pretrial for March 5 and his jury trial for March 25. The court then pushed those dates back again, to March 12 and April 1, on Jan. 13.

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  • OMG!!!!!

    Can you say flight risk,or suicide.......If he gets out will he be on a GPS, and will he have a child molester sign in his yard? Who will house him? Residents of Greencastle I will let you know so you can protect your children.

    -- Posted by sadandmad on Fri, Feb 20, 2009, at 7:17 AM
  • There Has Been NO Conviction Yet Of These Acusations! And They Are ONLY ACUSATIONS Thus Far. The Jury Will Hear The TRUTH. You That Write Your OPINIONS On This Case Need To Shut Up And Let The Jury Of 12 INTELLEGENT People Here The Case And Decide.

    -- Posted by 6dogs on Fri, Feb 20, 2009, at 10:24 AM
  • Well fisrt off I WILL NOT and I repeat WILL NOT "SHUT UP". Maybe you should SHUT UP!!!! You go ahead and house your BROTHER, and please protect your ANIMALS. And yes the JURY will hear this Horrible,Sickening,Gross,Disgusting,did I mention NASTY,NASTY,NASTY............Yes I will let the JURY decide, Yes they are INTELLEGENT and hate CHILD MOLESTERS. Like I said for anyone wanting information on this Gross person You can e--mail me @

    -- Posted by sadandmad on Fri, Feb 20, 2009, at 10:51 AM
  • The Put.Co. Court system at its finest again..I'm assuming there isn't anyone assigned w/the task of court scheduling and trial date monitoring.Hmm,guess we should have thought of that...I'm betting that even tho he is innocent till proven guilty,that him being locked up this long there is substancial evidence and w/4 alledged victoms I'd think his case was stacked AGAINST him.We may never know and the ability to mark him and protect children from him(if in fact he is guilty)will be lost if he is released.In any event just another in a loooong line of bad news/bad work by our Judicial system in Put. Co.

    -- Posted by honestyisbestpolicy on Thu, Feb 26, 2009, at 9:33 AM
  • Your threats are in writing sadandmad. Not a smart move. To threaten someones pets online! To threaten vandalism of property online! Guess the cops will know who and where you are especially when you put your personal email address online! Good God woman....If anything happened around my place after those comments, I would call the police on YOU. Duh!

    -- Posted by upstart on Sat, Feb 28, 2009, at 7:10 AM
  • The point was your brother in law like animals like he likes children.I know how much you care for your pets, just trying to let you know he like more than just children and men. You see I'm trying to protect your animals from him. No one has threatened you or your property. I have my emails to. Email me and I will send them to ya.....Yes if He gets out will you take him in? Since you are the reason he got pushed onto someone else? Just email me I know how you and your wife always has to have the last words, so please "MAN UP" and email me. This back in forth in the paper is childish. E-MAIL ME.

    -- Posted by sadandmad on Sat, Feb 28, 2009, at 4:20 PM
  • He is not my brother-in-law, nor am I related to anyone involved in this case. I may be a witness for the defense, if called. I have given a statement related to the problems I have had with these teenagers when I lived near the family. You should understand that many ppl are giving sworn statements and will testify if called upon. I know what you and yours are capable of and IF it was me, if I saw any of ya near my property, I'd shoot first and separate you later.

    -- Posted by upstart on Tue, Mar 3, 2009, at 2:25 PM
  • roflmao, please-what kind of pervert are YOU, what ya gonna do, trot in small farm animals and large house pets next! You will say anything to defame Terry. Maybe they should bring him in wearing a Catholic priests robe and collar with a couple of lollypops hanging out of his shirt pocket. You are a real piece of work-you are only making yourself look ignorant. We all knew you meant that they should find someone to protect their home and property because those of us who know you all, know what you are capable of doing. geez

    -- Posted by upstart on Tue, Mar 3, 2009, at 2:35 PM
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