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Clickable Link to Mark’s Appearance with Kent Hovind:

https://youtu.be/TLZWcdoCNXo?t=4m

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Clickable Link to Mark Stoney FaceBook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/mark.stoney.4441

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SUMMARY OF THE STORY

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Mark Stoney is a divorced thirty-something veteran who has custody of his 4 year old daughter and lived with his parents until the events referenced in this report.

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Mark and his parents lived near Birminghan, AL.  After a recent trip to the beach, Mark and his daughter planned to stop and visit Kent Hovind’s conpound near Lenox, AL.

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Instead of just visiting as intended, they stayed for 2-3 days before returning home and Kent featured Mark in his June 14, 2018 performance broadcast on YouTube and referenced above.

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At some point, Mark decided he wanted to take his daughter and go live with Kent on his conpound and was preparing to do so when his mother intervened and took custody of the child and Mark went to live with Kent on his own.

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Mark’s mother, as might be expected because of the incident, contacted various government agencies and quickly was able to file a petition for custody and have a protective order put into place.

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And so the battle lines were drawn as Mark has vowed to have custody of the child returned to him.

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It is not known how long Mark might stay with Kent.  Mark has recently “said” he was only intending to stay a month.  There is no reason to think the custody issue will be resolved within a month.  Otherwise, Mark has also quit his job and so has no job, no home.  For now, it appears Kent Hovind will be providing Mark meals and lodging in exchange for volunteer labor on his conpound.

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The child’s grandmother intervened because there was reason to believe the child would be in imminent danger in taking up residence at Kent Hovind’s conpound.

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This case might provide a framework for testing, judicially, whether or not Kent Hovind’s conpound is suitable for such a child as Mark Stoney’s.

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Kent Hovind’s conpound is currently a commercial construction site and Kent has boasted of his lack of insurance or care for the welfare of adults and children visiting.  Kent has placed warning signs at the property advising that there is no insurance and one “enters at his own risk”.

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Currently, there is a court hearing scheduled later in July and another at the end of August.

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Mark took his side of the story to FaceBook and published numerous individual threads promoting his version of the case.  When such was challenged on July 7 and 8 by me, after considerable discussion, Mark deleted that discussion; perhaps in consciousness of his guilt and the propriety of his mothers actions, or maybe it was because Kent Hovind or one of his handlers told Mark to delete it.

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Mark also seems to like firearms and somewhat like Kent seems to particular be fascinated by assault type weapons.  Mark may have one or more weapons with him at the present time.

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Mark’s taking his side of the case to social media, including the “tagging” of his mother in at least one FaceBook post, plus his possible possession of a firearm while under a protective order might have him in violation of the protective order and subject him to possible arrest at any time.

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Mark has indicated that the people at Kent’s conpound will vouch for him in court proceedings.

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That has yet to be confirmed.

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It is more likely, seems to me, that Kent will ask Mark to leave and not come back any time soon in order that Kent will not have to be called upon to establish his commercial construction site is suitable for a single parent with a 4 year old girl to care for.

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The story is evolving and, it seems to me, is one to watch.

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Update July 18, 2018

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There was a hearing on the case in Birmingham, AL and temporary custody remains with the grandparents.

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Today’s proceeding, as might be expected, was primarily to insure all things were in proper order and the case was prepared to move forward and that custody with the grandparents was justified and should be maintained for the time being.

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Another hearing to consider the merits of the custody issue and the protective order will be in a few weeks.

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Supervised visitation of the child with Mark Stoney, the father, was approved but details have to be worked out by the Court.

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The child was represented today by State counsel.  The grandparents were represented by private counsel.  Mark Stoney waived his right to an attorney.

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Nick Shunk ( https://www.facebook.com/nickshunk    ) accompanied Mark Stoney to the proceedings, but he was not allowed in the courtroom.  Nick is one of Kent Hovind’s “chosen ones” and he and his wife have been residents at Kent Hovind’s conpound for quite awhile, having left their criminal and drug past behind (well, maybe they did, maybe they didn’t).

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UPDATE July 20, 2018

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Mark posted the following cryptic comment to his FaceBook page; likely given to him by Kent Hovind or one of Kent’s people.

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