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LIVINGSTON 2/21/2019

LARGE CAMPAIGN DONATIONS FOLLOW DISMISSAL

The above copy is one of two large campaign donations, totalling 1600 dollars, that were made by a man whom had two 2009 felony charges wiped off of his record.  A close relative of this Donor (same last name) who has NOT made any campaign contributions to Lee Hon was charged with the same level of felony theft charge but did a year in State Jail.  This Donor was charged with the same level of felony theft as his relative plus a seperate felony charge of misapplication of trust funds but the trust fund charge was outright dismissed.  The felony theft charge was placed on a deferred adjudication probation with no jail time and no conviction when complete.   We found no less than three FB pages on this donor from 2014 to date.  One of the common denominators from all three of his FB pages is the listing of William Lee Hon as a friend.  We have redacted the mans identity because the story is not about him.

CRYPTIC FB POST MADE BY SHOOTER THE DAY BEFORE

UPDATE 2/20/2018

SHOOTER PULLS 'ALL NIGHTER' BEFORE MURDERS

In a typical for him regiment, the person who murdered the Delaneys of Blanchard/Patton Village pulled an all nighter just prior to committing the horendous crime in the peaceful stillness of the Blanchard predawn, February 11, 2019.  Several sources have reported that he had been at a bar he frequented in East Montgomery County until midnight the night before but none have reported that he arrived at The Hanger Poker House in Humble at one am and stayed playing poker until three am when he left according to an eye witness.  

    Polk County has not released any further information.  The Sentinel will request the autopsy and ballistic report on the murderer only.  His name is at the bottom in the original story if it matters to you but we will not publish it again. 

UPDATE 2/18/2019

SHOOTER DIES BY HEAD WOUND

Sentinel sources (unofficial) state that each of the family members was killed with a center mass body shot but the killer died by a head wound that appears to have been self inflicted.  There has been no official confirmation and the possibility Mr. Delaney killed him is still present.  As of yesterday, the killer's body has not been claimed.  According to sources, it is predicted that his autopsy will show drugs in his system.

UPDATE 1/14/2019

CLARIFICATION

Ashley's mother, who is the lone survivor was the elder Delaney's daughter in law.    According to Sentinel sources, the elder Delaney had gone to Patton Village and brought their daughter in law, granddaughter and great grand daughter to their home in Blanchard from Patton Village because of on going conflict there.

UPDATE 1/12/2019 8:30 pm

TWO REFUTE SENTINEL ACCOUNT

Neither have offered any insight into what they consider to be inaccurate.  Channel 2 did a story on the family roots in Patton Village and Splendora this evening, just like we reported. 

    We were the first to release the shooter's name.  We had all the names but held the rest back until they were published elsewhere.  My heart goes out to the Delaney family and even the shooter's family but my effort was to dispell rumors and get some accurate information out there.  Polk County SO is holding back on calling the suicide aspect until the autopsy reports are done but state plainly that they are not looking for any other suspect. 

     It is possible that the Elder Delaney killed the shooter.   One person refuting The Sentinel account is making that claim.  If I were in Mr. Delaney's shoes, I would have wanted to get that shot off but my source is sure that he shot himself.  The main rumors that were out there we wanted to dispell were that the shooter was still at large and a danger to the community and that it was drug related.  Ashley and her baby were beautiful and much loved by many including people that I love more than my next breath.    If we offended any friends or family of the victims with our reporting, it was not our intent.

UPDATE 2/12/2019

JEALOUSY AT ROOT OF MURDERS

The elder Delaneys were from Patton Village area where they were much loved by the community for their generous heart and supportive efforts there.   The elder Delaney's moved to Blanchard and built their house there.  The grandparents had a large part of raising Ashley.

  Ashley had been married before but after splitting up, had married Randy Horn several years ago.  The baby was 15 months old.  Ashley and the baby had retreated to the grandparents home after some issues with Randy surfaced.  On the 26th of January, Ashley and the baby missed a Splendora birthday party they had promised to attend with no explanation.   According to the surviving woman, Randy showed up at Delaney Ranch and was met at the door and instructed to leave by the grandmother at which point he began shooting the family members. 

BLANCHARD 2/11/2019

FIVE DEAD IN BLANCHARD, MURDER SUICIDE

    Randy J. Horn is suspected of having murdered his wife, Ashley Delaney Horn, her grandparents and even their one year old daughter at a grizzly scene in Blanchard, Texas today.    Cryptic FB posts on Randy Horn's page from earlier alluded to mistrust.

    One female was found hiding in a bedroom/closet who has given a statement.  The female survivor is the mother of Ashley.  LEO's are clamping down on information.  Sentinel sources say that presumed jealousy over an ex husband was a contributing factor.  

 

Ashley and Randy Horn
Ranley Horn 15 months old
Pct 1 Comm Bob Willis

UPDATE 2/15/2019

EXPERT GIVES APPROVAL

A campaign finance expert has stated that the Hon campaign finance documents we submitted for his perusal are in order as far as the numbers go.   The 'in kind' contributions are the variable leading to the different totals.

LIVINGSTON 2/9/2019

POLK CO COMMISSIONER UNDER SCRUTINY

An anonymous letter received at The Sentinel offices February 8th of last year, nearly three months after we broke the Linda Vincent embezzelment story w/o names, also made some serious allegations against incumbant Pct 1 Polk County Commissioner, Bob Willis.  EVERY claim the letter made that was subjected to Sentinel Scruity (Truth Demands Scrutiny) proved to be true.  The letter was the impetus for the story regarding William Lee Hon doing an illegal eviction and his mother's marital/living status that landed me in Hon 'hot' water for publishing some addresses to prove the allegations. 

    The letter made some disturbing allegations against Commissioner Bob Willis, his foreman, Kenneth Hambrick and his secretary, Brenda Gokey Hambrick also.  To protect our source of this hand written letter, I have transcribed a portion of the letter to publish here today instead of screen snipping the original.  The original is and has been in the hands of the DOJ and my attorney. 

    "Mr. Sentinel,

     I have sent information to the Texas Rangers and the Attorney Generals Office but they have never done anything.  The Attorney generals office protects our District attorney and his buddies.  I’m trying you now.

Hon has known about Mrs. Vincent for a long time just like he knew about XXXXXXXXX, but he didn’t do anything and won’t until he can make himself look good.  Meanwhile his friends Mr. Willis and Mr. Hammack (sic: Hambrick) and Mrs. Brenda Gokey Hammack (sic: Hambrick) use county equipment on private stuff.  They run their business out of his office."

 

The letter goes on to touch on several topics but ends with this paragraph.

 

Mr. Hon and Mr. Willis are trying to get Mr. Fogleman elected so don't be surprised if they accuse her (ie: Judge Sydney Murphey) of things.  They do not like her because they can't control her.

 

Good Luck

 

Any Polk Countian who keeps up with politics knows that the anonymous writer nailed it in that last paragraph.  Fortunately, the Polk County voters saw through this ploy and told Fogleman, "No Thanks".   With the primary season just ahead for the next round of elections in Polk County, we feel that despite the litigation pending against my first ammendment rights, it is imperative that we continue with the long standing purpose of The Sentinel of sending the most informed voters possible to the polls.  

    WilGo (Willis Gokey) real estate business did operate out of Bob Willis' precinct office for quite some time.  They did so openly to the point that customers and clients often went there to conduct private business.  This story is not about the business enterprise and I will dispense with publishing all the proof documents UNLESS Willis or either Hambrick refutes the claim or dinigrates The Sentinel reputation.  

     What this story is about is how does a sitting commissioner and his secretary get by with blatantly violating the law right under the nose of the County Prosecutor?  Let me answer that question in pictures.   

KEEP IN MIND THIS IS ONE ELECTION CYCLE FOR 2014 THAT CONTAINS 5 CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE HAMBRICKS TOTALLING MORE THAT 16OO DOLLARS

To answer the question, yes The Sentinel has obtained William Lee Hon's campaign finance reports for the 2014 election via an open records request and built a spread sheet so we might pluck a few plums from that 38 pages of reports.  From my calculation, it appears Hon's periodic reports required under law lists 26K in campaign contributions but the itemized report of individual donations only totals 21K.  Because I am no expert in campaign finanance, I have submitted the entire file to one of the most knowledgable campaign finance experts I know from a different county.  He is perusing those reports as we speak.  Next we will seek the 2010 campaign finance reports. 

     To Commissioner Bob Willis;  It is my sincere hope and desire for the good of the people of Polk County that some good men will step up to run against you.  The Sentinel never endorses candidates and we won't endorse any who choose to run against you but you have my word that I have every intention of getting in the trenches with you and your corrupt operation if you run again.   The voters will be fully informed.  It is that simple. 

POINTBLANK 2/3/2019

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.  

SHEPHERD 1/29/2019

VISION FROM THE PAST TURNS INTO THE FUTURE

An alert Sentinel reader submitted this photo today showing a tangible monument to what was only a vision some few years ago.  This sign was spotted stopped in transit to the new Boy Scouts of America Camp Strake Facility underconstruction in Pct 3 of San Jacinto County.  The late Commissioner Thomas Bonds and former Judge John Lovett Jr worked closely and extensively with the the organization, utility companies, ESD, Forest Service, area landowners and many more to coax this visionary project into a tangible reality.

LIVINGSTON 1/25/2019

"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"

SJC SHERIFF SEEKS HELP TO LOCATE SUSPECT IN THEFT OF DIESEL

The fuel stolen would have prevented the communications site from running on back up power during an emergency, when needed the most.  Please take a good look at the photos.

1/12/2019 SHEPHERD

COUNTY BARN VIOLATED BY THEFT

San Jacinto County Prct 2 barn was the site of an auto theft in the wee hours of the morning or late last night.  A thief or thieves stole a 2013 4 door truck with a work bed on it by driving right through a wooden section of the fence by the gate.  

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.

UPDATE 12/29/2018

LIBERTY COUNTY OWNS DEVICE

In timely responses to The Sentinel inquiry, both DPS and the Liberty County Sheriff replied to our letter with their respective answers.  DPS does not own the device but may use data collected from it.  The default data retention time for any License Plate reader data is three years with DPS.  Liberty County Sheriff did aknowledge ownership of the device with an invoice and purchase receipt for earlier in 2018.  At this time, Liberty County does NOT have a policy regarding retention time for License Plate reader data gathered by their device(s).

CLEVELAND 12/5/2018

LICENSE PLATE READER DEPLOYED

One of the controversial License Plate Readers is deployed just north of Cleveland capturing every southbound license plate on US Hiway 59 in Liberty County.  Just outside the Cleveland city limits, the reader is not part of Cleveland PD's efforts according to a PD spokesperson but is rather a Liberty County Sheriff's dept and Texas DPS 'Joint Task Force' effort toward combating crime.  The machines have the ability to instantly alert law enforcement if a tag designated as, 'stolen' or 'active warrant' is captured.  The practice of capturing license plate data has been upheld as legal and a legitimate tool in the law enforcement aresenal but the controversy arises when the agencies keep the data for extended periods of time.  Keeping the data allows for surveilance of travel patterns of private citizens without probable cause or a warrant.  The ACLU has challenged the long time retention of data because it leads to opportunity to abuse the system for personal or political purpose.  The Sentinel has reached out to the alleged owner/operator of the machine seeking written policy on retention time of the data.  We hope to hear back soon.

COLDSPRING 12/29/2018

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.  

KEITH BLACK "CRIMINOLOGIST'

Black continued his rhetoric on another san jac 'news' site but the document above is right out of the SJC District Clerk Office.

LIVINGSTON 12/15/2018

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. 

SCREEN SNIP OF TEXT THAT FORWARDED LIMA'S LIPPY LAPSE

After a little redacting, a screenshot of the actual text that was sent to me with Lima's memorable missive is published below.  We took out the name and most of the phone number, The Sentinel has published the proof that Ms. Hock is not our source for the graphic we published.  Anyone who has her cell number can see for themselves if this is from her private phone. 

Pennsylvania State Attorney

PENNSYLVANIA 12/8/2018

STATE ATTORNEY GOES TO JAIL

"Kane was charged with multiple offenses related to her position as attorney general, including a felony perjury charge, and an array of misdemeanors that included official oppression, obstruction, and related conspiracy charges."   The link to the story including that quote is in the headline.  Part of the narrative about her conviction was because she leaked Grand Jury proceeding details for political purpose.  I can't help but note here that I heard about the Grand Jury proceedings leading to my personal indictments by the Polk County Grand Jury and pending arrest well before the indictments were released and the arrests warrants were issued.  It would appear that the information was leaked illegally.  

POINTBLANK 12/8/2018

SENTINEL CROWDS 3/4  MILLION PAGE VIEWS

Thank you Sentinel Readers.  Even though it is obvious to any who take time to notice that there are powers that be whom HATE my willingness to confront the establishment, call out corruption and then publish the evidence, Sentinel readership has grown with a steady and strong word of mouth effort.  With well over half of our readership accessing the page via a direct link on their computer, graphs show that we do enjoy a healthy percentage of search engine hits on a daily basis.  Just the fact that we do not pollute the space with paid ads and on most days and have less than one percent of our readership directed to our site by social media means the growth speaks for itself.  People are hungry for real news that doesn't bow to advertisers or powerful people.  From calling out a corrupt dog catcher (see below), a podunk mayor for stealing FEMA funds all the way to President Trump for trying to decide who is press and who is not, The Sentinel has always put the public's interest and informed voters at the heart of our efforts.  We appreciate our readers and all of the reliable sources that have made our success possible.   Steve Watson

 

DALLAS 12/7/2018

TARRANT CO GOP CHAIR UNDERMINES PARTY PLATFORM

"Darl Easton has engaged in a campaign of defamation against those who question his appointment of one who embraces Political Islam to the second-highest position in the party. He has done this in order to deter members from speaking their conscience in this debate. The tactics used within the Party are identical to those used by the leftist media and the hard-left members of the Democrat Party. They do not debate the issue of the incompatibility of Political Islam. They merely use ad hominem attacks of “racist,” “bigot,” and “Islamophobe,” in order to silence dissent."

LIVINGSTON 12/5/2017

DRUGS AND WALKING IN FAST LANE CONTRIBUTES TO LADY'S DEATH

    As previously reported back in August, an on duty DPS Trooper in his cruiser was involved in an auto/pedestrian accident that resulted in the death of a Livingston woman on 59 southbound just a mile north of the Trinity River.  According to the DPS report, tests show that the deceased was under the influence of Methamphetamine and cocaine.  Eye witnesses state that she was walking in the fast lane with her back to traffic.  The report also noted that she was wearing dark clothing in the dark and that each of these elements did contribute to the accident. 

    The transparent report indicates that the Trooper was exceeding the posted speed limit and aknowledged the distractions cruiser equipment can be.   The report stated that those factors "May" have contributed to the accident.

    The investigation is still underway.

COLDSPRING 11/15/2018

JUDGE HIRES NEW COORDINATOR

Judy Eaton was introduced as Judge Faulkner's new Emergency Manager Coordinator this morning at commissioner's court.  She is pictured center flanked by the new court that now includes David Brandon elected to fill the unexpired term of Thomas Bonds.  L-R  Donny Marrs, Pct 2.  Laddie McAnally, Pct 1.  Judy Eaton, EMC.  Mark Nettuno, Pct 4 and Judge Pro-Temp.  David Brandon, Pct 3. 

CONROE 11/15/2018

FORMER JUDGE LOVETT GETS TRIAL DATE

March 4th is the date set for the next hearing for former SJC Judge John R. Lovett trial on charges out of San Jacinto County.  The case was granted a change of venue and a visiting judge.  It will be held in Montgomery County. 

 

 

LIVINGSTON/LIBERTY 9/20/2018

"STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION"

No dockett setting on the Linda Vincent cases according to the Polk County district clerk records.  Several have enquired lately.  idocket.com is a way anyone can check the docket settings and never have to leave the farm. 

UPDATE 11/12/2018

MYSTERY DEEPENS

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". 

 

LIVINGSTON 10/6/2018

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.

According to a document posted on line, the jury decision found a man guilty of illegally carrying a weapon who has never been convicted of a felony.  It is based on a 2014 law that any American knows won't stand federal scrutiny.  A more indepth article is HERE.  A deep valley county jury made the finding, I guess thinking they are in the old country under some dictatorship.

For background information, our Texas Page and the Waco side bar have much pertinent information.    The state put out a false narrative from start to finish and here is the Waco Twin Peaks effort moving forward.

COLDSPRING 9/14/2018

SJC, SJC SHERIFF & GREG CAPERS SUED

Former SJC Deputy Mike Flynt's lawyer filed a 60 plus page 'Whistleblower' lawsuit against San Jacinto County, SJC Sheriff and Greg Capers personally.  The suit was filed about 4:30 PM Friday afternoon. 

Flynt was terminated and arrested on a warrant signed by 411th District Judge, Kaycee Jones for alleged falsifications on his employment application with the S.O. and bond was set on Flynt for 60 Thousand dollars.  

     When the termination of Mike Flynt and his arrest were made public by the Sheriff's Dept public information officer via a press release, The Sentinel did publish that document and did a follow up interview with Mike Flynt.   All of the Sheriff Dept 'media partners' also published the document. 

      Now that Mike Flynt has filed his answer to those charges, The Sentinel has chosen to publish that document as well.  The document is 68 pages long and may take a few minutes to load completley but can be seen at the top of the page HERE     If it does not load, you may need to install or update Adobe Flash.

WHO IS THE SENTINEL??

PART 1 OF THE ANSWER IS UP

WHAT do we do?? 

WHY does it matter???

WHEN did we arrive???

WHERE are we headed???

These questions and other have been posed to our operation often of late.  They are questions that we will undertake to answer in the near future if circumstances allow.  Page analyitics show another uptick in views from Bryan, the place of my birth, just like those that preceeded the last investigation of The Sentinel by the Texas Rangers out of the Bryan, Texas DPS office.  What is even more interesting is a five fold increase in views from Ashburn, Va, a part of the Washington D.C. metroplex in one day.  The analytics have shown a steady presence of Ashburn for a few views a day for over a month now.  According to Wikipedia, 70 percent of the world's internet traffice passes through Ashburn, Va. and the N.S.A. is located there.

UPDATE 9/4/2018

CHIEF LYONS SHEDS LIGHT

Byron Lyons, Polk Co S.O. Chief Deputy stated for the record that the videos were purged after 90 days because they were not part of an investigation.  The only problem with that is our first open records request was well within the 90 days.  "Tommy Coleman handles all of our open records requests", Lyons noted.  Our readers may remember that open records request was the one Coleman went to the OAG twice to try and block.  When the OAG ordered him to release the documents for the second time, Coleman sold me 14 blank pages at a dollar a page and then failed to release the dashcam or body cam.  Coleman effectively stalled the release until after the 'purge date' passed.  The collusion to effect an illegal eviction, make a stop with no probable cause and then cover up the crimes committed by Polk Co law enforcement is as obvious as the big ole nose on my face. 

Occupations Code Sec. 1701.660. RECORDINGS AS EVIDENCE. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), a recording created with a body worn camera and documenting an incident that involves the use of deadly force by a peace officer or that is otherwise related to an administrative or criminal investigation of an officer may not be deleted, destroyed, or released to the public until all criminal matters have been finally adjudicated and all related administrative investigations have concluded.

LIVINGSTON 9/2/2018

INEPT OR CORRUPT?  YOU DECIDE

Probable Cause for the traffic stop on Bartunek, it appears, has come down to believing him or the former Polk County Detective, Byron Dunaways' incident report with no video to back it up.   Although plainly requested in my first open records request by language that said, "any recording" pertaining to preparing or delivering the Criminal Trespass Warning to Anthony Bartunek, other investigators seeking proof thought that they (sic) might "play dumb" and that is why no video was released.  Surely any department the size of Polk Co S.O. has that video technology.  The Sentinel did a follow up open records request specifically for the dash cam and body cam footage and received this official reply.

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