Dwayne Horner, campaign manager for Leigh-Anne Bellew’s 2013 Bayshore Tea Party backed primary campaign against State Senator Joe Kyrillos, received an early Christmas present earlier this month when he was admitted into the Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) Program.
The 45 year old resident of Little Elm, Texas woke up thousands of Monmouth County voters with a 4 am robo call on June 4, 2013 the morning of the primary election. The call purported to be from the campaign of Kyrillos and his running mates Assembly members Amy Handlin and Declan O’Scanlon, informing Repbulican voters that the still had four hours to vote. The calls were caller ID spoofed to falsely indicate that they came from a phone number owned by the Monmouth County Republican Organization.
Here is a recording of the call:
On August 11, 2014 a Monmouth County Grand Jury indicted Horner on charges of fourth degree identity theft. His potential penalty was 18 months in state prison and a $10,000 fine.
If Horner successfully completes the one year PTI program, which will be administered by the probation department in Denton County, Texas, there will be no official record of his crime.