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For the second time in less than a year, Yahoo news published a news story on a US news feed in Spanish instead of English. They did not publish it in English and then Spanish but ONLY in Spanish. Within two hours the public outcry against the effort to subvert our national language and cater to illegal immigrants who have refused to learn the language forced Yahoo to remove the story.
FORMER JUDGE ARRESTED ON CHARGES
John R. Lovett Jr was arrested last Thursday on charges of 'Impersonating a public official' and taken to the Montgomery County Jail. He made bond Friday. As reported below back in February by The Sentinel, The Office of Attorney General in cooperation with the San Jacinto County Sheriff's dept did conduct a search warrant at Lovett's home in Shepherd and seize the evidence this newest charge is based on.
There is a more indepth story on the Conroe Courier web site that only has one factual error. Their reporter stated that Lovett was alleged to have entered the San Jacinto County County Clerk's office with a pass key and used her time stamp to, "approve a commissioner's court agenda". There is no legal requirement for the agenda to be time stamped or 'approved' by the clerk. It is a good practice but the only legal requirement is that the agenda be publically posted on time. The County Clerk in SJC is not charged with preparing or approving the agenda.
The troubling aspect of the case is that Lovett, who was a concealed weapon permit holder, used the expired badge to bypass the Montgomery County Courthouse security the day he was in court on the prior breaking and entering charges he was facing and may well have carried his weapon into the courtroom. Those were the charges that forced his removal from office.
EX COUNTY JUDGE UNDER INVESTIGATION, HEARING POSTPONED
Allegations of using his 'County Judge' badge to gain privileged entry in several locations after he was removed from office as the SJC County Judge have resulted in postponement of the scheduled hearing for John Lovett Jr to allow for additional investigation time and possibility of additional charges being filed. .
Although The Sentinel has not received any official confirmation, reliable sources state that a recent search warrant was executed at his current residence just outside Shepherd, Texas and that some evidence was seized.
This is the same residence John and Mary Olga Lovett Warren went to so much trouble to convince us WAS his home when he was running for office that Lovett references in this 'NON HOMESTEAD' affidavit he filed.
SENTINEL SOURCE PROVEN RIGHT
According to official sources, the SJC deputy did suffer a knee injury. He was released from the hospital to follow up with his own doctor. The suspect arrested is a juvenile and he has been charged. There was no shooting as some were reporting.
SJC DEPUTY INJURED
Details are sketchy but we have confirmed through official sources that a San Jacinto County Deputy has been injured. Un offiicial sources say the deputy was down in the parking lot of the EMS in Shepherd with his pant leg cut open as he was being treated. This photo was taken just after they loaded the deputy in the ambulance. Those same unofficial sources state there appeared to be a manhunt going on in the Dixon Subd of Shepherd about the same time. Official sources have confirmed that there was a man hunt but that the suspect is in custody as of 8 pm. We will have more information when the PIO has time to issue a press release.
WACO UNDERMINING OF AMERICA STOPS
Big headlines and a lot of splashy comment so far removed from the truth of the matter has eminated from the McClennan County prosecutor's office in the last couple of days that it makes our head spin.
The new prosecutor has deposited himself right into the middle of a Catch 22. If none of the bikers can be prosecuted because of a lack of evidence, it remains that LEO Snipers killed four men with no probable cause.
The Sentinel was the ONLY media outlet that questioned the shooting and the role of LEO snipers from day one. When Veterans who were there assured me through a spokesperson that it was silenced rifle fire from above that was mowing men down, I took their word and began to ask the tough questions and seek real answers. Waco PD LIED THROUGH THIER TEETH from the get go. Oh that is right, the Supreme court ruled LEO's can lie through their teeth to people. Through open records laws, we were able to extract the proof documents despite their best effort to deny and delay.
My first outrage was all of the no probable cause warrants that were issued. "Cookie Cutter" warrants is a great descriptive term. The Sentinel pounced on that cancer immediatly and even had to fight it here locally with our own infamous, 'Gambling Raid' were a local district judge signed nearly as many warrants here with no probable cause. Just like in McClennan County, San Jacinto County and most recently exposed in the Montgomery County Pct 4 Constable's office, when the judiciary VIOLATES The Constitution and our Constitutional rights as citizens, the cases crumble and end up dismissed. What a nightmare of lawsuits and asset forfieture abyss the unconstitutional acitons create.
Waco took 4 years to right their wrong. To WACO city; Does your inverted city seal commemerate the fallen twin towers and the muslim agenda to destroy our nation? The crap you put a lot of innocent people through and the abject violation of our Constitution makes me think maybe there is something to that claim. The picture below was taken from inside the Don Carlos restaurant BEFORE any shooting began.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY PCT 4 CONSTABLE IGNORES PUBLIC
Multiple calls and requests for answers to pertinent facts surrounding their own cases by several people go unanswered based on a simple lack of respect for his constituents. "Well who are you" is a pat answer. "What interest do you have" is another. Hayden's office does not seem to understand the concept of public information or innocent until proven guilty. Barry Welch and Lt Warwick are constantly complained on to The Sentinel for their lack or response to public requests for action and/or information.
In that vein and since Hayden's office miserably failed our last probable cause audit, we are preparing another one. This time, the audit will be on three agencies on seperate cases that ended up with one of the department's officers killing a suspect. Let us see how Pct 4 ranks this time. Will they be open and forthcoming or retreat behind an OAG opinion again. Either way, we will extract the information. Stay tuned to The Sentinel.
Two of the three agencies uphold the Constitution - One violates oath.
EAST MONTGOMERY CO 3/28/2019
CORRUPT CASE CRUMBLES
Noting, "Lack of Evidence", the Montgomery County DA's office, in order to seek truth and justice, was forced to move for a dismissal of charges on a case that Pct 4 Constable Hayden started with a lie and built on more lies. The irony is that the case ended up exposing the Truth about "Rowdy's Rules" of conduct within his department.
Unlike most cases The Sentinel looks into where there are mutiple complaints about one person that is compromising the integrity of the department or agency with their illegal antics, we have yet to have the same officer named. Each and every complaint is about a different officer within the Pct 4 Constable's office including rank.
Sentinel readers will remember last year when we exposed the falsifying of employment records that led to the TCOLE audit, we never named the young deputy. The reason is, the records were falsified by the department, not the applicant who became a deputy.
There have been multiple complaints about no probable cause stops, profiling and even targeting individuals for traffic stops with false allegations as this case was.
When you consider that citizen complaints are often met with being ignored or if you press, attempts to intimidate, where is the public service in that? "You will have to come down in person and ID yourself and sign it and then we will investigate you before we ever investigate him." would be pretty standard fare according to trustworthy Sentinel sources. Or the perpetual stall tactic of, "Officer so and so is the only one allowed to do that and he's not here".
When every single open records request, even the most basic with long settled opinions published, is met with Constable Hayden wasting the county attorney and OAG's time just to stall, something is being hidden. By extracting those documents anyway, The Sentinel has PROVEN beyond any reasonable doubt that Montgomery County Pct 4 Constable Kenneth "Rowdy" Hayden is perpetrating, overlooking and then defending criminal acts within his department. The evidence proves Hayden is either highly incompetent and unaware of his surroundings or the source of the corruption. Neither answer is good for the citizens of East Texas and especially East Montgomery County.
TRINITY TRIANGLE MURDERS
An examination of the just the facts ma'am.
LIBERTY COUNTY UPDATE 3/10/2019
EVIDENCE BEING WITHHELD
Despite numerous requests by the grieving mother, no DNA profile will be provided. With today's technology, forensic experts can literally paint a picture of someone from their DNA but all this mother knows is that the DNA under Carl Will's nails was female. Was it a black woman? Was it a white woman? Was it the woman's DNA that picked him up that evening or someone else? Blue, green, hazel or brown eyes? Any freckles? After 7 plus years, there is no excuse for not seeking the public's help in identifying Carl's killer. Not even a State Representative can manage to push this stalling tactic of witholding all the evidence off of high center. There is no legitimate excuse for that.
As revealed in a prior news story done by KTRE Channel 9 linked below, it took three years, according to Liberty County Sheriff Dept personnel, for the DPS lab to return the DNA test results for tissue found under Carl Will's fingernails. At this point, the only information investigators will release is that it is female DNA. Keep in mind, a woman picked him up who the family claims was named Megan Martin and that the food he ate just prior to her arrival was still in his gut undigested according to the autopsy report. That seems to prove that he was killed within hours of leaving his mom's home. Family members claim that Megan told their family she was related to a high ranking official. LEO's deny that being the case and every investigative reporter we have spoken with says they know for a fact that she was NOT related to that official. We do know that the girl's social media accts were scrubbed from the internet and the mom cannot get any information about the woman from investigators. When the mother leaned on a high ranking state official to look into the matter, he returned to her with one simple comment. "The Rangers claim she (Megan Martin) was never a suspect".
UNSOLVED MURDER TURNS SEVEN
September 1, 2018 rolled around without much fanfare. It seems that to most in Polk County that it was just another day and unremarkable but to one mother from there, this day like every day, was filled with anguish, torment, emptiness, memories and a whole lot of unanswered questions.
Rhonda Wills, who has since moved to Lufkin, is the mother of the young man, Carl Terrell Wills, that was gunned down and his body dumped and found under a bridge by a gator pond in rural Liberty County. Carl was shot in the back and in the right side of his head and most agree that it was a Polk County Crime that was spilled over into Liberty County. In that regard, this crime is similar to another unsolved murder of another Livingston youth named Natasha Atchley that is 25 years old and unsolved.
At 22, he was a young man and young father who had his whole life ahead of him. Carl was handsome, popular and a prominent athlete in Livingston High School that graduated in 2008. He had no problem attracting women and at the time of his death was dating a white girl much to the dismay of her family according to Carl’s friends and family. Carl was not only handsome, he was fairly light skinned. The initial police report on the finding of his body listed the victim as an Hispanic (H/M) Male.
The Advocate editor, Vanesa Brashier did a story after a year and then again near the five year anniversary of Carl’s death. KTRE channel 9 did a story on the three year mark and brought out the point that the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department investigator was still waiting on DNA test results from the DPS lab after three years. Other than the mother, the victim and investigators, neither of those news outlets went so far as to name names and ask the difficult questions. That opportunity, it appears, has fallen to The Sentinel.
The mother’s questions are normal. Who killed my baby? Why did they kill him? How come there has not been an arrest? What has the law found out? Why did the woman that picked him up that day disappear? Whose daughter is she really?
There are a few facts that remain undisputable. Carl had been incarcerated in the Polk Co jail for nearly the whole month of August for unpaid traffic tickets and was released just days before his death. Carl was dating a white woman named Megan Martin at the time of his death and she picked him up around 7 pm in the evening that fateful day. Carl had eaten a bowl of Ramen noodles just prior to leaving on the date with Megan Martin. She had picked him up several times in the past and was a bit older than Carl and had a child. All of Megan Martin’s social media accounts were scrubbed from the internet when the family started looking for answers and she dropped out of sight. Carl did not call his momma that Wednesday night Megan picked him up nor all day Thursday or even Thursday night. It was Friday about 4 pm when the law made the dreaded knock on Rhonda Wills’ door with a most unenviable task to perform.
The autopsy report shows that the Ramen Noodles were still in Carl’s stomach, mostly undigested. Other indicators prove that Carl had been dead for a while when his body was found. Carl lived in Polk County but his body was found on Plantation Ranch road in Liberty County just south of Rye. Other than the Chain O Lakes campground, there is not a lot of development in the area. He was left under a bridge. The man that found him was employed at the same place Carl Worked.
In the heartbreaking and tear wrenching process of interviewing this mother of a slain child, there were several red flags that jumped out to The Sentinel. Some of them Rhonda had questioned but the others never caused her any pause. Yes she wondered why one of the most up and coming black LEO’s in Polk County and a local school mate and friend of Rhonda’s that stepped forward offering to help with the investigation was shunned and told that his help was not needed. Considering the mistrust many in the black community have for law enforcement, it would seem that a black cop with a good reputation in Polk County who was raised there and had the trust of that community would have been a welcomed asset on the investigation team. We have more red flag questions to ask.
THE DEVIL NEXT DOOR
December 6th of 2018 was eventful for the Pointblank Community when Vance May, a wanted felon, was closed in on by the SJC Sheriff's Dept and members of The Gulf Coast Area Task Force at his home and shot himself just as the lawmen closed in.
This is more than just a statistical event in the fact that Vance May
is was the neighbor who was responsible for putting a bullet through my oldest son's
kitchen window that, other than for the Grace of God and a 5 lb bag of sugar on the pantry shelf, would have blown my daughter in law's brains all over my grand daughter.
He was also the Vance May that was responsible for another bullet whizzing right by my baby boy's head on video on a different occasion and richoetting off his momma's car that she had just exited. This first photo is one I took after I got home that day and went up the hill to tell May if one more bullet came our way, I was going to kill him. He wouldn't answer his door. We called the law both times but nothing was done other than getting May to pay for the window. My frustration at that prompted me reaching out to another agency for help. One of the emails in the exchange is below:
Fast forward a little and it is also the same Vance May who was shot in an officer involved shooting in downtown Pointblank. According to sources, May was armed at the time but did not get a shot off at the officer. The young deputy had only been on the force a few days at the time and there was a storm over the shooting because the officer had been involved in two shootings in his last jurisdiction. The Beaumont press was ready to crucify the young deputy but for The Sentinel stepping up for him. We documented that both Jefferson county shootings were determined to be justified. One was a clean kill shot on a gunman holed up with hostages in a trailer park in the line of duty. The other was self defense according to the DA's investigation. The shooting in PtBlank was investigated by The Rangers. According to offiical sources, May was inadvertantly discharged from the hospital after a months long recovery w/o the Rangers being notified.
According to reliable and official sources, the SJC Sheriff dept and Task Force came in from the direction reccomended by the local hunter using the barn for cover and were at May's door unseen until too late for May to "Shower Down" on anyone. Those same sources say that May shot himself in the bathtub almost immediatly after they called out and began to make entry. Thank the Lord and some concerned citizens that none of our LEO's were killed.
"THE PROCESS IS THE PUNISHMENT"
After extensive research into the Criminal Justice system in Polk County, the sentiment expressed this morning by former Secret Service agent, Dan Bongino on the early morning news about the Meuller Witch hunt that I quoted above seems to apply to the facts of public record in Polk County. With a list of over 600 cases "dismissed" in the last 4 years AFTER arrest, bond and hiring an attorney, more than one victim of false charges interviewed by The Sentinel has the same story. "I did a year in jail and they never had any evidence". In many cases, the victim lost their job and all that was given as a reason for the dismissal is a box checked that says, "in the interest of justice"
NEW CANEY 1/3/2018
MONTGOMERY CO PCT 4 CONSTABLE PRELIM AUDIT
Records received at The Sentinel offices today show that the recent TCOLE preliminary audit of Constable Rowdy Hayden's offices showed "No Deficiencies Noted" as far as required documentation on hand. The entire audit investigation is not yet completed according to the Montgomery County Attorney's office. The quick response to our open records request is appreciated and a great improvement over the last experience with Hayden's office.
KEITH BLACK'S LIES OUTED ONE MORE TIME
Multiple fb and comment postings of Keith Black, former probation officer outed by The Sentinel for his crimes, claim that he has a judgement against The Sentinel for what he claimed were libel and lies in a 100K lawsuit he filed some time back. At left is a photo of The Order VACATING the judgement and the illegal order shortly after it was handed down.
The follow up hearing was held nearly 8 months or so ago and the judgement nor the prior order were upheld or reissued by the visiting judge. An eye witness relayed to The Sentinel, the day of the hearing which ended after 5 pm that neither Sissy Prigmore or her Co Counsel, Mary Olga Lovett, "Looked like happy campers". The next document that was prepared and submitted to the file was an order for Keith Black to pay my attorney fees. It stands as correspondence only as of the date of this article because it has not been signed by the judge who held the new hearing. The Sentinel did not personally attend the final hearing as our answers and the evidence submitted in the very beginning PROVED every word I wrote about the probation department and former probation officer Black. My most educated guess after 30 years of outing corruption is that the court would just as soon let the whole mess die a quiet death so the system can pretend it never happened. If not, I could sure use some of the attorney fees paid to The Sentinel attorney about now.
TOMMY COLEMAN LIES TO ENTERPRISE
From Enterprise Article;
"Based on the content of that conversation and possibly others, Lima came to suspect that Hock may have been alerting Steve Watson — a San Jacinto County resident who operates a website at sentinelalert.org — to sensitive information.
"Coleman referred to instances where Watson was provided with information that led to derogatory posts about the district attorney’s office on his website."
NUMBER ONE - I have the highest regard for the office of District Attorney. It is the most powerful office in the county and is called to the highest duty among us, TO SEEK THE TRUTH. Not get convictions, not put people in prison but to SEEK THE TRUTH ONLY.
The Sentinel has never had the first complaint about any of the other ADA's and has NOT derided the OFFICE of District Attorney, just TWO, count them TWO of the individual men who occupy positions in the office whom have committed multiple criminal acts. ie; DA William Lee Hon and ADA Tommy Coleman.
NUMBER TWO - "Was provided with. . . . " BS. I am and have been a Public Records Hound, Watchdawg, PITBULL for years. Much to your chagrin, even your most powerful position and willingness to oppose the release of public information has not prevailed against my efforts. Any information that I have obtained from the Polk County Clerk and the Polk Co District Clerk has been obtained via a legally filed open records request. That includes the recently requested and obtained mail in ballot list for the last primary that shows who all voted by mail in ballot. My efforts were to investigate allegations about the Escapee's influence (no wrong doing found) but on that list, I saw where someone had requested Rita Hon's mail in ballot on January 1st of 2018 but instead of mailing it to the address on her records, the ballot was requested to be mailed to William Lee Hon's mailing address. This intrigued me because it was three weeks BEFORE Rita Hon was removed from her home and put into an assisted living facility. That record shows that Rita Hon's ballot was mailed to Lee Hon's address and returned signed February 9th. The irony is I would not have recognized the number if it werent for the criminal charges filed on me about it but I found that interesting in light of the fact that all her other legal mail was going to her then residence address. I am talking about banking, tax, appraisal notices etc so I open records requested a copy of the ballot request letter and a copy of just the signature on the Ballot. My thinking was that I would compare those signatures to the marriage certificate that we know Rita Hon signed infront of the County Clerk deputy the day she and her husband filed it. Here was the answer I received;
According to the full time caretaker, life partner and business helper that was caring for and the constant companion of Rita Hon in January, Rita Hon DID NOT request that mail in ballot. Even though the Polk County Clerk refused my open records request, we can glean from the email that the signature on the ballot request letter matched the signature on the ballot 'carrier envelope'. Forgive me if I am suspicious because even if you are DA, it is ILLEGAL to cast a ballot for another person. I did accept the Clerk's position as legal and accurate and have not persued that matter any further. Maybe someone with the power to look at those records should re examine all the signatures.
So you see Tommy Coleman, your statement of fact that 'Watson WAS provided with . . .' is just another damn lie. You could have said, "We suspect that Watson was . . ." but you state as fact something you cannot and will not be able to prove. On the other hand, I am going to prove that you and your boss have violated the law, my rights and every shred of decency we expect from our prosecutors. I am going to prove that you guys withheld exculpatory evidence from the grand jury to obtain several indictments. That is not a threat. It is not retaliation. It is just a plain simple FACT of the matter. I, for one am sick of you, Hon and Lima dinigrating the good name and reputation of the clerks in Polk County just to fit your thwarted corrupt political agenda.
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