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.
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.
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 Carmell Mattison
Timothy Charles Holmseth
320 17th Street N.W.
East Grand Forks, MN
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
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:
- You are a prosecutor on an existing murder case that involves drugs in Grand Forks County
- 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
- 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.
Timothy Charles Holmseth
Cc: Grand Forks Attorney David Jones, North Dakota Attorney General