Austin Ayers 2018
Butler County Mug Shot
Austin Ayers waived his preliminary hearing yesterday on charges of Theft by unlawful taking, 2 counts of impersonating a public servant, making a false application for a title/registration, tampering with public records, making statements under penalty of perjury, and more. He now awaits trial in the Armstrong county criminal courts system. according to google, a defendant may wave a preliminary hearing for the following reasons:
“The defendant is guilty of more than the charged offenses and fears further charges from the potentially damning evidence that may come out at the preliminary hearing. … By waiving the prelim, the defendant may prevent the testimony from coming in when trial time rolls around.”
- The defendant intends to plead guilty and wants to avoid publicity (and expense, if the defendant is represented by private counsel).
- The defendant is guilty of more than the charged offenses and fears further charges from the potentially damning evidence that may come out at the preliminary hearing. Also, if the facts of the case are particularly nasty, and the defendant plans to plead guilty anyway, the less the sentencing judge hears about the facts, the better for the defendant.
- The prosecution’s case is strong, and the defense fears that prosecution witnesses may become so entrenched in their positions once they testify under oath at a prelim that they may become angry (or angrier) with the defendant and possibly refuse later interviews requested by the defense as it prepares for trial.
- The prosecution intends to call witnesses at the prelim who may be unavailable at the time of trial. If the prelim goes forward, this testimony will be available in the form of transcripts from the prelim for the prosecution to use at trial. By waiving the prelim, the defendant may prevent the testimony from coming in when trial time rolls around.
- The defendant wants to stall in the hopes that by the time the case comes to trial, the prosecution’s witnesses will have either disappeared, forgotten, or become confused about what happened during the alleged crime. In this situation, the defense may waive the prelim and move for several continuances (delays) of the trial date.
Ayers for months has been saying that these charges are false, fake, a vendetta by Pa State Police, who “don’t like him” fake documents that this reporter hacked into the pa court system and planted, and that the case would be dismissed. (all false statements)
Ayers maintains that he is a fire police officer, EMT, and paramedic despite the Pa State Police having no record of an officer named Austin Ayers, nor does the State Bureau of EMS have a record of Ayers being certified as a medic or EMT. Ayers claims he is a decorated officer of over 9 years, but was born in 1998 making those statements impossible.
His associate Ryan Focht (@legoflats on twitter) has his charges for conspiracy to make false statements under penalty of perjury, conspiracy to tamper with public records, and conspiracy to make a false application for title/registration held over for trial in Armstrong county.
Ayers has been rather quiet on social media lately aside from pretending to be an author of a future best selling book, and pretending to be a part of NASA as a space explorer. You tube has banned some of his accounts for fraud as he pretended to be a investor analyst, and went so far as to defraud his viewers during a $1500 crypto currency giveaway. When busted for the scam, he created a fake company and personality of the gentleman supposedly to blame. simple google searched prove the man, nor the companies existed.
I have reached out to the Armstrong County District Attorney’s Office to obtain both the criminal complaints and affidavits of probable cause in Ayers, and Focht’s cases. At the time of filing this piece, I have not received a response back.