Man protests outside Pettis County Courthouse


Steve McGinnis, of Versailles, protested outside the Pettis County Courthouse Tuesday saying he was upset because he couldn’t visit his wife who is incarcerated at the Pettis County Jail. McGinnis stated he and his wife have been married for 23 years, but he was the victim in her crime. His wife, Wendy Sue McGinnis, 43, was arrested and charged for first degree conspiracy to commit murder with Terry R. Johnson, 45, in May. McGinnis added that he and his wife, who he said is mentally impaired, were separated when she became involved with another man who wanted to kill him for his insurance. “(Sheriff Kevin) Bond ain’t being reasonable,” he said. McGinnis added that he was refused a visit with his wife because it would be construed as “tampering with a witness.” Johnson is at the Pettis County Jail on a $250,000 bond, cash or surety, and McGinnis is at the jail on a $1 million bond, cash or surety. Both have special condition to have no contact or communication of any kind with the victim.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Steve McGinnis, of Versailles, protested outside the Pettis County Courthouse Tuesday saying he was upset because he couldn’t visit his wife who is incarcerated at the Pettis County Jail. McGinnis stated he and his wife have been married for 23 years, but he was the victim in her crime. His wife, Wendy Sue McGinnis, 43, was arrested and charged for first degree conspiracy to commit murder with Terry R. Johnson, 45, in May. McGinnis added that he and his wife, who he said is mentally impaired, were separated when she became involved with another man who wanted to kill him for his insurance. “(Sheriff Kevin) Bond ain’t being reasonable,” he said. McGinnis added that he was refused a visit with his wife because it would be construed as “tampering with a witness.” Johnson is at the Pettis County Jail on a $250,000 bond, cash or surety, and McGinnis is at the jail on a $1 million bond, cash or surety. Both have special condition to have no contact or communication of any kind with the victim.

Steve McGinnis, of Versailles, protested outside the Pettis County Courthouse Tuesday saying he was upset because he couldn’t visit his wife who is incarcerated at the Pettis County Jail. McGinnis stated he and his wife have been married for 23 years, but he was the victim in her crime. His wife, Wendy Sue McGinnis, 43, was arrested and charged for first degree conspiracy to commit murder with Terry R. Johnson, 45, in May. McGinnis added that he and his wife, who he said is mentally impaired, were separated when she became involved with another man who wanted to kill him for his insurance. “(Sheriff Kevin) Bond ain’t being reasonable,” he said. McGinnis added that he was refused a visit with his wife because it would be construed as “tampering with a witness.” Johnson is at the Pettis County Jail on a $250,000 bond, cash or surety, and McGinnis is at the jail on a $1 million bond, cash or surety. Both have special condition to have no contact or communication of any kind with the victim.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_TSD081716Protester.jpgSteve McGinnis, of Versailles, protested outside the Pettis County Courthouse Tuesday saying he was upset because he couldn’t visit his wife who is incarcerated at the Pettis County Jail. McGinnis stated he and his wife have been married for 23 years, but he was the victim in her crime. His wife, Wendy Sue McGinnis, 43, was arrested and charged for first degree conspiracy to commit murder with Terry R. Johnson, 45, in May. McGinnis added that he and his wife, who he said is mentally impaired, were separated when she became involved with another man who wanted to kill him for his insurance. “(Sheriff Kevin) Bond ain’t being reasonable,” he said. McGinnis added that he was refused a visit with his wife because it would be construed as “tampering with a witness.” Johnson is at the Pettis County Jail on a $250,000 bond, cash or surety, and McGinnis is at the jail on a $1 million bond, cash or surety. Both have special condition to have no contact or communication of any kind with the victim. Faith Bemiss | Democrat
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