Fenner Case: Motion to Revoke Bond

woff fennerRUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. – Another motion was filed in the Matthew Fenner/WoFF defendants’ case to presumably be held Thursday, August 27, 2015 when three defendants will make their first appearance again in Superior Court. Former defense attorneys from the firm Tomblin, Farmer, and Morris P.L.L.C. also plan to argue their disqualification from this case was in error.

One of the major arguments in the disqualification case was specific to the case of Adam Christopher Bartley who was offered a plea agreement in exchange for “true testimony” on the events of January 27, 2013. Matthew Fenner alleges that he was assaulted and held against his will during a session of powerful prayer at the Word of Faith Fellowship that night. All five defendants are members of the church.


Bartley, who has a prior record Felony Breaking and Entering, consuming Beer/Wine on Unauthorized Premises, Simple Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Larceny, and assault on a female, rejected the plea agreement. However, in addition to the Fenner case charges, Bartley faces charges in Union County, NC for giving fictitious info to an officer and for misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He will face those charges on September 9, 2015 in Union County.

The North Carolina Court System The North Carolina Court System
Arraigned Offenses for Case Number: 2015050183 CR
Arraigned Defendant Name: BARTLEY,ADAM,CHRISTOPHER
County: UNION
Court Date: 09/09/2015
Session: AM
Court Room: DIST

Offense Code Description Statute
3401 Misdemeanor POSSESS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA 90-113.22(A)

At the time the above two offenses were committed as allege above, the defendant was on pretrial release for the instant offense which is a Felony crime. Assistant district attorney Garland Byers, Jr. for the State alleges that the foregoing constitutes “good cause shown” which would justify this Honorable Court in revoking the defendant’s bond under GS 15A-534(f).

Judge Marvin Pope should hear these cases this week in Superior Court.bartley1 bartley2