Dirty Pool In Laclede County, Missouri

I'm Not Guilty!

Today I awoke to feelings of anger, hurt, and more pain. I was, in a sinister way, forced to plead guilty yesterday to a crime I did not commit.

Why would I plead guilty, you ask?

It was for my family's sake. I would have been putting their well-being on the roulette table otherwise. When the one's who set you up wear badges and guns, the battle to prove innocence can be difficult.

Scroll down and see how I will fight them now. You see, Free Speech is still legal in America and in Laclede county, Missouri.

Sheriff Department

When we first moved to this property several years back I had several problems with other neighbors, stray dogs, and other issues. Methamphetamine is a large problem here and it is quite evident that "junkies" aren't the only addicts here. There are business people and civil servants on the "crap" too.

I found our sheriff department just never wanted to help with any of these problems. I vowed to myself I would vote for a different sheriff at the next election.

We led our lives the best we could and just tried to not have to call this agency that did nothing for us. Everything fell apart when my Grandson was killed. My voice spoke loud about the politics in Lebanon, Missouri and Laclede county. I wrote opinions on our local forums about many of their policies here. The links to those forums are on the right.

I had many arguments with others on these forums and made many friends too. Many people in my position would have crawled into a bottle of whiskey or even worse, went and killed the killer. I did what I knew was right; I prayed, went to church, and have fought for Justice For Jonathan.

My truck has a picture of that precious little boy and a sign that reads: Will Laclede County Allow This Baby's Death To Go Unpunished? I get honked at, sneered, waved to and fingered. I have been threatened, harassed, hugged, and thanked for finally being a voice for children.

Many people have warned me that I may get killed or even worse, my family. The reason they say is that I am stepping on people's toes. To that I say, "oh well, they should have done it right."

I have tried to speak with our prosecutor, Angie Hemphill Wright. She won't answer my calls, nor will she see me. It has been well over 2 years and the guy walks free, not to mention, I think he lives with a girl that has a child or two.

A few months back, I read where our sheriff's department allowed a firearm to get all the way through into our jail. I posted about it on the local forum and there was quite an uproar over it. I never thought that thread would cause me a hassle about 1 week later.

Stray Dog

Now back to the original point, many of you are probably wondering what I plead guilty to.

A few months back, we had a mean dog on our deck. My daughter was on her way home from her employment and it was late. I tried to chase this dog off. It just growled and snarled at me from the corner of my deck.

I had explained earlier in this hub how the sheriff department treated us and when I called about dogs killing my chickens and such, they would say to just shoot them. I figured this night would be no different and a friend of ours had loaned my wife a .410 shotgun. It was for her safety when I was gone, after all David Olson was still on the streets and had murdered our Grandson.

I loaded the .410 and shot the dog. I then dragged it out near the gravel road to deal with it the next morning. I went in the house to prepare for bed. My wife was also up sitting in her underwear.

Bang,bang,bang; someone was pounding on our front door. I opened it to a sheriff deputy (his name tag said Price). He was very arrogant and asked what my problem was. I went outside and closed the door, after all, my wife was in her undies. There was another deputy to and his name tag said Mayfield. I showed them the dog and explained what had happened. Deputy Mayfield told Price that this is what they had told us to do. I thought all was well and preceded to go back up my deck. I thought the deputies were leaving. When I opened my storm door, this deputy Price forced his way past me into my home. I was screaming to stop as was my wife. He was shining his flashlight all over my wife and when I asked Price what his problem was he just started shining his light all over my computer desk.

I have a very disorganized desk with lots of junk. I also have an ashtray that I take with me out on the deck for cigarette breaks. Price found a piece of torn baggie with nothing in it. He yelled that I had drug paraphernalia. I laughed at him as I was posting on the Ozarks Regional Forum what they were doing to us. Price yelled at me to go outside which I just calmly said no. I asked if I was under arrest and he said no, detained which is the same thing. He then started reaching for his tazer and my wife yelled for me to go outside.

To make a long story short, I received a ticket for paraphernalia; a torn baggie. I decided I would fight it. I am laid off and didn't have money for an attorney so I requested a public defender.

Evidence Added

When I met with this public defender, I was asked about tweezers that were tested and found to have marijuana residue. I was flabbergasted; there were never any tweezers taken from our home.

My wife and I discussed this whole situation and I proceeded to email our local sheriff, Richard Wrinkle. We said that we would both take polygraph tests on these tweezers. I never received an answer. I also brought that up with the public defender and she went to the prosecutors with the proposition. Angie Hemphill Wright and Jon Morris wouldn't let us. I wonder why? Probably because they knew I would pass it.

They offered me a deal, plead guilty with a $500 fine or face a jury when it would be our word against two badge wearing crooks. I could have received 1 year in jail which would have screwed our lives up terribly. Yes I was forced to plead guilty.

I hope these people are very happy; they have just accomplished the feat of punishing victims and still will not go after a baby killer.

If you ever come through Laclede county Missouri, be very careful.

I must also add that in all the years when I did smoke "pot" I have never used tweezers.

Deputy Price and Deputy Mayfield, I hope you guys are real proud. You managed to get a "real" criminal didn't you? Sheriff Richard Wrinkle, I guess you want a dirty force or are you dirty too?



What Now?

I will pay the $500 fine and help this county's financial woes.

I just want everyone to know how evil some of the people in this county are.

I love God, I love Jesus and I love my family. I would not lie about something this petty.

I will not shut up if that is what you would have me do. There has been injustice after injustice here and it is time for this evil to die.

May God lay his hand on this land and heal it of the evil of lies and deceit.

With that I will leave you with a poem that I just recently wrote and posted on my blog:

Freedom Thru Truth

When You See The Signs.

It is very apparent:

The end of time

is very near.

All the armies shall gather

against Israel.

It is very clear;

blood will flow;

and the rivers will be still.

Come to know Him;

Christ the King.

He is full of mercy

and all good things.

Do not be caught in the hatred.

Do not bow to the night.

Just open your heart

and your mind

to the Messiah.

whose majesty is

full of Light!

Grab that Bible

and hit your knees.

Get rid of the sin,

the evil

and the disease.

Praise to the Father;

lift high the Son.

Thanks to the Spirit

For all They have done!


© G.L. Boudonck

© 2009 Greg Boudonck

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Comments 18 comments

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greatAmerican 7 years ago

What is going on in America?? Gestapo tactics. Innocent people forced to pay fines for Police frameups..You need to get this story on the internet and send a copy to the State

Attorney..


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Froggy213 7 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

That is exactly why I wrote this here greatAmerican.

Thursday, I am meeting with law enforcement from several counties around here. We will see what happens there.

It is getting bad in all of America and we are the ones who must put a stop to it.

Thanks for the words of encouragement greatAmerican!!


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greatAmerican 7 years ago

Gosh is it Thursday already..

If you have any good news about this story

be sure and let everyone know...

Thanks and good luck


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

Terrible injustice. I am going to pray for you right now.


DaVonna 7 years ago

Sorry to hear how your day in court turned out for you. Yes this County is run by a bunch of idiots. My prayers go out to you and your family.


JuneBug 7 years ago

Froggy, I feel for you. I was born and raised in Lebanon. (Sometimes ashamed to admit it)I know how crooked LE in that county/town can be. Thank you for all you have done. I hope justice will be given to you and your family. Keep on talkin' someone will hear you. You and your family will be in my prayers. Justice WILL prevail!


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Froggy213 7 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Thanks JuneBug. I need to hear words such as yours at times. I hope that you managed to escape this place.

God bless you!!


JuneBug 7 years ago

Yes, I did. I still have family in the area that I visit though.

I have also been on the receiving end of the crookedness of the PD, so I know where you're coming from. Not near as bad as your situation, but nun the less, it was handled improperly.

As I said, I hope justice will be done for you and your family. You have a cheerleader in me to cheer you on.

Keep up the fight!


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skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Wow. Your hub kept me on the edge of my seat, I admire your boldness and truth. Fantastic well written hub. You are so right evil is lurking big times. We have the armor of God, he says all things that need to be shaken in the latter days will be shaken.

When I get very upset because of 'the system, people, places or things' It happens in Colorado as well. I pray for the person place or thing. I find I have compassion by two weeks. They are spiritually ill. The world is fallen. Greed and power are part of the enemy. God will work it out. He says the last will go first and the first last. I do not give my energy to people that try to harm me. I trust Him, he is way bigger then the two sheriff or the county or the prosecutor, or the baby killer They do not know the truth. But for the Grace of God go I. I was a burden to society for many years, I hurt many people. They forgave me, Jesus forgave me. I was sick in the head and heart. Now I serve the Lord. I pray they may come to Jesus.

Forgive be forgiven, bless be blessed, give and it will be given to you.

Read my hub butterfly I hope it blesses you. I am in your fan club. Hugs


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skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

oops

How did that happen? I will return Blessings


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Froggy213 7 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Thank you so very much skye2day. I will read your hub right away.

It has helped very much getting to know fellow soldiers of the Lord.

You comment has made a smile both in my heart and on my lips.

May God bless you and keep you!!


all knowing 6 years ago

froggy,do not give up, if the child killed would have been a realative of one of the haves instead of the havenots it would have been a different story. i watch and read during the elections to see the many claims of current officialsand am amazed that the haves stay in office. people complain about current law enforcement in laclede county. yet, they have voted the same sheriff in 3 consectutive terms. will he get a 4th? last election there was so many good candidates that ran. A masters degree does not mean common sense. what about all the murders that have occurred over the last years. i speak about booker,garcia lowe,that was murdered in this very community and no one seems to care. the poor johnson family deserved justice but recived the same ole hum dum response as you did. As long as the good ole boy club is in charge in laclede county the same results will prevail. i continue to pray for you and your family. jonathon deserved better . perhaps one of these days we will get public officials that care, or are the victims so that they experience your pain and loss. sincerely all knowing.


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Froggy213 6 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Thank you AllKnowing. As I read this tears are rolling down my face. Someone that "gets it". I just don't understand why a community would keep voting these people in--or are the polls "rigged"?

God bless you and thank you for the inspiration.


Twin 6 years ago

Lebanon sucks, I am a single mom who has also been "searched" by the sheriff's dept. I had nothing to hide and was not afraid at the time, they came on an "tip". I count my blessings today because I now know just how corrupt this town is. If they had any sort of personal grudge against me, I am certain they would have found "something" that day.

Rapist are also walking around free in this town.

I am glad I seen your story, Froggy. I had no idea and have not noticed your truck. I hope I do so I can point it out to my kids, and tell them a bit of your story. I do not want them growing up in this town not knowing of the dangers nearby.


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Froggy213 6 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Thank you twin--hope to meet you sometime:)


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ptosis 6 years ago from Arizona

Awesome Friggin' hub. Dang - it sucks to have false witness and try to do the right thing - but the one upholding the law - are breaking it.

I could go on - and on about my story. If I ever do tell it - I hope I do as well as you did.

Semper Fi


2wheel 5 years ago

i also have been in a similar situation as yours with LCSD and they did nothing except blame the innocent ones and protect their meth dealing employees i smile to know that revolution is coming then they will be lynched soon my heart is permanently scarred for our losses but its on US to act god put people here to do that to jesus whipped the traders out the temple to show us what to do that 3.8 million dollar isn't his fathers house every christians heart is sometimes we gota take a charge for what is right god knows ive spent time for doing nothing my prayers for you living happy is the best revenge for them and the best honor for the ones we lost, more jesus please.


apex 5 years ago

Sorry to hear what happen to u and i have also had a bad deal with the cops of lebanon i got assaulted up town by some for no reason amd i was just driving around by the civic center and so i whent back home and called the cops and told them what had happen they told me they would arrest the guy and they did and them they let him out the nxt day i think its cause we have a crock of a mayor craig

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