Notice: This post deals entirely with the state of West Virginia’s criminal action against Austin Vantrease (Convicted, Felony Malicious Assault) who is now in prison. It is in no way connected to the pending civil action against him.
I was able to break away long enough yesterday to place a call to the West Virginia State Parole Board office to find out the specifics on the time and date of Austin Vantrease’s parole hearing. Unless there is some administrative delay, I was told everything I needed.
Here is what I know:
- Hearing Date: Wednesday, July 25th
- Hearing Time: 11:00 AM
- Hearing Location: Huttonsville Correctional Center
That’s just two weeks from today!
My eternal thanks to the many who already wrote letters to the Parole Board in opposition to Austin Vantrease possibly being paroled. For those who haven’t, I’m begging you to help!
Here is a sample letter that you can use as-is (just copy and paste) or add your own touch to it. Then simply drop it in the mail or fax it over to 304-558-5678. It’s that easy![Your Name] [Your Address]
West Virginia State Parole Board
1409 Greenbrier Street
Charleston, WV 23511-0700
Dear Sir or Madam:
Please deny parole for Austin Vantrease, based on the violent nature of his crime. He kicked a defenseless man in the head, lying unconcious on the ground, with such force it was described as “like punting a football”. Instead of offering aid or requesting medical response, Austin Vantrease ran away and hid from the obvious life-threatening damage he caused. He was hoping not to be found accountable. His lack of remorse and retribution makes him a continued risk to the safety of the public and the Diviney family.
- Austin Vantrease and Parole (ryansrally.org)
- Austin Vantrease has Prison Custody Transferred (ryansrally.org)
- Austin Vantrease: Now at Huttonsville Correctional Center (ryansrally.org)