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Fenner/WoFF pretrial motions postponed to May

Fenner/WoFF pretrial motions postponed to May

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Despite the best intentions for the pretrial motions of the case of the State of North Carolina versus Brooke Covington to be heard this week, the hearing has now been postponed until May 19, 2017 at 2 p.m. Superior Court Judge Gary Gavenus who heard two cases including a jury trial […]

Fenner/Woff case pre-trial hearing to be heard this week

Fenner/Woff case pre-trial hearing to be heard this week

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The pretrial motions of the case of the State of North Carolina versus Brooke Covington was to be heard in front of Superior Court Judge Gary Gavenus Monday morning. However, a new motion to continue the hearing was filed by defense attorney David Teddy, counsel for Brooke Covington. While Judge Gavenus […]

Matthew Fenner/WoFF case hearing rescheduled; trial date projected

Matthew Fenner/WoFF case hearing rescheduled; trial date projected

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Yesterday Assistant District Attorney Garland F. Byers, Jr. filed to amend the notice of hearing for the State of N.C. (Matthew Fenner witness) versus Brooke McFadden Covington case to now be heard on April 24, 2017. The Word of Faith Fellowship, Inc. and their counsel were also notified for the State’s motion […]

Fenner hearing to request jury view of Word of Faith Fellowship premises

Fenner hearing to request jury view of Word of Faith Fellowship premises

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C.  — As the Matthew Fenner case involving alleged abuse by former and current Word of Faith Fellowship members progresses, Assistant District Attorney Garland Byers, Jr. has filed a motion for jury view of the alleged crime scene. The location of the crime is alleged to be the grounds, buildings, and facilities of […]

Notice of intention to introduce evidence in Covington/Fenner trial given

Notice of intention to introduce evidence in Covington/Fenner trial given

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Assistant District Attorney Garland Byers, Jr. filed notice of Intention to Introduce Evidence in The State of N.C. versus Brooke Covington in the upcoming criminal trial. Specifically Byers has listed evidence of a statement or statements made by the defendant in the notice sent to the defendant’s attorney. No details were […]

Fenner/Brooke Covington Hearing scheduled for May 22, 2017

Fenner/Brooke Covington Hearing scheduled for May 22, 2017

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Assistant District Attorney Garland F. Byers, Jr. has called for a hearing to hear the pre-trial motions for the State of N.C.’s case against Brooke McFadden Covington on May 22, 2017. The State’s key witness is Matthew Fenner who alleges that he was assaulted by five then members of Word of […]

No agreement for venue or judge selection in Fenner/WoFF case

No agreement for venue or judge selection in Fenner/WoFF case

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — After months of negotiations with the five attorneys representing the defendants in the Matthew Fenner/Word of Faith Fellowship (WoFF) members’ and former members’ cases, Assistant District Attorney Garland Byers, Jr. found they could not reach an agreement concerning the issue of venue as well as a motion to have Judge Marvin […]

2016 STORY UPDATE: Word of Faith Fellowship vs Matthew Fenner assault allegations

2016 STORY UPDATE: Word of Faith Fellowship vs Matthew Fenner assault allegations

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The five members, some now former members, of the Word of Faith Fellowship (WoFF)  facing the State of N.C.’s  charges of assault, kidnapping, and attempted strangulation of Matthew Fenner should finally move to trial in the Spring of 2017. The long delayed and high-profile case has involved twists and turns beginning […]

WoFF assault cases conference moves trials forward

WoFF assault cases conference moves trials forward

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The State of N.C. called a conference in RC Superior Court yesterday in the Matthew Fenner assault cases. Fenner allegedly was kidnapped and assaulted by members of the Word of Faith Fellowship (WoFF) in January 2013 while being “blasted” or having “loud prayer” due to his sexual orientation.  Judge Marvin Pope […]

Request for Fenner deposition in WoFF custody case withdrawn

Request for Fenner deposition in WoFF custody case withdrawn

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. —Attorney Robert Denton, representing plaintiff Word of Faith Fellowship(WoFF) member Nicholas Anderson in his custody case against Matthew Fenner defendant Sarah Anderson, withdrew the motion to compel Matthew Fenner to testify Wednesday. The Nicholas Anderson versus Sarah Covington Anderson has not yet been rescheduled on the court calendar. The next likely opportunity […]

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