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A perplexing saga of the ‘homeless guy with the horse’


     Roman Adams with Smokey.

       The stories of how Roman Adams ends up wherever he ends up seem to always have a simple version, and then behind-the-scenes tales of both divine revelations and international conspiracy.

Many people became familiar with Adams as “the homeless guy with the horse.” He had set up camp along Camp Road within sight of the jail after local politician/developer David Shouse gave him permission to stay on the property.

Since before Christmas Adams had lived in a tent on Shouse’s property with his horse, Smokey, and three dogs. He often attracted supporters who gave donations and stopped to chat. Prior to Camp Road, Adams was at the four-way stop in Tate, and prior to that near the RaceTrac on 515.

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