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  • jolson207

    Why didn’t Attorney Handleman file his Motion to Amend Bail Conditions immediately after the Bail Conditions were issued instead of waiting until AFTER his client is written up for violating??In fact, this article states the prosecution and defense came to an agreement…so why didn’t the attorney address his client’s smoking habit at that time and negotiate bail conditions accordingly? Flick of a Bic…get ya jail time.  

    • Why did the DA put the warrant out Thursday night, same day  after he received motion for Dana to have lighter for  smoking?? When this happened in MAY. Such a coincidence !!!..Truck has a lighter too.Take it out??  Some people should have common sense but lack it.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone notice that A) the lighter wasn’t even on him and B) it wasn’t even his car?   Hardly “possession” of anything.  

    • If you are driving and the only one in the car then whatevers there is in your possession wheather its yours or not. I think that this is dumb I get that he set fire to his home and whatnot but not being able to have a lighter to light cigarettes? Oh why was the lighter “pink”? think he bic’d someone?? Is that stealing to add to his sentence? I do like how they added the color in the article lol.

      • there was another person in the vehicle, that’s not mentioned.

        • All the more reason as to not charge him with the “pink” lighter :)

  • Anonymous

    Come on Mr. DA,  Give the guy a break !

    • Anonymous

      right!!! if he had flint and birch bark….would they have noticed???

  • come on give him a break ; dana is a nice guy !! just because he had a lighter?? come on he smokes butts , how rediculouss!!

    •  real nice trys to burn his house down,to collect ilegal gains,so he is a theif and an arsoness.yup real nice guy.

      • Anonymous

        You just set fire to The Kings english…

      • To walk a mile in someone else’s shoes……..if you only knew!  Just because it’s in the paper doesn’t mean it’s true!   It was in no way shape or form trying to collect insurance.  My FATHER is NOT a thief and anyone who ACTUALLY knows him would tell you how GOOD of a person he is.  I feel bad for small minded people.  Here’s an article acutally worth reading about Dana Benner!!

      • Thief is the correct way of spelling  and for your info there was NO collection for the insurance of the house. No paperwork was ever filed!!!!!!!!!!!! 

      • He isn’t no theft shut your mouth he is a great guy maybe your a thef an need to get you mouth shut  danna is a great family man an whoever doent know that shut your mouths an say what u have to say in person

  • This is his son in law an Danna is a great man an was charge with fales stuff but if you want to run it then F off danna is a loved an well like guy an i will back him up any day so u douters F OFF pink ligher come on for on why would he have pink an 2 wasnt his truck do u search the truck/car of others u drive?  The knox county DA can shove it ask the da about his POKER an BETs he make is that legal with no lic i think not pluse taking to others about the cases he has with others to is that right or legal sorry to all that like danna a see what him an family are going threw..Love ya danna

  • This is his other daughter writing—-So when my Dad cooks me breakfast in the morning with our gas stove, is he doing wrong since that’s “fire”??? Or when we are in the Walmart checkout and there’s a lighter 16 inches away??is that wrong??? car lighters?? Think about it. Again there was never a file or even an attempt to file/claim insurance!!  Pretty sad they pull people over just for a headlight out when there are tons and tons of major crimes way worse and dangerous but those who commit the worst walk free, pathetic!  But again anyone who knows my father knows very much about how caring and kind of a person he will always be, I look up to him in more ways than anyone and I’M VERY PROUD DANA BENNER IS MY FATHER!!  Just because it’s printed in the paper doesn’t mean it’s true, you negative Nancys should know that by now!!

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