by Timothy Charles Holmseth
It is a fact the East Grand Forks Police Department (EGFPD) engaged in multiple conversations with individuals that were questioned by law enforcement in Florida regarding the disappearance of HaLeigh Cummings.
It is a fact the EGFPD used the authority of law enforcement in an effort to stop me from publishing information I had learned.
It is a fact the EGFPD destroyed recordings of some of the conversations they had with persons of interest in HaLeigh’s kidnapping.
An official letter of concern was sent to Polk County Sheriff Barb Erdman today. I explained the Minnesota Attorney General had contacted me.
My letter to Sheriff Erdman reads in part:
You will note that in 2009 REDACTED, Art Harris, and William Staubs all reached out from Florida to my son’s mother, Rhonda Callahan, whom they did not know. They reached out to Callahan shortly after I conducted journalistic interviews regarding the missing child HaLeigh Cummings. Polk County Child Protective Services then immediately began receiving CPS reports against me, with the caller mentioning the missing child every time they called to make a report that I was mentally unstable.
The records of the East Grand Forks Police Department will show that Lt. Rodney Hajicek telephoned me during the same time window REDACTED REDACTED and Donna Wagoner of Xentel, Inc. Hajicek advised me Wagoner’s company did not want me to write about them, and he suggested I was harassing Xentel.
Xentel has been sued by the Attorney General for the States of Iowa, Ohio, Colorado, Missouri, and South Carolina for charity fraud and donation scams.
I had been contacted by HaLeigh’s grandmother and told somebody Photoshopped the image of the missing child and used it on a website to encourage donations. I subsequently acquired the original email that showed the photograph, in various stages of production, had passed through the Xentel email account of Donna Wagoner.
I provided the information about the photo to the Minneapolis FBI and they immediately responded by sending Florida agents to Xentel to interview Wagoner.
The FBI visit to Xentel set forth a chain of events which, I respectfully submit, demand investigative attention from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Immediately upon learning the FBI went to Xentel, Art Harris contacted Lt. Hajicek by email. Harris was lamenting the fact his colleague was questioned by the FBI and insisted I (Timothy Holmseth) needed to be “stopped”.
Now – what did Lt. Hajicek instinctively do upon learning that the FBI was interested in Wagoner and Xentel and relying upon information they received from me? Did he contact the FBI and alert them to all the communications the EGFPD and PCSS was receiving from people complaining about me and soliciting my arrest?
No – he did not.
Instead…he did this…
He contacted Polk County Attorney Greg Widseth to see if there were any charges that could be brought against me.
There were not.
Two years later EGF City Attorney Ronald Galstad and Lt. Hajicek arrested me REDACTED.
As I tried to defend myself REDACTED, the EGFPD refused to provide me the public records (police incident reports) I needed to prove what had been occurring.
I was contacted by William Staubs in advance of a court hearing and told I was going to be murdered if I went to REDACTED. I reported the death threats to Lt. Hajciek. He made no report and took no action.
Most recently – the EGFPD seized my hard-drive and ruined it before giving it back.
As you can see – this is very serious.
Timothy Charles Holmseth
Cc: Minneapolis FBI, Polk County Attorney Greg Widseth, EGF Mayor Lynn Stauss, EGFPD Chief Michael Hedlund