CROOKED CONSTABLE STRIKES AGAIN
SJC Pct 3 Constable Sam Houston was spotted by a Sentinel Investigator illegally parking in the fire lane in front of the Cleveland Walmart. A blatant violation of the law that he has sworn to uphold, Houston just piles another example of his elitist 'above the law' mentality that he has become known for. From his abuse of official capacity for harrassing a young woman to meet with him one on one to hiring a convicted sex offender as a deputy, Houston was just as blatant in this crime today. Granted there is a clause in the law for emergency vehicles to park there but unless needing a 30 pack of Busch Beer is an emergency, Houston is just another criminal with a gun and badge. Houston carried out a bag of dog food and as the photo shows below, Houston's companion has a 30 pack of beer. It wasn't too long ago that SJC Judge John Lovett was caught breaking the same law at the same spot. Can we say birds of a feather? The common denominator is that both men profess a staunch alliance to that fraternal order that teaches they are 'perfect' and better than the 'profane' ie: all the rest of us.
TCOLE STALLS ON RECORDS REQUEST
No correspondence yet from TCOLE on the requested records. According to Sentinel sources, Deputy DeWeese has quit the Pct 3 Constable's office.
TCOLE DIRECTOR CALLS SENTINEL
With Peter Joseph Sparta's conviciton for attempted aggravated sexual assault of a child occuring before he was an adult, those criminal records are judicially sealed and cannot be used to deny Sparta a law enforcement commission in the State of Texas. "I don't know how you got those records", T.C.O.L.E. Director Kim Vickers stated, "but you could be sued over them" was the conclusion of the director. "We can't use them to deny his commission and never would have even known they were there without your email", Vickers said summarizing the situation. The Sentinel then asked Director Vickers about a misdomeanor theft conviction on Sparta when he was 17 and an adult by state law. "That conviction fell off of his record after ten years", Dirctor Vickers stated, "and will not show up on a pre employment criminal history check." "I put my best investigator on this case and I understand your concern but we cannot not pull his T.C.O.L.E. license over either of those incidents."
T.C.O.L.E. ASSIGNS INVESTIGATOR
An early morning call at the direction of Kim Vickers, Director of TCOLE, in response to a late Friday afternoon email to his office assured The Sentinel that an investigator had been assigned to follow up on the evidence delivered to them.
SAN JACINTO COUNTY 9/20/2017
PCT 3 CONSTABLE ENDANGERS COMMUNITY
With full knowledge of his background, Republican party darling, Pct 3 Constable, Sam Houston gave a badge and gun to a man who was, as a teenager, CONVICTED of Agg Sexual Assault of a Child (attempted) according to the documents obtained by a Sentinel Investigator. Those documents (below) list the felony offense that occurred in Harris County along with the conviction and time served, age and gender of his victim.
A story that has been a matter of investigation by The Sentinel since rumors first surfaced, it was only after an open records request for county records gave us the exact legal name of the convicted sex offender, Peter Joseph Sparta, that a simple yahoo search yielded the lower set of page snips about the criminal history of Sam Houston's "Captain Sparta". The thing that proves Houston knew the whole time was the manufactured lie that it was Sparta's twin brother that was convicted of the sexual assault that Houston has propagated to too many people to back up from now.
These violations of the public trust by Sam Houston are enough to call for his resignation but further investigation has revealed that Houston is allowing Sparta to moonlight in Harris County and San Jacinto County behind his Pct 3 badge and gun. Holding only reserve status, according to official county documents, it is a crime for Houston to allow Sparta that moonlighting priviledge other than funeral escorts. That lucrative opportunity to make 50 dollars an hour is reserved, by law, for real LEO's.
Houston has proven his criminal character over and over in this county. It is time for him to be prosecuted for his crimes.
SAN JACINTO COUNTY 9/16/2017
The link in the headline is to a battery of images of actual email messages given to The Sentinel as evidence while we were investigating the crimes Sam Houston has committed behind his badge and gun. This evidence has remained in The Sentinel files for a couple of years because the young lady (to remain unnamed) would not come forward in person to file charges against Houston.
It is reported to The Sentinel that Houston and his gang made warrantless entry into her home late at night among the other violations of the law he committed as outlined in the text messages.
The young and quite attractive mother of two ended up revoked and back in jail not long after these threats were made by Constable Houston. We, after much soul searching, decided to come forward with this evidence to the public despite the lack of formal charges after
Houston recently hired a deputy who himself was charged and prosecuted for harrassing a young lady in a north texas jurisdiction. The Sentinel did make the documents available to every law enforcement agency two years ago, the prosecutors office and known to judges in our county. Houston has proven he has a penchant for holding himself above the law.
Check out the handle of Houston's gun illustrated in this campaign photo of his. There is that pesky fraternal order again protecting criminals in positions of power and no one gives a damn about it. All I can do is sound the alarm. Pct Three, if you elect this man again, it is on your shoulders.
CONSTABLE SAM HOUSTON HIRES NATHAN DEWEESE
Ex SJC Deputy, Nathan Deweese has been hired as a deputy constable by Pct 3 Constable, Sam Houston.
SHERIFF'S DEPT ISSUES PRESS RELEASE
April 14, 2016
San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Deputy Resigns under Investigation
In response to false rumors and allegations floating around the internet, the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office makes the following statement regarding an alleged incident with one of its Deputy Sheriff personnel.
On April 5, 2016, Sheriff Greg Capers was contacted by a North Texas Police Department regarding their investigation into a harassment allegation against SJCSO Deputy N. Deweese. The Sheriff was advised that a charge of Harassment, a Class B Misdemeanor, had been filed against Deweese in their jurisdiction. Deweese reported to the Sheriff’s Office and tendered his resignation, citing personal reasons. In accordance with arrangements made by the law enforcement agency, he then posted an ‘out of county’ non-arrest bond in the amount of $1000.00. Deweese then left the Sheriff’s Office to attend to his personal business.
Deputy Deweese served San Jacinto County with pride and dedication. His situation was based on a personal relationship and had no reflection on his duty or work in San Jacinto County.
The Sheriff’s Office will not have any additional information on this situation.
SJC COLDSPRING 4/11/2016
SHERIFF DEPUTY ARRESTED
With scant information in to The Sentinel and no confirmation or additional information released by our SJC Sheriff's Department yet, it is reported that one of their own was arrested on a charge of harassment. Preliminary sources indicate the arrest was effected by the SJC Sheriff’s Department against Deputy Nathan Deweese who had tendered his resignation which was effective April 5th.
UPDATE 2/22/2016 7 p.m.
STATE AND FEDERAL LAW TRUMPS CONSTABLE'S EFFORTS
In what should have been a lesson learned 4 years ago, Pct 3 Constable Houston had to have it hammered home this time around. With a track record of verifiable actions that prove his attitude is that he is above the law, pressure from his constituents, Federal and State law enforcement and a keyboard and camera proved that the law is above him. Constable Houston removed his illegal sign from Federal and State property just before it was officially confiscated. According to Sentinel Sources within his precinct, Houston’s sign was removed from its illegal location and moved to the fence by the neighboring store where all of the other candidate’s signs were legally placed.
UPDATE 2/22/2016 noonish
CONSTABLE MOVES SIGN
In what can only be seen as a thumb in the eye of his constituents, Constable Houston has removed the illegal sign from the Forest Service land and put it farther out toward the road where it is definately in the state highway R.O.W. Our guess is that he is falling back on his permission from four years ago from "so and so" at TxDoT to justify this blatant violation.
UPDATE PCT 3 2/18/2016
CONSTABLE DEFENDS ACTION
In a ‘deja vous’ effort to get some answers, The Sentinel contacted the Pct 3 constable with a simple question. “Did you not know the laws regarding political sign placement or do you just not care? In Houston’s original campaign, he began placing signs out on our roadways before the legal time allowed by the election laws. His response on the record back then was that “so and so” at TxDot told me it would be ok. Much to my no surprise, he did the exact same thing when I enquired about this sign. He threw about 4 or 5 forest service employees under the bus by name with no hesitation as having given him permission to violate the law. One of them that I know and care about, I let know. The rest will have to figure it out. Then he assured me that the Republican Party Chairman had ok’d the sign placement. Houston never denied knowing the sign was illegal. At one point, his defense was, “Everybody breaks the law everyday”. Not knowing if that was an admission on himself or an accusation against me, I paused to ponder the point before replying, “No Sir”. His next step was to assert that his forest service blameees told him the sign was not on the forest because it was not nailed to a tree. A little reminder of the obvious that the state highway r.o.w. was just as illegal nipped that tack in the bud. Then there was the accusation I was only picking on him about signs for personal reasons. He offered to contact his local forest service buddies to reaffirm their permission before he would remove the sign. At this point, we discussed the fact that game wardens, nor forest service rangers can give anyone permission to violate the statutes or laws of this state or nation. The next tactic was to blame it on my anger. I assured the constable that it was not anger because it was not personal but only the principle that mattered to me. At this point, I admitted to becoming somewhat cynical because I expose corruption after corruption and so few care. Houston bowed up with, “You call this corruption?” My reply was, if you are telling me you can violate the law or another LEO can give you permission to violate the law, that is the definition of corruption.
CORRUPTION; dishonest or illegal behavior especially by powerful people (such as government officials or police officers)
With both of us agreeing it was time to go eat dinner, I requested the constable call the tallest hog in the trough in forest service law enforcement (like I did) then call and give me a statement after you think it over. “I am not giving you a statement” was his terse reply. “You just did for about 20 minutes” I reminded the constable. Today we will see what happens. I want to make one thing clear. It was not me that brought the issue up. It is your Pct 3 constituents that pressed me to do so. The ones that love the beauty of our national forests and don’t care to see illegal political sign clutter at their turn off of the main road to get home in our beautiful timberlands. They are calling you down. I am just their spokesperson. An exact quote from them was, “Who does he think he is?" Constable is running unopposed this election, he was quick to point out. Earlier in the conversation when he accused me of picking on just him, my reply was, "If you read my website, you would know that is not true." "I don't read your stuff", Houston retorted. I assured him that was fine and his perogative but I did have 800 pages viewed just yesterday. It is true that it may be a little thing, a little trangression of the law but if you are not willing to defend the laws of this great state, will you stand up to defend the constitution at crunch time? It is a sign of elitism when you think the laws don't apply to you. We (your constituents and I) are here to prove that they do.
UPDATE LUFKIN 2/18/2016
CHIEF US FOREST SERVICE LEO ASSURES SENTINEL THE ILLEGAL SIGN WILL BE REMOVED
"We reomove illegal campaign signs all the time".
SJC FM 2025 AND FM 945 2/2/2016
LOCAL LAW MAN BLATANTLY VIOLATES LAW
But why not? It is a great corner. The intersection of two state highway right of ways and federal forest land PRECLUDE the possibility or eliminate any question of what side of the line the sign is on because it doesn't matter. The sign is illegally placed.
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