Trial Set for Damien Gilliams and Son for ‘Filing a False Police Report’

Damien Gilliams and son Damien Lee Fey Gilliams
Damien Gilliams and son Damien Lee Fey Gilliams

The case involving Damien Gilliams and his son Damien Lee Fey Gilliams will go to trial on April 20, 2022. The trial is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. at the Indian River Courthouse before Judge Robert Meadows.

Damian Gilliams, who owns and operates the No Name Bar in Sebastian, claims Mayor Jim Hill purposely bumped into his 29-year-old son at the courthouse and said something derogatory in front of his family and lawyer. They are both accused of filing a false police report against Hill.

The former Sebastian Councilman and his family were at the courthouse to attend his criminal trial on charges of violating the Sunshine Law and Perjury. He was ultimately found guilty on all charges by a jury last year. 

He has appealed that case, and we should know the outcome of the appeal in a couple of months. The prosecution expects the appeal to be denied, and if that happens, Gilliams will have 24 hours to report to jail to serve his sentence and pay restitution and legal fees to the City of Sebastian.

Hill claims he never touched the son or said anything derogatory in front of the family. Instead, he only walked near them, looking for the courtroom to testify against Gilliams.

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And it appears that the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office also agrees with Hill after obtaining video surveillance at the courthouse.

“The Sheriff’s Office is not going to stand for false allegations. The video evidence was clear and showed the allegations were not true. There are consequences for making a false report,” Lieutenant Pat White, Criminal Investigations for Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, told Sebastian Daily.

An arrest warrant was issued for Damien Gilliams and his son on Friday, June 25, 2021, and they both turned themselves in on the same day.

Damien Lee Fey Gilliams tried to run for City Council last November, only drumming up 230 votes. 

Sebastian Daily will be covering the trial involving Gilliams and his son. 


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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies. In 2002, he permanently moved back to Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.