Not Going to be Arrested Again

Homer Carlyle Hostetter II, 49, and his wife have been separated for several weeks. Last Thursday a court order was served on Hostetter, demanding that he not make contact with his wife.

Saturday night the unnamed wife was working at her job at CVS. She was leaving work about 9:50 pm with a co-worker, when witnesses say that she was confronted by her estranged husband. A discussion turned into an arguement. Witnesses are reported as saying that Hostetter pulled out a handgun, but they only heard one shot. But the wife had wounds in her left arm and the left side of her chest. Police did find the bullet in the parking lot.

The wife was rushed to the hospital, and is reported to be in critical condition. As of the time the article was written she was being prepared for transfer to another hospital for emergency surgery.

Hostetter left the scene in a gold Dodge pickup with 30 day tags. He is considered armed and “extremely dangerous” Allegedly Hostetter has made the statement in the past that he will not be arrested again, and that police will have to shoot him.

Hostetter is described as a white male, 5 ft. 11 in. tall and weighing about 210 lbs. Police are asking that anyone who may have information on his wherebouts to please make contact with them.

http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2006/082006/08122006/213561

This article was written on Saturday, and I don’t see an update. I hope the wife survives.

Again, we have a woman who got a restraining order. She had someone to walk with her to her car. Again, we have a man who knows where she works. A protection order does not guarantee safety. It doesn’t even guarantee that the subject will not make contact or attempt to make contact. All a restraining order is, is a means to make it a crime if the subject makes contact or attempts to make contact with you.

The woman walked out of work with someone. Probably she thought that since people were around, nothing would happen. But a person who is determined to do harm, especially in domestic situations will often do it in front of others. They may even threaten or attack anyone who tries to stop them. He stated he would not be arrested again. And he had received the court order. So he knew that in making contact- he was most likely going to be subject to arrest.

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Hostetter reportedly has made contact with deputies and said that he would turn himself in on Monday, but has not done so as yet. The wife has been discharged from the hospital.

http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2006/082006/08152006/213881

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Homer Carlyle Hostetter II has been arrested.

http://www.fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2006/082006/08212006/0821shooting

Thank you to Quentin for the update.

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6 Comments

  1. Quinton Hostetter said,

    August 21, 2006 at 3:18 pm

    Both of them have been seperated for over a year, and she was getting ready to start the divorce (now that the one year mark had passed).

    He has been caught by the police, and she is doing fine…

  2. August 21, 2006 at 6:53 pm

    Quinton, thank you for the update and I am glad to hear that she is okay.

  3. Julie Hostetter said,

    August 27, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    Thank you for posting my story. Unfortunately, I don’t believe it ends here. Although we have been seperated for two years and divorced since Feb. 2007, he continues to harrass me. He has been incarcerated for over a year. My restraining order is still in effect, but through pre paid phone cards, he still rings my phone daily, sometimes as many as 15 calls a day. He also writes to me. I sent him a note requesting that he please stop trying to contact me, that our relationship is over!!! My effort has proven useless. He will never let me go and I truly feel he will find me when he is released. I pray to God that maybe he will change and I will be safe. I can’t believe that after spending 25 years with this man, that my life could turn out to be such a nightmare. He told me before he shot me that he would destroy me. No such luck for Homer Hostetter, I’m still alive an I plan on staying this way!!!

  4. August 27, 2007 at 9:49 pm

    Hi Julia, it is good to see that you are recovering. Unfortunately it often doesn’t end with the arrest. Have you tried calling where he is being held and advising them of the attempts to contact and of the restraining order? Keep a record of the calls and save the letters. You might also contact your local law enforcement and ask for their assistance in getting it stopped. If all else fails, contact the prosecutors office. That may help. I don’t know how long he is in for, but it does sound like you may need to take precautions when he is released. If he comes up for parole you may also want to contact the parole board and advise them of his attempts to contact you and of your fear.
    I don’t know if it is possible in your situation, but changing your number may help. Some telephone companies will do it without charge if you have a restraining order. Or they may assist in filing telephone harrassment charges. It is worth a call to them.
    Since he is continuing to harrass, you should make contact with your local domestic violence agency and they may other suggestions. They will also be available for you if/when he is released.

  5. Christy said,

    December 12, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Homer is not harrassing Julie she was going to re-marry him while in prison and she paid for him to call her.

  6. Julie said,

    January 29, 2011 at 3:54 am

    Just an update for you Christy. I have been happily married to a wonderful man for over 2 years now, (not Homer Hostetter). There is life after abuse, you just have to allow yourself to heal.


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