EGF Police Chief: Department “Absolutely not!” protecting pedophiles

Michael Hedlund addresses controversy over George Lyons and HaLeigh Cummings cases

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on April 9, 2017, 11:49 A.M. CST

There is a growing concern about the East Grand Forks Police Department’s handling of cases involving child victims.

The EGFPD has come under critical scrutiny after court records revealed that George Robert Lyons, an accused child rapist, was not charged with any crime whatsoever until nearly two years after a District Judge found he had sexually abused a child.

Records show abuse by Lyons was initially reported to school officials in September of 2012. On March 19, 2014 a District Judge issued an Order For Protection against Lyons and found he had sexually abused a child. However, it was not until December 23, 2015 that the EGFPD filed a formal complaint against Lyons.

I (Timothy Charles Holmseth) recently contacted EGFPD Chief Michael Hedlund.

EGF Police Chief Michael Hedlund

Mr. Hedlund,

I have confirmed the following four facts:

  1. Complaints against George Robert Lyons regarding his sexual abuse of children began in 2012?
  2. Records show George Robert Lyons was raping children and creating child pornography.
  3. Lt. Detective Rodney Hajicek was involved in ‘go nowhere’ ‘investigations’.
  4. On March 19, 2014, Honorable Dennis J. Murphy issued an order for protection against George Robert Lyons and found that he had “sexually abused” a minor.

Q: TIIMOTHY HOLMSETH: Why did the East Grand Forks Police Department wait until December 23, 2015, to file a complaint against George Robert Lyons?

A: CHIEF MICHAEL HEDLUND: As with any criminal investigation we conduct our investigation as thoroughly as possible and when we believe it is complete and/or we have enough information to pursue criminal charges we forward our information on to the County Attorney’s office for consideration. 

But a child rapist being on the loose for over three years is not explained away by Hedlund’s reply.

However – answers may exist upon close scrutiny, which reveals George Lyons was certainly known to the police. He was certainly known to Lt. Rodney Hajicek (a.k.a. Jerry Sandusky Jr.).

On August 9, 2013 George Lyons’ brother, Matthew Lyons, was charged in North Dakota with ‘continuous sexual abuse of a child’. On March 27, 2014 Matthew Lyons was sentenced to life in prison due to the horrendous nature of his acts.

But there’s more.

George Lyons announced on Facebook he is engaged to be married to Grand Forks Assistant State Prosecutor Jodi Bass. The announcement is also featured on the Bed, Bath, and Beyond online wedding registry, which says they were scheduled to be married on May 15, 2016. In 2017, George Lyons was still telling people he is engaged to Bass.

Q: TIMOTHY HOLMSETH: Do you have any comment on George Robert Lyons’ claim to be engaged to be married to Grand Forks Assistant States Attorney Jodi Bass? 

A: CHIEF MICHAEL HEDLUND: No comment.  This has nothing to do with the East Grand Forks Police Department. 

There is more than just a little something amiss with the time it has taken to move against George Lyons.

But the irresponsible way the EGFPD treats cases involving children did not begin with George Lyons.

It began in earnest with a missing kidnapped five year-old from Florida named HaLeigh Cummings.

EGF Police Chief Michael Hedlund recently spoke to Write Into Action after being asked about the George Robert Lyons and HaLeigh Cummings cases.

When asked about the possibility of misconduct within his Department, Chief Hedlund firmly stated “Absolutely not.”

So let’s take a look at the facts.

THE GEORGE ROBERT LYONS CHILD RAPE CASE

George Robert Lyons presently faces 1st and 2nd degree sexual assault charges involving a minor child. He was arrested in Grand Forks County, North Dakota on a Warrant issued by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Minnesota on December 23, 2015.

The December 23, 2015 Statement of Probable Cause for State of Minnesota v. George Robert Lyons seems to incriminate the EGFPD leadership as much as it does George Lyons. It incriminates the EGFPD because a known child rapist was allowed to be free and continue to rape even after a judge had found it was occurring.

The fact pattern shows the EGFPD was clearly trying to avoid bringing any charges against George Lyons, which is demonstrated by the following facts taken from the Statement of Probable Cause.

TIMELINE OF DOCUMENTED SEXUAL ABUSE

On September 22, 2012 a minor child made a report to Pam Gruhot who worked at the East Grand Forks High School. The child reported she was worried about her little sister because George Lyons was “creeping around” and had poked “peep holes” in her bedroom wall. She said Lyons would open the door while the child was in the shower and then stand and watch her. He also made the child wake up in the middle of the night and put on a bikini for him.

On January 24, 2013 Megan Starr, a social worker at Polk County Social Services, interviewed the victim and was told the same story. At that time a “safety plan” was created that required George Lyons leave the residence and not be alone with the child.

On that same day, Lt. Rodney Hajicek, the ranking officer at the EGFPD interviewed George Lyons. Of course – Lyons denied everything.

So a year goes by…

In December of 2013 Social Worker Starr interviewed the child again and learned that George Lyons never did move out as required by the Safety Plan. She told Starr that when she got in trouble George Lyons gave her punishment options of a “blow job” “hand job” or she could “sit on it” which she believed meant to “sit on his dick”. The child also said George Lyons made her take pills late at night but she didn’t know what they were.

On January 20, 2014 the child went to the EGFPD and reported that George Lyons sexually assaulted her. Hajicek learned from the child’s mother that her son had a friend overnight and he (the friend) saw things and heard the sexual assault take place.

It’s interesting to observe that at this point, there is now a non-family member that has witnessed the crime, which very likely complicates any attempt by the EGFPD to suppress the story and cover it up.  

The child victim reported George Lyons came into her room in the middle of the night, which was a violation of an established Safety Plan. He had with him, her cell phone, and told her he found things on it for which she could get in trouble. He told her if she gave him a “blow job” he wouldn’t tell. The child capitulated. According to the visiting child that was staying overnight, he heard the little girl crying that she did not want to take off her shirt and he could hear her gagging.

Lt. Hajicek interviewed George Lyons who initially lied about going into the child’s room but then admitted it. He denied assaulting the child, however.

No criminal charges.

Now watch this.

According to the Statement of Probable Cause, “On March 19, 2014 the Honorable Dennis J. Murphy, Judge of District Court, issued an Order For Protection, found that George Robert Lyons sexually abused [The Minor Child] and awarded custody of [The Minor Child] to her father”.

Criminal charges will certainly be brought now, right? It’s been determined by a Judge that the abuse is occurring.

Nope.

Over a year later…evidence of another victim.

On June 24, 2015 Lt. Hajicek interviewed another person that had been a child victim of George Lyons. The victim reported that when she was in ninth grade George Lyons came in to her room. He lifted up her shirt – put a pillow over her face – and took pictures of her. She also reported that he “fingered her” and attempted to have sexual intercourse with her.

George Lyons’ act of taking naked pictures of the little girl is in violation of federal child pornography laws.

On December 23, 2015 criminal charges were finally filed against George Lyons.

  • September 22, 2012 – First accusations of sex abuse made to a school official against George Lyons
  • August 9, 2013 – George Lyons’ brother, Matthew Lyons is charged in Grand Forks County with ‘Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child’
  • March 19, 2014 – District Judge find George Lyons sexually abused a minor child
  • March 27, 2014 – Matthew Lyons sentenced to life in prison
  • December 23, 2015 – Formal charge finally filed against George Lyons

The Lyons brothers were known ruthless pedophiles.

Yet, it took over three years for the EGFPD to file charges against George Lyons; it took nearly two years AFTER a Judge found the abuse was taking place.

And what is the first thing George Lyons does when he is released from jail? He announces he is engaged to be married to a Grand Forks County State Prosecutor.

He sent his message.

If I go down – you all go down.

THE HALEIGH ANN-MARIE CUMMINGS KIDNAPPING AND CHILD PORN COVER UP – A DISTURBING PATTERN AT THE EGFPD

     

The conduct of the EGFPD in the George Robert Lyons case is part of a pattern that began to be documented in 2009.

In 2009, the EGFPD inexplicably involved itself with a local journalist’s (Timothy Charles Holmseth) reporting on a national profile child kidnapping case.

Police and court records show Lt. Rodney Hajicek and EGF City Attorney Ronald Galstad were associating with kidnappers and child porn producers, and have used significant EGF city funds to provide aid and support to an organized interstate pedophile syndicate.

First, I will provide a synopsis of what I learned about an international child sex trafficking operation – and then I will show you how the EGFPD conspired with organized pedophiles against me to try to cover it up.

INTERNATIONAL CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING OPERATION – BABY SALES

In April of 2009 I (Timothy Charles Holmseth) began receiving emails and telephone calls from multiple members of a ‘group’ that collectively interjected itself into the Amber Alert search for a missing kidnapped child from Florida named HaLeigh Cummings.

I recorded all of the calls.

I was initially contacted by Rev. Richard Grund who was a State’s witness in the Casey Anthony murder trial. He told me that someone planted pubic hair DNA on the body of Caylee Anthony, and hacked photo’s from his computer to implicate his family in Caylee Anthony’s murder. He told me Casey Anthony attempted to obtain semen from his son during a chance shower encounter so she could plant it on Caylee’s body.

Grund told me all of that before Caylee’s body was even found.

Grund wanted me to speak with a bounty hunter named William Staubs (a.k.a. Cobra).

I spoke with ‘Cobra’ Staubs and he told me he had been sent in to the HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping investigation by Rev. Grund. Staubs then began implicating a Florida attorney in a plot he claimed she hatched to frame a black man for the kidnapping of HaLeigh Cummings.

I was then contacted by an attorney who spoke nervously to me for hours.

The attorney emailed me and asked me if I would like some hot tips and leads she had regarding the kidnapping investigation. She said she was in direct contact with lead investigators Dominic Piscitello and Peggy Cone. She said she sat in on private law enforcement meetings. She began to copy me on internal law office emails to her client and staff, which included copies to Florida law firm Rothstein, Rosenfeldt, and Adler.

The attorney eventually told me she was in contact with Lt. Rodney Hajicek at the EGFPD and warned me that HaJicek was on her side.

I was contacted by Wayanne Kruger, the author and victim’s advocate that was featured on national television with the missing child’s mother. She told me about a pastor named John Regan who told her he was with the CIA.

Kruger told me Rev. Grund was doing “exorcisms” on little girls and she feared he might have killed HaLeigh Cummings.

Kruger told me John Regan and others including members of a law office were using DCF offices and blackmail to steal babies from teenage mothers (some were scared illegal immigrants) and then moving the infants through the U.S. Embassy for purchasers in Belgium.

Kruger, Staubs, and the attorney all said they were working closely with CNN reporter Art Harris. Harris was Nancy Grace’s reporter on the HaLeigh Cummings case and was strategically putting out fake news on Grace’s tabloid program.

I was told by multiple witnesses that John Regan identified himself during searches for the missing child HaLeigh Cummings as an “undercover pedophile” for the FBI.

CHILD PORN OF HALEIGH CUMMINGS

I was put on the phone with Donald Knop, an employee of a Florida law office. He told me about naked photographs he had been given (within his duties at the law office) of HaLeigh Cummings. He told me he was instructed by an attorney to give the photos to a Florida DCF social worker named Bonnie Warner. He said he gave Warner the photos in a gas station parking lot after hours.

I then sat silently on a third (conference call) line while Cobra Staubs talked to Warner about the photos. She stated she received them and never gave them to law enforcement.

Note: I cannot use specific names of certain persons that handled the child rape porn of the five year-old or I will be arrested by the EGFPD and/or Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

I have been illegally and unconstitutionally subjected to a “Domestic Violence Protection Order” that was placed on me (a Minnesota resident) in a Florida Divorce Court in Broward County, Florida by a person I never physically met in my life (but interviewed over the phone).

I was telephoned in advance of the Florida court hearing and told I would be murdered by members of the South Florida Mafia and thrown in a swamp if I showed up.

The unconstitutional Order required me to retroactively remove content I had already published regarding the child’s kidnapping. The Order was an attempt to stop distribution of a book I wrote on the case. The Order is diligently enforced by the EGFPD and Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Polk County authorities are conspiring with child sex traffickers.

I conducted over a hundred of hours of recorded interviews with the aforementioned and many, many others who were seemingly ringing my telephone night and day.

Each individual told me things about others in the group, which was making many members of the group paranoid and nervous. Many of the conversations were group members calling and trying to find out what other members told me.

Essentially – the group is a child abduction team that works with rogue state and federal law enforcement officers as well as Department of Children and Families (FDCF) to kidnap children for sale to the elite. The children and babies are used for sex, torture, and satanic blood rituals.

This Florida abduction team is directly associated with convicted $1.4 Billion Ponzi schemer, Attorney Scott W. Rothstein. Rothstein became the subject of a RICO investigation in Florida and eventually pled guilty.

Rothstein was nefariously involved with convicted pedophile and child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein who operates the notorious Pedophile Island (President Bill Clinton is in Epstein’s flight logs because Bill Clinton is a child rapist).

THE EAST GRAND FORKS POLICE DEPARTMENT

In 2009, Lt. Rodney Hajicek, EGFPD, began receiving out-of-state telephone complaints from some of the paranoid members of the group.

Hajicek did not become suspicious of the group.

Instead…

Lt. Hajicek telephoned me (recorded by me) on the group’s behalf, and although he openly stated and recorded in his police incident report that I had committed no crime, he suggested that I not publish anything about certain members of the group.

Not only had I not committed any crime; I was quietly assisting the FBI – and HaJicek KNEW IT!

During that time-window, I had contacted Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum and the Minneapolis FBI regarding information I obtained about photographs of HaLeigh Cummings.

I would later be interviewed by the Minneapolis FBI at the federal courthouse in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The FBI asked for select recordings of my journalism interviews with individuals that were under investigation.

I would later learn, through a public records request to the Polk County Attorney’s Office, that Lt. Hajicek had been in secret email communication with CNN correspondent Art Harris.

Art Harris was Nancy Grace’s reporter for the HaLeigh Cummings investigation (but is actually no more than a pedophile and kidnapping operative that produced fake news for CNN and claims to do contract work for the FBI and DEA).

Hajicek had been communicating with Harris on his private email account and discussing Harris’ desire to have me arrested.

In one email, Harris is fuming mad, complaining to Hajicek that the FBI in Florida, acting on information and evidence from me; that they had just visited the office of a group member regarding photographs of HaLeigh Cummings.

EGFPD Lt. Rodney Hajicek (a.k.a. Jerry Sandusky Jr.)

Harris told Hajicek “He’s got to be stopped”.

Harris asked Hajicek if he had heard anything back (about having me arrested) from the County Attorney (Greg Widseth). Hajicek’s end of the email thread appears to have been removed by a scissors.

In early 2011, I published a book about the HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping. The book was printed by a printer in Grand Forks, North Dakota. It was comprised primarily of quotes taken from my recorded interviews. The book was featured on Florida television and widely reported on.

Major Gary Bowling, the director of law enforcement at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office in Florida requested a copy.

However – Lt. Hajicek and the EGFPD clearly wanted me to shut up and I’ll be arrested if I advertise my book online in Polk County, Minnesota.

EGFPD PLOT TO FRAME ME FOR RAPE AND MURDER

In the summer of 2011, officers with the EGFPD came to my home where I was with my two children. They said they received a police report (from Tina Church, Specialized Investigative Consultants, Indiana) that just minutes before, I had claimed to have the missing child HaLeigh Cummings in my apartment.

I would later discover the EGFPD was assisting the group, to create the illusion, that I had possessed the child pornography of HaLeigh Cummings, and at some point had the little missing girl in my home. I.E. – They were setting me up for kidnapping, rape, production of child pornography, and murder.

There is evidence Tina Church is involved in the interstate trafficking of HaLeigh Cummings.

I was told by Kruger that she witnessed and filmed a woman named ‘Christine Church’ at a prayer vigil for HaLeigh Cummings shortly after the child vanished. She said “Christine Church” traveled to the vigil from another state with a group of others.

In the fall of 2011, Lt. Hajicek and EGF City Attorney Ronald Galstad issued an arrest warrant for me, because I published a person’s photograph on my website in violation of a Domestic Violation Protection Order placed on me in a Florida Divorce Court by a person I had never met; at a hearing I could not attend under threat of death.

In 2012, the EGFPD and Minnesota Pine to Prairie Gang and Drug Task Force, wearing bullet proof vests, raided my home office and seized my computer and storage disks.

Polk County Sgt. Investigator Michael Norland would later record in his Sheriff’s Report, as well testify in open court, that he had searched Timothy Holmseth’s hard-drive and found “no sign of illegal activity”.

The EGFPD destroyed my hard-drive before returning it by Order of the Court.

In 2016, Tina Church telephoned me and told me she had been impersonated by a Florida woman on the false police report made against me in 2011. She said Levi Page, who is yet another law enforcement impersonator and associate of Art Harris and Nancy Grace, was also on the telephone line when the false police report was made.

Tina Church told me that she had been contacted ‘off the record’ by the EGFPD during the time window of the false police report. She specifically states that the EGFPD telephoned her (not the other way around).

Evidence shows the EGFPD worked with Tina Church and others in an effort to create the false appearance that I was involved in the rape and murder of HaLeigh Cummings.

Neither the EGFPD nor the Polk County Attorney’s Office will investigate the new statements by Tina Church that she was impersonated, which could potentially lead to the missing child HaLeigh Cummings.

Duplicate police reports obtained from the EGFPD reveal select portions of reports detailing activities of Lt. Hajicek have been literally removed the Report (although I possess the originals).

Records also show Lt. Hajicek destroyed files and audio recordings that were placed in evidence by his own officers.

Polk County, Minnesota needs to be investigated by the United States Department of Justice.

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Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida infiltrated by organized crime

Thousands of leads may have been compromised – kidnapping ring leads back to name ‘Lauramore’

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on September 13, 2015 at 11:39 A.M.

Every tip turned in to Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida may have been accessible to organized crime. The shocking revelation could affect hundreds, if not thousands, of leads over the years.

The Observer” – a newsletter of Crime Stoppers, which is funded in part by the Office of the Florida Attorney General, presents in a very favorable light, several individuals that have been revealed to be involved in the drug community, human trafficking, and/or distribution of child pornography.

Bonnie Warner, the Florida DCF social worker at the center of the HaLeigh Cummings child porn scandal was on the Board of Directors of Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida in 2013.

Warner was captured on tape in 2009 discussing the HaLeigh Cummings case file on the telephone out of her home with William Staubs – a.k.a. Cobra the Bounty Hunter.

Note: Warner is heard discussing the photos at 17:32 on the video.

At the time, Staubs was facing felony false imprisonment charges brought against him by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO).

Staubs told First Coast News a drug dealer from Miami was paying his expenses during his investigations into HaLeigh’s disappearance.

During the taped call, Warner admits to Staubs she received a CD in a gas-station parking lot several months after HaLeigh Cummings was reported missing. The CD, according to Donald Knop, an employee of a South Florida law firm, contained secret naked photographs of HaLeigh.

The photos featured HaLeigh’s private parts, which Knop had told Holmseth during the course of several inteviews, appeared to be sexually assaulted.

The secret photos of HaLeigh were handed to Knop by REDACTED in a motel room, which was occupied by several others including Crystal Sheffield, HaLeigh’s mother.

Warner told Staubs she couldn’t show the pictures to her supervisor. Staubs also told Warner there were other photos on the CD that had been faked using using Photoshop so Sheffield would like a good mother that cared about her daughter HaLeigh and posed with her lovingly.

During the telephone conversation, Staubs told Warner that he called the States Attorney’s office and the “state’s attorney guy” was “madder than cooder fucking brown”.

The man Staubs talked to at the States Attorney office was Chris Middleton, an investigator. Middleton was furious at Staubs because Staubs began suggesting to Middleton that perhaps Middelton’s brother, Robbie Middleton, was actually HaLeigh Cummings’ biological father.

Timothy Holmseth (this writer) conducted many recorded interviews with Staubs and members of HaLeigh’s family, including Johnny Sheffield, HaLeigh’s grandpa, and Ruby Kanger, HaLeigh’s step-grandmother, where the Middleton brothers were discussed.

Johnny Sheffield is closely related to Johnny Jack Lauramore, which creates questions about the missing child Lonzie Barton, whose mother is Lonna Lauramore.

Lonzie Barton Amber Alert

Staubs was suggesting that Chris Middleton was involved, on some level, in HaLeigh’s disappearance, and called the States Attorneys office to lean on Chris Middleton to have the felony charge against him dropped or he would start outing the other conspirators.

Staubs told Timothy Holmseth that he called the States Attorneys office and told Chris Middleton he wanted to talk to State Attorney Joseph Boatwright, which he said, caused Chris Middleton to go crazy.

CONSPIRATORS CONNECTED TO CRIME STOPPERS

Staubs, a licensed bail bondsman, had been charged with felony false imprisonment of Daniel Everett Snodgrass, after going to Snodgrass’ home in March of 2009 and arresting him, while the extremely violent event was filmed by Art Harris and subsequently published on You Tube.

The arrest of Snodgrass was a contrived media event that was planned ahead of time by Staubs, Harris, REDACTED, and others during a meeting at the Chili’s restaurant in Palatka, Florida. It was intended to create the false appearance that Snodgrass, an accused child molester free on bond awaiting trial, had raped and murdered HaLeigh Cummings.

Andrew J. Eilermann, the FBI agent that interviewed Timothy Holmseth, said the reason efforts were made to make HaLeigh Cummings appear dead were so people would stop looking for her.

Staubs told Timothy Holmseth he had “authorization” from law enforcement to revoke Snodgrass’ bond. Staubs possessed a photograph of himself standing in front of a store talking to several law enforcement officers shortly before he went to Snodgrass’ residence to arrest him.

Staubs said all the officers told him he was good to go and he had ‘permission’ from:

  • Jeff Hardy, Putnam County Sheriff
  • Chris Middleton, Investigator, States Attorneys Office
  • John Merchant, Investigator, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office
  • Travis Smith, special agent, Florida Department of Law Enforcement

When Timothy Holmseth asked Staubs why he got arrested and charged by the PCSO, if he in fact was supposed to be protected, Staubs said the Arresting Officer on the Snodgrass case, Detective Ken Taylor “went around” Staubs’ guys on the inside – going straight to States Attorney Joseph Boatwright, and got him charged with a felony.

Staubs said his guys on the inside were Sheriff Jeff Hardy and Captain Dominic Piscitello.

CRIME STOPPERS OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA INFILTRATED BY ORGANIZED CRIME

The public was/is directed to send their tips regarding the missing child HaLeigh Cummings and other cases to Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers HaLeigh Cummings

HaLeigh Cummings’s disappearance involved knowledge of individuals that were on the Crime Stoppers Board of Directors and were/are recognized with awards by the organization.

On January 27, 2009, the annual Crime Stoppers meeting was held. On February 10, 2009, HaLeigh Cummings was reported missing from her Satsuma, Florida home.

In May of 2009, three months after HaLeigh vanished, ‘The Crime Stoppers Observer” newsletter featured HaLeigh’s story and photo along with news from their annual meeting.

According to Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida, which is funded by the office of the Florida Attorney General; nominees for ‘Law Enforcement Officer of the Year’ for 2009.

Named on the list was Chris Middleton with the States Attorney office, and John Merchant with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

Chris Middleton was awarded “St. John’s County Officer of the Year – 2009”.

CHRIS MIDDLETON

Middleton was a commonly known person between William Staubs and Bonnie Warner during their conversation that involved discussions of photographs of a missing child that included naked pictures exchanged in a gas-station parking lot after hours – off the record – never turned into law enforcement.

The relationships are particularly interesting considering Staubs was from Broward County, Florida and not even from the area.

William Staubs suggested Chris Middleton was involved in the HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping per a rescue-mission scenario based upon the pretext that Robbie Middleton, Chris Middelton’s brother, was actually HaLeigh’s father.

Chris Middleton was featured in a photograph in The Observer being made “St. John’s County Officer of the Year – 2009”.

Write Into Action has received other leads involving the Trenton Duckett kidnapping regarding the Middleton’s. 

JOHN MERCHANT

Staubs, REDACTED, and multiple other sources, told Timothy Holmseth that John Merchant, detective, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, had been formally disciplined after being caught with cocaine in the trunk of his car.

Other sources said Merchant was involved in drug trafficking and kept valuable seized property that was never turned in to evidence.

Staubs told Holmseth that Merchant was being blackmailed in the HaLeigh Cummings case because he was cheating on his wife.

Staubs told Holmseth that when he turned himself into the PCSO jail for booking on the felony charge, he deliberately placed a computer hard-drive in his vehicle that contained law enforcement Internal Affairs (IA) files so the police would find it.

It seems impossible that John Merchant could be nominated for an ‘Officer of the Year’ award. Yet, Merchant’s name appears in The Observer as if he is potentially an award-winning officer.

BONNIE WARNER

Warner received secret naked photographs of a missing child that was subject to an Amber Alert and did not turn the photographs over to law enforcement. She was an active participant in an underground operation through DCF that made children dissapear.

Warner was on the Crime Stopper Board of Directors in 2013.

OTHERS

Other names and circumstances; including the name “Wheeler” are under investigation by Write Into Action.

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Secret list of government officials may hold key to the HaLeigh Cummings mystery

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

Does a highly sensitive list of names of judicial officers and high ranking government officials – reaching the Office of the Governor – explain the permanent stall in the HaLeigh Cummings investigation?

It is very possible.

The list, which has been obtained by Write Into Action, contains the actual names of individuals and employees in the following agencies – located primarily in Leon County, Florida.

  • Judge(s)
  • Family of Judges
  • Inspectors General / Governor Scott’s Office
  • U.S. Attorney
  • Court Clerks
  • States Attorneys
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents
  • Sheriff’s Deputies
  • Florida Highway Patrol officers
  • Capital Police
  • Department of Health employees
  • Department of Corrections employees
  • Department of Agriculture employees
  • Florida Department of Revenue employees (auditors)
  • Department of Energy employees
  • Department of Motor Vehicles employees
  • Florida State Representative and politicians

The individuals on the list were all patients at First Impressions, a weight loss clinic located in Tallahassee, Florida, which was owned and operated by Karl and Jane Watts.

As you will see, there is a nexus between First Impressions weight loss clinic and the HaLeigh Cummings case.

In October of 2009, Dr. Mark Hash, a physician at First Impressions, was arrested and charged with two felony counts of ‘Writing a Prescription for Controlled Substance; with no Medical Necessity’ – a third degree felony.

The extremely flimsy charges were later dropped; the charging officer, Special Agent Matt Sears, FDLE, was re-assigned to a much less potent position at the Department of Agriculture; and Hash presently has a lawsuit filed against the FDLE.

Although Hash’s arrest made the regional news, there was no obvious connection to the weight loss clinic or the disappearance of HaLeigh Cummings. On the surface it appeared to be just another pill-mill bust.

However – there was much more going on than was meeting the eye.

RONALD CUMMINGS AND MISTY CROSLIN ARRESTED IN DRUG STING

Three months after Hash’s arrest in Tallahassee – another set of arrests took place.

On January 20, 2010, Ronald Cummings and Misty (Croslin) Cummings (and several others) became the targets of a drug sting. Ronald Cummings and Misty Croslin were arrested and charged with trafficking prescription drugs.

Misty Croslin, (then) 18, (17 when HaLeigh disappeared) would subsequently be sentenced to an outrageous 25 years in prison.

On the surface the two events would appear un-related – but they’re not.

THE NEXUS – WILLIAM (COBRA) STAUBS

In March of 2009, William (Cobra) Staubs, a private investigator from Broward County appeared in Putnam County, Florida, proclaiming his desire to find the missing child HaLeigh Cummings who had disappeared on February 10, 2009.

Staubs told the news media he traveled to Putnam County to search for HaLeigh at the behest of his “client” Rev. Richard Grund, an online minister and peripheral witness in the Casey Anthony murder trial.

Staubs never explained Rev. Grund’s interest in the HaLeigh Cummings case.

During an interview with First Coast News in March of 2009, reporter Jessica Clark asked Staubs who was paying his expenses.

“A drug dealer from Miami,” Staubs replied.

Staubs’ reply is perplexing – a licensed private investigator – openly states to a news reporter he is being funded by drug dealers – supposedly – to search for a missing child he should have nothing to do with.

However – a close review of the facts and circumstances reveal that although Staubs has no obvious or legitimate association to the missing child – he is associated with the world of drug trafficking.

The revelations surrounding Staubs begin with the October, 2009 arrest of Dr. Mark Hash.

And they are significant.

Because…

William (Cobra) Staubs was Hash’s private investigator.

And…

In 2010, after Hash was arrested, Staubs staked out the First Impressions weight loss clinic and snapped photos of Assistant State Attorneys John Hutchins and his wife, Angelique Knox, leaving the clinic with pills.

Assistant State Attorneys John Hutchins and Angelique Knox

Assistant State Attorneys John Hutchins and Angelique Knox

Assistant State Attorneys John Hutchins and Angelique Knox

Assistant State Attorneys John Hutchins and Angelique Knox

At the very time ASA Hutchins and his wife were visiting the clinic to obtain controlled substances – Hutchins was the lead prosecutor on the State’s prosecution of Jane Watts for practicing healthcare without a license- at that very clinic.

Outrageous.

Moreover…

As evidenced by the aforementioned client list – Hutchins and Knox were only the tip of the ice-berg of law enforcement and government officials frequenting First Impressions weight loss clinic.

The officials that were visiting First Impressions were illegally obtaining prescription medication, which was being administered by low level employees of the weight loss clinic who had been using Hash’s DEA license number without his knowledge to obtain prescription medication by fraud.

How is it that Staubs is involved in a child kidnapping investigation – being funded by drug dealers – in a case where the child’s father and young wife end up getting arrested for prescription drug trafficking in an undercover sting – AND – he’s also involved in covertly photographing government officials coming and going from a weight loss clinic that is frequented by high ranking government officials?

FEDERAL CORRUPTION PROBE REQUIRED

The names and agencies contained on the aforementioned list reveals that employees of the State of Florida are deeply involved in criminal activity.

The First Impressions client list clearly shows the State of Florida – via the FDLE – has lost its ability to investigate itself and a federal investigation is required.

This is a developing story.

Plaintiff in civil rights lawsuit to file against Putnam County, Florida officials

Federal court action involves missing child HaLeigh Cummings

Timothy Charles Holmseth is preparing a civil rights lawsuit against the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

The lawsuit is related to the disappearance of HaLeigh Ann-Marie Cummings.

Timothy Holmseth is presently the Plaintiff in Holmseth v. City of East Grand Forks et al. – U.S. District of Minnesota (DMN) – – – Case Number: 0:14-cv-02970-DWF-LIB.

The lawsuit presently filed in Minnesota is a 42-U.S.C.-1983 civil rights (Deprivation of Rights / Color of Law) action that also involves matters of the HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping.

Defendants in the case against Putnam County officials will be named at the time of the filing. How Timothy Holmseth’s civil rights have been violated will be set forth in the statement of facts.

Adult skeletal remains found in Satsuma, Florida

Minnesota author reported to Putnam Sheriff in February that  witness talked about a murder that occurred in front of HaLeigh Cummings shortly before she vanished

by Timothy Charles  Holmseth

Deputies and detectives are  on the scene in Satsuma, Florida  where skeletal remains have been found in a wooded area.

According to News4Jax  the human remains were of an adult.

HaLeigh Cummings was  reported missing from Satsuma on February 10, 2009.

In February, 2013 Timothy Charles Holmseth, author/journalist,  emailed Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy and advised him that his Department’s  press releases about a “homicide investigation” were confusing the public. “I  think the public would be less confused if you would at least provide basic  details about the homicide investigation being conducted for the murdered adult”  Holmseth said.

Holmseth had been told specific details of a violent murder  that took place in the trailer home of Ronald Cummings shortly before HaLeigh  Cummings disappeared. Holmseth was told the victim was an adult and HaLeigh watched  it happen.

Gary Bowling, director of law enforcement, PCSO, responded  to Holmseth and asked if the homicide he was referring to occurred in Putnam County  – he also asked Holmseth the name of the alleged victim.

Holmseth provided the PCSO with a wealth of information  regarding the play-by-play he received.

The witness told Holmseth the man’s body was dragged to the  woods – HaLeigh was walking alongside her father.

Director Bowling requested a copy of Holmseth’s book in 2011.

EXPOSED! Kidnapping Inc.

EXPOSED! Kidnapping Inc.

“…thirty kids that I know of…” – Wayanne Kruger

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

Mothers of very small boys report their children were raped by a pastor in New York – and – the man that raped the children was involved in the HaLeigh Cummings case.

Wayanne Kruger, the former advocate for HaLeigh Cummings’ mother, Crystal Sheffield, decided to tell all – or at least tell a lot.

Kruger is the author of the book “Life in Prison for Child Sex Predators” and was once featured on the ABC television news magazine 20/20, People magazine, and elsewhere.

In a series of interviews I conducted with Kruger between 2009 and 2011, she revealed enough information to me, that I could alert the public to the truth about what was going on during the national profile search for HaLeigh Cummings.

Kruger told me several mothers of little boys that had been raped by a man on the East Coast, recognized the perpetrator to be a man that I had written about while independently covering the HaLeigh Cummings disappearance as a journalist and author.

“There’s eight women all together that still talk about it,” Kruger said. The man that molested their kids was the same man that used the name “John Regan” during the HaLeigh Cummings case.

John Regan reportedly switched his name often over the years, typically using a biblical name. Although the women would often refer to him using a different name, all the women said he had a prosthetic leg.

I confirmed John Regan did in fact have a prosthetic leg during a contentious interview with his son, Jeremiah Regan in 2009.

I instantly knew something was very odd when Kruger was able to tell me the names of child molestation victims from New York. I already knew Kruger had worked alongside John Regan during the HaLeigh Cummings case; and I was about to have a real bombshell dropped on me.

Kruger told me John Regan was also an active participant in a baby-selling ring in Florida, of which she also had intimate detailed knowledge.

This meant Kruger had detailed knowledge of John Regan’s behavior, associations, and movements regarding a missing child, molested children, and human trafficking.

Kruger described how the trafficking of infants was accomplished. She explained that young parents were coerced and threatened into giving their baby up for adoption. The process involved deception, false paperwork, un-certified home studies, as well as strong- arm tactics and threats to force the biological father into capitulation.

Children are more valuable than drugs because it easier to move a human around than narcotics, Kruger explained.

Kruger said one participant “worked for the social service department doing volunteer work – she was working for the social service department in the home study field…along with the dossiers”.

The fact that a member of a ‘Kidnapping Inc.’ had infiltrated Florida’s social services system is a bone-chilling thought.

In 2000, the plight of a four year-old named Riyla Wilson swept the headlines after she disappeared under the watch of Florida DCF, but was not reported missing for two years.

What Kruger was telling me was not an isolated incident and was well organized. “Thirty kids that I know of,” she said, providing a number for the amount babies she knew were illegally sold.

The chart of missing children in Florida demands the question – is this where those kids are going?

Kruger said corrupt attorneys play a very significant role in the trafficking operation. “In the 80’s and 90’s, all the woman had to do was claim molestation. And there were these aggressive attorneys – they just [go] crazy on them – and intimidate them,” she said.

A good example of how rampant baby-brokering may be in Florida would be the arrest of a Jacksonville attorney in 2011.

Amy Newby was arrested for forging the signature of a staffer on adoption documents in a case her firm was handling. What was particularly interesting was Newby had a clean record – ten years of no discipline. It is hard to imagine any criminal gets caught the very first time they break the law – Newby was probably doing this for years.

“They were funding fake adoptions,” Kruger said. She pointed out that the group did not only sell infants, but also “kids”.

“This was just crazy shit,” she said.

Kruger said the scam utilized the church, which is where “Pastor Regan” came into the picture. She said John Regan took possession of the infant for a period of time while the transaction and arrangements to move the child through the U.S. Embassy were completed. “They were moving them out of the country,” she said.

“Any church that you are a member of, they can draft a legal vital record for a birth certificate. You don’t have to go through the state,” she said.

Kruger marveled at the ingenuity.

“What a perfect way to do this is; to go through the church and to have them adopted out with the dossier,” she said.

Nothing was left to chance.

“All the kids were declared disabled, so that way they could be moved in and out of the country on a doctor’s note … you can move them anywhere if you have a doctor’s note,” she explained.

Kruger’s detailed account of child rape and human trafficking was a disturbing journey into the rabbit hole of the underworld. But Kruger’s assertion that much of the activity had been occurring in the 80’s and 90’s was particularly chilling.

It was chilling, because HaLeigh Cummings did not disappear until 2009, and Kruger was talking a baby selling operation, that involved many of the same people that she worked with on the HaLeigh Cummings case.

Essentially – Kruger knew of John Regan molesting kids in New York during the 80’s and 90’s, and that he assisted in a baby-selling operation in Florida as well. Then – in 2009, she was riding around with John Regan in a car in Satsuma, Florida as law enforcement searched for HaLeigh Cummings.

John Regan was the father of Jeremiah Regan, the young man that spoke to Florida news teams in 2009 about a roadside hangout he helped set up called the HaLeigh Bug Center, where people were encouraged to provide investigative tips and donate money.

Kruger told me Jeremiah Regan moved from New York to Florida in January of 2009, shortly before HaLeigh vanished. He told local news teams that HaLeigh Bug may be a good “career path” for HaLeigh’s mother, Crystal Sheffield.

Nothing about this father and son team seemed right.

Jeremiah Regan directed Florida news teams to focus on a local man, Daniel Snodgrass, who was free on bond for charges he sexually assaulted a child under 12, despite the fact the local sheriff’s office had already cleared Snodgrass.

Jeremiah Regan was also captured by a hidden microphone, approaching a female case witness and telling her he is working with police investigators. He tells the young girl he has been given authority to promise immunity to anyone that would sign a sworn statement that implicated a young girl named Misty Croslin.

The involvement of John and Jeremiah Regan in the HaLeigh Cummings investigation is beyond disturbing.

Kruger told me she attempted to go to the police to report what really happened with HaLeigh, but John and Jeremiah Regan prevented her. She said John Regan told her he worked undercover as a pedophile for the FBI. She said he told her the FBI already had HaLeigh but wanted it kept quiet for the time being.

Kruger said John Regan offered to take her to the “intake house” where they process the young girls.

Kruger said John Regan advised her that local police, prominent public figures, and ranking local officials were running a prostitution ring, and warned her that nobody was going to act upon her information.

Kruger’s bizarre saga, in particular, the assertion that local officials were involved in human trafficking, gave me goose bumps because of something else I had been told.

William Staubs – a.k.a. ‘Cobra the Bounty Hunter,’ Case Closed, Inc. is a private investigator and bail bondsman out of Weston, Florida. In 2009, Staubs too appeared out of nowhere to search for HaLeigh Cummings.

Staubs told Jessica Clark at First Coast News he was sent into the case by Rev. Richard Grund – a former potential witness for the prosecution in the Casey Anthony murder trial. Staubs told Clark he was being funded by a former drug dealer from Miami.

Suffice to say – Staubs had no good explanation for why he was there.

Staubs was working alongside Jeremiah Regan, John Regan, Kruger, and others. He told Dana Treen, reporter, Florida Times-Union, that he was originally told the HaLeigh Bug operation was supposed to be an international child search firm – for which he (Staubs) was to be a staff detective.

An unemployed drifter with no driver’s license renovated an old building into a roadside hangout in the name of a missing little girl, and based upon that, Staubs thought they were all going to launch an international child search firm?

Perhaps Staubs’ negotiations with Discovery and Spike TV for his own Bounty Hunter show had something to do it?

Staubs told me a member of Crystal Sheffield’s Team advised him there were ten more cases, just like HaLeigh’s, already lined up for him. That statement alone would seem worthy of an FBI investigation.

But one story Staubs told me was particularly disturbing.

Staubs said that HaLeigh’ grandfather, Johnny Sheffield, advised him that HaLeigh’s biological father was actually a man named Robbie Middleton. This is significant because Robbie Middleton’s brother is Chris Middleton – an investigator for the State’s Attorney Office in Putnam County, Florida.

Staubs said he telephoned Chris Middleton at the State’s Attorney’s Office and advised he was investigating a lead that Chris’s brother Robbie might be HaLeigh’s father. Staubs said Chris Middleton flew into a rage of expletives and said “I don’t give a fuck who you’re investigating.” Staubs said Chris Middleton advised him he had already been “called on the carpet” about this and warned him that if he brought it up again he was going to terminate the call.

Staubs made this ominous call to the State’s Attorney at a time he (Staubs) was under investigation by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and State’s Attorney for felony false imprisonment (of Daniel Snodgrass).

One almost felt Staubs was subtly reminding Chris Middleton of something they both knew.

Staubs said that he and Johnny Sheffield went to the home of Robbie Middleton several times because Staubs wanted to interview him. He said it was odd, because Johnny Sheffield would never get out of the vehicle and join him – rather he would watch from the vehicle.

Staubs left the impression that a State’s Attorney in Putnam County, Florida knew something about the disappearance of HaLeigh Cummings. The story John Regan told Kruger about local officials became hard to ignore.

Kruger said she did eventually talk to the police, and produced a business card for Sgt. Ricky Lyle, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

She also said she telephoned the sheriff’s office and spoke with Capt. Dominic Piscitello. She said Piscitello became very angry and suggested that perhaps she (Kruger) needed to be investigated.

Ruby Kanger, Johnny Sheffield’s mother-in-law, told me she was going to need to be paid “big money” for her story, because she was going to have to leave town if she told what she knew.

Staubs’ involvement and activity in the missing child case creates many questions that always lead back to the story Kruger told. When Staubs’ activities are carefully examined, it does not really appear he was searching for a child.

Rather – it appears he is ‘involved’ with the missing child case somehow – not searching.

Many believe Staubs was creating false leads and planting items of evidence in various locations.

A recording of Staubs, Jeremiah Regan, and Matthew Staubs (William Staubs’ son) provides some unique insight into what might really have been going on during Staubs’ ‘search’ for HaLeigh. Matthew Staubs is heard boasting that the detective for the Sheriff’s Office is not going to find HaLeigh because he’s “too slow”.

Kruger talked about the trafficking ring, as an apparatus that receives media support that can be brought to bear against any un-cooperative witness.

“You’re talking about going up against … being on Art Harris or Levi [Page] or something,” Kruger said.

I personally understood exactly what Kruger was talking about.

Art Harris and Levi Page are bloggers that use the Web to harass and defame witnesses.

Harris was the media consultant for Sheffield’s team and produced Web stories for her and other team members. He coordinated with Staubs and Crystal Sheffield’s team about what information they should put on Nancy Grace.

Police records from the East Grand Forks Police Department in Minnesota reveal that Harris repeatedly emailed the ranking officer in 2009 – pressuring the police to arrest me. Harris lamented to the Minnesota police that the FBI had visited the workplace of his very good friend, Donna Wagoner, because of information I had given them about a Photoshopped picture of the missing child.

Interestingly, Donna Wagoner was an employee for Xentel, Inc. The company was once sued by the Iowa Attorney General for running a telephone scam on Iowa residents. It is commonly known to be of low repute. Donald Knop, staffer, Crystal Sheffield’s team, told me Donna Wagoner was in Satsuma, Florida working on the team.

Levi Page once telephoned me and hollered very loudly that HaLeigh Cummings is “dead” and told me to “shut the fuck up”.

Many find it very compelling that a blogger would telephone an author and insist that a missing child is dead. HaLeigh is classified as Missing and Endangered by the FBI and there is an Amber Alert issued for her.

On other occasions Page warned me I better be “very careful”. He was once joined on the telephone line by a private investigator from Indiana named Tina Church.

Tina Church once telephoned me with a former death row inmate, Ernie Willis, on a conference line. Willis, who was once convicted of arson and murder, advised me I needed to stop upsetting his friend.

And yet again – Kruger holds some very interesting information.

Kruger said that in 2009, Marie Griffis, HaLeigh’s maternal grandmother, advised her that an important guest was traveling a long distance to assist them. She said the guest’s name was “Christine Church”.

Church once telephoned the police department in East Grand Forks, Minnesota and falsely reported I had claimed to have HaLeigh Cummings in my apartment – this resulted in officers being dispatched to my home to clear the call.

Page and Church both told me I was going to lose my custody of my kids – Church said she was going to help make it happen. Likewise – Page hosted hour long Web radio programs declaring the HaLeigh Cummings book author is insane.

Is it possible Wayanne Kruger could know the details surrounding a human trafficking operation – and – know all these people involved in the HaLeigh Cummings case?

I don’t think so.

Because of ongoing investigations within the FBI organized crime task force, some names are being withheld from this article.