Who is Jason Dement?

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Born 16 February 1983 in Lumberton, MS.  Graduated Purvis High School in 2001.  Joined US Army in August 2001 and served 6 years overseas.  Currently lives in Germany with his family and works as a civilian on a US Army Military Installation at Katterbach Army Airfield.

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Current News - 24 April 2013

UPDATE: My court date has been set for 9 May 2013.  15 days from now.  I wasn't less than excited to hear that today because I had my fingers crossed for a hearing this week.  The judge told my attorney that I wouldn't usually have my hearing until a month out but they made special concessions in my case and moved it earlier.  
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Earlier today....

The latest news I have is that my attorney has taken some official paperwork to the court (Monday, Tuesday was a major holiday) which shows reference of character for me, a military police background check, and verification of employment. She believes this will help convince the judge to set a court date as early as possible. It is believed that once I make my statement at a hearing, my Travel Ban will be lifted since there's no purpose served by me being present in the country. The court possesses the evidence (the two stones) and I have a lawyer to represent me. In Turkey, the defendant is not required to attend court hearings if he/she has an attorney. With that being said, there is no reason to keep me here. In order for the Travel Ban to be lifted, I will have to have a hearing first so that's what we are waiting on. As soon as I am released, I will purchase flight tickets and return home to my family. The court case will continue to proceed in my absence and could carry on for quiet some time.

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  1. Good luck. I've been thinking of you and your family.

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    1. Thank you Erin. Everything turned out ok and I'm back with my family. It was a tough journey with a lot of heartache but in the end, I made it back and I will not take anything for granted.

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  2. Been thinking about you. Hope it went well today.

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    1. Thank you so much for your care and concern. You probably know by now that it went well and that I made it back home to my family. The timing was great as well: I made it for Mother's Day and yesterday my youngest son turned 10. Very happy I didn't miss out on those special days. Thanks again for your loving care and concern. All the best to you and yours.

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