Solages in Court- DA Unveils More Evidence Against Legislator
Video Evidence Rocks Legislator’s Defense
While still clinging to his assertion that he is innocent of domestic violence and endangering the welfare of a child charges, the Nassau County DA rocked Legislator Carrie Solages with new evidence in the case at Hempstead Court last week.
The prosecution alleges that Solages assaulted his girlfriend who is the mother of his three year old son. The incident erupted as Solages could not locate his marijuana that he had in his Valley Stream home. Prosecutors entered two videos into evidence as well as supporting documentation in the court appearance. While the DA entered the evidence, a video erupted on Facebook allegedly showing Solages in a rage with a woman in a car.
During Solage’s court appearance, Nassau County Court Judge Joy Watson, a former District Attorney in the sex crimes unit, ordered that the Family Court would have to provide an agreement for Solages to visit his son. Currently, there is a protection “stay away” order in place. The baby currently is in custody of the mother who is the alleged victim in the case.
A video, that appears to be Solages, has appeared and erupted on Facebook feeds throughout the Elmont, Valley Stream, Floral Park and Franklin Square communities that purportedly shows Solages swearing and screaming at a woman while driving a car. The video also shows what appears to be Solages slamming a steering wheel in a rage of anger. During the incident, the voice of a woman begs Solages to stop as he is driving the car and could get into an accident.
According to a Newsday report, the Nassau County District Attorney has not only declined to comment on the video, but has not unveiled that the video is an active part of the Carrie Solages prosecution. Currently, there are two videos that are a part of the court case.
The recent court appearance and new evidence was turned over to Solages’ defense attorney. In that appearance, Solages had a new lawyer representing him from Hempstead. After the court conference, Solages would not comment on the new evidence provided by the District Attorney’s prosecutor.
Local community leaders are becoming very concerned that Solages’ ability to represent the community has been hampered and becoming unsustainable as he has been stripped by his fellow Democrats in the County Legislature from all duties in committees and caucus.
“Our neighborhoods have no voice on any County Legislature committee- none,” said Elmont East End Civic President Patrick Nicolosi adding, “when every Legislator is voting, debating and fighting for their share of resources in their districts, Carrie Solages sits in his chair by his fellow Democrats and can’t vote, speak and work for us. It’s a real problem that won’t go away. With this new video on Facebook of screaming and swearing at a woman, it shows everyone why the Democrats on the Legislature took that step. I really hope he gets the professional help he needs .”
Jamaica Square Improvement League President Claudine Hall added, “The video is a shock and I’m very disappointed. If the charges and the video evidence leads to his guilt in the courts, I pray and hope that seeks, and gets, the help he needs. As a community leader, I don’t want anybody in public office with that kind of anger management issue to be representing our area in the County Legislature.”
Elmont Coalition for Sustainable Development Chair Sandra noted, “Our community is at a very critical juncture at this point as it relates to Belmont, economic development on Hempstead Turnpike and having a voice on County issues. Right now, our voice has been taken away because of the serious charges that must be worked through at the courts. Politicians need to realize that communities can’t be held hostage during that process. We need to have an effective voice. Legislator Solages should reflect on what’s best for his constituents as well as what’s best for his family. Right now, both are suffering.”