The Execution of Evan Berryhill

 

SAN ANGELO, TX — A San Angelo businesswoman is in trouble after Assistant County Attorney Leland Lacy had her arrested on charges stemming from a confrontation in front of the woman’s own apartment.

Evan Berryhill was returning from an evening out with friends when she was confronted as she got out of her car in front of her own apartment. As the two men approached, Berryhill said she felt threatened.

What ensued was a video clip of a portion of the confrontation between Berryhill and two men who, as indicated in the video, were living together. The incident happened April 12 and two video segments of the encounter have circulated on social media for months.

According to the arrest affidavit Lacy signed, a Charles Hardy claiming to be a victim told a San Angelo Police Officer who responded to the scene more than several minutes after it occurred that Berryhill pushed him in his chest with her hands. The complaint uses hate crime language in Texas statutes to allege that Berryhill “selected” Hardy as the victim primarily because of Berryhill’s bias or prejudice against homosexuals.

According to the video, Berryhill was only confronted by two men, both purportedly homosexuals, so her selection of who to push in the chest was severely limited.

Harsh words were exchanged in the heated confrontation as depicted on the video segment released by the victim, with Berryhill calling the couple “F-ing faggots.”

Hardy told police at the scene he did not wish to press charges at that time. Berryhill apologized on social media to Hardy the day after the event happened.

Circumstances changed almost immediately after the incident appeared to be diffused by police. A video went viral on social media depicting the victim’s side of the encounter.

Since the video was published in April 2022, Berryhill’s life has been turned upside down. TikTok influencer who goes by the username That Danesh Guy picked up the story and published a series of videos to shame Berryhill for being a “homophobe.” The videos attracted hundreds of thousands of views and comments on TikTok and Instagram. One video featured Joe Hyde, publisher of this website, San Angelo LIVE! His sin was he refused to run a story chronicling the encounter.

The viral aspect of the videos encouraged thousands of That Danesh Guy’s followers to call, text, and message Berryhill with ominous threats. Berryhill said she received three or four voicemails per day for weeks from strange men who threatened to rape her. She played for us several of the recordings.

As the videos went viral, her business profile on Google received over 500 one-star reviews within two hours, most with vile comments. She was forced to take her social media profiles down and to this day she no longer publishes her phone number on her business website.

The online harassment had subsided somewhat until yesterday when prosecutor Leland Lacy ordered her arrested. Her mug shot once again was new content for That Danesh Guy to create a new TikTok video. Berryhill said the personal threats have started up again since Monday. In one comment thread on Facebook, a friend of Berryhill's showed how Hardy and his partner are posting sightings of her whereabouts. One post we saw was notifying followers about when Berryhill had arrived at her apartment. Berryhill has gone to police to report the online stalking.

That Danesh Guy’s real name is Danesh Noshirvan who lives in Mansfield, Penn. Berryhill isn’t his only target for his series of shaming videos. One Florida woman was featured in 11 of Noshirvan’s videos and her story follows what is happening to Berryhill.

Jennifer Couture confronted a woman in a car in the parking lot of a Florida Dunkin’ Donuts about not paying attention while driving as the woman was staring at her phone. The confrontation was videoed by the woman in the car. During the confrontation, Couture noticed that the woman was filming her and she said she instinctively reached for the woman’s phone to interrupt the video. Couture was a businesswoman and was fearful the video would be used to harm her reputation and business.

After Noshirvan’s first videos about Couture went viral, a Florida sheriff had Couture arrested and charged with burglary of an occupied conveyance (second degree felony), aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (third degree felony), and battery (first degree misdemeanor). Couture’s attorney arranged a plea deal and she is today on probation. She said her record was clean prior to the arrest, indictment, and plea deal.

“Kind and innocent people are being defamed, cyberbullied, and otherwise being victimized. They are losing jobs and relationships as a result of social media doxxers like Danesh Noshirvan, who focused his ire on me,” Couture said. “Everyone is a potential victim and the aftermath of the most egregious doxing and in-person and online bullying on the weakest of victims has regularly led to suicide.”

“These internet trolls bring about public threats and shaming encouraged by digital doxxers. The threats do not comply with social media ‘community guidelines.’ And I assure you, what happened to me can happen to you,” she said.

Assistant County Attorney Leland Lacy offered up a new helping of online harassment with his public arrest of Berryhill yesterday.

Berryhill, whose business has declined since the April incident, broke down and cried this afternoon.

“I have no money to hire an attorney. I am so screwed,” she said.

Berryhill, who is in her 20s, said she holds no animosity towards people of differing sexual orientation from her. She explained the words she used that night were made in anger at the confrontation in a heated exchange. Using forbidden words has cost her dearly, she said.

“Look, I am the one who is receiving death threats, demands that I commit suicide, and creepy men leaving voicemails threatening to rape me. Why and I the one getting arrested?” she asked.

Evan Berryhill who owns and operates Texas Angels Boutique is the subject of a nationwide online harassment campaign that has turned her world upside down. 

Berryhill will be appointed an attorney paid for by the taxpayers before the case goes to trial. The court-appointed attorney will likely push Berryhill to make a plea bargain and she'll be saddled with a criminal record, just like the woman in Florida all because of an online harassment campaign and a zealous prosecutor.

In happier times, Evan Berryhill hosts the grand opening of her Texas Angels Boutique, 113 E Concho Ave Suite 130.

The victim’s partner is the son of a San Angelo Police officer. According to inside sources, the partner was coached on how to file an internal complaint with the SAPD. That complaint led to an internal affairs investigation of the officer who originally responded to the Berryhill incident in April. The pressure to indict Berryhill was intense even though it was a simple “physical contact” misdemeanor charge and no one was even remotely injured.

This isn’t the only online harasser that Lacy has empowered with the color of his office. Ronnie Wegner, an Army veteran and Grape Creek businessman was charged with assault by Lacy after Wegner’s confrontation with “police auditor” Jack Miller. During the confrontation, Wegner allegedly reached for Miller’s phone after Wegner saw that Miller was videotaping the encounter.

The charges were filed weeks later by Lacy. The case is pending trial and Wegner, who has the means to do so, has hired an attorney. Following Wegner’s arrest, Miller published videos about it stirring up an onslaught of online harassment. Wegner said some of the calls even reached his ex-wife of long ago. Joe Hyde received dozens of threats of lawsuits in a continuous stream of harassing texts, social media messages, and videos made about him. Hyde chose to tell Wegner’s side of the story, a sin in the online doxxing and harassment circles of the progressive anti-police movement. Wegner’s criminal record was otherwise clean before the indictment.

Lacy ran for County Court At Law #2 Judge as a Republican and narrowly lost to Andrew Graves. Since resuming his role as Assistant County Attorney, he is charged with protecting victims of domestic violence. More that 50 percent of the calls for service of the SAPD and the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office involve domestic disputes and women are often the victims. In all of July, according to a search of online court records, Lacy filed exactly one case. Perhaps if victims of domestic violence could make fancy viral videos Lacy would tend to them too. You'll get extra attention from the Republican prosecutor if your complaint involves a woke issue like defunding the police or sexual orientation.

Lacy was appointed by County Attorney Chris Taylor who is re-elected every four years.

There is an investigation ongoing of TikTok harasser Danesh Noshirvan. He has been de-platformed by Twitter, Patreon, and "By Me a Coffee" crowdfunding services for violating 'community guidelines.' But TikTok and Instagram continue to allow him to harm others. To learn more about Noshirvan's other victims, visit the petition on Change.org.

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SAL has long been known for sensationalistic, and ridiculously sophomoric headlines, but this one crosses the line. Without debating any of the facts of this story of confrontation, SAL, or Joe, needs to admit that Ms. Berryhill is far from being 'executed'. Persecuted, probably, prosecuted, perhaps, but executed? Not even in a worst case scenario. C'mon guys, I'm no journalist, but even I can do better than this.

This thing is idiotic, and is why one should not look here for journalism.

I think I'll go back to reading The Enquirer at the checkout stand at the supermarket.

In these modern times, we like to cancel people. Yeah, we're not "killing" them yet, but by canceling someone for their speech even if it is vile or disagreeable is akin to killing them. What I reported above is about the public lynching of someone. And I believe this can happen to anyone anywhere in today's political environment. What are missing are forgiveness, repentance, and redemption. All of these are Biblical concepts that kept society in order. But we cannot refer to these concepts anymore as they have been killed, or "executed." What we are left with are manmade, finite magistrates like a county court at law that will be distracted with this nominal issue while it ignores real crime. Not to mention, there is a cost to the taxpayers for the lawyers to argue about this. You're smarter than to just dismiss (err, 'execute') my headline that is a bit of a hyperbolic intended to grab your attention, which it did. The headline is actually brilliant. --Joe

I understand your reasoning here Joe, it's just that when you speak of the execution of a person, there is only one interpretation. If you were referring to cancel culture making her life a living hell, then the cancellation of E.B. would have sufficed. I have not seen any of the videos and don't intend to, but from what I have read here about the sequence of events, the arrest is an absolute absurdity. My issue Joe, is simply the click bait headline. You didn't need it with the photo of that very attractive lady on the front page.

So, calling out a person's bad behavior is now canceling them? It's not. She's obviously drunk in the video, therefore she drove drunk. So drunk that she couldn't park properly. Then when she's asked to move her car to take up only one space, she gets belligerent. But that makes her the victim, eh?

She made bad decisions. One of those bad decisions was recorded on video and shared. Now she gets to reap the consequences of her bad actions. Hopefully, this will be a wake-up call for her to correct herself so it doesn't happen again. She deserves everything she gets.

So to put it simply, she wasn't arrested for the physical altercation as the man had declined to press charges? But now she is under arrest cause a bunch of social media trolls are starting problems? I have never imagined that I would see the day when you can be prosecuted cause someone outside the confrontation had their feelings hurt. Was she in the wrong? Yes, is this just more bull crap? Also yes land of the free... my ass...

Hmmmm, Tue, 08/09/2022 - 18:39

I think its pretty messed up to harass someone and bankrupt them with lawsuits over something petty like in that video.  Feel really bad for her. 

CGM5, Wed, 08/10/2022 - 16:04

Another lowlife has reared it's head. Let me guess, you are probably a liberal also. 

CGM5, Wed, 08/10/2022 - 16:04

Another lowlife has reared it's head. Let me guess, you are probably a liberal also. 

Who knows, maybe ol  Danesh Noshirvan might have an encounter one night in a dark alley that wont involve its sexual perversion.  

Sounds like freedom of speech isn't a constitutional right anymore. not that I know or condone her actions... 

What a bunch of horse shit Assistant County Attorney Lacy should be ashamed!

I just got off the phone with the county attorney's office. I told them that Lacy needs to be fired or at least reprimanded. If this does not happen then Chris Taylor should be voted out of office in his next election. This is not the first time his office has fouled up cases but it needs to be the last time.

   

100%  If Taylor doesn't drop these sham charges he will be gone in the next election.  Not to mention if they aren't dropped her lawyer needs to take this straight to trial.  Good luck with your fake hate crime laws with a jury around here.

WAIT WAIT... I don`t see who started it in the video ahaha but.  The one i saw sort of started with they gay men insulting there self described "hot girl" by telling her that they "get more dik than she does" ahahha. See everybody is tribal now and we are all tribe members i guess so she is in the "bad sexy young bitch" tribe of American females.  This tribe prides itself on being physically fit, attractive, independent, in control, and desirable by the traditional heterosexual male TRIBE and they strive to be seen as very FEMININE in their eyes at all times. Thats what her tribe`s value system is . For a male in an alternative lifestyle who also seeks sexual desirablity from the same gender as the female does; this is a competitor tribe hurling an insult to her tribal sexuality!. " For a guy to stand in front of a gathering and say HA, I get more DiK than you do, is to devalue her as a "badass sexy young bad bitch" in a public setting and this is an attack on her sexuality. She strives to be a top of the bad bitch food chain and competitors mock her efforts and existence saying that they are more successful in a domain where she traditionally should be top competitor. That had nothing to do with the parking space. They say "how could you really be a real sexy bad bitch? when i am next door getting dik every single night?". Mocking her success as an authentic female based off her sexual activity. Possibly having some inner knowledge if they are next door(just saying). But wow. If i was gay man i would not easily insult a fine ass member of the young bad bitch tribe IN THIS WAY. I WOULD BE ASKING FOR AN EAR FULL.

Typical elitist liberal just like when Hillary Clinton referred to conservatives as “a basket of deplorables”.

Remind me again how did that work out for her she’s been irrelevant for so long I forgot lol.

Today on "America": Drag queens vs Proto-Karen. Future generations will look back on the people of our time with unbridled contempt.

I learned from Joe Hyde's editorial the phrase, "whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad." Apparently, the original version of this phrase translates to, "whom the gods wish to destroy, Jupiter first deprives of reason."

Is any part of this situation reasonable?

Does the social climate allow reasonable people to act reasonably? It doesn't appear to, and a pathologically unreasonable society is bound to face dire consequences for its collective irrationality.

Za Za, Wed, 08/10/2022 - 21:21

I do not condone what she said, but.....

They did confront her.  The first thing i hear on the video is him taunting her.  Are they hired parking lot patrol? Was this their 1st encounter of the night?  With her being a business owner, i bet they figured compensation should follow.  Freedom of speech should still be free.  Stop being a bunch of snowflake and move the f on.

 

Well the story got picked up by Foxnews.  The best advice I can give her is to start a GoFundMe and get the link out there because 1000's of people want to donate to her.  Lacy is an idiot and if these sham charges continue Chris Taylor will burn in the next election.  These are just facts *shrug*

Ms. Berryhill is not the victim from what I've seen. She was obviously intoxicated in the video, and she had just parked her vehicle. Therefore, she was Driving Under the Influence; that's a crime everywhere including in Texas. In fact, she seemed so drunk that she couldn't park properly, which is all that was being asked of her. So this entitled, spoiled, drunk woman responded with profanity & slurs. She then shoved the person recording whom she approached.
This little trollop of a person is now getting the consequences of ALL her bad decisions. She's now trying to play the victim after being caught behaving badly. She’s only “sorry (not sorry)” because her bad behavior was shown to the world.
Perhaps if her parents had actually made her work towards goals rather than giving her what she wanted she would understand what proper public behavior is. Unfortunately, she has to learn the hard way. 
Life’s tough, and it doesn’t get easier as you go along. Whatever one gives out does, eventually, come back to them; that’s what’s happening to Ms. Berryhill now. She needs to grow up, be an adult, and deal with this situation as an adult. No one has sympathy for her because she deserves none.

Social media troll's have made a mockery of this and our county attorney had to act on this? Money to be made here? If Berryhill hit a hetero male that male would had been arrested right away! Arrest the harassers! And make those who posted videos more accountable for the negative outcome. Y'all know better!

 

Image is everything. Imagine instead if it was a drunk Rosie O’Donnell bullying her conservative neighbors, putting her hands on them aggressively, and purposely taking up 2 spaces in a crowded private lot, hurling demeaning obscenities & insults … any outrage upon her arrest? lol

Joe Hyde you are an idiot. Homophobes suffering the consequences of their actions is hardly an execution.

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