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Meister v. Conaway: The Altercation

Local bail bondsman Mark Adams called this afternoon to relate a story he says he heard from Circuit Court Clerk Frank Conaway. In Adams' telling, blogger Adam Meister went to the Conaway residence on Liberty Heights Avenue. Frank Conaway (Sr.) heard someone pounding on the door, grabbed his gun (supposedly the family lost two big flat screens to burglars recently) and went to answer. By this time, Meister was at the front gate, maybe 25 feet from the porch.  Meister was calling Frank an SOB and he knows Belinda doesn't live there and he's gonna get her, according to what Adams says he heard from Conaway. So Conaway ran after him. After 30 yards or so, Meister turns and throws a karate kick in his direction. Frank draws his gun, Meister flees. Undercover cops nearby see it and interview Conaway before chasing after Meister. Adams says Conaway told him he is glad he didn't shoot Meister. The scenario, if true, raises obvious questions, of course, beginning with WTF? Belinda Conaway lost her bid for reelection and dropped her ill-conceived lawsuit against Meister. Why would Meister be out there snatching defeat from the jaws of victory? As Adams was relating the story, the Sun's Justin Fenton was tweeting his own blog post on the incident, confirming some of the details (like, that Conaway had a gun) but very much not confirming others, particularly the claim that Meister knocked on the door. In Fenton's telling, from police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, the most that can be said is Meister may have been on Conaway's property "and refusing to leave."  Conaway at first declined to talk to Fenton about a matter "in litigation" but in an update he apparently did:

Meister, meanwhile,

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-hosted blog. In his telling, Conaway "took a swing" at him (which Conaway denies), but it all started when Meister just happened to be jogging past Conaway's house after making a trip to the grocery store for some "salmon, tuna, and beans."

[Update]

Adams emails, 11/22:

(It goes on from there about how Conaway thinks Meister is "unbalanced" and that his behavior is "borderline stalking, cyber-bullying situation.")

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