TRINITY CO SHERIFF/JUDGE DUCK AND DODGE
A simple open records request aimed at determining if the allegations that a recent but former deputy at Trinity County S.O. was fired for dealing drugs out of his patrol vehicle was met with a lawyer and some stupid questions.
My open records request was simple. Here it is word for word.
When we received the complaint and allegations at The Sentinel that the last K9 officer at Trinity County S.O. was fired but not prosecuted because he was caught dealing drugs out of his patrol car, we gave them some merit for two reasons. The credibility of the source and the fact that the officer it is alleged was promoted to take the fired K9 officer's place was arrested before too long by the Texas Rangers for the EXACT same thing, dealing drugs in uniform and out the window of a marked patrol vehicle.
It is most likely why the same attorney is using the same tactics to keep us from getting the deleted comments on the Trinity Co S.O. facebook site.
We were met with the STUPIDIST letter ever from the attorney Judge Page and the Commissioners hired to HIDE THE FACTS from the voters.
The attorney asked for clarification and wanted to know or wanted me to define what I meant by "K9 officer and 'drug interdiction officer'
I replied that I would get a brown paper sack and a ccrayon to answer that one. I did answer them email but I am not spending certified mail money on it. they sent email, postal and certified mail. If I fail to answer all three they think they can consider my request withdrawn.
That tells me that more than likely, the allegations are true. Based on my 30 years of hard core investigative journalism, If they were not true, the smoke screen would not be up. It is that simple. We took the step of requesting the TCOLE on every officer that worked for Trinity Co SO in the last two years. We will narrow it down and then seek the appropriate employment records.
You can run but you can't hide You can bad mouth me and spread all the lies you want but my readers already know more than likley the allegations are true or I wouldn't be persuing the answers in the first place.
ATTNY FOR TRINITY COUNTY SEEKS CLARIFICATION AND ASSURES ANSWERS COMING ON OPEN RECORDS REQUEST
A package sent certified mail awaits The Sentinel from the attny that contacted us seeking clarification. We will pick it up later today and bring the results to our readers
It was only a paper copy of the email they sent seeking clarification on my request. I was assured that my email response was received and that I did NOT have to respond via certified mail. After watching Hon/?Coleman use the certified mail system to commit fraud on the open records request that, if answered sources assure, will prove financial fraud against Polk Co by Li Hon, Instead, Hon used a back dated letter and the US mail certified system to make it appear The Sentinel missed a ten day deadline allowing him to 'consider the request withdrawn'. When the Trinity co law firm made sure to include the language of the open records statutes about the ten day limit and "considering the request withdrawn', it makes me suspicious of intent.
TRINITY COUNTY SHERIFF LIES AGAIN
We have received a multitude of complaints against the Trinity County Sheriff along with proof documents stating that Woody Wallace, who maintains an official "Trinity County Sheriff facebook page, has been posting a lot of self agrandizing propaganda stories claiming he is transparent but turns right around and deletes any public comment on his public page that does not fit the narrative and image Woody wants to portray.
We submitted and Open records request for a true and correct copy of all of the deleted comments that we have proof were posted and then deleted by Wallace, just related to the arrest of Christopher Lima since Saturday.
From my understanding, it is legal for Woody to take the public record comments off of the page but that action makes the document no longer directly available to the public access and makes those documents subject to the open records laws of Texas. IF Woody does not have the comments filed and retrievable in order to answer my open records request for those public records, that is a whole nothermatter.
It isn't like all of the proof documents The Sentinel obtained on Royce Wells were AFTER he worked for Woody, it was all PUBLIC RECORD before Woody hired him that would have shown up with a most basic legitimate background search. How much quicker the City of Houston may have given Woody Wallace the info as opposed to the fight they put up to keep me from getting it. Woody didn't get the info because he didn't WANT the info.
Woody, your remarks concerning the lack of prosecution of Wells and the LIES saying he was never investigated sound almost verbatim to a comment contained in one of the emails from Chris Lima to me. Never disciplined, never fired, yada yada ya. EXACTLY!!! eVEN THOUGH the information was out there and public record, you didn't have the info because you didn't want the info Woody. It is that simple.
A little Woody Wallace memory lane here. Sentinel readers will remember when Wallace posted the story at left on his official Trinity County Facebook page. Oh how time tends to show lies and liars for what they are and where they are headed and who their father is.
Not only did we get the documents to prove Wells is a sexual predator, we long had documents proving he is a thief we used to show the voters where to send him when he ran for sheriff.
There is no civil liable action against me by the Wells', either of them because they both know I have their files. Sentinel readers know my reply is always, "sue me" because i Know I have the documents before I open my mouth. How does that crow taste Woody?
I do have a few more questions. from when you were a deputy constable in Trinity co. We will save them for a little later but I can't just keep ignoring the accusations if I am to maintain my credibility as a corruption uncovering news hound.
You just happen to be the poster boy for why law agencies need to leave the social media alone. As this graphic proves, just because you delete something that proves who you are doesn't mean it ever goes away.
I think you have inspired me to reopen the Sentinel Vault website to make all your records aand others available.
UPDATE 9/14/2021 The Sentinel has requested the probable cause affidavit on the Lima arrest from the DPS OGC. that document will give more info on the particulars that led to Lima's arrest. A reliable Sentinel Source, a commissioned peace officer has stated that according to his info that the case involves a prescription and opiods. The 'conspiracy' aspect of the charge indicates that Lima never did possess the controlled substance but planned to. We will see if the OGC DPS follows the law on open records and produces the PC Affidavit in a timely manner. CHRIS LIMA DELETES HIS LYING SELFAGRANDIZING FB PAGE Community speaks out about Lima's past corruption TYLER WILLIE OPENSHAW EVANS SILENT ON LIMA ARREST. (The former wording to identify those men as 'boot licking bastards' came from a place in me that I don't like much. It was from a root of anger at all the hurt they hurled at my family. Go after me all you want but leave my kids alone. When I wrote that, the knowledge of what my sons had suffered at your lying mouthy claims propelled those words from me before I could put them in check. I apologize to my readers and those men. Now on to bigger and better things. At least two people who are in TDCJ today based on Chris Lima's testimony who claimed from the beginning that Lima planted the dope on them have gained credibility especially when you consider that they claim they were at the Riverside boat ramp when it happened. willie tyler openshaw evans are silent on their comrade being busted for a dope deal. hmmmm. There went any credibility that might have been left. Poor thing come election season. You both may as well spit in the wind as stump for Lee Hon. CHRISTOPHER LIMA ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGE FACEBOOK VIDEO
Hi Sheriff Wallace,
- I hope you guys will take another look at any drug arrests your former 'golden boy' made especially if the person arrested is claiming Lima Planted the dope on them. No matter what else is said, YOU HIRED HIM even knowing he had over 400 pages of complaints against him just from working at Polk Co. S.O. You cant say you didn't know. We know you have had complaints about him harrassing at least one woman since you hired him. Forgive me if the almost tears about how tough it is to arrest him don't move me much. My suspicion is you got a lead that you didn't want to smear any stink on you. Aside from planting dope, the most common complaint I get on Lima is doing dope, selling dope an hitting on girls and women. Him using facebook to promote himself as a 'lawman' is the reason I oppose any law enforcement agency using social media, INCLUDING YOU. Plant a little dope or let a CI sell them dope, make a bust, splash it on facebook, rinse and repeat. So many people from New Caney complain on Rowdy Hayden for that exact practice. You should cease and desist the fb live feeds post haste. The one you posted with you running lights and sirens on the way to a wreck at high speed and the video proves you are looking at the camera instead of out the windshield . . . . . . . I mean think about it. Can we say distracted driving?
DISTURBING PATTERN DEVELOPS
A definite pattern of finding demented and criminal men working in law enforcement under the license of Trinity County Sheriff, Woodrow Wallace has developed over the last few years of the thirty that The Sentinel has been outing corruption.
The first one we picked up on is doing 65 years in TDCJ now after conviction for abusing women andkids. I will leave his name out of the story because he is doing his time and paying his due but Woody hired him.
The next is Royce G. Wells, former commissioner and candidate for sheriff of San Jacinto County. The Sentinel United Alliance battled him as commissioner because we discovered proof of his corruption in the Commissioner's office and published it. When we began to dig deeper, every effort to get open records from the City of Houston was met with "you have the wrong department", or '"we have no records responsive to your request in this office". When the task was handed off to me after 4 months of frustration, My open records request went directly to the Mayor and let him know that I would leave it to him to determine who in the city should respond to the request. The mayor sicked two city attorneys on me to fight the request but we prevailed at the OAG open records division and got nearly a thousand pages of documents.
In the midst of them were 17 pages that tell the story about Royce G. Wells being a sexual predator and preying on the women working under him in the City Works Dept. From sworn testimony about him physically forcing the women (yes that is plural) to perform sex acts on him to the allegation that he kept a cot in his closet at the office just for that purpose, the documents tell the sordid tale of a man who pointed and hollered at me a lot but had the most to hide. Those pesky public records at work again.
The sad part is that the city of Houston allowed him to retire quietly instead of prosecuting him. Wells let his 20 year TCOLE expire in Harris co then he came up to east Texas, took a couple of courses in Angelina County then guess who opted to grant Wells a commission with his law enforcement agency? Woody Wallace. When The Sentinel confronted Wallace about it, he feigned ignorance of Wells' character flaws, attacked me on his official FB page but cut him loose. Sentinel readers will remember thatSentinel slice and dice job on Wallace and will recognize that we don't hear much from the Wells. Ruby or Royce. Ruby has her own little troubling 'public record' package.
Fast forward to Christopher Lima. A man that has a reputation and a track record of complaints, charges filed and restraining orders sought by three different women and granted on one. Not only does Woody Wallace hire Lima in the face of all of the evidence published before, Wallace quickly promotes him to Sargent.
It is just a continuation of the long pattern of protection Li Hon has umbrellaed the golden boy with during his tenure as DA. Everything from failure to investigate complaints to having the deputies carry with them and present on the spot "non prosecution" forms to victims of Lima's troubling antics.
I brought Li Hon into this story much the same as I brought Roosevelt Joseph into the stories of our black youth being arrested right out of high school on drug charges because Roosevelt Joseph let the black youth get by with smoking dope at school and dealing on campus in Coldspring. I can publish the documents proving he only arrested white kids again but this story isn’t about race or Joseph. It is about teaching the next generation that there are no consequences for their wrongdoing. Whether they be blue, black or white youths, that is the crime in all this.
Chris Lima had a lot of potential. Not just in Law Enforcement but politics and we discussed that point during one of the several conversations we have had and emails we have exchanged. Lima’s circumstances are due to his poor choices that are a direct result of the toxic training environment Li Hon weaves in Polk Co. A web of retaliation, character assignation and bogus charges to force people to do what they otherwise wouldn’t. This episode has all the earmarks.
If he has any unction to change, I hope Lima is in rehab when he gets to court and has realized that he is so deep that the only way he can look is UP and the truth is the only solid ground. Or he can let the system chew him a little then spit him out and keep on keeping on because when you get right down to it, It is all a bunch of the same ole same ole.
If they wanted to really bust Chris, they would have stopped him on the road so they could impound his vehicle and Lima would not have gotten a call warning him of the arrest. There would have been a search warrant for his home too. But none of that happened because and only because, the powers that be didn’t want it to happen that way. It is that simple. I hope for Lima’s family’s sake, he turns the corner and as the bible says, “Turn right”.
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