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Erik Davis Harp, Ex Gambling Kingpin and Jessica Garrison Business Partner, Gets Pretrial Intervention on Gun Charge, While Adding Reckless Driving to Resume

Posted on the 10 January 2017 by Rogershuler @RogerShuler

Erik Davis Harp, ex gambling kingpin and Jessica Garrison business partner, gets pretrial intervention on gun charge, while adding reckless driving to resume

Erik Davis Harp

Erik Davis Harp, a former gambling kingpin and business associate of Alabama GOP operative Jessica Medeiros Garrison, has been placed in a one-year pretrial intervention (PTI) resulting from a concealed weapon charge in Bay County, Florida, according to court documents. In a separate incident, Harp was charged with reckless driving in a case that apparently involved road rage on the part of one, or both, drivers.
Harp reportedly has ties to the Gambino and Genovese crime families, and yet, Jessica Garrison and her ex-husband, Tuscaloosa school board chairman Lee Garrison, saw no problems engaging in a business relationship with him. Given Jessica Garrison's ties to Luther Strange, Jeff Sessions, and Bill Pryor, how high might Erik Harp's influence go in Alabama politics? Could those ties to Pryor, a judge on the U.S. Eleventh Circuit and likely Donald Trump nominee for U.S. Supreme Court, help Harp receive softball treatment on criminal matters in Florida?
Records in the weapon case show that Harp carried a gun and ammunition into a courthouse? How does one do that "accidentally"? How many people could do that and get off with barely a slap on the wrist?
The PTI was entered on September 28, 2016, and it requires Harp to be confined to his residence (1016 Thomas Drive, Unit 177, Panama City Beach, FL, 34208) from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. each day. Harp must perform 100 hours of community service and forfeit the seized firearm, plus he is to pay $700 in fees and fines. (Documents related to the gun case are embedded at the end of this post.)
The reckless driving incident happened on July 27, 2016. Harp was driving a 2016 GMC Yukon, owned by a company called Cani Investments. Harp admitted to cutting off a vehicle driven by Jackie Shannon Davis (a 32-year-old male); after some aggressive driving and abrupt braking, apparently by both parties, Harp wound up hitting Davis' vehicle from the rear.
Davis had a 25-year-old female passenger, Ashley Allen, in his vehicle. Harp had a 3-year-old male passenger, Marcellina Harp, in his vehicle.
Both drivers were charged with reckless driving, and the case was dismissed on "no information," meaning the drivers gave conflicting reports, and law-enforcement did not have enough reliable information to bring charges against either. (Documents from the reckless driving case are embedded at the end of this post.)
Erik Harp -- payment in gun case, $700 by Roger Shuler on Scribd
Erik Harp -- Pretrial Intervention Agreement by Roger Shuler on Scribd
Eric Harp -- Traffic Crash Report by Roger Shuler on Scribd
Erik Harp -- Reckless Driving Charge by Roger Shuler on Scribd
Erik Harp -- Pretrial Conference Re Reckless Driving by Roger Shuler on Scribd
Erik Harp -- Traffic Case Dismissed on No Information by Roger Shuler on Scribd

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