Man charged with raping child was employed by UND

Hidden hand guiding dangerous predator around the Grand Forks area?

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on March 4, 2017, 9:52 A.M. CST

Is there a hidden hand guiding the movements of a man charged with rape in Northern Minnesota?

The oddities surrounding the George Lyons rape case gets stranger everyday.

George Lyons, the man charged with 1st degree sexual assault of a minor in Polk County, Minnesota, once worked at the University of North Dakota.

George Lyons

George Lyons

It’s only the latest revelation is the bizarre rape case.

Mystery surrounds the Lyons case because he publically claims to be engaged to Grand Forks State prosecutor Carmell Mattison who does not deny the claim.

Grand Forks States Attorney Mattison

Grand Forks States Attorney Mattison

Furthering the mystery is the fact there is no longer any record in the Polk County Court’s ‘Register of Actions’ regarding the criminal charges against Lyons.

However, the East Grand Forks Police Department confirmed to Write Into Action there is an “active investigation” regarding Lyons.

Write Into Action learned Lyons was charged in January, 2016 for sexually assaulting a girl. He was reported to UND and was terminated sometime thereafter.

Lyons recently obtained a job where I am employed. .

On Lyon’s first (and only) day of work he told several people he was engaged to the prosecutor that was prosecuting the Delvin Shaw murder trial (Carmell Mattison) in Grand Forks.

Lyons’ connection to UND and the local judicial community raises questions.

UND is plagued with internal crime that includes drug trafficking and child porn.

In February, 2017, UND police officer Paul Bradley Meagher was sentenced after pleading guilty to charges of child pornography following an investigation by the North Dakota BCI and the Department of Homeland Security. 

In July, 2016, Robert William Beattie, a former UND chairman of the Family and Community Medicine Department, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for having 3,233 images and 100 videos of child porn.

Eric Hewitt Basile, 37, was charged with eight Class C felony counts of possession of certain materials prohibited in Grand Forks District Court on September 8, 2016 after a UND administration request for a computer search revealed multiple images of children between 1 and 3 years old being sexually assaulted.

Lyons’ association with UND along with his claims to be engaged to a Grand Forks State prosecutor appears extremely problematic.

UND / DANGEROUS PLACE

Higganbotham said he has been pulled over several times in the past few weeks. During one event, he said he was pulled over by UND police who proceeded to have his car searched by a GFPD K-9 unit. The K-9 located nothing but Higganbotham was arrested for an unpaid fine and put in jail. He said he told the police the fine was already paid.

After bailing out of jail, Higganbotham was told by court administration there was an error and he had actually paid the fine.

“I was kidnapped,” Higganbotham said.

Higganbotham said a Grand Forks Police Officer terrorized his mother who had arrived to pick up his automobile. Despite finding no evidence of any crime, the officer told his mother to sell the car and have nothing to do with it (or her son).

Higganbotham said while he was in the Grand Forks County Correction facility, staff member Hunter Nelson, the son of Grand Forks Police Chief Mark Nelson, asked Higganbotham if he works with “Timothy Holmseth”.

GFPD Chief Mark Nelson

GFPD Chief Mark Nelson

On the only day Lyons worked alongside Holmseth, he asked “can we drink anything at work”.

Both Higganbotham and Holmseth locked their car doors while Lyons was present.

Minutes taken during the Alcohol and Other Drug Committee meeting held in January, 2013, lists Lyons as a member and notes UND Police Chief Eric Plummer in attendance.

Nelson Plummer Rost

Court records in North Dakota show Lyons has criminal convictions of delivering methamphetamine and providing alcohol to minors.

I (Timothy Holmseth) have obtained never before seen dash-cam video that shows UND police officer (now GFPD) Jerad Braaten shooting David James Elliott in the parking lot of Altru hospital in 2015.

The day before I received the video from the North Dakota Attorney General’s office, a vehicle attempted to ram me while I was working and ran me off the road. On another occasion a GFPD police vehicle sat outside my place of employment and waited for me to see it before driving away (captured on my dash-cam).

The police shooting video destroys the false story put out to the public by Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones regarding the shooting and will be included in an upcoming documentary.

Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones

Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones

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Mystery surrounds missing court files on Polk County child rape case

East Grand Forks Police Department describes case as “active investigation”

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on March 1, 2017, 11:36 A.M. CST

There is no court file number or available records for a widely reported child rape case filed in Polk County, Minnesota.

The court case appears to have been scrubbed from the State site.

The Register of Actions for the sexual assault case filed by the State of Minnesota against George Lyons does not appear on the State’s website.

Polk County Court Administrator Kathy Narlock has not responded to Write Into Actions requests for the court case file number.

But – Write Into Action is an update.

Responding to a public records request from Write Into Action, a spokes-person from the East Grand Forks Police Department said the criminal case against George Lyons in an “active investigation”.

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Something is amiss.

On January 7, 2016 the Grand Forks Herald announced the charges against Lyons in an a article where the reporter said “according to court documents” and “according to a criminal complaint”.

Evidence indicates this rape case was going to covered up to protect a criminal cartel that goes much higher.

After being charged with the crime in January, 2016, Valley News Live reported Lyons made a claim on Facebook that he was engaged to a Grand Forks County assistant state prosecutor.

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In February, 2017, Lyons repeated the same claim of engagement to a Grand Forks States prosecutor in a conversation with me (Timothy Charles Holmseth) and several others.

Lyon’s said he was engaged to the prosecutor on the Delvin Shaw murder case, which is Attorney Carmell Mattison.

Grand Forks States Attorney Mattison

Grand Forks States Attorney Mattison

Sources very close to the case have advised Write Into Action of the true details of the abuse case and it’s horrendous.

Evidence shows Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones is involved in this cover-up.

Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones

Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones

Write Into Action is just getting started.

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Minnesota/North Dakota government pedophile ring exposed via Court Administration

Court records on child rape case completely disappear

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on February 24, 2017, 7:43 P.M.. CST

Yesterday, Write Into Action exclusively reported that all court records have vanished from the Register of Actions regarding a 2016 child rape case filed in Polk County, Minnesota against George Robert Lyons.

Today, further investigation reveals Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones appears to be involved in some very strange and suspicious behavior (as usual).

Evidence shows something grossly illegal appears to be taking place within the Polk County, Minnesota and Grand Forks County, North Dakota judicial systems – at the court administration level.

I’ll show you.

The bizarre and suspicious nature surrounding the George Lyons sexual assault case was first noticed and reported upon by Valley News Live on January 16, 2016.

The Valley News report filed by Neil Carlson called out the fact that sexual misconduct runs in the Lyons family and George Lyons’ brother, Matthew Lyons, is serving a life sentence.

Carlson also reported that George Lyons, after bonding out of jail, announced on Facebook that he would be marrying an assistant state prosecutor in the spring of 2016.

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Grand Forks, ND (Valley News Live) We have uncovered new, strange and unsettling information regarding a story we first brought you yesterday.
Thirty-five year old George Lyons of Grand Forks has been charged with having sex with a 13-year old girl in East Grand Forks. And it’s an alleged crime, that apparently runs in the family.
George Lyons is a free man today after posting 15-thousand-dollars cash bail. He was charged with 2 counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct for allegedly engaging in sexual acts with a juvenile relative in East Grand Forks.
Meanwhile, East Grand Forks Police say Lyons was also under investigation in Grand Forks County for a similar incident. Assistant States Attorney, Jason McCarthy says he can’t comment on ongoing investigations. But, George Lyons brother, Matthew Lyons was sentenced to life in prison here in 2014, for the continuous sexual abuse of a child.
The relationship between all these factors gets even stranger. George Lyons had listed on facebook that he was engaged to marry an Assistant Prosecutor here in Grand Forks this Spring. She has not returned inquires to confirm or deny that relationship, as George Lyons gets ready for his criminal trial, and his brother Matthew continues to serve his life sentence in prison.
If he’s convicted, George Lyons could be sentenced to as much as 30 years in prison for the charges in Polk County.

Well…

George Lyons still claims he’s engaged to a Grand Forks States Attorney AND his rape case files all vanished.

So, here’s the fact-pattern.

George Robert Lyons, Grand Forks, was charged in January, 2016 with first degree sexual misconduct against a young minor, which was widely reported.

On Thursday, January 7, 2016 the Grand Forks Herald referred to “court documents” and a “criminal complaint” pertaining to criminal sexual conduct charges filed against George Lyons in Polk County, Minnesota District Court.

But now…

There is no record of the “criminal complaint” and “court documents” referred to by the Herald.

Note: Write Into Action reached out to Kathy Narlock, Polk County Court Administrator, for an explanation as to why the entire case vanished from the website, but received no response as of the time of this publishing.

So George Lyons was charged in January, 2016.

Move ahead to February, 2017.

This week, George Lyons told an employer and several others in Grand Forks (including me) that he is engaged to Carmelle Mattison, the prosecuting attorney on the Delvin Shaw murder trial.

The Shaw murder trial is presently underway in Grand Forks.

Delvin Shaw was convicted in June, 2014 for the murder of Jose Lopez. However, the North Dakota Supreme Court subsequently ruled the Grand Forks District Court “misapplied the law and abused its discretion in admitting evidence against 32-year-old Delvin Lamont Shaw, who was found guilty by a jury last year for the June 24, 2014, murder of Jose Luis “Joe” Lopez.

Okay…

So…

There is no longer any court record that George Lyons was charged with repeatedly raping a child; and he’s running around declaring a romantic relationship with States Attorney Mattison.

Grand Forks States Attorney Mattison

Grand Forks States Attorney Mattison

Interestingly, North Dakota court records show George Lyons has a criminal history that includes Felony Theft and Facilitation of the Delivery of Methamphetamine.

Pay close to attention to the details reported by the Herald.

A Grand Forks man is facing criminal sexual conduct charges after East Grand Forks police arrested him Wednesday for engaging in sexual acts with a minor.

George Robert Lyons, 35, was charged in Polk County District Court in Crookston with first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct, both felonies.

The charges stem from claims he had oral sex and inappropriately touched a person under 16 years of age with whom Lyons had a “significant relationship,” according to court documents. The incident occurred Jan. 20, 2014, at an East Grand Forks residence, according to a criminal complaint.
– Grand Forks Herald / Thursday, January 7, 2016

It’s very clear that everything that occurred in the Court occurred in Polk County, Minnesota.

There is NO RECORD whatsoever of that Polk County, Minnesota court case in the Register of Actions for the State of Minnesota courts.

Now…

Enter the ever-embattled Grand Forks, North Dakota States Attorney David Jones.

Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones

Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones

According to the Grand Forks County, North Dakota Register of Actions, on January 4, 2016, Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones filed for extradition of George Robert Lyons from Polk County, Minnesota.

Here’s the problem with that.

That’s two days before George Lyons was reported to be arrested.

The North Dakota Register of Actions show Jones filed for “Extradition” and the hearing was held by ITV.

“Extradition” is the ONLY entry in the North Dakota system regarding George Lyons in that annual time window.

And the North Dakota ‘Extradition’ case is now CLOSED.

And there you have it.

The rape of a child disappears from the record in TWO STATES!

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BOMBSHELL! Man charged with first degree sexual conduct against child claims he is engaged to State prosecutor on the Delvin Shaw trial!

Sex charges vanished from Minnesota court’s website!

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on February 23, 2017, 9:19 P.M.. CST

George Lyons, Grand Forks, told Timothy Charles Holmseth, and multiple other people today that he is engaged Carmell Mattison, the Grand Forks County States Attorney prosecuting the Delvin Shaw murder trial, which is underway in Grand Forks.

Here’s the problem.

Lyons was charged in January, 2016 in Polk County, Minnesota with serious sexual misconduct crimes against a minor.

George Lyons

George Lyons

The following is from Valley News Live on January 7, 2016:

East Grand Forks, Minn. (Valley News Live) A Grand Forks man has been charged with sexually assaulting his relative. Thirty-five year old George Lyons faces charges of First and Second Degree, Criminal Sexual Conduct.

According to court records, it happened at an undisclosed East Grand Forks home on January 20, 2014. George Lyons is accused of forcing a 13-year old female relative to perform oral sex on him.

Police say this may have been just one, in a long string of incidents.

Lt. Rod Hajicek, East Grand Forks Police: “There’s sexual innuendos over a period of time, which ends up finally with a sexual encounter that occurs.”

Write Into Action reviewed Minnesota’s official website and found no record of Lyons’ sex charges, which were widely reported by the Grand Forks Herald, Valley News, and other news agencies.

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Write Into Action has contacted Polk County Court Administrator Kathy Narlock about the bizarre situation regarding the missing records.

Write Into Action has contacted Attorney Mattison with copies to Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.

Below is my letter to States Attorney Mattison.

Grand Forks States Attorney Mattison

Grand Forks States Attorney Carmell Mattison

Timothy Charles Holmseth
320 17th Street N.W.
Unit# 17
East Grand Forks, MN
56721
218.773.1299
218.230.1597 (cell)
www.writeintoaction.com
tholmseth@wiktel.com
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009187154735

In Re: George Lyons / Delvin Shaw Murder Trial

February 23, 2017

Carmell Faye Mattison
Attorney at Law
Grand Forks County State’s Attorney Office
P.O. Box 5607
Grand Forks, ND 58206-5607

Attorney Mattison,

Today I spoke with a man named George Lyons at my place of employment in Grand Forks. It was his first day on the job.

Mr. Lyons told me he is engaged to you. He told several other people the same thing. He told me his girlfriend is the “prosecutor” on the Delvin Shaw murder case. He told me your opinions on the Supreme Court ruling regarding the Delvin Shaw case. He told me details about the murder case. He told me it was a case of mistaken identity. He said you work late due to the Shaw murder trial.

I researched court records on the Delvin Shaw murder trial and learned you are the attorney assigned to the case.

I researched George Lyons and found that in January, 2016 he was charged with first and second degree sexual misconduct in Polk County, Minnesota. He was also charged with delivering methamphetamine and theft in Grand Forks County, North Dakota.

I observed that Mr. Lyons’ court records for the sexual misconduct charges in Polk County, Minnesota are not on the official website.

By appearance – they never existed.

I have contacted Polk County Court Administrator Kathy Narlock in regards to the strange omission of public record.

It is my opinion the aforementioned fact pattern is very concerning because:

  1. You are a prosecutor on an existing murder case that involves drugs in Grand Forks County
  2. Simultaneously, you are engaged to a man that was charged with first degree sexual misconduct against a minor in Polk County, Minnesota, as well as delivering methamphetamine and theft in Grand Forks County
  3. Your alleged finance’s court records disappeared from the State’s website

It is my belief and opinion that Delvin Shaw and/or any legal counsel he may retain should be aware of the aforementioned.

This email is to memorialize the aforementioned facts.

Respectfully yours,
Timothy Charles Holmseth
Investigative Journalist/Author/Publisher

Cc: Grand Forks Attorney David Jones, North Dakota Attorney General

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BOMBSHELL VIDEO EVIDENCE: North Dakota man targeted for cartel assassination before stealing car with baby inside?

VIDEO: North Dakota Highway Patrolman prompted shooting of unarmed man

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on February 12, 2017, 4:38 P.M. CST

There may be far more to the case of the baby trapped in the stolen vehicle than the public knows.

Recently acquired dash-cam video from a North Dakota State Trooper captured during a police pursuit that ended in the shooting of an unarmed man in a Grand Forks hospital parking lot is creating serious questions about drug cartel activity and assassinations being carried out by police in North Dakota.

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Dash-cam video obtained by Write Into Action reveals that on February 28, 2015, North Dakota State Trooper Matthew Peschong deliberately broadcast false information over a police radio during a pursuit to create the false appearance the suspect, David James Elliott, was homicidal – contributing to his shooting.

In the video, Peschong broadcast that Elliott tried to run over a police officer; an assertion which the video reveals is beyond absurd and patently false. The video also reveals Peschong was talking to someone on his telephone during the pursuit and making the same claims.

After the shooting, Grand Forks State Attorney David Jones joined the false narrative in an official, yet un-dated, opinion letter he sent to University of North Dakota Police Chief Eric Plummer declaring the shooting of Elliot by UND police officer Jerad Braaten was “objectionably reasonable”.

THE TROOPER PESCHONG DASH-CAM VIDEO

In the dash-cam video from Trooper Peschong’s car, Elliott is seen boxed in by law enforcement vehicles after exiting I-29 where police have been following him without emergency lights.

During the bizarre pursuit, Elliott was on 911 with Grand Forks Police Officer Matthew Bullinger. Elliott repeatedly told Bullinger he was in dire fear for his safety because former Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild was involved in the pursuit and following him (Wild was no longer the Sheriff at the time of the pursuit but alleged by Elliott to be very dangerous and corrupt).

After being boxed in, Elliott is seen driving over a median to escape, and then continues on his flight toward Altru Hospital.

Peschong is heard blatantly lying over his police radio to create the appearance Elliott is homicidal. “Grand Forks 332 – he just tried to charge a deputy – or excuse me a PD with his vehicle – he took off Southbound on Gateway. Excuse me Eastbound on Gateway,” Peschong said.

Only a couple minutes later Peschong is heard talking on his telephone. Hello [answering his telephone]. He just tried to ram a police officer. A PD officer – he almost drove right over him,” Peschong said.

Peschong’s assertion that Elliott almost ran down a police officer is so utterly ridiculous it cannot possibly be viewed as anything but criminal misconduct intended to incite harm brought upon Elliott.

In his (strangely undated) letter to University of North Dakota Police Chief Eric Plummer, Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones regurgitated the lie told by Peschong about Elliott, and used it to support his conclusion that the shooting was “objectionably reasonable”.

Jones stated “Officer Braaten had been monitoring radio traffic concerning this matter and was aware of the circumstances presented and the public safety issue raised.” 

A further attempt was made to bring him to a halt on the Gateway Drive exit off of Interstate Highway 29. On that occasion, North Dakota Highway Patrol Officer Peschong, Sgt. Schneider, an additional Highway Patrol, and Grand Forks Police Department officer made an attempt to get Mr. Elliott to stop an exit his vehicle. At least one Grand Forks Police Officer had drawn his service weapon at that time. Mr. Elliott declined to halt, accelerated his vehicle towards Grand Forks Police and Sheriff’s Officer vehicles and leaving that scene at a high rate of speed. Mr. Elliott subsequently proceeded eastbound on Gateway Drive then Southbound on North Columbia Road. At that time officers made a second attempt to bring his vehicle to a halt. Officer Jerad Braaten of the University of North Dakota Police Department then joined the pursuit. Officer Braaten had been monitoring radio traffic concerning this matter and was aware of the circumstances presented and the public safety issue raised. 
     – David Jones / Grand Forks States Attorney / Undated Opinion Letter

Braaten went on to shoot Elliott.

THE DANIEL TWO HEARTS PURSUIT – BABY TRAPPED IN CAR CASE

The never before seen dash-cam video from the Elliott pursuit, and the bogus conclusion of Jones, sheds a whole new light on the recent pursuit of Daniel Two Hearts.

On February 2, 2017, Two Hearts fled a North Dakota State Trooper that attempted to pull him over for a loud muffler. The pursuit quickly escalated into events that eventually led to Two Hearts fleeing on foot and stealing a vehicle that had a baby inside.

Two Hearts became the subject of a massive manhunt; reportedly shot himself; and was placed under guard in the hospital.

Very little information regarding the Two Hearts pursuit is available because the case is presently under investigation.

However – many similarities can already be observed.

  • Both men were approached by police for a minor traffic violation
  • Both men fled
  • Both men were suicidal
  • Both men appeared to be in great fear for their life
  • Both men were pursued on I-29 in North Dakota
  • Both men were found to possess pills and/or narcotics in their vehicle
  • Both men suffered a gunshot wound
  • Both men lived

Write Into Action has acquired video that shows the shooting of Elliott, which will be published in the near future – revealing a cover-up that will blow your mind.

On February 4, 2017 Write Into Action published Car stolen with baby trapped inside ends in non-fatal shooting of suspect Light Sabres and PS4 Ultimate Fighting – drug trafficking and murder is fun until somebody loses a baby

On February 6, 2017 Write Into Action published Governor Doug Burgum should declare State of Emergency – – – Here’s WHY the police are shooting people in North Dakota – the next death is on Burgum

On February 10, 2017, the compromised corporate information delivery system at the Grand Forks Herald published El Chapo drug rival, linked to East Grand Forks murder, wanted in ND federal court

Write Into Action’s continued coverage of myterious police shootings in North Dakota forced the Herald to publish Suspects fatally shot in 2 separate Rolette County cases still unnamed

Evidence points to drug cartel activity at the Grand Forks Air Force Base.

Be sure to visit the Red River Valley Wall of Shame for some great perspective.

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Caught on Tape: Police officers systematically stalking journalist that is ordering cam evidence of police shooting

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on February 3, 2017, 12:20 P.M. CST

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Timothy Charles Holmseth

320 17th Street N.W.

Unit# 17

East Grand Forks, MN

56721

218.773.1299

218.230.1597 (cell)

http://www.writeintoaction.com

tholmseth@wiktel.com

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009187154735

February 3, 2017

To:

GFPD Chief Mark Nelson (Grand Forks, North Dakota)

EGFPD Chief Michael Hedlund (East Grand Forks, Minnesota)

Police Chief,

This email shall memorialize existing threats to the safety and rights of me and my family. The following list of encounters with law enforcement has occurred amidst my request for public records and investigative reporting regarding the following events, which I believe to be related to law enforcement’s involvement in drug trafficking and organized crime in North Dakota, Minnesota, and elsewhere:

EVENTS

  • Caitlin Jenna Erickson (suspicious death) in Grand Forks
  • Kristen Guillemette death (suspicious death in Grand Forks)
  • David James Elliott shooting (unarmed man shot by police in Grand Forks)
  • Pembina County Police Shooting (Clifford Edward Monteith III)
  • Rolette County Police Shooting (two shootings/three dead /courthouse locked down – all in four days)
  • Retired Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild (secretly) involved in David Elliott pursuit
  • Human Fingers on Picnic Table at Red River Campground in East Grand Forks
  • Wal-Mart Shooting
  • Altru pharmaceuticals
  • Compromised BCI agents

RECENT ENCOUNTERS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT

On October 14, 2016 I advised East Grand Forks Police Chief Michael Hedlund via email that an EGFPD officer, upon seeing my vehicle, abruptly turned around and followed me until I turned into the Frandsen Bank drive through. My email to Mr. Hedlund said in part, “I would like to remind you that when a police officer does that to an innocent person, the officer is deliberately and knowingly terrorizing the targeted individual. Because I knew I had not violated any law, the only thing that went through my mind was “there’s a man with a gun following me”.

On October 23, 2016 I advised EGFPD Chief Hedlund that on October 22, 2016 an EGFPD officer abruptly left its stationary position in a parking lot near my home and followed me.

On January 10, 2017 I advised Grand Forks (North Dakota) Police Chief Mark Nelson via email that while I was working as a delivery driver for [REDACTED] in Grand Forks a vehicle attempted to collide with me and forced me off the road. It was my belief the vehicle that came at me from the front was coordinating with a vehicle that was behind me. I avoided collision by driving part of my vehicle up onto a roadside snow embankment.

  • Note: The next day I received video in the U.S. Mail from the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office that showed never before seen footage of the David James Elliott shooting captured by a Grand Forks Sheriff’s vehicle, which proves the official version presented by Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones is patently false and the shooting was an attempted murder

On January 15, 2017 I advised EGFPD Chief Hedlund that a police officer was knocking on my door between 2-3 A.M. claiming I had called the police.

On January 25, 2017 during my daily routine of traveling to Central Middle School in East Grand Forks to pick up my son I observed an EGFPD vehicle parked in the very back of the parking lot. I noticed the police vehicle in its odd and obscure location, only after stepping out of my car to take off my [REDACTED} jacket. I stared at the police vehicle for about 30 seconds. I then got back in my car. After about a minute the police vehicle left the area.

On February 2, 2017, while working as a delivery driver for [REDACTED], I returned from a delivery to find a GFPD unit parked, ominously alone, in the back parking lot. The police officer waited for me to see him and then slowly drove out. The vehicle was also noticed by the manager at [REDACTED] before I returned from my delivery and was captured on [REDACTED] surveillance.

  • Note: Before going to work at [REDACTED] on February 2, 2017 I received body-cam in the U.S. Mail from the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office from the camera of a GFPD officer that further proves the official version of the David James Elliott shooting presented by Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones is patently false and the shooting was an attempted murder

Sincerely,

Timothy Charles Holmseth

Investigative Journalist/Author/Publisher

Attached: jpg Central Middle School police; jpg [REDACTED] police

Cc: David Jones, North Dakota Attorney General, Todd Feland, Grand Forks City Council, EGF City Council, Greg Widseth

Bcc: Minnesota Court Officer

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me

     – Psalm 23:4

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North Dakota crime syndicate imploding

Rolette County police shooting occurs one day after Grand Forks States Attorney asked to turn over cam evidence from separate police shooting

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on January 19, 2017, 3:06 P.M. CST

The body-count in North Dakota continues to rise.

Today, Rolette County Sheriff Gerald Medrud announced Colt Eugene Allery, a deputy sheriff, was fatally shot and two other deputies are on paid administrative leave after a vehicle chase turned deadly Wednesday.

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Yesterday, Write Into Action contacted the Grand Forks County States Attorney’s Office requesting police video evidence from the David James Elliott police shooting case.

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From: Timothy Charles Holmseth [mailto:tholmseth@wiktel.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 1:00 PM
To: ‘haley.wamstad@gfcounty.org
Subject: Attn: Haley Wamstad

Timothy Charles Holmseth
320 17th Street N.W.
Unit# 17
East Grand Forks, MN
56721
218.773.1299
218.230.1597 (cell)
http://www.writeintoaction.com
tholmseth@wiktel.com
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009187154735

In Re: Public Records

January 18, 2017

Haley Wamstad
Assistant Grand Forks County States Attorney 
Grand Forks, North Dakota

Attorney [Wamstad],

I am requesting all of the police body-cam and dash-cam related to the 18-2015-CR-00632 (State of North Dakota vs. David James Elliott).

I am contacting your office because the records are digital data and was referred to you by the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office.

Respectfully,
Timothy Charles Holmseth
Investigative Journalist/Author/Publisher

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Wednesday’s police shooting also comes in the direct wake of Write Into Action’s expositive report that former Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild was allegedly involved in the pursuit of David James Elliott in 2015.

Elliott was deadly afraid of Wild and thought he was going to be harmed. However, Wild was retired at the time of the Elliott pursuit and would have no business being involved in a midnight pursuit, which ended in Elliott being shot.

BCI investigators found “thousands of pills” in Elliott’s truck. David Elliott’s wife, Jennifer Elliott, told BCI investigators the pills were all coming from Altru Hospital doctors.

Write Into Action has obtained dash-cam video from a Grand Forks County Sheriff’s vehicle that shows the shooting of David Elliott did not happen the way it was reported.

The shooting of David Elliott appears to have been a planned hit being carried out by rookie UND police officer Jerad Braaten.

Grand Forks County States Attorney David Jones, without a doubt, completely lied to the public about the David Elliott shooting when he deemed it justified.

CAITLIN JENNA ERICKSON HOMICIDE

Write Into Action obtained video of police-cam evidence regarding the death of Caitlin Jenna Erickson, who died at the same time the David Elliott was occurring. Erickson’s next door neighbor, Desiree Gomez, heard Erickson and Mario Parsons (the man she was with) shouting and arguing for about a half an hour amidst banging sounds in the bathroom.

Parson told police everything was fine when he left and when he returned Erickson was dead. Write Into Action believes the GFPD has engaged in a deliberate cover-up of Erickson’s death.

PEMBINA COUNTY SHOOTING

Write Into Action interviewed the only witness to the shooting scene of Clifford Edward Monteith III, who was shot by Pembina County Deputy Brad Bowman. Sara Letexier said she saw pulled up on the scene and saw Monteith lying on the highway although he was supposedly miles away at that point. She said she then heard another gunshot.

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The David James Elliott pursuit and shooting

  • David James Elliott telephoned Grand Forks PSAP (911) almost immediately after GFPD Dan Harvala attempted to pull him over for running a red light. David Elliott had no meaningful criminal history and there is no known reason he would feel compelled to flee at very high speeds. He stayed on 911 with a police officer, GFPD officer Matthew Bullinger, for some two hours until he was shot while holding the phone.
  • David Elliott made arrangements to meet GFPD officer Matthew Bullinger at Altru. After arriving in front of the E/R David Elliott is seen pointing in the direction where UND officer Jerad Braaten is approaching him. He fled again on four flat tires and was shot through his back window by Jerad Braaten.
  • David Elliott was unarmed.
  • David Elliott had thousands of prescription pills in his truck that BCI agent Michael Ness said where in “bags”.
  • Jennifer Elliott, David Elliott’s wife, said all the pills her husband possessed were all coming from Altru doctors.
  • Grand Forks PSAP deleted the 911 call.
  • UND police officer Jerad Braaten was not scheduled to work on the night he interjected himself into a slow speed pursuit and shot David Elliott.
  • UND police officer Jerad Braaten, a rookie cop on his first job, was inexplicably training an intern (on a night he was not even supposed to work), Heather Hopkins, on the night of the shooting.
  • David Elliott was nearly completely stopped atop the Columbia Road Bridge where he was trying to meet GFPD officer Matthew Bullinger. He continued inching forward as Jerad Braaten was pointing a gun at him.
  • The audio portion of UND police officer Jerad Braaten’s body-cam captured him telling Hopkins he hoped to provoke David Elliott into ramming him.
  • David James Elliott told Write Into Action (Timothy Charles Holmseth) that Jerad Braaten attempted to shoot him minutes before the actual shooting, while atop the Columbia Road Bridge, but his gun jammed.
  • The audio portion of Jerad Braaten’s body-cam reveals a clicking sound on Braaten’s gun that sounds like a misfire atop the Columbia Road Bridge.
  • Jerad Braaten’s dash-cam was never found and/or entered into BCI evidence.
  • Jerad Braaten’s body-cam was found underneath his squad car where he tried to hide it.
  • Jerad Braaten did not put his body-cam on his shirt until a few minutes before he joined the pursuit and shot David Elliott (although he had supposedly been on-duty for hours).
  • Jerad Braaten had UNDPD intern Heather Hopkins put the body-cam on his shirt, which was placed on him improperly and captured no visual (except the moment it’s thrown under the car).
  • After the shooting, the audio portion of Jerad Braaten’s body-cam reveals he asked Heather Hopkins if she saw David Elliott try to run a police officer over. Hopkins promptly replied yes. Braaten then told her he would need a witness statement confirming it and she said she would give it. However, when Hopkins was interviewed by the BCI she balked, and said she didn’t see what happened.
  • GFPD Sgt. Mark Ellingson, the officer that Jerad Braaten said he was worried about, is captured on audio at the scene telling Jerad Braaten he was never in any danger.
  • UNDPD chief Eric Plummer reprimanded Jerad Braaten in writing regarding issues with his police-cams.
  • GFPD chief Mark Nelson subsequently hired Jerad Braaten onto his Department.
  • Videos obtained by Write Into Action have been tampered with by someone using a video editor. For instance – dash-cam from the squad car of GFPD officer Dan Harvala is in clear crisp color on most of the footage. However, the portion that actually shows the shooting in the distance has been converted to black and white which obscures the details.
  • Video showing what happened atop the Columbia Road Bridge has been redacted.
  • Videos obtained by Write Into Action reveal the time-stamps on the dash-cams do not even remotely match the events taking place on the officer body-cams.
  • David Elliot was shot three times in the head and his ear drum was blown out. Two of his fingers were shot off but re-attached.
  • After being hired by the GFPD, Jerad Braaten was at the scene of a fireworks accident in Grand Forks where a man’s fingers were blown off. The fingers disappeared. They were found later on a picnic table in East Grand Forks.

The following is my investigative opinion.

  • It is my investigative opinion that Jerad Braaten sounds like a psychopath when he is talking to Heather Hopkins.
  • It is my opinion Jerad Braaten may have taken the fingers from the fireworks scene and kept them. He may have placed them in the Red River Valley Campground as a trophy of what he did to David Elliott and/or an ominous message to the drug trafficking underworld.
  • It is my opinion GFPD chief Mark Nelson has violated his oath, betrayed the public, and is engaging in extensive efforts to cover up events that involve drug trafficking, shootings, and homicide(s).

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