Man Found Not Guilty In Century Bar Stabbing

May 31, 2011

mathisdennisclyd.jpgA Flomaton man has been found not guilty of stabbing a Brewton man in the neck outside Odom’s Bar in Century in early 2010.

An Escambia County jury took 51 minutes to return the not guilty verdict for Dennis Clyde Mathis, 32, on a felony charge of aggravated battery.

A then 27-year old male was stabbed in the neck outside the bar in the 9500 block of North Century Boulevard about 2:20 a.m. on January 16, 2010.  Deputies originally had no suspects and no witnesses in the crime, but a tip later led them to Mathis. He was arrested two days later after a traffic stop in Bluff Springs.


11 Responses to “Man Found Not Guilty In Century Bar Stabbing”

  1. Gayle Mathis Aldridge on June 3rd, 2011 9:06 pm

    Dennis,, i’am so glad you are out of that mess and that BAR!!!!!!

    love you! aunt Gayle :)

  2. Rachel Pace on June 2nd, 2011 10:13 pm

    So happy for u cus. I knew there was noway u could have done that… love you. Take it easy, stay safe… they never .. He pulled out just as planned… LOVE YOU CUS

  3. David Huie Green on June 2nd, 2011 11:51 am

    “law enforcement was supposed to prove their case with enough evidence to support the charges before a persons freedom is taken away”

    It doesn’t matter unless they can convince a jury. There was a case a few years back in which a murderer left his footprints in the blood while wearing his Bruno something or other shoes. The prosecution couldn’t make the case enough to convince the jury and he walked. (he lost in civil trial afterward, though–better lawyers)

    David thinking of Orenthal

  4. ex co wrkr on June 2nd, 2011 7:50 am

    You wouldn’t believe how much money this guy had to spend to prove he wasn’t guilty.Guess they just needed the extra income.

  5. Justice on June 2nd, 2011 12:11 am

    I thought the way it worked was that law enforcement was supposed to prove their case with enough evidence to support the charges before a persons freedom is taken away. If we pay close attention we’ll see that the police are typically lazy and don’t do a competent investigation. They just arrest and let the lawyers sort it out, which is wrong. So now the guy that really stabbed someone is still out there.

    We should be holding our law enforcement people more responsible for their actions, otherwise any one of us could be the next arrest of convenience, and have our lives turned upside down by lazy police work.

  6. David Huie Green on June 1st, 2011 11:00 pm

    “So who will now hold the deputies accountable for arresting the wrong person”

    You’d have to prove they knew he was the wrong person. It’s a lot easier to cast doubts on whether or not he was the right person.

    David contemplating legal proof

  7. Justice on May 31st, 2011 11:25 pm

    So who will now hold the deputies accountable for arresting the wrong person and putting him through all of this?

  8. David Huie Green on May 31st, 2011 10:53 am


    “So can I have my knife back?”

    (I’ve heard of people saying things like that about guns, dope, stolen money after acquittals. Not accusing anyone, don’e know a thing about the case, avoid such places.)

    David for avoiding cutting situations

  9. Duke of Wabeek on May 31st, 2011 8:39 am

    A wise man will fear evil and flee from it!

  10. ex co wrkr on May 31st, 2011 7:39 am

    Hey Renny, glad about the not guilty verdict.And 429scj is right about the bar.Waste your youth at the river instead…….Right?

  11. 429SCJ on May 31st, 2011 7:02 am

    Don’t waste your youth sitting on a bar stool in a honky tonk.

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