Thursday, December 6, 2007

Blaming the Victims. Murder trials postponed to showboat March primaries. Where shady dog kin lie.

Sardis, TX:

Cherokee County, Texas and others have smeared another homicide victim at the hands of Cherokee County deputies. Namely former Lufkin detective Allen Wallace who was gunned down over his mother’s grave in Sardis, TX in September 2007. Police blog sites describe Wallace as 'unstable' in an article sent in and titled “Cherokee County (Texas) Deputies Shoot and Kill Nutcase Former Lufkin Police Officer Allen Lee Wallace over his Mother’s Grave" Typical Cherokee County, TX propaganda; Mr. Wallace was not a “nutcase.” The above mentioned article cites that in 2000 the retired detective had a verbal confrontation with a home builder that was investigated by authorities. However it does not cite the fact that the contractor Wallace was accused of threatening, according to Angelina County district attorney investigator Ron Brandon, was sentenced in 2002 on deceptive practices charges and placed on 10 years probation for mishandling Wallace’s construction account.

Friends and loved ones of the Allen “Stinger” Wallace family also paint a different picture of the gunned down retiree, suicided at the hands of Cherokee County, TX deputies. This is what is called playing both sides of the fence: passing the case onto the Texas Rangers for a verifiable examination of the shooting, yet smearing the deceased as a “nutcase.”

Similarly, in 2005 Jacksonville, TX resident Jennifer Hester was described as “drunk and passed out in her apartment complex parking lot” after a night of “celebration” after graduating from nursing school. She was struck by a vehicle and killed steps from her front door, the driver No-Billed by a Cherokee County Texas grand jury and the homicide investigation potted. Shows you how easy it is to get off when you’re related to the right people in Cherokee County, TX. If the driver of the vehicle had, let’s say, run over an actual transient drunk sleeping under a bridge in Dallas County, then certainly charges would have been levied: involuntary manslaughter.

Former Jacksonville, TX police officer Larry Pugh’s rape victims were also portrayed as homeless drug addicts by the media. No inquest needed for their timely disappearances in the Angelina National Forest prior to Pugh’s federal trial.
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Convicted Jacksonville, TX police officer Larry Pugh

Apparently it’s easier to smear victims in the media than it is to follow the letter of law.

Anderson and Cherokee County, hand-in-hand and out of sync with the rest of the region, will be losing out in $50,000 federal grant monies to its Rape Crisis Centers due to an “error on the application.” The Crisis Center of Anderson and Cherokee Counties was seeking extra funding made available for peripheral expenditures for state operated rape centers. The same centers had their state funding completely cut earlier this year. By losing the funding, these local crisis centers can return to not being able to collect a local rapist cop's DNA, while their compromising policies and procedures remain hidden from government oversight. Losing all state and federal funding is nothing to be proud of. Articles posted on the same day show that Cherokee County, TX is more interested in its stray dog problem, than with funding for female victims of sexual assault.
That is of course if the problem is illegal dog fighting or killing neighbor's cats, then the Cherokee County Texas county attorney and sheriff can ignore the problem and reassert PETA's position that Cherokee County's Project Got to Fool 'Em Everyday (when your relatives get caught) is hiding behind fictitious legal statutes. Excuses excuses.

Rusk, Texas: 42-year-old Gordon Mathis sentenced to 8 years in federal prison for child porn in Tyler’s federal district court.

Gilmer, Texas: Upshur County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Louis Bridgewater, 29 from Big Sandy, has been charged with child indecency after an 11-year-old female came forward with allegations that the deputy had inappropriate contact with her multiple times at his home. Deputy Bridgewater admitted to the charges during an interview with the Texas Rangers. The molestation had been going on for over a year.

Palestine, Texas: Owners of the fraudulent oil and gas investment scheme Caddo Creek Productions, Inc. were sentenced December 7, 2007 in federal court. Donald and Cheryl Douglas of Palestine, TX have to pay over $1 million in restitution to the victims they defrauded. Mr. Douglas faces over 3 years in federal prison; Mrs. Douglas was sentenced to 5 years probation. The Palestine, TX couple conned East Texas investors by claiming non-existent oil and gas drilling production and leases in the area, but used the money for personal expenditures. Mr. Douglas had been indicted on State charges in Anderson County, TX.

Jacksonville, Texas: Just in the nick of time, another murder trial for the Cherokee County District Attorney to champion, Bernie Lucas, 52, held police at bay during an hour-long standoff at his Jacksonville, TX home in October 2007. Lucas will be on trial for the murder of 43-year-old Shelia Gray, also of Jacksonville, who was found shot to death during the standoff.
Still no murder investigation into the missing federal witnesses against ex-Jacksonville, TX police officer and convicted rapist Larry Pugh, nor the witness’ remains found in the Angelina National Forest.
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Terri Reyes (l) and Shunte Coleman (r) missing Cherokee Co. TX residents.

However a December 1, 2007 article in the Tyler Morning Telegraph shows that other state agencies are quick to charge potential murderers after the disappearance of citizens, even without a body covered in DNA. People go missing, suspects are arrested, and that is in counties other than Cherokee County, Texas. Prosecution witnesses go missing before a decorated Jacksonville, TX police officer’s federal trial; instead they are reported as homeless drug addicts that deserved the euthanasia.

Rusk, TX: For December 2007, it is again reported that convicted murderers Buenka Adams and Richard Cobb had their appeals rejected, to keep the trial fresh on the minds of those voting in the Cherokee County primaries (and to make it appear Cherokee County tried more than 1 murder case in the last 3 years)
The Tyler Morning Telegraph : reports in December 2007 the same thing that was reported in June 2007: death row inmates Adams and Cobb have lost their appeals. Nothing has changed since then; no federal appeals on the horizon for Richard Cobb. So the Tyler, TX news agencies get a quick blurb to go over the same Cherokee County trial that took place 4 years ago? The article reports, without a timeline or date, that Adams and Cobb lost their appeals in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Adams was denied a writ of habeas corpus that his attorneys filed in November 2007.

Cherokee County Texas media reported in June 2007 that both Adams and Cobb lost their direct appeals in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The end. So every 3 months up to March primaries, reports of the same rejected appeals to give the impression the Cherokee County TX district attorney’s office is hard at work? The point is Buenka Adams and Richard Cobb's latest appeal was lost in June 2007. No date of the rejection is provided by staff writers of this article that is reprinted every time they are told to.

The fact is Texas death row inmates Beunka Adams and Richard Cobb really lost their last appeal 6 months ago and have been sentenced to death. Their execution dates have not been set yet. Both Richard Cobb and Beunka Adams have depravity points of 21 according to the American Judicature Society and certainly deserve to die by lethal injection. So report that when it happens.
The murder rate in Cherokee County, TX unfortunately for those seeking "victim's rights awards" is 1000% lower than neighboring counties. 1 murder reported in 2004 and ZERO homicides reported in 2005 according to City Data.
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death row inmate Beunka Adams

Beunka Adams and Richard Cobb were convicted of robbing a Rusk, TX convenience store, kidnapping and assaulting two female employees, then murdering a third male hostage.
The above-mentioned trial of Beunka Adams and Richard Cobb took place in 2004. An Anderson County jury sentenced Adams after a change of venue sent the final phase of the trail to Cherokee County's sister jurisdiction.

In October 2004, the now defunct Dogwoods Trail Narcotics Task Force indiscriminately arrested 72 Anderson County, TX residents during the failed crystal meth roundup of the century. Same Tulia tactics used, resulting in the shooting of an unarmed black man wanted on an unrelated though outstanding marijuana arrest warrant. If defendants are black or indigent, no evidence needs to be reviewed by Cherokee County or Anderson County juries; they are presumed guilty. It's the "hang 'em high" mentality that can't be shaken easily after decades of corruption and racism ingrained in the region. And rest assured, these innocent people’s appeals never make it to local papers. Only when appeals are favorable to incumbents, are they reported ad nauseum. If the district judge makes a 'judicial error' then the case itself will not be published by the 12th Court of Appeals and the precedent hidden from legal research. And let's be honest here: East Texas prosecutors don't have to prove anything when the jury is stacked with kith and kin.

Cherokee County, TX has not had a murder trial to grandstand since the Beunka Adams/Richard Cobb sentencing. Michael Harris of Jacksonville was given a plea deal after killing his ex-wife because his bail was set repeatedly for the same offense, the driver of the pickup that struck and killed Jennifer Hester also of Jacksonville was given a No-Bill, and Jacksonville, TX police officer Larry Pugh was only given 12 years concurrent state time on top of his 12+ federal years for rape and retaliation. Murders and homicides have taken place in Cherokee County since the Buenka Adams/Richard Cobb trial; however they are neither reported nor make it to a judicial hearing. But Cherokee County is gearing up another 'once in a lifetime' murder trial to make waves and the headlines with Bernie Lucas at the helm. And each step of the appeal process will be repeatedly reported as if it just occurred. To make it look it like everybody at the Cherokee County Texas courthouse is busy. Busy as cats in a litter box.

Rusk, Texas: In a county of less than 50,000, the reports on the Cherokee County, TX county attorney’s office is that the staff is ‘overwhelmed with case loads’ and had to hire an assistant county attorney. The article cites the multitude of Child Protective Services’ citations and Crisis Center protective orders being issued throughout the county. A good decision to hire an outsider to handle cases, this way Cherokee County judges can avoid being reprimanded for backlogging the local docket as they pursue their side jobs as visiting judges in other counties, you know, clearing mental health commitments out of their jurisdiction. Does the backlog of cases for the Cherokee County's county attorney include the arrests made by convicted rapist and ex-patrolman Larry Pugh’s?

Last year, there was enough time for Craig Caldwell’s office to try Larry Hinton of Jacksonville, TX with misdemeanor charges of “interfering with Larry Pugh’s police investigation,” even though the charge is a felony. Hinton was acquitted in county court and settled with the city of Jacksonville, TX on Larry Pugh’s excessive force. Hinton's wife was beaten and tasered during the Tomato Bowl melee and Hinton's teeth kicked in during Pugh's arrest. The Cherokee County district attorney's office did not get their hands dirty on the Larry Hinton court case; they let Craig Caldwell take the credit.

Upcoming murder trials have been pushed back on the Cherokee County Texas docket, right in time for March’s elections. No real need to go out and buy election signs when incumbents are installed in their positions for life and they run against, well NO ONE. Cherokee County Texas rarely has challengers, even in opposite political parties, for Sheriff, Judge, County Judge and/or District Attorney. However, other neighboring counties actually trying to clean up the corruption in their respective agencies see more names on the ballot. And they don’t use murder victims to ham up the local media.

Henderson, TX: In Rusk County, after episodes of police corruption were exposed in the Rusk Co. Sheriff’s department, retired law enforcement vie for Sheriff of the beleaguered county.
The candidates pledge to clean up Rusk County, Texas after June 2007’s suicide of retiring Lt. Fred Dunlap, investigator Michael Davis’ insurance fraud conviction and Deputy Kenneth Martin’s child porn possession. In May 2007, Lt. Johnny Davidson, Jr. and Chief Deputy Dusty Flanagan pleaded guilty to sexual harassment of a female coworker. Current Rusk County Sheriff Glenn Deason has not filed for re-election as of December 2007. The issue of official oppression and political corruption is being openly addressed in the media and amongst voters.

Repetitious reports of the same murder trial that was settled in 2004, as in the Beunka Adams and Richard Cobb death sentence, won’t convince Rusk County, Texas voters to continue with the same old patterns of police misconduct and deceit. So if you are voting in the Cherokee County Texas primaries, make sure you avoid the booths that are serving 'nature's brownies.'
That's the staple of life for the incumbents.

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Jacksonville City Manager's wife gets DUI. Vote for Prop 13 again?

Cherokee County Texas Blogspot is now on sister sites Technorati, the Austin American Statesman AND a contributing journal for Austin's Burnt Orange Report.
Thanks for all the contributing articles and old newspaper clippings.

As years of news paper clippings show, insurance fraud is the get rich quick scheme most favored by Cherokee County, TX law enforcement and their families. Of course when they are caught no reports are circulated. In fact every opportunity to deny it is taken. A common tactic in local Cherokee County Texas newspapers is for officials to mention in passing an incarcerated ally, as if at the time of publishing they just saw him at the grocery store. Or they just scored a big buck or prize fish at the hunting club. Or name him on a list of 'Who's Who' seen at the downtown Christmas festival. Even though they are doing time in prison. What is the efficacy of printing a bald face lie, when every individual reading it knows that the guy they're talking about is sitting in prison?

Why do these representatives of the community publish demonstrative artificial announcements? What can possibly be gained for knowingly making patently false statements? The answer is manifold, but most importantly they must fool the locals (not within their circle) that their buddies haven’t been breaking the law for decades.
Another favorite ploy of officials is playing the victim and/or pretending to be the defender, while they themselves are the ones committing the crime.

Rusk, Texas: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 Gordon Neal Mathis, 42 of Rusk, TX had his sentencing day in federal court for possessing child pornography, however his attorney did not show up and could not be reached. Mathis’ sentencing has been postponed. Cherokee County, Texas authorities seized his computers back in November 2006 after a 12-year-old girl reported being sexually assaulted by Mathis for almost a year.

The editor is certain the illegal images found on Gordon Mathis’ computer will appear elsewhere after being copied and stored by Cherokee County, TX law enforcement. Crime scene pictures ranging from suicides to burglaries are shared with local attorneys in an informal “open policy” forum. An “open policy” within the cult of confession, however not with out-of-town attorneys. No need to file a motion of discovery when everybody has the pictures of each other's wives. It's part of the culture of corruption in East Texas courthouses outside news agencies call "winning at all costs" which will be discussed later.

Tyler, Texas: Smith County correctional officer Kenya Bush, 25 of Tyler, TX has been indicted for conspiracy to commit capital murder and now faces trial in 241st District Judge Jack Skeen Jr.'s court. Co-defendants include Jonathan Toliver, 37 of Lindale, TX , and Toliver’s mother who allegedly bonded out a state witness out of jail in order to silence him. Smith County jailer Kenya Bush is accused of supplying a cell phone to Toliver and information on the confidential informant. Toliver had been under suspicion of manufacturing narcotics since 1997.
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Toliver

Smith County’s undercover narcotics officers and a crack dealing CI testified at the Toliver trial.
On October 23, 2007, Johnathan “Bisco” Toliver received life in prison for his murder for hire conspiracy.

Kilgore, Texas: Pastor of the Gladewater Church of Christ, Larry Jackson, 54 of Kilgore, TX was arrested for sexual assault charges.
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Pastor Jackson

Jackson is accused of assault and indecency with 3 girls all under the age of 10, occurring at the Church of Christ on West Clair St. in Gladewater, TX. He bonded out of Gregg County jail on $135,000 on October 11, 2007 and continued to preach during the detectives' investigation.

Longview, Texas: October 11, 2007: Longview, TX psychiatric ward closed down for egregious acts, including sexual assault on minor patients. The Texas Department of State Health Services suspended for 10-days and revoked the license of the Acadia Pathways Psychiatric Hospital. Acadia housed over 2 dozens out patients, including elderly. On October 29, 2007 the Longview, TX based sanatorium was completely shut down amidst the allegations of physical assault of twenty eight patients and six employees.

Bullard, Texas: Douglas Wadrup, 22 arrested October 12, 2007 for having child pornography on his computer.

Nacogdoches County Jail: Another escape of an inmate Tuesday October 16, 2007
due to booking errors and open delivery gates. The inmate, 19-year-old Adam Christopher Stripling was captured 3 minutes later and has been classified as a flight risk. The jailer has been disciplined for the mistake.

Jacksonville, TX: Deborah Raissi, the wife of Jacksonville City Manager Mo Raissi was arrested in Smith County on October 14, 2007 for DUI and possession of marijuana. Deborah Raissi was traveling on Hwy. 69 at 3:30 am when she was stopped by patrol officers in Bullard, TX. Jacksonville's Mayor Robert Haberle stands by the City Manager and states in the article that Mrs. Raissi’s drinking and pot smoking does not reflect poorly on the city. Forget about it... that was just an isolated incident. Wonder who sold her the bag of dope?
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Deborah Raissi
TCLEOSE: On September 4, 2007 The Tyler Morning Telegraph ran an expose’ on corrupt East Texas law enforcement called “Breaking the Badge.” This article ran in tandem with several left leaning Texas bloggers’ (from the Austin metro area) comments and postings. The author Kenneth Dean of The Tyler Morning Telegraph lists the litany of police misconduct charges and convictions, mainly from the law enforcement operating in and around Cherokee County, Texas. The crimes range from sexual assault of women in police custody, drug dealing and rape. The article also cites the observations of Special Agent Peter Galbraith of the Tyler, TX FBI and TCLEOSE Executive Director Timothy Braaten. Namely, small East Texas towns with corrupt officers make the problem appear to be disproportionate than the rest of the country, and secondly these small towns don’t have the resources to hire good quality police officers.

A police officer such as Larry Pugh of Jacksonville, TX who has a history of official oppression and now a 12 + year federal sentence for rape and retaliation is not merely “unacceptable behavior.” The hiring of Michael Meissner this year to be the Chief of Police of New Summerfield, Texas was not just an ‘oversight’ or a slight ‘mistake.’ It is against the law to be a police impersonator. It is against the law to hire a police impersonator. There is no defending the hiring of a “gypsy cop” when you know the candidate is not a licensed peace officer.

Cherokee County Constable Randall Thompson did not just quit showing up for work while he was dealing crystal meth. The day before his federal indictment, the district court that employed him went into spin mode, and attempted to absolve themselves of Thompson, their bailiff and ally. District Court hearings, both civil and criminal, put Constable Thompson operating in the Rusk, TX courthouse all during 2006. That’s the point; not only is Thompson now in federal incarceration for 10 years for intent to distribute, BUT the Cherokee County, Texas media prints complete falsehoods fed to them from the district court. No retraction has ever been printed: Randy Thompson worked in the courthouse, Rusk TX's Skyview Unit and patrolled Precinct 3. It didn’t take a court hearing to fire him---the Eastern Federal District of Texas did it by indictment.

A perfect example of "winning at all costs." Got to fool 'em every day.

In the age of instant background checks, there is no other conclusion to come to other than small East Texas counties deliberately employ police officers with less than reputable backgrounds. These men are recruited because of their pasts. These men are promoted because of their connections with the ongoing criminal elements in the Piney Woods. They are put in place because they are willing to violate the law and do the things honest police officers would not. Their bosses get paid to keep the ruse going ad nauseum. And they simply get a kick out of it. It is their character. Unlike counties such as Smith and Nacogdoches that terminate crooked officers, Cherokee County ignores the problem until the problem worsens and the Feds have to step in. Then they rush the media with preposterous stories on how they never associated with the perpetrator (didn't even know where they were, a la' Randall Thompson) even though they've worked side-by-side for decades.

Further reading of September’s Tyler Morning Telegraph article shows the point that has been missed. There can be no glossing over the police misconduct: it took the FBI and the US Attorney’s office to bring charges against the rouge officers. Only Smith County has supervision and a system in place to reprimand the bad officers. Rusk County and Nacogdoches County openly discuss their disciplinary actions against offending officers. Police misconduct incidents are simply swept under the carpet in Cherokee County, TX and/or simply not reported. All these crimes discussed within this blog are not isolated incidents; it bleeds over into the local school systems where many of the relatives of Cherokee County law enforcement scratch out a living. And because they hate the sunlight passing through the magnifying glass, sexual deviants are sheltered instead of ousted. A quick check of the DPS sex offender registry gives the names not reported by their relatives: 16 registered offenders in Rusk, TX; 49 in Jacksonville, 3 in Wells, 2 in Alto, 1 in Gallatin, 1 in Maydelle and 22 in Troup, Texas. Never read about all of them in the paper?

According to the AP, Texas is ranked No. 2 in the nation in the number of teachers disciplined for sexual misconduct with students. In small close-knit communities, sexual abuse and police misconduct can go on for decades when the perpetrators are related to elected officials. Most of these incumbents never face an opponent during the primaries, because challengers are blackmailed out of the race.

Houston Chronicle, March 2005: The Chronicle published an article based on the East Texas legal system where only a handful of attorneys practice criminal defense "and fewer still are willing to openly criticize the district attorney in the town's tight-knit legal community. It's a community in which intermarriage and blood ties abound..." The focus of this article was heavy handed tactics of Smith County prosecutors and excessive sentencing issues. In Cherokee County, Texas it's not a matter of "winning at all costs" it is a matter of not losing at EVERY cost, no matter how long they drag a case out or what the price to the taxpayer. It is a matter of using law enforcement to harass those members of the bar association who break the code of silence and communicate with the US Attorney's office. It is a matter of circling the band wagon when one of their own is arrested for DUI after nearly killing people in a drunken wreck on the city streets of Jacksonville, TX. It is a matter of employees in the Rusk, TX post office smashing a sample vial of blood being mailed to Austin, after a Cherokee County deputy is arrested by the DPS [or vice versa] for drunk driving and disorderly conduct. No test-tube, no test results for the Sheriff's drinking buddies. It is a matter of pedophiles, rapists, imposters, drug dealers and murderers AND those who hire them given the responsibility of keeping Cherokee County 'crime free.'

Does the Department of Public Safety ever receive anything from Cherokee County, Texas?
Other than recruits that can't hack it being a disciplined trooper?
Certainly seized drugs aren't making it to their proper and legal destination when Cherokee and neighboring counties don't exist on the Department of Justice Fund Report (even though tiny towns do).
Yet drug seizures, raids and successful crackdowns alongside the DEA are routinely reported by the local Cherokee County, TX newspapers, as the September 10, 2007 seizure of 24 pounds of marijuana by local authorities and the October 4, 2007 arrest of an Anderson County fugitive. In their minds it doesn't matter how many federal laws they violate, as long as a pittance of dope can be seized and divvied up.

Statewide and Rusk, TX: On November 6, voters have the opportunity to have wool pulled over their eyes again with another constitutional amendment on the ballot: Namely Proposition 13 which states the amendment would deny bail if a person violates “certain court orders” or is released on felony bond or in a case of family violence. Prop 13 allows a district judge to assess if a defendant poses a danger to the community or a further threat to a domestic violence victim and again deny them bail.
This ruse of denying a violent and repeat offender bail has been tried and tried again for publicity stunts. Voters have already approved the exact same ridiculous con in November 2005. And as the media cites, these amendments became effective September 2006.
Why do we need to vote on this sham of denying bond of violent lawbreakers again? Because the author of this garbage wants what the previous person(s) responsible for its creation: a sympathy vote and something to champion. If someone poses a threat, and keeps posing a threat, as did Michael Harris in Cherokee County, Texas’ 2003 capital murder debacle, then the Texas Constitution, the United States Constitution and every legal precedent for the last 150 years allows for the denial of bail. Hopefully, the Texan voter will be getting sick of this excuse making by deficient District Attorneys. Send a message to them---quit letting your drug-dealing informants out on the streets to murder their wives.
Michael Harris murdered his wife in August 2003 after his bond was granted multiple times by the Cherokee County Texas district court; Faye Harris even had a protective order against her husband, who was seeking drug treatment at the Rusk State Hospital.

Notice in the Texas Council on Family Violence statement for the year 2003, just 2 months prior in June 2003, Runny Session, 37 of Rusk, TX murdered his wife Tracey Moore and killed the couple’s 16-year-old son Randy before killing himself. Not one article about this murder/suicide ever appeared in the Cherokee County newspapers. Wonder why? Because of the deceased kinship to those working for Cherokee County. A similar murder/suicide in March 2007 of a couple from Jacksonville, TX (who had moved to the Beaumont area) received the same anonymous and ‘closed-lipped’ reporting.

Makes all the sealed indictments and plea bargains appear to be just a family affair - a Cherokee County tradition.

Certain public sites outside http://www.cherokeecountytexas.blogspot.com expire over time, namely the TDCJ inmate registry.

To open a new search session on the TDCJ Offender/Prison Inmate site, go to http://168.51.178.33/webapp/TDCJ/index2.htm

The site also provides admission and release dates, including judgments, facility location and age/gender of inmates.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Child porn at Rusk ISD. Former Alto, TX coach busted. Death by Internet and Deputies. Escapee's taped phonecalls lead to arrest of Nacogdoches jailer

This posting covers : FBI investigates Rusk, TX teachers on child porn charges, former Alto ISD head coach Lucky Gamble arrested on domestic dispute and local Internet forums turn political.
The family of retired Lufkin, TX detective Allen Wallace calls Cherokee County Sheriff Department for suicide intervention - Wallace is shot dead in family cemetery. Lastly, a Nacogdoches jailer helps inmates escape and is later arrested after the Sheriff Department confirms inmates' recorded jailhouse pay phone calls. Neighboring Cherokee County Sheriff denied his deputies monitor jailhouse pay phones in a 1995 news article designed as a smokescreen. Complete with a fictitious concerned citizen.

For the 3rd time this year, another Cherokee County Texas schoolteacher is under FBI investigation on child pornography and indecency charges as reported by the online Rusk Cherokeean. The longtime Rusk High School teacher's name is being withheld by the local paper. His name is Harold "Bo" Scallon, Rusk High School drama teacher.

The Tyler Paper online reports that the first out of the three, a 34 year-old Rusk geography teacher named Brian Basee pled guilty to an improper relationship between a "teacher and student." A Cherokee County grand jury indicted Basee last March for indecency with a minor. He will receive 3 years incarceration according to the Jacksonville Progress. Also according to the Cherokeean article, a 23 year-old youth minister from Jacksonville, TX that was sentenced to 4 years for having over 600 child porn pictures stored on his computer. This is not just a male teacher problem in Cherokee County, TX.

In 2005, Shelley Allen a 35 year-old Alto, TX teacher's aide was arrested for indecency with a student and sexual assault.
Because she is a member of the Allen family of Alto and Rusk, TX, local reporting never made it past her arrest. She was out on $30,000 bond. Her story dropped off the map quicker than the beating of Alto, TX resident John Brown by Cherokee County law enforcement.

Former Alto, TX high school football coach Drennan "Lucky" Gamble was arrested twice last week for domestic violence and DWI. Waco and Killeen TX authorities formed a police barricade around Gamble's home in Falls County, TX after police were alerted to a domestic dispute.
Coach Lucky Gamble was Alto ISD's head coach and athletics director from 1993 to 2000.
He lead the Alto Yellowjackets to several high school football victories during his tenure. He is currently an assistant football coach at Chilton High School in Falls County (between Waco and Temple). Gamble had a previous assault charge after beating his first wife back in 2003.


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"Lucky" Gamble, Alto ISD athletic director 1993-2000

Cherokee County, TX perhaps a great place to raise a family, but definitely home school. To the north and towards civilization, Smith County Commissioners Court meetings are now posted on YouTube by County Judge Joel Baker. Some commissioners question the postings, in fear that internet users "can alter the broadcasts" or "edit" the recordings. At least the debate is for an open forum where the public can view the court meetings. Instead of behind closed doors in a private citizens' and unelected people's homes.

The Cherokee County old bitty network is always in full propaganda mode, trying to distract the local population with on-going smear campaigns. However they are not as Internet savvy as the younger population who has access to this and other blogs. A lesson for those old worn out hags who do random postings 'under the radar' and 'under the covers' in local Internet forums. They could wind up like this guy: http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/09/17/internet.death.ap/index.html?eref=ib_technology

Again, the lesson is limit your internet access and time on the computer. Its called "Internet addiction." You people will die of exhaustion trying to cover up the illegal activity going on in your hometown Cherokee County, Texas. The Bill of Rights or Freedom of Speech has always been under attack in backwoods East Texas. The latest tactic is to have the local internet political forums shut down entirely by posting profanity and slander of non-news related subjects, under the guise of anonymity.
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hen they themselves cry foul and try to have the entire discussion board shut down. Local officials do not want any open forum where people can discuss Cherokee County, Texas corruption; they want to control the subject matter. Since they can't control public opinion on the internet, they are attempting to have it terminated internally by posting personal attacks at random chatroom members. Very Nazi-esque.

Note to subscribers: if you come across postings that do not agree with the Internet etiquette requirements listed in the service agreement, then you have found your East Texan saboteur trying to shut the public site down completely. It is the Cherokee County old wives club given the charge of shutting these Free Speech sites down. For solidarity's sake they often attack one another under pseudonyms to create diversions of the ongoing criminal activity in Cherokee County, Texas. Their weapon of choice is venomous vitriolic personal attacks to mask the stench of corruption. Don't be fooled. A quick check of their ISP address will give them away. Try this free online service from Geobytes, Inc.: http://www.geobytes.com/IpLocator.htm

In more intelligent circles, the Tyler/Smith County League of Women Voters will be hosting a panel of judicial experts Tuesday September 25, 2007.
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The topic will be "The Texas Judiciary: Is Justice for Sale?" Specific examples should include Cherokee County's district court employees backing of law enforcement guilty of rape, murder and drug dealing.

And for the unsullied and idealistic district court interns, fresh faced and out of law school : it will look better to have Church's Chicken on your resume' than Cherokee County.

The East Texas child porn epidemic.
 
Why the constant barrage of reports of child pornography coming from the Bible Belt in greater East Texas, eg. the Nacogdoches county jailers, Rusk school teachers, Rusk County deputies etc. ? This is highlighted in a Lufkin News article dated August 31, 2007 "Rusk County deputy pled guilty to having child porn."

Henderson, TX cop Kenneth Martin, age 36, fired in April after a fellow officer found the images on Martin's police cruiser computer. US District Judge Michael Schneider sentenced the former deputy to 78 months in federal prison on Tuesday September 18, 2007. Why is child porn the choice for so many East Texas law enforcement personnel? Is it a dangerous combination of boredom and the need to break the law?

Certainly the majority of these law enforcement officials and educators are not pedophiles. The answer: they are gathering a library of the most illegal thing they can find, including stockpiling illicit drugs in order to plant on and/or frame their colleagues when the time arises. Sexual blackmail has been the mainstay of Cherokee County politics for decades. Some of the dumber ones are getting caught. They aren't doing it for their own gratification---they are being instructed to. And sometimes they are probably successful in framing each other. Others collect the sordid images because they enjoy violating the law, plain and simple.

The thrill of breaking the law is too tempting and easy to do for the caliber of people hired in law enforcement in these areas. The rest of them are child predators and rapists that need castration, chemical or otherwise. This criminal activity will continue in Cherokee County Texas because the established elected officials will continue theirs. Cherokee County police officers like Larry Pugh certainly saw his bosses illegally tape record suspect's phone conversations and had the district court back him during his brutal actions during the Tomato Bowl riot of 2004. Even saw his bosses put a man on trial for "interfering" and "resisting" while Pugh kicked his teeth in. So he felt emboldened to go out and rape and dispose of his complainants.


Constable Randy Thompson saw innocent poor people get framed and their property seized, so he decided to crank up a meth lab to get more locals addicted. Chester Kennedy Police Chief of Troup, TX had the best of both worlds being on the dividing line of Cherokee and Smith County. He could steal evidence from both counties and never report it. Hell, the Dogwood Trails Narcotic Task Force got away with it for years.

If you can't make a phone call to revoke the bail of a violent drug addict locked up in the Rusk State Hospital, a la' Michael Harris in 2003, before he signs out and murders his wife, then there is no telling what you can get away with. Because the economy is so rotten in Cherokee County, a government job is one of the most coveted, and these good Christian souls will say and do anything to keep their mortgage payments. They will even resort to investing in child pornography, in order to extort each other.

The Cherokeean front page article for Sept. 26, 2007 titled "TDCJ overtime boosts economy" tells the story why the economy is so poor for Cherokee County. The only viable source of income for the region is the Skyview and Hodges Unit and the article brags on the pittance (of less than $29,000 annually) a jailer makes. If correctional officers are the largest source of revenue for the area, it is easy to understand why these people resort to blackmail via drugs and pornography. The target is the majority of well intentioned law enforcement that uphold the letter of law and don't deal in drugs. Other targets are unsuspecting citizens caught up in an irate and egomaniacal officer's debauchery or boredom. The usual suspects are the ones who seek out the most attention with the most mundane and mediocre "drug busts" or acts of unsubstantiated heroism.

With so much time on their hands, making barely enough salary to feed themselves, they begin delving into criminal acts to ease their boredom and frustration, i.e. tapping phones, child porn, doing drugs, cheating on their spouses, etc. etc.

Or in the case of Jacksonville, TX patrolman Larry Pugh, they resort to targeting and raping defenseless women to sate their small town power trips.

Footnote: Larry Pugh pled guilty to falsifying his guilty plea, tacking on a few more years to his 12 federal years for rape and retaliation.

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federal prisoner and ex-Jacksonville, TX police officer Larry Pugh

Even though local media outlets do not immediately report the overtly corrupt behavior of the Cherokee County criminal justice system, some other not so distant newspapers will.
For instance, the report of local retired Lufkin detective Allen Lee "Stinger" Wallace, age 50, being gunned down in a "suicide"[sic] "altercation." Wallace was shot in the head Monday September 17, 2007 over his mother grave in a cemetery on CR 2218 outside Rusk, TX. Cherokee County sheriff deputies were called to the secluded graveyard, the article begins:
http://www.tylerpaper.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007709200307

Wallace drew his weapon at the cemetery, and according to Cherokee County Sheriff James Campbell, shots were fired. Allen Wallace, a 23 year veteran of the Lufkin Police Department was killed at the scene by Campbell's deputies. Sheriff Campbell comments he doesn't know "who fired first," and has called the Texas Rangers to "investigate." Cherokee County doesn't know "who fired first" but they do know the retired ex-detective was "suicidal."

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Maybe the gentleman was just having an emotion visit to his family's cemetery plots. Nonetheless, this article didn't make it to local Cherokee County media outlets the day it occurred, even though it happened on their doorsteps. If it looks bad, then don't print it.

The Lukin Daily News reported the killing on September 18, 2007:
http://www.lufkindailynews.com/search/content/news/stories/2007/09/18/19/Ex_Lufkin_detective_dies.html
This article mistakenly repeats the nonsense of issuing an "autopsy" on Wallace to determine "who fired first." That would be an issue for forensics to solve during the inquest; nonexistent forensics and no witnesses.With talking points freshly honed for public consumption, the Daily Progress reports on the shooting in their September 19, 2007 issue ---minus the proper day the incident took place.

The article begins the Sheriff Department's "welfare concern" [sic] "began at approximately 1:50 PM..." Forget the fact the killing took place on Monday Sept. 17, not Wed Sept. 19. Apparently there are no courses in suicide prevention offered to Cherokee County, Texas recruits. The Cherokeean Herald online reports the failed intervention after the Wallace family supposedly called Cherokee County in fear Allen Wallace was going to kill himself.

Local Cherokee County media outlets never mentioned another police brutality claim that occurred in October 2006, the alleged excessive force of former Cherokee County Deputy Keith Gayle. Deputy Gayle arrested Kevin Yates in November 2004 for public intoxication and resisting arrest; Yates claimed he was roughed up unneccessarily during the domestic dispute call. Yates filed a civil rights lawsuit that was heard in Tyler's US Magistrate district, naming Cherokee County, Deputy Gayle and Deputy Sargeant Jamie Beene as co-Defendants.

Mr. Yates lost his federal suit of $200,000 in damages and is serving a 3 year prison term on a failure to appear sentence before Cherokee County's charges for the dispute incident were dismissed. Deputy Sgt. J. Beene had been a co-Defendant in the recent beating of Alto, TX resident John Brown, and too won his excessive force civil trial after a brutality "investigation"
by the Texas Rangers.

Nacogdoches, TX:

Nacogdoches County, Texas correctional officer Hector Navejar, 24 was arrested Wednesday September 26, 2007 for helping 3 Hispanic inmates escape via an unlocked and/or malfunction door back in July. The escaping trio had led authorities on an extensive manhunt and to date 2 of the escapees have been caught leading to the arrest of 3 others in San Antonio who facilated their run from the law. One of the escapee's sister, Laquisha Monque Tyler, 18, of Alto, TX was picked up by Cherokee County deputies for her part in helping her brother Marcuese avoid authorities.

"Authorities believe that Tyler provided her brother with transportation from Nacogdoches to Alto the morning of the escape and concealed his location from law enforcement officials."
Efforts to locate her brother Marcuese Tyler had been ongoing throughout the state. Tyler may have escaped 9 hours earlier than authorities originally believed, traveled to Alto then Jacksonville, TX, and may be in the DFW area. Marcuese Tyler was a 2002 Alto High School graduate. He was apprehended in Houston County.

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Correctional Officer for the Nacogdoches County jail, Mr. Hector Navejar age 24 now faces 2nd degree felony charges and has been arraigned.

The case of the escapees is non-eventful other than the fact it sheds the light on a common Texas practice of recording all inmates calls from the pay phones in the jail. A practice Cherokee County officials deny tooth and nail, because their phone tapping goes beyond the jailhouse and out into the city streets and rural backroads. Cherokee County has also denied that it records incoming 911 calls established by DETCOG in the 1990's. A lie that has been repeated for decades, even in local newspapers.

The Nacogdoches jailer was caught because the inmates used the jailhouse phone to call Navejar and promised him illegal drugs for his cooperation in their escape. According to Officer Navejar's arrest affidavit located at:
http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/dailysentinel/pdf/nevajar_affidavit.pdf

"Jail phone recordings implicate the defendant [jailer Hector Navejar] by name and phone number. Jail phone conversation indicated the defendant was being paid off with illegal drugs. The cell phone mentioned in the call was confirmed by employee records."

Apparently the Nacogdoches Sheriff Department has no problem admitting it intercepts and records phone calls in the Nacogdoches County Jail.

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Page 1 of defendant Hector Navejar's arrest affivadivt :
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Now that's reporting the news accurately. It may look bad to Nacogdoches County, but the sheriff is openly trying to solve the problems in the jailhouse. He isn't covering them up with lies, misdirection and fictitious "concerned citizens." The bad apples are weeded out instead of promoted.

Cherokee County's Sheriff James Campbell in a 1995 Cherokeean article, stated "The law prohibits my deputies to listen in (on phone conversations)" on the jailhouse pay phone. Even if one is allegedly making harassing collect calls out their cell blocks. But in 2007 it's OK for the Nacogdoches County jail to record the inmates' conversations?

From the Rusk, TX Cherokeean June 1, 1995 p. 1
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Did Joe Evans, the former Nacogdoches County sheriff and current Cherokee County District Attorney's Investigator monitor the jailhouse pay phones under his tenure in Nacogdoches, Texas? You bet. But the neighboring Cherokee County sheriff and his deputies would not listen in on anybody's personal or business calls, even his own inmate's they're charged with monitoring? Must be that dang ol' Patriot Act, retroactively. Apparently East Texas Sheriff Departments do listen in and record all incoming and outgoing calls from their jails. Why the misdirection in Cherokee County, Texas?

Is it supposed to be a secret that phone calls between defendants in Cherokee County jail and their respective attorney/client conference calls are recorded? Then sent over to the District Attorney's office for further scrutiny? Countless county jails around the country admit to recording inmates phone calls and use the calls to prosecute contraband traffickers. Cherokee County Texas' private conversation recording obviously goes beyond the jailhouse and out into the neighborhood. And they get a kick out of publishing fictitious "concerned citizen" stories when they are smoke screening the illegal activity of their law enforcement.

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Now let's look retrospectively at more recent ARTICLES OF DIS-INFORMATION:

http://www.jacksonvilleprogress.com/archivesearch/local_story_006082510.html from the Jacksonville Daily Progress January 6, 2006:

regarding the "resignation" of Cherokee County Constable and bailiff Randall Thompson during his Federal indictment for selling meth to an undercover US agent. Ostensibly Thompson was feeling the pressure to resign for not showing up to work for over a month - he was sitting in a federal holding block not able to make his bail. The misdirection is that bailiff Randall Thompson was not participating in his district court duties prior to his indictment. Thompson was an officer of the 369th District court, though several accounts contend he did not serve as bailiff since June 23, 2005 http://www.jacksonvilleprogress.com/archivesearch/local_story_007151417.html (article dated January 7, 2006).

369th District Court documents tell another story; Thompson was an active participant in courthouse security and coordination. He disappeared for 6 weeks after being arrested by the Dept. of Justice. Another misleading article dated January 11, 2007 again states Thompson was shirking his constable and bailiff duties http://www.jacksonvilleprogress.com/archivesearch/local_story_011111403.html

It is unlikely the Cherokee County district court was unaware of Randall Thompson's incarceration and indictment from the US DOJ press release dated January 12, 2006
http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/txe/news_release/news/thompson_moore.pdf

It appears ignorance was being feigned about Thompson's whereabouts AND the fact that he was an active participant in 369th District Court activities and only abandoned his duties after his arrest. Thompson was sentenced to 10 years federal prison for possession and distribution of a controlled substance. His initial arrest was not reported by Cherokee County media outlets.

The fact is Randall Thompson was not a drug addict. Thompson job was to make crystal meth for sale and distribution by Cherokee County law enforcement in order to inflate the county's drug arrest rate.

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A' la the now defunct Dogwood Narcotics Trail Psuedo- Task Force in Palestine, TX, also part of the 369th District Court. This in turn would guarantee more federal funding to Cherokee County, TX.
Last year's articles were designed to make the public believe that Constable Thompson was not working for the district court since June of 2005.

More recently, the East Texas media has tried to put a pretty bow on and close the door on the Larry Pugh rape and retaliation case. They are aware that several of Pugh's federal witnesses have disappeared and one key witnesses' decomposed body was discovered in the Angelina Forest after ex-officer Pugh's 12 year sentencing. Even the Tyler Paper paints a unsympathetic picture of Pugh's rape victims as homeless drug addicts, wandering the alleyways and cemeteries of Jacksonville, TX http://www.tylerpaper.com/article/20070910/NEWS01/709090330

The article goes on to cite the investigation of Pugh by the Cherokee County District Attorney's office, but never asks "Why wasn't Larry Pugh arrested by Cherokee County?" if all these allegations Joe Evans states he investigated were pouring in? Joe Evans states he checked into 30 other complaints in the county. Then he decided to contact the FBI when he had a grand epiphany?

No sir, Larry Pugh's last victim -the recipient of a $300,000 settlement against Larry Pugh (in care of the city of Jacksonville, TX), she is the one who contacted the FBI after her complaints fell on deaf ears. After it all, Cherokee County District Attorney Elmer Beckworth gathered his 12 loyal grand jurors, indicted Pugh and offered him 12 years concurrent state time for screwing an "inmate." No mention or investigation required for the multiple late night traffic stops and sexual assaults Larry Pugh conducted for Cherokee County's 'Driving While Female ' crackdown. After Larry Pugh was indicted and sentenced, then Pugh's drug arrests were dismissed. Cherokee County continued to prosecute Larry Pugh's arrests during the time he was out on federal bond and continuing to stalk his complainants.

And of course the Jacksonville and Rusk newspaper would never divulge the county resident's name: Evelyn Lewis. Because of female resident Cherokee County woman with a home, a job and a stable household might impact decortated patrolman Larry Pugh's reputation. As Elmer Beckworth later told the Tyler Paper "the possibility of planting drugs was higher (with Pugh) than any other officer, " he said.

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To win the trust of the Cherokee County, Texas taxpayer, they are to believe that a Constable did not show up for work for months for his bailiff duties and was terminated the day before he was indicted on federal drug charges. Of course Constable Randy Thompson still got his paycheck for the Rusk, TX Skyview Unit where he also worked as a correctional officer; he had a perfect attendance record up at Skyview. But he never coordinated any case loads in the 369th District Court;no absolutely not...he was nowhere to be found?

Meanwhile, Jacksonville, TX police officer Larry Pugh was pulling women over and raping them on the side of the road. Women whose complaints were not followed up on after reporting them to the local Rape Crisis Center and district attorney's office. Not until the FBI got involved and made them 'investigate' Larry Pugh. But these women were just homeless drug addicts that wandered off into the Angelina Forest and never were seen again, according to local newspapers.

And that is going to win your trust back?

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Rape and Perjury for Jacksonville, TX cop. Redneck Games. Nacogdoches Deputy facing child porn charges...Frontal lobes needed.

The Cherokee County District Attorney's office has decided to charge federally convicted rapist Jacksonville patrol cop Larry Pugh with something. This comes after district attorney Elmer Beckworth predicted months earlier to the Jacksonville Daily Progress that Larry Pugh would merely "have to register as a sex offender" after his jail time. Following Beckworth's suit of offering probation as plea bargain to sex offenders and the local media ignoring the sentencing.

It was decided after Larry Pugh's exhaustive 2 weeks worth of plea bargains (no Federal appeal on the horizon) that it was in the vested interest of the little community to finally bring state charges against the rouge officer. Pugh buckled under the federal indictments and convictions, even though the District Attorney continued to seek charges against several of Pugh's victims .

How long should we hold our collective breath for 369th District Court bailiff and Constable Pct. 3 Randy Thompson to have state charges levied on top of his 12 year federal drug sentence????
Something like that might actually make it into the local papers and no one needs to know about a Cherokee County district court bailiff selling crank to an undercover federal agent.....
I mean good ol' Randy Thompson's appeals haven't been exhausted and there's a thin chance he'll win his appeal, unlike poor ol' Larry Pugh. The bodies are starting to pile up.


Post script: the Tyler Morning Telegraph ran a two-part series on ex-Jacksonville, TX patrol officer Larry Pugh titled "One Bad Cop" regarding 2 missing federal witnesses. Unfortunately, they portray Pugh's victims as streetwalkers; secondly Cherokee County has had more than one bad peace officer. Wonder if an expose' will be published on 369th district court bailiff Randall Thompson, convicted of intent to distribute meth.... Hats off to the Tyler Morning Telegraph for showing concern, yet following Pugh's and the Cherokee County district attorney's talking points. Larry Pugh was partly responsible for the Tomato Bowl riot at the Jacksonville high school homecoming in October 2004. After being assaulted by Pugh, Larry Hinton of Jacksonville was charged, tried and acquitted for "interfering with an investigation." Hinton later settled out of court with the city of Jacksonville for an undisclosed amount. Larry Pugh's last rape survivor was awarded $300,000 with more federal law suits on the way.

The city of Jacksonville, Texas and the police department are facing numerous civil suits because of the actions of one out-of-control officer in their brotherhood and cult of confession.

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The decomposing bodies of Larry Pugh's complainants scheduled to testify at his federal trial also recently surfaced in the Angelina National Forest. Remember folks, as the former Jacksonville, TX police chief stated "don't jump to conclusions," even though Larry Pugh was hired directly from the Athens, TX PD amidst allegations and investigations of 20 other rapes.
Perfect man for the job of East Texas traffic enforcement in the wee morning hours. As the Tyler Paper online cites Pugh's "exemplary police record," and laments on how such a "good cop" with a wife and children could turn to easing his boredom in such a small town by tracking down AIDS infected drug addicts, just to have unprotective sex with them in dirty cemeteries.

Here's the heads up: Larry Pugh, like those before him, sought out the most illegal thing he could do, short of child pornography, and get away with it every day. He got a kick out of getting away with it in front of his beautiful wife and children, so he could wipe his and Cherokee County's collective ass on the law. The locals are to believe that Larry Pugh acted alone in disposing of his federal witnesses. The guy was out on federal bond and he was monitored. How can someone with a federal indictment have access to personal records of his complainants (located at the Jacksonville, Texas city hall) via the Freedom of Information Act?

No charges were ever filed on Officer Pugh by Cherokee County until he pled guilty in federal court and was sentenced. The Cherokee County media paint Pugh's victims as "transients" and drug addicts, while feigning public sympathy, as in the Jacksonville Daily Progress articles citing the missing Shunte Coleman and Terri Reyes.

This is a common Cherokee County tactic propogated by the District Attorney's office, a la' the hit and run homicide of Jacksonville, TX resident Jennifer Hester who, according to Elmer Beckworth et al, was drunk passed out in the parking lot the night of her nursing school graduation. Why didn't Beckworth bother to convene a bonafide petit jury for the mother of a 2 year old? Elmer Beckworth, the city of Jacksonville and Cherokee County Sheriff James Campbell told the Hester family "they couldn't investigate a homicide in a private parking lot ."
Instead they collectively claim Jennifer Hester was only a transient alcoholic. Just like they claim Larry Pugh's rape victims are merely homeless drug addicts. Unfortunately, local media outlets follow suit and report nothing on the 9 other rape complaints.

Terri Reyes body was found in September 2006 after she was reported missing by her mother, during the time police officer Larry Pugh was released on federal bond.

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Terri Reyes, missing - remains found in Angelina National Forest

Shunte Coleman, mother of two, went missing after leaving a friend's home.
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Shunte Coleman, missing


Both were potential federal witnesses against Pugh, while Pugh was out on federal bond between April 2006 and August 2006. We are to believe that Larry Pugh acted alone in his crimes and the locals hope the case is closed without further scrutiny.

If only Cherokee County had the ACIM alert system earlier to locate Larry Pugh's witnesses who were going to testify against him.
Only in Cherokee County, Texas can law enforcement pat themselves on the back when their citizens go missing (when their own is out on federal bond) and then have the nerve publish their negligence.

Larry Pugh has pled to 12 federal years for his sexual assaults he committed while patrolling the streets of Jacksonville, Texas; he gets to serve his state time concurrently for only raping "a female inmate." Easy math.

Not to be outdone by the county that hired and defended ex-officer Larry Pugh, the US Attorney's office has decided to add another 5 years to Pugh's 12 year sentence for his perjury. On top of Pugh's 3 federal charges of sexually assault and retailation, Officer/Defendant Pugh lied during the civil rights trial brought on by one of his surviving victims. The lawsuit was brought on by nine (9) women Larry Pugh raped "at their homes, abandoned apartments and a cemetery."
According to Cherokee County newspaper outlets, such as The Jacksonville Daily Progress, Pugh's victims were all "homeless" and drug addicts----yet 9 of his victims lived in actual homes in the area. Again, the most recent of Larry Pugh's assault victims was actually awarded $300,000 (they'll never see) in a civil suit filed after his incarceration, AGAIN NOT ACCURATELY REPORTED BY CHEROKEE COUNTY NEWSPAPERS.

These 'news outlets' did report the unfortunate decision by a federal judge not to hold the city of Jacksonville, TX monetarily responsible for hiring the convicted rapist cop. Despite the documented record of excessive force and sexual crimes. Many, many more civil suits are in the works against the now Federal felon Larry Pugh and his entire Cherokee County law enforcement support group. Certainly none will be published, unless favorable to the city and county.

This typical lying and propaganda either deliberately or ignorantly reported will be dissected at the end of this blog. Dont confuse us with the facts.

If only the Jacksonville, Texas Rape Crisis Center wasn't running a funding deficit of over $150,000 because the state cut them off. Maybe then a local officer's victims could have DNA rape kits ran as unimpeachable State's evidence against the rapist cop.

Henderson County, TX:

In other news, Larry Pugh may have cellmate in federal prison with the indictment of Malakoff, TX police officer Horace Poullard, in neighboring Henderson County. Poullard is also accused of raping a female traffic stop while she was in custody.
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Poullard

Another example of arrested for 'Driving While Female' in the backwoods of East Texas.
That won't stop the East Texas girls from attending the Texas Redneck Games as reported by Cherokee County media outlets.

And there we can find the tiny little story about Jacksonville, TX police officer Larry Pugh getting tossed overboard by his buddies at the Cherokee County district court.
The East Texas Redneck games recently held in Henderson County is being investigated by local police for permit violations and the raunchy debauchery taking place. Such events like the "Butt Ugly Butt Crack Contest," "The Spam Eating Contest" and the "Mattress Toss Off" have been spotlighted and advertised. Complete with a Wet T-shirt Contest.
This is not an event for minors or minorities.

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For several years the white trash convention and redneck rodeo has been held in neighboring Cherokee County's Shiloh Ridge outside Alto, TX, amidst complaints. The last rowdy tobacco chewin' event took place August 4-11, 2006 in Alto, TX and was greeted with open arms by the community. However, the good people of Kilgore, TX chose to distance themselves from the misleading advertisement of the Alto, TX Redneck Games by banning signs promoting the ATV event.

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In more sordid news, Nacogdoches County, TX Sheriff Deputy and jailer Michael Paul Kennedy age 32, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for accessing child porn on the internet. And storing the illegal images he purchased with a credit card on his personal computer. Kennedy had worked for 8 years in the Nacogdoches, TX jail, being the second Nacogdoches County jailer this year to be indicted on Federal child pornography charges. Ex-deputy Brian Sowell faced charges in early April 2007, after his wife caught him chatting on the internet with underage girls.
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Deputy Sowell- Nacogdoches, TX deputy


Deputy Sowell was immediately suspended by his superiors in Nacogdoches, TX when the case broke. Unlike Larry Pugh's counterparts in neighboring Cherokee County who continued to employ the patrolman (until Nov. 2005) as they prosecuted Pugh's victims and women he falsely arrested and raped in his patrol car.

Nacogdoches County Sheriff Thomas Kerss has publicly admitted he is "sickened and disgusted with the department." Hopefully Sheriff Kerss can clean house. Certainly both Kennedy and Sowell deserve the benefit of the doubt of being innocent unless proven guilty. At least they have been caught and not promoted.

Now for the record, let's look at this week's Articles of Disinformation:
Let's begin with Cherokee County's version of events reported about convicted rapist, ex-Jacksonville, TX patrolman Larry Pugh, as reported by The Jacksonville Daily Progress:
The article is found at URL: http://www.jacksonvilleprogress.com/local/local_story_220144351.html

"Pugh pleads guilty to state charges"
By Kelly Young, reporter for Jacksonville Daily Progress

Former Jacksonville Police Officer Larry Pugh pled guilty in state court Tuesday to one count of aggravated assault and two counts of forcing an inmate to have sex with him while in custody, according to District Attorney Elmer Beckworth. Pugh, 34, was sentenced to 12 years in state prison for the assault charge and to two years for each of the sex charges.Pugh had previously been sentenced, back in March, to 12 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to forcing two women to have sex with him while on duty. He also admitted to retaliating against one of the victims when she began cooperating with the Jacksonville Police Department’s investigation into the matter.The federal and state sentences will run concurrently. Pugh’s sentencing Tuesday marks the end of his federal and state cases, though he still faces three pending sexual assault civil cases and one excessive force case.

1. "He (Pugh) also admitted to retaliating against one of the victims when she began cooperating with the Jacksonville Police Department’s investigation into the matter."

FACT: Larry Pugh did not use the Freedom of Information Act to gain inside knowledge from the Jacksonville Police Department. Secondly, Pugh's last victim did not "start cooperating" with the Jacksonville Police Department. The victim(s) tried to file charges with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department, the FBI in Tyler, TX and those agencies in turn notified the Cherokee County District Attorney. They (the victims) probably went straight to the Crisis Center for a DNA/pregnacy test after their trip to the hospital after being beaten and raped by Pugh.

Larry Pugh was probably told by these entities that they had filed rape reports, hence the sudden media reporting on the lack of funding for the Jacksonville Crisis Center. Sounds fishy.

2. The excessive force case mentioned in the tiny minded article fails to mention that the same District and County Attorneys who offered up Pugh's plea bargain on State charges, actually filed charges and went to trial on those same trumped up charges against several of Pugh's victims. Read all about it above.

3. The biggest misdirection by the Cherokee County District Attorney is to charge ex-officer Larry Pugh with having forced sex with an "inmate," while totally ignoring Pugh's other 9 rape victims during his late night traffic stops. Then implying it was only an "inmate" he retaliated against. Larry Pugh's last rape victim was not retaliated against while she was in custody; Pugh stalked her down after she notified the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department and the FBI. The woman owns a home, she is not a drug addict and was probably not ever in Pugh's "custody." Although she was already a complaintant in an open federal case against Pugh and the City of Jacksonville. Larry Pugh was out on federal bond when he tried to drag this woman kicking and screaming into a van.

Larry Pugh was recruited and hired by Cherokee County and the city of Jacksonville, TX despite multiple complaints against him. He was bought and paid for and given free reign to terrorize the population. As stated earlier, these renegade cops are paid from the taxpayer's coffers to possess weapons and operate police vehicles, while simultaneously perpetrating violent criminal acts upon the citizenry.

Just because the former Chief of Police Mark Johnson resigned in May 2006 after Pugh's actions and indictments, doesn't mean the entrenched buddy system left with him. Officer Pugh's charges began as misdemeanors in February 2006 to a 12 + year federal sentence in May 2007. During this time period, the Cherokee County attorney and District Attorney prosecuted several of Pugh's arrests/victims. Larry Pugh was also acting out on his federal retaliation charge while out on bond.

Former Jacksonville police chief Mark Johnson was scooped up weeks after his resignation and hired as a Cherokee County constable for Precinct No. 3.

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Johnson



Cherokee County Pct. 3 is former 369th bailiff and convicted drug dealer Randy Thompson's old stomping ground. Johnson and fellow officer Ray Bouman left the Jacksonville PD "under FBI scrutiny and accusations."

Tyler, TX:

Look at this guy: Randal Roark, 49 from Tyler, TX.
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Roark


He is under indictment after jail time for harassing people and now allegedly impersonating a Smith County District Attorney Investigator. He supposedly attempted to gain personal information on employees of the Tyler based East Texas Medical Center by posing as an investigator. What gave him away? Now Mr. Roark faces 3rd degree felony charges in the 241st District Court. According to the article, he may have a brain tumor, but at least he has an excuse for his pathological lying. The Cherokee County District Attorney's office may need to hire this guy before his state ordered lobotomy.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Jacksonville, TX: Convicted rapist cop linked to missing witness' remains, while JPD gets awards for crime reporting; Floods bring FEMA.

Despite the fact that former Jacksonville, TX police officer Larry Pugh has been sentenced to 12 years maximum confinement in federal prison for rape and retaliation, local Cherokee County media outlets appear to be in damage control. Officer Pugh is also linked to the skeletal remains of one of his sexual assault complainants, found in the Angelina National Forest last year. Newspapers out of the county report that two women slated to testify against Pugh in federal court went missing after Pugh made bond before his Civil Rights trial. Only callous reports of the dead witnesses by Cherokee County media, referring to the missing women as drug addicts and homeless bag ladies. Repeating Larry Pugh's perjury in print.

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Former JPD Larry Pugh

But just for argument’s sake, let’s ask ourselves: So what if these women were homeless addicts. Our nation’s creed is justice for all. Not justice only for those with heavy wallets and fancy houses. Yet the deaths of those women were disregarded by local law enforcement as though they were nothing more than roadside litter. You can bet your bottom dollar that if those two now dead witnesses against Officer Pugh had instead been connected to Cherokee County’s version of high-class families, the mystery of their deaths (before they could testify about Pugh) would have been top priority for all the county’s ‘justice’ officials. No homicide investigation required in these missing women's cases.

Blood stained lies.

Lies are created by corrupt justice officials because public corruption at its basest, most indispensably fundamental level requires deception as its cornerstone. And perpetuation of that deceit into infinity, often with the help of small town newspapers and the old wives club. The inherent nature of the lies propagandized by corrupt law enforcement authorities requires habitual creation of new lies while simultaneously embellishing their old ones. In order to daily successfully gull the lay population, these very dangerous men AND women must never ever cease toiling to maintain their virtuous fa├žades. And their first choice methodology is always smear mongering, reputation-pulverizing those who are able to expose their covert illegal activities.

The survival of their cult of confession is dependent upon their criminal activities remaining unknown and hidden from public scrutiny/accountability. So they destroy the credibility of anyone who places them at risk to be discovered. They are literally sociopaths who cannot allow those outside their cult to gain enough momentum to topple their slimy underground criminal world. Therefore they tell one lie, then another and another ad infinitum, ad nauseam. Thousands, and thousands and thousands of times. They have chosen to damn themselves into a netherworld of constant lying in order to feed their addiction to their creed, which is: "How many can we fool today?" "What can we get the local media to print this week?" Lies times ten thousand.

And, like true sociopaths, they find lying about those outside their cult of confession invigorating, exhilarating FUN. These men and women are comparable to serial killers in that they ENJOY destroying others. Example: the person(s) responsible for the deaths of those two missing material witnesses against ex-Jacksonville police officer Larry Pugh. The local media shows no remorse they can no longer testify. The killer is happily sated until, like Jack the Ripper, the urge to silence the next victim becomes uncontrollable again. In the interim, the killer and others in Cherokee County’s cult of confession will do what they do best: Lie as often and as effortlessly as they blink. While they occupy pews in the local churches and attend sorority luncheons and Lions Club functions. All the while maintaining constant vigil that somebody else will step forward and take the place of the murdered witnesses whose testimony would doubtless have further ruined that rapist/federal felon/Cherokee county 'law' officer AND his cohorts. This is standard operating procedure and has been for decades.
Ironically, ex-Officer Larry Pugh's former employers, the Jacksonville, TX police department got a recent rave review by the Texas Crime Information Center. In a strange stroke of luck, the TX Crime Info Center did a quick audit this month of Pugh's former employers and gave the Jacksonville police department gold stars for their 911 dispatch and crime reporting.

As a follow up from the May 12, 2007 posting regarding the Rape Crisis Centers operated by Anderson and Cherokee County after Larry Pugh's attacks have been reported in the following:
First a "change in funding" to the Jacksonville based crisis center, the one Pugh's last rape victims checked into. And another article on the loss of federal funds for the Jacksonville, TX Rape Crisis Center. That explains the city's apparent inaction in helping Pugh's victims and gives the story a nice little bow on top to explain away Larry Pugh's retaliation sentence ---he was convicted of raping a woman, then tracking her down in a van.

The Cherokee County safe house has an apparent poor rating with the East Texas Council of Governments, so its someone else's fault the Jacksonville based center can't collect a local police officer's DNA.

To win back the hearts and minds of the locals, The Jacksonville Daily Progress does report in its July 6, 2007 issue that the Jacksonville PD, along with the DEA, seized 127 grams of methamphetamines from a local crack head. Quite impressive given the fact that just last year Cherokee County's district court bailiff Randy Thompson (369th Judicial District) was sentenced to 10 years for having his own meth lab, while milking the county for gas money as Constable Precinct 3.
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Another tactic by local East Texas media outlets is to put drug busts out of the area on their front pages, like The Tyler Morning Telegraph's July 22, 2007 issue that states "Agents Find Field with 10000 Marijuana Plants." You have to read it to find out the marijuana field was in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, not anywhere near Tyler, TX 150 miles away. Drugs seized in East Texas rarely make it out of the local precincts or are reported to the DPS.

Rusk county, TX: Nearby, the Tyler Morning Telegraph does report that neighboring Rusk County's Chief Deputy Daniel Flanagan admitted to beating a handcuffed prisoner back in November 2006 as part a plea agreement. Ex-Chief Deputy "Dusty" Flanagan faced US District Judge Michael Schneider after being investigated and charged with assault by the DPS office and Tyler, TX FBI.
Two other Rusk County deputies involved in the police brutality were not charged. Flanagan and Rusk Co. Sheriff Glen Deason are also involved in a sexual harassment suit. After decades of corruption charges and multiple federal investigations, the good people of Rusk County are starting to clean house in the Rusk County Sheriff's Department.
There has been a litany of charges against the Rusk County Sheriff's Department from civil rights violations, stealing drug seizure monies, child pornography and insurance fraud.

Local: Both The Jacksonville Daily Progress and Rusk's Cherokeean Herald plaster their front pages in the month of June and July with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals decision to uphold the murder conviction and death sentence of local dirtbag Beunka Adams, the easiest to prove capital murder case in Texas history.

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TX death row inmate Beunka Adams

Each week a new update on the 2004 murderer's death row appeal----The only reported murder in the county in 3 years. The murders not championed or reported on are the ones of 2 missing women waiting to testify against Larry Pugh, Cherokee County and the City of Jacksonville, Texas. Where's the victims' advocacy for Officer Pugh's rape victims?

The Beunka Adams capital murder case has been reported so many times by the Cherokee County media (trying to keep it fresh in the minds of the readers) that one would think it happened in 2007.

The Jacksonville Daily Progress does lament on the fact that the population of Cherokee County only increased by 300 people in 2006 in its July 6, 2007 issue. Still, no mention of Jacksonville PD's Larry Pugh or his victim's body being found mutilated and decomposing. Maybe that explains Cherokee County's zero population growth...
No mention that this missing woman was to testify against Pugh, after her rape complaint was passed on by the Cherokee County District Attorney's office. It takes the Tyler Morning Telegraph to mention it.

Perhaps this why intelligent business people are fleeing the corrupt county at record rates.
The article cites that the city of Rusk gained 22 people and Alto, TX gained 1 citizen. That gives local law enforcement only 23 new illegal phone drops to install. Just like the good ol' days.
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And another mediocre drug bust to champion, via an illegal phone drop on the local Jacksonville, TX crack dealer
or as Cherokee County Sheriff James Campbell calls it: "intelligence gathering." Everybody looks good after busting their drug informants and users.

According to the same article
in a few years Cherokee County may actually have 50,000 residents; meaning about 250,000 illegally registered voters. As they say in Cherokee County during the primaries, "Vote Early and Vote Often!"
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The months of June and July 2007 have seen record breaking rain events, with substantial flooding in the East Texas region. Smith County Judge Joel Baker (Tyler, TX) will be seeking federal relief funds for road and infrastructure repairs after the deluge. The city of Jacksonville, TX has been granted close to $100,000 for issues unrelated to flooding; mainly for fire safety and hydrilla problems in Lake Jacksonville. Creeks may have swollen to floodstage but you'll never read much about it in the Cherokee County media, because it might require county funds to address the issue (and matching county funds). Neighboring Smith County has a more observant media that will track the federal monies and hold their elected officials responsible for repairs.
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In good 'ol Cherokee County to the south of Tyler, TX , county road and bridge repair will take the backseat for more effacacious uses for the grant money. Frequent rainfall in the months of June and July have produced broken sewer systems, contaminated well water and highway closures, however nothing is reported in the Cherokee County media, other than the opposite : "the rainfall has been good for hay bailing."

Despite the obvious county road closures and utility damage caused by the flooding, Cherokee County will barely disclose (in the fine print of a strategically placed front page picture) the fact that it too, is seeking federal disaster relief. People in northern Cherokee County, around Lake Jacksonville and the Texas State Railroad, expect their officials to use FEMA money to fix their neighborhoods after the deluge. The Jacksonville Daily Progress reports that Cherokee County is declared a disaster area because County Judge Chris Davis
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has filed the paperwork with Gov. Rick Perry's office. It is reported that FEMA will set up shop in Jacksonville, TX and panhandlers and insurance defrauders alike are encouraged to register for the government handouts.
Neighboring counties have had actual loss-of-life, but for Cherokee County, Texas FEMA is sounding the dinner bell. Unfortunately, FEMA is basing the assistance on population, instead of ACTUAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS as reported in the following counties: Archer, Bell, Brown, Burnet, Cherokee, Comanche, Cooke, Coryell, Denton, Eastland, Grayson, Hamilton, Hood, Lampasas, Llano, Parker, Runnels, Smith, Starr, Tarrant, Travis, Victoria, Webb, Wichita and Williamson.


According to the local experts, Lake Jacksonville is a whopping 6 inches higher than normal. And besides, other counties to the north such as the ones actually hit the hardest are seeking federal aid packages. More financial assistance for Cherokee County is the request.

The focus on assistance by the local media is on the residents surrounding the flooded Lake Jacksonville, not the county bridges and roads in the outskirts of the county.

Editor's note: The Rusk, Texas Cherokeean Herald has not reported on the Larry Pugh case, despite the fact that Cherokee County District Attorney Investigator Joe Evans 'testified' at the Pugh civil rights violation trial. No mention of Pugh's actions against Jacksonville business owner Larry Hinton and no mention of Pugh's sentencing.

Why didn't the Rusk, TX Cherokeean Herald print the fact that the 369th District Court bailiff had been sentenced to 12 years for intent to distribute meth?
As far as any federal disaster relief, that money is obviously going to be made available to the rain soaked county.


Post script, the August 23, 2007 Cherokeean Herald online reports that Cherokee County will receive $445,000 in federal flood aid issued by FEMA to 223 people living in the county. Their names will be linked to for the readers' perusal. Neighboring Smith County and the hardest hit only collects $340,000. Cherokee County has a population of less than 50,000 based on the 2005 census and Smith County dwarfs them with 180,000 residents. Do the math.