Texas Office of the Attorney General Complaint - I need your help!!!
HENDERSON, TEXAS -- As a honest consumer from your state, I felt it was my responsibility to bring to your attention the following incident.
November 23, 2001
Hello, my name is Mary Fancher Lee, and I am writing you this letter to show what
An injustice I have been involved in.
My story starts back in September 1999. I hired an attorney, Joe Shumate to collect back child support in the amount of 12,000.00 Dollars. This begins my nightmare. I took my ex-husband to
Court for back child support he owned my children and me. The Judge Darryl Hyatt took my proof of the owed amount, then he without proof took my ex’s word on some payments. The judge started subtracting the amounts my ex was telling him. After it was over the judge said he owed
Then my ex (Ray Anthony Fancher) hired an attorney, Carl Barber. Ray was trying to get custody of the kids. My ex- Ray Fancher has an abusive background. He’s been convicted of two
Counts of deadly assault 1995, Two charges for injury to a child. Which leads me to what happened next. My daughter (Brittany Jo Fancher) age 10 came to me back in June 2001 and told me that her dad, my ex- Ray Fancher had beaten my youngest son up, and busted he’s lip.
I called my son in the house; he’s name is Denver FAncher age 13. I asked him what had happened
And he said nothing, he was afraid to tell me, cause he would get in trouble by he’s dad for telling.
I told my son I already knew and I assured him that I would protect him. So we called the law out
And we filed injury to a child on him and I called my attorney to file a protective order against their dad. We went to court to get the protective order. Both my kids got on the stand and told the same story and my son was crying and scared. My ex lied about what happened and the judge Darryl Hyatt, came back with a verdict of giving Ray back the kids and told me I was real close to contempt. I was divested and so were the kids. Denver was crying and asked what he was suppose to do when he’s dad got him home. MY attorney told Denver “ To deal with it!”
Then about one month later the kids Brittany Fancher 10, Denver Fancher 13, And Justin Fancher 14, was at my house for a visit. The boys broke into a building across the street and stole some stuff. I explained to them this was wrong and that we would have to take the stuff back and
Tell the owners what happened. The following morning I was woke up by the Rusk County Sheriffs
Deputy. He explained to me that the boys had been throwing rocks at vehicles and he was carrying
Them to Juvenile. I called their dad, my ex, Ray Fancher and told him what had happened, and I also told him about the building a cross the street. The boys were in detention two weeks. ON there
Day for release I went to court to be with them. When court started my ex’s attorney called Ray FAncher to the stand. He proceeded in telling the judge Darryl Hyatt, that the kids stay in trouble at my house and he wanted me to not have my visitation. My lawyer was not present so I raised my hand and objected. The judge told me to come to the front and he would let me cross examine my ex.
When it was my turn to ask Ray A question I asked him this, “ Mr. Fancher is it not true that three days prior to the kids coming to my house, the boys broke out eight windows od a school while in your custody.” And that was enough the judge said that the boys were released and I still had my visitation. Finally some justice for me, but wait till you hear what happened next.
Three days after that court hearing I was asleep in my bed, it was around 8:30 pm at night.
I was awakened by the DEA drug enforcement. They knocked my front door down came in my bedroom with masks on and they held guns to my head. They was screaming for me to get up
And calling me names like “Pill- Headed- Mother- Fucker” One said I needed an attorney and a carpenter. I was in shock; they handcuffed me and took me to jail. I was put in a holding tank for five hours. Then detective Duncan came and took me to be booked. He told me I was charged with burglary of a building, I told him it was a misunderstanding and that I would tell him everything.
And I did. I was released on a 10,000.00 bond the next day.
Now this next incident is the worst to me. About a week later my ex summoned me to court. Ray Fancher. My Attorney was there but it’s weird but I was served a protective order
and my right s to my kids was taking from me. The judge said reason for this was involving the kids in criminal activity.
Now I’m no lawyer but this is how I see this.... I was charged with a 4 the degree felony, no prior records. And I lost my rights to my kids. Now my ex-Ray Fancher had been charged the second time for Injury to a child, plus he’s prior convictions. He as total custody of my children.
I’m in disbelief. I’m really scared what this county will do to my kids and me next.
O and after that last court hearing I fired my attorney for misrepresentation. I am now looking for an attorney out of this county who isn’t afraid to go up against the county.
Please can you help me! Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
My e-mail address is LadyTrouble32@aol.com.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this letter. I am inclosing two pictures of the building that was burglarized. .
Mary Fancher Lee
As a resolution, I would like the following:
I only ask that Justice be served. I am a good person and my kids are suffering because of what money and influencual powers aquires not what is the law..
Please feel free to contact me if you would like more details regarding this incident.