Sunday, May 23, 2010

Coming This Week

While the Tonya Craft verdict is almost two weeks old, the outrages that prosecutors and judges in the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit have been performing as long as anyone can remember are continuing. This week, I will be addressing some of them.

Channel 3 will be running footage of the Sandra Lamb Show on Monday in its 6 p.m. broadcast, and it should be quite interesting. In this video, which is almost 40 seconds long, you will see Lamb assaulting Eric Echols, calling him a "black bastard," and generally continuing in the hallowed legal tradition of Brian House, Christina Cook Graham, Buzz Franklin, Len Gregor, and Chris Arnt. When the video is released, I will link it to this blog.

Certainly, the Eric Echols case will be front-and-center this week, along with the wrongful conviction of Brad Wade that occurred three years ago in Dade County and featured some of the Usual Suspects that so graced "judge" House's "courtroom" when Tonya Craft was on trial. This was a "child molestation" case in which Stacy Long of the (What else?) Chidren's Advocacy Center "interviewed" a child for a long, long time until the child "got it right" and "disclosed."

Furthermore, as the appeals documents I am reading clearly show, prosecutor Len "The Man" Gregor hid exculpatory evidence and he and Graham teamed up to roll Mr. Wade into a conviction and prison. If any reader thinks that the blatant and up-front injustices of the Tonya Craft trial were aberrations, think again.

In other words, the misconduct that defined the Tonya Craft proceedings was not an exception; this is how these people do business, and they have been able to get away with it for years because no one has been able to publicly challenge them. It is my hope that some of us finally can let the rest of the world know what people in the LMJC who have suffered in silence have experienced.

Have a great week!

152 comments:

KC Sprayberry said...

Looking forward to this week. From the times I had to go to court, I saw smaller versions of this but always figured it was because the defendant was guilty. Now I'm beginning to wonder how deep this goes. Too many things don't make sense with all the complaints and the way those in charge of the legal system in this area have come under intense scrutiny for the last couple of years. I believe it all started festering during the Tri-State Crematory investigation but allegations the man who delivered propane noticed problems there were covered up quickly. However, with the Parker and Huskey cases, there was too much happening too fast to cover up and now the Craft trial has opened a can of worms that may go through the very heart of law enforcement, the judicial system, even up as high as those we've elected as our leaders in these communities. Election time might prove a bit interesting both this year and in 2012. Folks around here aren't dumb about the system anymore and they're ready for massive change. One can only hope all the heads of the hydra are destroyed so we don't find ourselves in this position again in 20 years.

Kaye said...

Bill,

I look forward to hearing the details of Mr. Wade's case. I can't imagine that the crimes committed could be worse than what we've seen in Ms. Craft's case, but since you have been right so many times already, I really cannot doubt what you say.

I wonder, though, how many have been railroaded in the same way? How many in ALL those years in the past? It surely didn't begin with Mr. Wade. There must be numerous cases throughout the years. While I appreciate all of your time and efforts into this corruption, Bill, you must realize that you could very well spend the rest of your life reviewing cases where the defendant was railroaded. At what point would somebody in authority (and I don't know exactly who that would be) be willing to review EVERY single case that has been presented in the LMJC?

I am not a native to this area, but rather a transplant from "up north", who moved here due to a job transfer 8 years ago. I have no idea when the corruption of the LMJC began. Perhaps there is somebody that can shed some light on this.

Kaye said...

KC,

I do agree with you that the citizens are ready for massive change, but in the last election, Sheriff Summers ran unopposed as did Buzz Franklin. There were no other candidates from which to choose. What if Franklin does indeed choose not to seek re-election as is rumored and we are left with 2 choices, Arnt and Gregor? ugh. Which one would be the lesser evil? Who exactly would run for Judge besides House? House would certainly lose if that jacka$$ decides to run again, but what choices will we have?

From where I sit, it seems as though we need a "clean sweep", and I will admit now that I really don't know whose hands are clean in the LMJC. If somebody is elected that is above board and honest, how long would they be able to continue performing their duties to the citizens without becoming tainted themselves by the widespread corruption? Actually, could we even find candidates with a strong moral compass willing to run?

Trish White said...

I don't know that anyone has clean hands in this district, wish I knew, but sadly I don't trust anyone!!

Buzz said...

The actions of the LMJC are an embarrassment of to the Southeast and reminds people of the racial injustices shown in the old footage of the German Shepherds chasing African Americans while they were being hosed with massive jets of water.
These unscrupulous types such as Arnt, Gregor, Franklin, and House set the true justice system back 50years and give people reason to stereotype the South as it was decades ago.
The VERY day Tonya Craft tried to go on WGOW live, a caller told Jeff Stiles that someone should investigate Chris Arnt's relationship with Sandra Lamb. Some people down there in Catoosa County know there's more to what happened behind the scenes and it's time to blow the lid off that as well.
I also believe the Tonya Craft trial will lead to more stones being unturned of the past actions of the LMJC.
It's human nature for all of those who did their best to bury Tonya, to now start turning on one another. It's true in life, "He who seeks vengeance must dig 2 graves, one for his enemy and one for himself".
Go Get 'Em William Anderson. Don't Let 'Em Take A Breath.

sister said...

The Brad Wade case is not the only one. But its a good place to start because it is so obvious what happened. If you read the transcripts and watch the tapes of the interviews that were conducted by Stacy Long, you will see that not only did they railroad Mr. Wade in a bad way, but when Brad's 3 yr old child was interviewed (by Stacy Long) he did disclose that he was being "touched on his butt, boobies, and 'willy'". But he did not say that it was Brad doing it, he said it was Brads accuser and Brad's oldest son. These two boys were 14 and 12 at the time. This went completely ignored by Ms. Long. She never even asked another single question about it. I have the actual tapes and transcripts of this. I would be happy to send copies to anyone who wants to see them. Please help us get Mr. Wade home. He is an innocent man!!!!

sister said...

And please someone call this Dade Co. sheriff's office and demand they pull this child from his home and have him questioned. Not by the CAC or anyone in those counties. By someone who knows what they are doing and can do it the RIGHT way!!!!

Buzz said...

It's heartbreaking and a total farce what happened to Brad Wade. Just ANOTHER railroading of an innocent person by the LMJC. It takes guts to go on TV as Brad's sister and mother did, because on the surface, when many people hear what the LMJC convicted him of, it just doesn't sound good.

But when the accused is innocent, there is no shame in trying to expose those responsible for his wrongful conviction, in this case the LMJC and the CAC once again.

The Mondale Act Of 1994 seems to be driving the LMJC more than the real issue: justice.

I live in Chattanooga but I will gladly help in any way to help drive the little ring out of office when the next election occurs.

We normal people can't do much, but we can speak out at election time.

Why won't the United States Justice Department look into the LMJC? Who can get this done? If one does, they will find a win at all costs "justice system" down there. And the tainted relationship between the CAC and the good ole boy network down there will be ended.

Lookout Spy said...

Buzz,
The US DOJ may look into what is happening in the LMJC if enough people act. Mail 3 letters, for a start.

This is a repost, and I will repost until Mr. Anderson requests I stop. In order to achieve justice, citizen action is needed, and the only way to do it is by writing the appropriate authorities regularly and consistently.


Mr. Stephen D. Kelley Chair,and Barry E. Morgan, Vice-Chair of Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia
104 Marietta Street NW, Suite 400
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-2743

Sally Quillian Yates, United States Attorney
c/o Didi Nelson
LECC Manager
Richard B. Russell Federal Building
75 Spring Street, S.W.
Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30303-3309

Thurbert Baker Esq.
Office of the Attorney General
40 Capitol Square, SW
Atlanta, Ga 30334



Dear Mr Baker, Ms. Yates, Ms. Nelson, Mr. Kelley, and Mr. Morgan,

As a citizen residing within the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit, I am writing to see about the possibility of the Georgia State Attorney General's Office, and the U.S. DOJ Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee coordinating with the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia for investigating and prosecuting the official misconduct of the officers of the Court in the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit, as being a pattern and practice to deprive the citizens of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit of their constitutional rights to fair trial. This pattern and practice extends not only within the criminal prosecutions conducted within the circuit, but civil actions as well, as all four Judges, Judge Wood, Judge Graham, Judge Van Pelt, and Judge House have destroyed so many families by their behaviors and practices. When is the law going to be FOR the people, and not the officers of the Court?
For the purpose of Section 242, acts under "color of law" include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the their lawful authority, but also acts done beyond the bounds of that official's lawful authority, if the acts are done while the official is purporting to or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. Persons acting under color of law within the meaning of this statute include police officers, prisons guards and other law enforcement officials, as well as judges, care providers in public health facilities, and others who are acting as public officials. It is not necessary that the crime be motivated by animus toward the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin of the victim.
Authorities:
18 U.S.C. SECTION 242
The Government must prove four elements to establish the offenses performed by the Defendants.
First: The person upon whom the alleged acts were
committed must have been an inhabitant of a state, district or territory of the United States.
Second: The defendant must have been acting under color of law.
Third: The conduct of the defendant must have deprived the victim of some right secured or protected by the Constitution of the United States.
Fourth: The defendant must have acted willfully, that is, with a specific intent to violate the protected constitutional right.



I urge all of you to act promptly and diligently to see justice is served for the citizens of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit.

Sincerely, ________________________


Include your name and address below your signature.



This can be used as a form letter. Feel free to copy, paste and mail 3 letters. For less than two dollars you can make in investment that will help your family guarantee that no one suffers incompetence and corruption in the name of justice, like Tonya Craft has had to go through.

Write today!

Anonymous said...

Kaye said,
"Actually, could we even find candidates with a strong moral compass willing to run?"

Actually, there was someone that meets bar that ran against House in the last Superior Court race. His name was Bill Rhyne Jr.
He didn't have all the money players in place, so he was ran over in votes by the other candidates whose names were better known.
I don't know if he will run again, but I hear tell he is watching things very closely to make a decision. He is the most honest man I know, and he is an attorney too. That is two adjectives that you rarely see in the same sentence.

Buzz said...

The next election involving LMJC Superior Court "judge" House, I don't think it will matter who has the "money players", Character will be the biggest influence. I just wonder how many of those same "money players" will now be in House's corner??

Anonymous said...

Anyone know what this is about? Posted on Channel 3's FB page:

"What this about Tonya Craft's case worker? My daughter just came and told me she heard something about it on Channel 3 a few minutes ago."

Anonymous said...

I hope tomorrow when WRCB shows the video,that the walls fall in on top of Sandra Lamb.

Anonymous said...

I also wish we could bring down the walls on Miriam Boyd & Sherri Wilson.After all the Wilsons were the ring leaders in this mess.

Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve said...

Today's Times-Free Press has a front page article featuring the latest mouthing of Summers and Buzzard regarding how the Craft verdict will discourage victims and their families from reporting the crimes against them due a desire to avoid the same treatment. It is the usual balderdash such as this from Phil the Pill:

"Will they be willing to take a chance that their child will be put through the same scrutiny and the same process that we've just seen?"

Hey Phil, if your Gestapo does it job properly then the truly guilty perps will be caught and convicted on actual evidence. Team HAG pulled the strings and your department, led by Crooked Deal, did its puppet dance but this time the music provided by the CAC just wasn’t enough to convince 12 average citizens, who were NOT swayed by outside media no matter how much those in charge of this madness bray that they were. For once, someone fought back against being steamrolled and that has exposed the sweet little system of oppression that passes for justice in the LMJC. Next time, you go on television and insinuate that there were other victims who did not come forward, be prepared to name names or else keep your mouth shut. That is accusation by insinuation but then that seems to be the way people are charged w/criminal behavior in the LMJC.

For those who need a rehash of the same old lies and canards from this crew, here is the URL for the TFP story.

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2010/may/23/052310-craft-trial-may-affect-future-victims/


BTW, how's your case against Eric Echols coming along? Real sterling example of professional law enforcement at work there.

Buzz said...

OK, someone fill me in. I know who Sandra Screamer, the McDonalds, and who the Wilsons are, but someone who knows, and I know there are several of you, Please Fill Me and Others Who Don't Know, in on the role(and who is) Miriam Boyd and in more detail, what the Wilsons did behind the scenes. One thing I've heard a few times is that Sherri Wilson has a big fat ass. Maybe so?

I live way up here in Chattanooga, so I don't have all the Oakwood and Catoosa Co. connections. Who all in this little power group goes to Oakwood? Where does il Duce House attend church?

Anonymous said...

Miriam Boyd is nothing more than a loud mouth idiot.Sherri Wilson is nothing but a FAT ASS,though she walks around like she is Miss America.Does Sherri own a mirror?

Anonymous said...

Miriam Boyd went on every media outlet including the papers & said over & over Tonya was guilty.To this day Miriam is still running her mouth all around Chickamauga,if she sees anyone wearing yellow she verbally goes after them.Many people including high school students have watched her do that.She does not know when to shut up.Even at her sons graduation I overheard her husband say not one word about the case we will leave if you do.

Anonymous said...

As a mother and grandmother, I can guarantee you I would not hesitate in going to the police, if anyone in my family came to me and told me they were being molested. However, I would avoid the CAC and DFCS completely and go to someone who has real credentials. I want real criminals prosecuted. The witch hunts need to stop.

Anonymous said...

The Lambs,Wilsons,Mcdonalds,Henkes & Boyds deserve everything that is coming to them.

Buzz said...

The witch hunts need to stop??
Ah but the Mondale Act $$$$$$$$$$$$ may cease, and that warm and fuzzy relationship between Buzz Franklin and Vicki Scroggins might get muddied up.

The article someone posted the link to last Thursday or Friday exposes how the CAC and the Prosecutorial Wing of the LMJC are joined at the hip.

OK, you all in the know, what does Miriam Boyd have personally in the Tonya Craft case? What's it to her? So I take it Boyd, Sumo Ass Sherri, McDonald, and Sandra Screamer all are thick as thieves? Tell Us More!

Anonymous said...

Maybe Dewayne Wilson will be voted out & Sherri will be on the outside looking in.

Anonymous said...

Thick as thieves is 100% correct.Everyone of them lie & cheat to gain the control they all so desperately want in the Chickamauga school system.They kiss so much ass the would have to have shit up to there neck.

Anonymous said...

Miriam has gone off the deep end,she yells at anyone in town who wears yellow.She is as crazy as her buddy Sandra Lamb.

Anonymous said...

Everyone watch WRCB tomorrow night at 6:00,so we can all see how very crazy Sandra Lamb really is.

Denise C. said...

I have a half a mind to walk around downtown Chickamauga in yellow and dare her to come to me and say something. I have a bumper sticker that says "You say bitch like it's a bad thing". She would definitely bite off more than she could chew.

Anonymous said...

It's funny the last 2 weeks of school Sandra Lambs daughter was not there,I guess she put her as homebound.But 1 day before she stopped coming her little actress/drama gueen was in the school talent show.Wow I guess she needed her few moments of fame.Sandra not the kid,but with that as a mother,what chance does she really have?

Anonymous said...

Buzz, obviously no one is going to give you any answers to your questions. And anonymous 3:47, 3:54,etc. will continue to rave but not say anything of substance.

Is there anyone who can answer Buzz's questions? I would like to hear the answers, also.

Anonymous said...

Now that school is out I don't know if Miriam will still walk the block in the morning?I would love to know,we could all show up wearing yellow.Of course we won't ever see Sherri Wilson out walking,she might have a heart attack with all that fat.

Anonymous said...

Sorry anon.4:33,but Dewayne Wilson was voted in by Walker county voters.It is of substance,we can vote him out next election.Where have you been?The Wilsons are just as much apart as the Lambs.

Narcissist07 said...

I am with you Denise. If I didn't absolutely hate Mayberry err Chickamauga, I would probably join you, and dare that witch to come accost me about wearing yellow. I would be too tempted to knock her ass out and leave her laying on the sidewalk.

Anonymous said...

anon.4:43.Wait!!!Give us 5 gusses who you are.Do you really think we are that stupid?Go put your head back up your butt.

Denise C. said...

Narcissist07 Maybe that is what she needs. That seems to be the only "language" she understands.

Anonymous said...

Walker county vote Dewayne Wilson out the next election.

KC Sprayberry said...

Woo Hoo! Thank you, Throckmorton. Now I understand why Bill said Eric Echols wouldn't get convicted. It's pretty tough when the prosecutor overstepped his bounds and advised SL to avoid service in a civil litigation. There's a set of links in the Times Free Press article, copies of the complaints SL and EE made. SL's contains the statement that CA, an attorney, advised her to... Notice no mention of CA's actual job as assistant district attorney. Mah goodness, did Mr. Arnt really mess up that badly?

Anonymous said...

Narcissist07,I like you, but I promise not all of us in Chickamauga act that way.I would be proud to walk the block with you & anyone else wearing yellow.

Anonymous said...

I pray Sandra Lamb keeps her daughter homebound.Chickamauga does not want her back.

Anonymous said...

I just want to say Thank you. Mr, Anderson for a fine Job....

Anonymous said...

I cannot wait until Sandras world falls apart.

Lame said...

I don't yave anything yellow, except for a gold-colored tie. And, I'm in Utah, so SOL there. But, I'm the kind of guy who would actually go and walk the block to see if she tried anything. I went to Disney on Gay Day one year, just to see if anything happened--noghing did. I went to Black College Reunion (I'm white) in Daytona Beach, and actually had the time of my life. I went to a Peta Protest and ate a cheeseburger in front of them--got an egg thrown at me (always wondered where a vegan would get an egg, let along murder an unborn chicken by throwing it at me). Went to a nazi protest dressed as a Confederate soldier and flipped them all off (I'm a reenactor). Went to a Star Wars movie premier dressed as Captain Kirk. Went to an Al Gore event dressed in a Bush/Cheny tshirt. And my favorite, wore a U.S. Air Force tshirt to an anti-USA communist rally in Munich, Germany.

Anonymous said...

If Sandra sinks,maybe she can use Sherri Wilson as a life jacket,she might can keep her afloat.

Anonymous said...

Guys, about the viciousness, let's keep it under wraps. I would like to read a good answer to the question about Boyd's connection with the Wilson's & Lambs, and just what Ms Wilson's involvement in this case is. Is Wilson the person behind the scenes plotting and directing, or was it all Sandra Lamb? Were the MacDonalds blackmailed into this and led like sheep to the slaughter by either Lamb or Wilson? What are the MacDonalds doing with their daughter now that this is over?

Anonymous said...

"A highly publicized child molestation trial and weeks of acrimonious court proceedings could deter parents from bringing suspected abuse cases forward in the future, local officials said."
---------------------------------
I hate these sort of arguments. It's like shooting your parents then claiming mercy from the courts due to being an orphan. If it deters the courts from malicious prosecution then I'm for it.

Buzz said...

Yeah and if the CAC stays out of the way, you know, so it ain't a SLAM DUNK, and your department stays with authentic NEUTRAL professional interviewers and actual due process and all the evidence is there for examination, no one has to be afraid to come forward.

Problem is, what the Craft Trial did, was expose the ring down there. People now see what kind of system it has been and it's all an open book for the "stupid public" to understand.

For Summers and Franklin, there truly is meaning behind Justice Is Blind, no matter if it's the Lambs or Wilsons having an axe to grind. Those guys are going to find that out next election. Damn, I used to think that old Steven Seagal movie "Above The Law" was corny, but folks it really does paint a message.

Anybody hear anything about Summers' son these days???

Anonymous said...

anon.5:34,go back & read anon.3:32.The Wilsons started the whole thing because their second daughter was not ready for first grade a few years ago & they blamed Tonya.They pitched such a fit that the school made a special class for her called PreFirst.Crazy hum!Well funny enough the third daughter last year or the year before was also not ready for first grade.But Tonya did not teach her,so they could not blame anyone.My guess is that the kids are just as dumb as Dewayne &Sherri.

hixson said...

I too would like to know the connection between all of these families. Also, what office does Wilson hold in the county? Didn't one of these couples get a divorce during this mess?

Anonymous said...

Hixson, so would many of us like to know the connection (those of us not living in the immediate area and not knowing about the whole thing from the beginning).

Could someone give us a synopsis? What are the links between the families? What is Mr. Wilson's office? Who got a divorce, etc?

kbp said...

It's a given some will have negative remarks about a few of the people involved in the cases, but...

LEAVE THE CHILDREN OUT OF IT.

Even if some small amount of blame could be assigned them, the trial showed all that they only do as they're taught to do, so it's not their faults.

Anonymous said...

The Lambs are divorced or in the middle of one.Dewayne Wilson is the coroner for Walker County.

Anonymous said...

kbp,who said anything about the kids?The only thing I know is about not wanting her to come back to school,but that is more because of Sandra.

Anonymous said...

Still nobody answering the questions of involvement and connections. And, anon 5:47, it was already stated on here that pre-first was there years before the Wilson daughter was placed in it. There was a pre-first at my school--and, no I wasn't in it, I entered school straight into 2nd grade.

Anonymous said...

LOL, Hixson, we are going to have to guess as to the link between these people. However, I am very happy Tonya was found not guilty.

Anonymous said...

At your kids school would you want to deal with Sandra Lamb at every party or field trip.Trust me we have had enough,& if that means her daughter no longer goes to school anymore then sorry.Sandra should have thought about that.But Sandra only thinks of herself.Her son has moved out because he can't take her anymore.

Anonymous said...

anon.6:13,there was never a PreFirst at Chickamauga Elem.until a few years ago & it was started then for these people.I think you were misinformed.It has only been in place for 3-4 years.

Harmony said...

lame you crack me up. I hope to meet you one day.

Anonymous said...

PreFirst was not at Chickamauga years before the Wilsons kids needed it.I have been a Chickamauga school parent for 12 years,trust me it started when the Wilsons wanted it. It was never offered before 3 to 5 years ago.

Anonymous said...

anon 6:20

This was previously posted by another anon poster:

To anon 10:52,
Although I agree with your conclusion of the parents, I must correct some of your statements. The second Wilson girl was not ready for 4th and stayed in 3rd. The 3rd Wilson girl was placed in Pre-first because she was not ready for 2nd, then went to first because she still wasn't ready for 2nd. The school did not create the Pre-first class for the Wilson kid. That class had been in place for several years.

May 22, 2010 8:30 PM
**********************

Now, I don't know who is right or who is wrong, but obviously there are people who have children in Chickamauga Elementary just as yourself and there are disagreements as to the PreFirst grade and when it began. Why do you think you are right and they are wrong?

Also, there have been people that wanted you to explain the link between Tonya, the Lambs, the Wilsons, Miriam Boyd, and the McDonald's but you still have not provided the details. I would like to know as well since I don't live in Chickamauga and know none of these people either, including Tonya. Please help us understand. I understand that the Wilsons were upset with Tonya because their first daughter needed to be held back a grade, yet their younger 2 daughters, we have learned, were also held back. You have an opportunity to shed some light on this link, if you are able.

Anonymous said...

I know that Miriam Boyd was the spokesperson for the families of the children but what is her connection with them ? Does she have some connection thru her employment? Someone if you would, please clarify. Thanks

William L. Anderson said...

I have a post tomorrow that deals with the really stupid article that was in the Times-Free Press today. Well, let me clarify it. The article itself was not stupid, but it had stupid comments from Sheriff Summers, who cannot be serious.

This will be a most interesting week, with Sandra Lamb taking center stage from her own daughter. (Maybe she can claim she was just acting, getting ready for a big part in a movie. Being that she and her daughter teamed up to bring false sexual assault charges against someone ain't exactly going to help the acting career of one child actress.)

Anonymous said...

The Wilsons first daughter is going to be a Freshman in AUG. Tonya did not teach at Chickamauga then.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Anderson

Sandra Lamb's actions were downright stupid on so many levels. I cannot imagine anyone being as reckless as actually slapping anyone much less a PI or using the language she did. I wonder what she will do after the entire video is made public? Looked as if she has little self discipline as the short clip that's been already shown. Very foolish.

John said...

Links...links links come on what are the links plzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Just as I thought, someone does not know. But we hear from them time and time again same ole story. Now that schools out whats gona be the new story. Hmmmmm....

Hey KC, you were right on the links on TFP interesting CA atty and friend

Anonymous said...

6:40, so I guess then that it was the Wilson's 3rd daughter that was held back and that they blamed Tonya for? Did they blame the teachers then when the other daughters were held back, too?
Don't mean to badger you, but I am still very confused, especially since the Wilson's daughter didn't take the stand as an accuser. Is the Wilson lady just an instigator then?

Buzz said...

OK For Us Enquiring Minds Here's What I Have Gotten Out Of The Questions I Asked:

Miriam Boyd was the "spokesperson" for the families of the children? Oh me.

Sherri Wilson has a Fat Ass. Whoever said you'd never see her walking 'cause all that Fat would cause her to have a heart attack...You Cracked Me Up. That's a good 'un. :^) So I guess Dee Wayne will be up for election sometime in the near future? Hopefully the folks down there in Walker Co. will remember Sumo Ass Sherri's role in this debaucle.

Ole "Sniff Sniff" McDonald it appears was somewhat coerced into this by Sandra Screamer and Emporer Arnt.

Sandra Screamer, her World Premiere is tomorrow night at 6 on WRCB Channel 3 (Cable 4). From what I've read and studied about human behavior, she seems the kind that hangs out at the school daily, getting into everyone's business at school, church, in the neighborhood, at the ball fields, at Woolworth's where she buys her clothes, or wherever she can. Am I Correct, Those That Know?

NOW. Somebody out here knows. What's Miriam Boyd's axe to grind with Tonya? What's the relationship between Emporer Arnt and Sandra Screamer? Where does il Duce House go to church?
Don't you all love all the Christian behavior these fine folks aforementioned have exhibited?
C'mon, somebody give us some good factual stuff.
P.S. "Pre-First Grade"...Geez...And wonder why the Lambs are getting divorced?????

KC Sprayberry said...

Most interesting day research wise but lousy for my writing. Just a few facts I found while trolling the net and coming across Topix Catoosa County. Of course, the TC trial was foremost in the discussions. Now, some person who used a pseudonym kept claiming 4 girls accused Tonya of molesting them. And Sheriff Summers keeps mentioning other children who made accusations. In fact, the person on Topix kept saying 4 girls after the postings for the verdict. I have my suspicions as to the actual name of the poster but will keep them to myself until I find out for sure. I can say this person always came back with a diatribe about 4 girls every time someone else posted positive information about Tonya.
I'd say the heat is on for CA in Eric Echols' trial No longer can our less than politically correct ADA claim it's not a conflict of interest for him to try the case, not with SL's signed affidavit. Or did she lie? Either way, one of them is hung out to dry. Sure hope BH decides he might want to appease a rather pissed off electorate rather than let his boys run without a leash.

Anonymous said...

Buzz, stop it!! ROFLMAO!!!! Now I have to clean the coffee off my computer screen,,didn't see "Sumo Ass" coming, lol.

Obviously, some of the commenters, here, have such hatred for the women involved that they will run children out of a school and out of the children's own hometown.

Tonya has been so classy. She indicated she has interviewed children who made allegations during other trials that were later found to not be true. She, Tonya, has stated the children are victims, also. I think that compassion and understanding made me a supporter of Tonya. She is a brillant, classy lady and I feel she would/will only associate with thoughtful, caring, compassionate people in the future.

Anonymous said...

Buzz

I asked the question re Boyd because as someone who is not a resident of the area it would be helpful to understand when certain people are mentioned exactly how they fit in the puzzle. Maybe people think there is some ulterior motive for asking but for me it's just to understand whose who in this matter.

Anonymous said...

I am not the connection expert and do not pretend to know everything....but I assume their connection (Lamb and Boyd and Wilson) is their kids are in the same grade at school in Chickamauga. Their kids spend time with each other - i.e. maybe at each other's house? - so just assumng here but maybe that is their connection and they have just become friends over the years?

Buzz said...

Oh Anonymous 7:23 I understood exactly what you meant and why you asked. I'm not a resident in Lafayette, Ringgold, Trenton either, I was AGREEING with you. If you go back to some of my earlier posts today, I say it plainly, "I live way up here Chattanooga", I want to know too! Hey, I think most all of us here are in agreement on this fine William Anderson forum.
I just want to understand the story behind the story as well.

Anonymous said...

Pre first grade was created three years ago for students who wasn't quite ready for the first grade. It was added to help these students prepare themselves to further their education. It was created for Sherri Wilsons daughter, who wasn't ready for the first grade. So of course Sherri has to cause trouble, because her child wasn't ready for the first grade. Since Sherri has to cause problems with everybody in this town anyway, she would automatically become the ring leader during this case. When the Wilsons started this witch hunt, it was Sherri who brought Sandra Lamb and Mr. Hinkle in. When this happened the oil was added to the fire. Sandra Lamb black mailed the Mcdonalds and that's how the Mcdonalds were drawn into this case. Also Sandra Lamb and Miriam Boyd are best friends. When Sandra lamb entered this case she brought along Miriam Boyd, who would start drama. Miriam Boyd likes to run her mouth and is the perfect instegator for this type of case. Mr. Hinkle is Toyna Crafts ex-husband. A ex-husband who still to this day has very harsh feelings towards Toyna Craft, because of their messy divorce. So of course Mr. Hinkle was perfect person to be on Sherri Wilsons side, because of this revenge he wants so bad. What's a better way for revenge than to help get his ex wife fired. However he was just stupid and didn't think of what his actions would do. Unfornetly it turned into a civil war, one that tore this town to pieces. In order to get this town back to order is we need to get rid of the Wilsons, Lambs, Boyds, and Mcdonalds. Their children have no business being at this school. To answer some of your questions it was Sherri Wilsons second child who was involved in this case. Not any of her other children. Also Sherri Wilson's daughters didn't get on the stand, because Sherri was smart enough not to put her children in this awful position. A position where a child would feel helpless and alone. Sandra Lamb just doesn't have the same curtsity to her daughter. Sandra Lamb always has to be in the lime light even though she always ends up looking like a fool.

Buzz said...

Anonymous 7:21, glad you liked Sumo Ass Sherri. I have a bad habit of assigning nicknames to people, especially those who I have negative feeling for...Sandra Screamer (that'll really make sense tomorrow night after Channel 3 News airs), Emporer Arnt..You all should see him in his Soccer Referee uniform and the way he carries himself.
Anonymous 7:21, you have a wonderful point that I have spoken with William Anderson about through email: the way Tonya has handled herself. It would be so tempting to just come out swinging at HAG and Franklin (No Show Buzz), after the trail. I think she exhibited SUCH SUCH restraint in not doing that. Me, I'd have challenged them and taunted them to no end.
Just think friends, THEY TRIED TO PUT HER IN JAIL FOR THE REST OF HER NATURAL LIFE. Think about that a second. That's like, well, worse than being a slave. JAILED FOR SOMETHING SHE DID NOT DO.
Tonya was not only not guilty, she folks, was INNOCENT.
Great Point Anonymous 7:21.

Anonymous said...

so in the lamb police report it state that she was told be chris arnt to avoid service. I this legal for an officer of the court to give such advice? We know its unethical but given the source it is no surprise.
http://media.timesfreepress.com/docs/2010/05/Complaint_by_Sandra_Lamb_0521.pdf

Buzz said...

Very Very Well Said Anonymous 7:40. Very enlightening. Particularly the part about Sherri Sumo Ass not letting HER daughter get on the stand. OK here's the structure it seems:
Sherri Sumo Ass recruits Sandra Screamer and Joal Henke. Miriam Boyd becomes the puppet for Sandra Screamer and Sherri Sumo Ass. Joal has the axe to grind with Tonya, so he willingly joins ranks with them.

Now, I'm not excusing what the Ole MacDonalds did, but it seems as if Emporer Arnt and Sandra Screamer influenced, er...maybe forced ole "Sniff Sniff" MacDonald to testify.

However you that reside there need rid of the Arnts, the Gregors, the Houses, and the Franklins as well. Friends it's been said, a den of snakes can't lie together without venom poisoning all. It's like being "a little bit pregnant". It's time to Storm The Bastille.

Anonymous said...

Buzz

Oh I know you understood what I meant but I was just explaining further, nothing negative towards you at all. As I said it is confusing to us who aren't a part of the community to understand who exactly some of these people are. With Boyd I believe I read she had given statements to the press but I've not been able to locate them though. I don't understand what the problem is with telling who these people are particularly if they had their faces in front of a camera or were interviewed. Not looking for a bash session just again clarification. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 7:40 PM

I replied before I saw your explanation re the Catoosa Players. I appreciate your explanation, again thank you.

kbp said...

Sheriff Summers:

"I do have a concern about children that are victimized and the families coming forward in the future," Catoosa County Sheriff Phil Summers said. "Will they be willing to take a chance that their child will be put through the same scrutiny and the same process that we've just seen?"

He does a fair job of opening up with the common feeling all have in "concern about children" and follows with a question to be taken as a statement by any rooting for him.

Just an overall azzhole still.

Buzz said...

Anonymous 8:08 yes it is confusing. You mean Miriam Boyd was INTERVIEWED...Geez...I'm not surprised. Probably Channel 9 interviewed her. She sounds like she spews fire. I'd like to see her try to chastise me for wearing yellow. She'd write a check her sorry self couldn't cash!!!

Anonymous said...

Two weeks ago Miriam was was on all three news channels,plus The Today Show,Good Morning America & last week or so on Inside Edition.I am pretty sure Inside Edition still has it on the web site.Try those sites,when you pull them up under Tonya or Sandra's name you should be able to watch it.Miriam has med.to long blond hair.

Anonymous said...

I found this video with Miriam Boyd at min #2:31, thanks

Buzz said...

Total Asshole kbp. He's still throwing that bait out there to anyone who...GASP!!!Challenges the Sheriff's Office or the CAC down there.
They should face it. They got their asses handed to them on platters. Yes They Did, and they can't face it.
Good ole soft spoken Sheriff Summers...wonder where he goes to church? They love that Bible and all it stands for until it gets in the way of a guilty verdict.

Anonymous said...

anon.7:40,I love you.You put into words why we no longer want any of these families at Chickamauga City Schools.Most of them know,but the Wilsons will never leave unless they are ran out of town.For some reason they can not get a clue.

Buzz said...

The Wilsons can't get a clue, kinda like the prosecutors in the Tonya Craft case. Hey Chris and Len and Buzz: Guys, Cut Your Losses. Leave Eric Echols out of this. You guys are showing your degree of stupidity day by day, by not dropping charges against Eric Echols.
You guys still think you're invincible? Uh, go back to May 11th, 2010.

Anonymous said...

You would think the Lambs,Wilsons ,Boyds & Mcdonalds would want they're kids to go to another school for they're own safety.All of the students know what the parents have done.I would not want my child to go to a school where people think the parents are crazy.Parents of these kids do you really want your kids to pay for your crime.

Lame said...

See, what made this so confusing is that Ms Craft's daughter and another girl were caught touching and that other girl's name was never said, so I kept trying to figure if it was the Wilson girl or the MacDonald girl.

I appreciate the good job Anon 7:40 did of explaining some of these things. Still a couple of things aren't clear. How could a class be created for just one student? I cannot imagine a school hiring a teacher to placate just one family. Honestly. It sounds like the Wilson's started this "perfect storm" when they got wind about the touching and opportunisticly took advantage of it to get back at Ms Craft. OK, but what about the other girls of theirs? Did they try to take out the other teachers who held their other daughters back, and if the girl was held back twice, what about the other teacher who held her back? And still, nobody has explained why Sandra Lamb broke off her friendship with Ms Craft. Why would she go from being Tonya's best friend and matron of honor to hating her guts? People have said that she hated her because of the near dissolutoin of her marriage to Mr Craft. OK, but why? My best friend's sister and her husband are going through a divorce. Lamb hating Tonya is like me siding with the soon-to-be ex-husband of my friend's sister. Unless she was closer in some way to Mr Craft than to Tonya, there's no rational explanation.

As for those articles, I haven't had a chance to look for them but I'll try to have them posted here for you this week.

I'd love to meet with any of y'all. I hate living in Utah. I really do. It's not easy being a single male in Utah over the age of 30. All the women won't date you 'cause you're not mormon, and all the teenagers ask, "What's wrong with you?" because in Utah, all the "normal" people are married and have kids by the time they're 22--no joke (if you ever want to make money in Utah go into the bridal or maternity clothes business).

Anonymous said...

Thank you for writing back to my response. That's a very good question and the answer is that Mrs. Hart was already an employee at Chickamauga Elementary School. All the school system had to do was just move Mrs. Hart around, so they could have this new progam. The program that we know as pre first grade. I know it can be very confusing when all the strings haven't been tied together.

Kaye said...

Lame, I don't know if you ever saw this article that was ran at the Chattanooga Times-Free Press:

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2010/may/16/a-long-legal-road/

This probably describes the timeline better than anything I've come across yet.

4 years ago, in May 2006 Mrs. McDonald's child and Ms. Craft's daughter were caught touching each other.

2 years later, (one week before her arrest), at a pool party, the little girls were caught writing the words in chalk "sex and kisses" (or something like that). Ms. Craft nor her daughter were present there, but the girls disclosed that they played the "boyfriend/girlfriend game" (more touching each other) and that Ms. Craft's daugher also participated. If I recall correctly this pool part took place at Mrs. Wilson's home.

Perhaps this is when the phonecalls really ratcheted up between Joal Henke (Tonya's ex) and Wilson, and Lamb. He testified that they had no contact, but he was quickly proven to be a liar on cross examination with the entry of phone records that disputed that fact.

I think we can all see why D-Lo really didn't want to get into the intricate details of a conspiracy. If one isn't on the inside, then it can get jumbled up pretty quickly and end up as massive confusion, which is EXACTLY why Gregor/Arnt wanted Tonya to provide details about this conspiracy, even though, I can't recall anybody on the defense side call it that by name.

I think Tonya described it best as "the perfect storm."

Anonymous said...

Sandra did not like Tonya when she & Mr. Craft separated,Sandra was the one that set them up.But shortly after HELL broke out Tonya &Chris got back together & they are still together.

Anonymous said...

I say the name calling is too rash with this group of comments.
I think all of us know what a bunch of bad decisions led to this travesty that ended correctly.
The ones who lied know the truth are going thru bad times with divorce etc. So far as I am concerned they will have to make their own decisions about leaving the county.
Friendships are destroyed and small kids have been thrown into this horiffic tragedy.
I hope they do the right thing for the children.
Mr. Anderson is expending his time for a just cause. We need to respectfully support his efforts while remaining civil.

Kaye said...

Chris? You mean David? David Craft. Chris Townley was her first lawyer.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what this was all about. It is from 1998. Be sure to see all of the defendants in this case:

U.S. District Court
Northern District of Georgia (Rome)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 4:98-cv-00098-HLM

Ware v. Wood, et al
Cause: 42:1983 Civil Rights Act

Date Filed: 04/30/1998
Date Terminated: 10/30/1998
Jury Demand: None
Nature of Suit: 440 Civil Rights: Other
Jurisdiction: Federal Question

Marcus-Lewis Ware represented by Marcus-Lewis Ware
3720 F Ashford Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30319
PRO SE

V.
Defendant
Jon-B Wood represented by John C. Jones
Law Offices of John C. Jones
248 Roswell Street
Marietta , Ga 30060
770-427-8066
Email: jcjones1234@bellsouth.net
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Defendant
Wm Ralph Hill represented by John C. Jones
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Defendant
Judge Jerry Day represented by Billy Eugene Mullinax
Cunningham & Mullinax
105 East LaFayette Square
LaFayette , GA 30728
706-638-4700
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

William T. Mitchell
Cruser & Mitchell, LLP
Suite 2000, Meridian II
275 Scientific Drive
Norcross , GA 30092
404-881-2622
Fax: 404-881-2630
Email: bmitchell@cmlawfirm.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Defendant
Chris Arnt represented by John C. Jones
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Defendant
Darin Kelley represented by Billy Eugene Mullinax
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

William T. Mitchell
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Anonymous said...

Sorry David Craft,I got a little mixed up.Your right David.Sorry

Anonymous said...

unfortunately these families will not make the right choice for there children.They will keep them at Chickamauga & they will sit back & let the kids take the fall for them.The high schoolers are already saying the Wilsons oldest is a slut.

Anonymous said...

anon 9:59

What an absolutely horrible thing to come on here and say about a child. While you may despise this child's parents, it is just flat out wrong to call this girl this name.

Anonymous said...

I have very limited knowledge of criminal law:

If Arnt was retained by Ms. Lamb (her atty) yes, he was within atty/client privelge to advise Ms. Lamb not to accept service.

However, I believe Mr. Arnt was not a privately retained atty and was acting for the State.

Therefore, I find it odd that he would / could advise a state's witness in this manner.

But again, my knowledge of criminal law is very limited.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 10:06, thank you for defending the children. Tonya has always said the children involved in this terrible injustice are also victims.

Anonymous said...

anon 10:07

Echols complaint against Sandra Lamb says that he was there indeed for a "civil process" not criminal. Perhaps this is why Lamb clarifies that she was trying to avoid this based on the advice of Chris Arnt, an attorney and friend.

Buzz said...

Anonymous 10:06, 9:59 didn't call her a slut. Merely said the high schoolers are calling her a slut. That's kinda not a big issue with what all has happened.

And some of you are right: Leave the children out of this. Too bad the parents used their own children as pawns to "git Tonya".

Buzz said...

Sounds like the Gordon Lee student who just posted has knowledge. The girl's reputation precedes her.
Arnt has sunk himself. Who's gonna squeal on who?? Sandra Screamer or Emporer Arnt? Ain't it funny to see the house of cards fall???

Anonymous said...

anon.10:06& anon 10:12,wake up.You cannot keep children out of it when the parents are runnig they're mouth all over town.They brought the kids in to it .The parents of the 5 fine families should just deal with it,they started it & keep going.You other people do not live down here,so but out,you do not have a dog in the fight.

Anonymous said...

This whole discussion has degenerated into nothing but a bunch of name-calling tonight. I don't care what this girl is/or is not, she really shouldn't be brought into this whole discussion. I'll take leave for tonight...

Kerwyn said...

Ok, to start with Arnt is an ADA and cannot have a private practice. No credible lawyer would advise a client to dodge a subpoena.

To the person talking about the 4 little girls.

There were FOUR parents, one of the children refused to play along with Long and said nothing happened no matter how hard Long pushed.

There was also another parent accuser named Carroll. Her story was so out there that even Deal didn't buy it.

SISTER!!!

Please send tapes and transcripts to me, click on my name for my email. Dr. Anderson and I work on this stuff together.

Also send to Dr Anderson.

To Anon 10:07:

Echols was there in regards to the case between Henke and Craft. He was not there to serve on the criminal case.

Anonymous said...

we all need to keep on the subject at hand, MR Anderson worked to hard on this blog for us to use as a bashing tool. these people are going to get what they deserve,The only thing the children are going to have to suffer also. I feel sorry for them..

Kerwyn said...

Folks, leave the children out of this.

Period.

Dr. Anderson does not moderate, but if you insist on bringing minors into this conversation I shall recommend he do so.

Keep on topic, which is NOT about minor children.

Anonymous said...

It seems to me that a lot of the tragedy of the Tonya Craft trial and allegations have to do with what is has been called “relational aggression”. Mostly it’s female-to-female but guys get into it nowadays, too. (Maybe they always did.)

Name-calling, gossip, rumor – Dr. Lorandos referred to it briefly in his closing, from what I remember from the video.

Look it up in a search engine. It’s something that needs to be noticed and taken seriously. What to do about it – I don’t know.

William L. Anderson said...

Indeed, I will start deleting comments or even moderating if this nonsense continues. The purpose of my blogging on this case is to seek justice not only for Tonya Craft, but also other people in the LMJC who have been wrongfully accused and who either have been railroaded or are in the process of being railroaded.

Now, with Sandra Lamb about to star in her own 36-second video, I have no desire to protect her, but I don't want to read comments about other women, or their children. The real villains in this sorry tale are Phil Summers, Tim Deal, Buzz Franklin, Chris Arnt, Len Gregor, and the staff of the CAC. Believe me, those people are a big enough target for all of us.

Anonymous said...

Wake up Kerwyn,no one is after the kids.But the parents have brain washed them.No wonder the students can't take them anymore.The apple does not fall far from the tree.Everyone is so tired of these people we do not want them around anymore.You definitely do not have kids at Chickamauga.

Anonymous said...

Okay! Whoever it is that keeps posting about the Wilsons and pre-first needs to get the story straight. Again, I completely understand the ill feelings towards the parents involved; however, I disagree with the information posted about the pre-first class. The Wilsons have 3 daughters. The 1st daughter is in highschool. The 2nd daughter is going into 4th (should be 5th) and the 3rd daughter is going into 2nd (should be 3rd). The 3rd daughter is the one that was involved in this case and was referred to pre-first by Tonya Craft in 2008. I have no idea if the 2nd daughter went through the pre-first class, but she was retained in the 3rd which was repeated this year. They did not take down that teacher because the reason she was held back could not be disputed. I do not believe that the pre-first class was created for the Wilsons because I know a child that is going into the 5th grade who went through the pre-first class and the 2nd Wilson child is going into 4th grade. Therefore, common sense tells me that the class was not created for them since others that are older than their 2nd and 3rd attended the class. Also, other schools have a pre-first class, not just CES. Well, CES doesn't have one as of this school year that just ended.
As for Sandra's hatred for Tonya, Tonya testified that she spoke to the girls for calling a party a "baby party" and even commented that she had just ticked off 2 influential families after doing it. Now, to normal people, it would seem ridiculous for a grown woman to develop so much hatred for a person simply for disciplining a child; however, these people are used to everyone bowing to them and doing nothing to upset them. So something as simple as Tonya upsetting her precious angel absolutely infuriated her...How dare her say anything negative to her child. That paired with the separation from David started her hatred. Sherri and Sandra are friends so when Sherri was furious with Tonya, Sandra and Sherri joined forces and called on Henke. After they falsely decided that Tonya had inappropriately touched girls, Sherri started calling friends to bring aboard the accusation boat and the McDonald mom was the only person who jumped aboard. The "perfect storm" grew from these things that happened that Spring. (in my opininion)
Now, the Boyd woman is also a self-proclaimed social queen (because her husband is a doctor) who simply believes the other self-proclaimed queens and will do anything to support them...I think that's what self-proclaimed queens do for each other. Then others believe anything that comes out of their mouths because they are queens. Crazy...I know!
Sorry to ramble so long, but that's how I see it. I do not like commenting about the girls, but the other poster is not writing accurate information. Everyone is getting so confused over all of the wrong information.

Anonymous said...

AMEN...

Anonymous said...

Kerwyn, thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

If the Wilson kids are so far behind maybe Sherri should stop worring about her own fat ass & start working with her kids.Who ever heard of three kids in one family & everyone of them were held back 1 year or 2 or 3 different times.

Anonymous said...

Amen the Wilsons must be bad parents if their kids keep getting held back year after year.

Lucy2007 said...

I live in Catoosa Co. & am thrilled all this corruption has come to light. Chattooga has already started to recover from their previous sheriff. So, I know it can be done. Way to go Sheriff Evert.

#1. Chris Arnt is well known for telling people to ignore all subpoenas. He tried this same tactic in Chattooga Co. & was overruled in the end. He does not have the right or authority to tell anyone to avoid any supoena! That is a fact!

#2. I am a member of the Rossville Alumni Assoc. We are having an all class reunion the weekend of
June 5th. Phil Summers is a graduate of Rossville High School. Phil do us all a favor and please do not think you are welcome. You are not wanted. Maybe you could start looking into retiring before the next re-election because you are out. You should be ashamed of yourself. Never thought you would go along with the good ole boy system. If you are stupid enough to come to the reunion, be sure and wear your thick skin because you will be the talk of the walk and it won't be good. I used to be proud to say I went to school with you. Well, I take it back. You actually disgust me!!

Just needed to get that off my chest. Thanks!! Mr. Anderson you are awesome. :)

BTW- Mr. Anderson I find it very interesting you mentioned Kristina Cook Graham in your story. All of this orignates with her dad, Bobby Lee Cook. You are getting hot. This is a fact.

Anonymous said...

Mr.Anderson,I love you & have nothing but respect for you.I ask a question.Would you want any of these so called 5 fine families anywhere near your children.In Chickamauga we are just trying to protect our children from these families.

Anonymous said...

How are the families hurting your children? Has someone's child been accused of sexual abuse? That is what this blog is about...someone being accused of sexual abuse/molestation of a child and that person being innocent.

Anonymous said...

anon.11:29 open your eyes,these families have hurt our school beyond what you can imagine.

Lame said...

Ok, I'm kind of with Anon 10:45 in that pre-first is not something created just for one person or even one family. Creating a class in a school doesn't happen overnight. It takes the school board to approve that, and that's a county issue, not just a principal who got slipped an envelope under the table. When I went to school in the 90s we had a pre-1st class, and I had a friend who went into it.

And, as for the parents, two children being held behind is not necessarily a mark of bad parenting. The first child wasn't held back (from what I've heard). Of all kids, the first would be the one held back the most times, if they're bad parents. They don't do it right with their first and then screw everything up with the following kids. No, parents typically get better. That's why the oldest kids are usually the ones who do worst in school.

Anonymous said...

This is my account of the connection of some of the players in this game. I will start with the Wilson’s
Dewayne Wilson is the corner for Walker County, the owner of Angel Ambulance Service and The owner of the Wilson Funeral Homes. When Hutcheson Hospital the county hospital for Catoosa Walker and Dade counties stopped doing their own ambulance service for all of these counties major money was up for grabs. Walker County Started there own ambulance service. Dade County went with Lifeguard Ambulance and what do you know Catoosa County went with Angel. There is a connection for the Wilson’s within Catoosa County.

Now Jerry McDonald works in EMS. He works for LifeForce. Let me tell you EMT’s and Paramedics usually work 2 or 3 jobs at a time picking up shift here and there. I am sure at some point Jerry McDonald has worked for Dewayne Wilson at Angel.

That is probably how the Wilson’s know the McDonalds.

Keep in mind that Dr Carmichael is an ER doc first and foremost, and a whatever, else her online course got her in the mean time. That is how you connect her to the Wilson’s.

Sharon Anderson, I believe she was the nurse from the case. She works for Hutcheson also. Let me tell you something about hospitals, every other floor or unit in the hospital can be short staffed but not the emergency room. That is where you have the most traffic on any given day in a hospital. That connects her to the Wilson’s and the doctor. I believe this will also tie Mrs Anderson to the CAC (I could be wrong)

These people don’t just work together people they get together outside of work because they all have something in common.

That being said let look at the legal team on this. I know that at one time for more than a year, Brian House, Phil Summers, several of his deputies, I thinks that even Deal may have went to this church also, and another Judge in Catoosa County all went to the same church. Scandal in the church (not caused by them mind you) and you know what they say, rats jump ship first. These people go to church together, go to Sunday dinner together after church, play golf, go to lunch together, there wives hang out with one another.

And before you know it you have a big ole mess like what happened to Tonya Craft. One person gets mad at another. They find some people that may or may not have an axe to grid with another person or some secrets they don’t want getting out and you a war party if you will.

Lame said...

OK, I'm working on that list of articles relating to this case that were published in JPAG. It will be a while before I'm done, but here's a teaser of what I have so far, from one article entitled "Guidelines for Medical Care of Children Who May Have Been Sexually Abused:"

“As a general rule there should be an attempt to minimize the number of times the child must recount the details of their experience.” Considering the number of times the parents and then the CAC interviewers and Laurie Evans brought up and discussed the “abuse,” they are breaking that “general rule,” and thus anything those persons have to say is suspect.

It goes on to say: “The second principle is that any statements made by the child to the healthcare provider must be recorded in detail, because careful documentation has the potential to obviate the need for multiple interviews. While video or audio recording of the child’s interview is the practice in many locations when child protective services or law enforcement personnel conduct the interview, this is not the usual practice in a medical setting. The medical chart should contain documentation of the specific wording of the key questions asked of the child, and his/her verbatim responses to the question asked, usually enclosed in quotation marks. Documentation of who was in the room at the time of the questioning is also important.”

Every one of these general rules was broken during the Deal & CAC interviews.

"In cases where the examining nurse believes the child’s examination shows signs of recent trauma or residua of trauma, we recommend that the photographic record be reviewed by a qualified medical provider, as defined above, before conclusions are transmitted to the family or to the social service or law enforcement." This, to my knowledge has never happened with any CAC-involved cases, thus making all cases handled by CAC suspect.

"It is the obligation of the health care provider to formulate an opinion that is supported by science, with an understanding of the limitations of what can and cannot be said with certainty." They are to say with certainty, not say “suspect” for sexual abuse.

Anonymous said...

I do understand that the teachers will have to be on their toes at all times....never be in a position that could be considered compromising. They should not have this weight on their minds. Also, parents of children will be more alert to "dangers" and will protect themselves and their children more than before. The damage is done. Especially to Tonya and her family. However, Tonya has been the wonderful person many of us believe her to be. She has stressed the children are victims, also. Who else but someone like Tonya would talk to adults who, as a child, had accused someone of molestation. Tonya, through educating herself, understands more than any of us.
I want to use Tonya as my example. She understands this issue so much more than any of us. She is the example we should look to for guidance related to how to proceed. I think Mr. Anderson is right...He has indicated the ones who need to be relieved of their jobs for what they did to an innocent woman.

Lame said...

Oops, I left out the most relevant part of this article: "The provider should be familiar and keep up to date with published research studies on findings in abused and non-abused children, specificity for sexual transmission of infections in children, and guidelines and recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect and the Centers for Disease Control."

Anonymous said...

Chickamauga City school system is not an issue for the county,we are a city school,the county has nothing to do with us.So that tells me Lame,you do not know what you are talking about.If Kristen Bradley thinks the school need it then they let her have it. It is not like Ham.county,to where you have to have 50 diffrent votes to clear something.

sandy said...

After some much needed "time out", I spent most of this evening catching up on Bill's blog posts.

As far as the continuing investigation of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit, I commend you, Bill, for your tenacity... and pray that your persistent determination will bring an end to the corruption we have all witnessed, and furthermore, free those who have already been imprisoned through the injustice that appears to be so prevalent in Catoosa County. Thank you, Bill.

I am, however, greatly disturbed by the numerous posts I have read tonight that are full of hatred. As a friend of Tonya's, I can tell you that Tonya would not condone such malicious gossip that is obviously arising from an intense hatred of the custodial parents of the accusers. Granted, they have, by their behavior, brought this upon themselves... but I believe in time, they will indeed reap what they have sown. I also believe this will happen without any one of us lowering our standards, and sinking to their level. I do hope that in the future, you will all choose to take the high road... for an honorable man can accomplish far more than one with no integrity. In order to be considered honorable, we must adhere to ethical and moral principles.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:09
"I am sure at some point Jerry McDonald has worked for Dewayne Wilson at Angel.

That is probably how the Wilson’s know the McDonalds."

Yeah, as a matter of a fact, Jerry worked his first EMS job for Leroy Wilson at Wilson Ambulance Service, before it was bought out by Hutcheson for $2,000,000 dollars. (That is where Daddy Wilson got his money) Also stipulated was that Leroy Wilson could not start another ambulance service. In return for agreeing, he was made a board member of Hutcheson.
Now here is where it gets interesting. In the late 90's with Leroy on the board, Catoosa decides to bid out and get another service provider instead of Hutcheson. So AMR in Atlanta is brought in. DeWayne was the director of the service. Well, Hutcheson owned the EMS zone in Fort Oglethorpe and most of Catoosa County, Guess who negotiated the contract for Hutcheson to allow AMR to have that part of the county. Ole Leroy!!! So DeWayne comes up here with AMR, ends up getting fired from there for some stuff, and gets daddy to buy a franchise of "Gold Cross" ambulance. Well, Gold Cross was going belly up, and wanted more money after a couple of years, so Wilson, along with Daddy's financial backing started Angel. Have you ever noticed the Gold Cross on the Angel Emblem? It's a throwback/snub to Gold Cross!

Now, as for the money that Angel gets from the county as a subsidy for providing EMS, I can assure you it isn't much. comparing apples to apples, Catoosa has a bigger population that Hamilton Medical Center. Catoosa only pays $250,000 a year for Angel to provide 4 24 hour ambulances, as well as 2 16 hour trucks, and numerous non emergency trucks. Whitfild County on the other hand pays Hamilton Medical Center $750,000 a year to provide 3 24 hour units and 1 16 hour mon-fri truck. Trust me when I say this. Catoosa is getting a heck of a deal from Angel. But don't worry about D Wilson's finances. He has the market cornered on collections, and he bills for everything everytime one of his ambulances roll.

His employees get cheated every time they get payed by his unethical handling of their pay. If they ever collectively decide to sue him for the money he has cheated them on their paychecks, He and Angel EMS will be bankrupt.

Anonymous said...

Sandy, thank you so much for your input. The rhetoric had reached an all time low. I agree with you, Tonya would not want this to be going on in her name. The constant vile words being spewed has to stop. I do hope the ones talking like this are not saying things around children. The children, more than ever, need to have good, common sense, strong adults to emulate; ones who set an example. One such example is the strong, intelligent woman who was treated so badly and still stuck up for the children, saying they are victims, also. I think Tonya's action, more than anything, has influenced so many people and shown the country and the world how to act when facing adversity. For any of us to act and do differently would be shameful.

Victoria said...

Thank you to the person earlier who noted the links on the article to the PDFs of the incident reports. I would have missed them entirely if you hadn't mentioned them. It does seem very incriminating that Lamb implicated Arnt both as a friend and giving her advise to avoid subpoenas. One way or another something is crooked in that situation.

Also, someone stated earlier that Echols was only involved in Tonya's civil case. However, I am fairly certain that Echols said in his radio interview that he was hired for the criminal investigation first and also did work in the civil/divorce case. I think the incident did happen over the divorce case, but the criminal case was ongoing concurrently, as I understand it, and for Arnt to give advise to a witness of the criminal case is very shady, to say the least.

Aside from the injustice of arresting this innocent man and causing him much grief, it is more than criminal of the prosecution to orchestrate this charade to withhold and obscure evidence that would keep an innocent woman out of prison. Just think, if Tonya had been convicted that evidence could have been the fine thread that might have convinced the jury of her innocence and she was prevented from using that evidence. It is so difficult for me to understand the mentality of a person (the prosecutors) who is comfortable with doing this to innocent people. How can these narcissistic and evil psychopaths sleep at night? They are really on the wrong side of the justice system as they all have much more in common with serial killers than with those who ought to be working for justice.

I'm having a hard time sleeping at night wondering how many innocent people are suffering in jail because these cold blooded psychos railroaded anyone in their path. I shudder to think about what the families have gone through. I hope the community can set up a fund to hire someone to go through all the cases to identify those that need a second look.

Thanks for keeping a spot light on this travesty. Don't let these snakes slither back into their cozy pit of vipers to strike at unsuspecting victims after the dust settles. Rout them out!

Lame said...

Anon 12:19. Thanks, yes I did not know what I am talking about. It is a city system, and not a county one. Still, it requires more to be done that one principal making a decision. We have the same thing here in Ogden, Utah. Ogden City Schools is it's own system, but is surrounded by Weber County Public Schools. Yet, desipte being autonomus from the county, it is still a school district in the same sense as the county system, having a school board, and a district office. Unless the school is a private school, it has to go through the district office in order to create a class. So, although I may not know every in and out of your school, I know how systems work, and it's not up to just one or two people, unless your school is somehow different from every other school in the country. I'm not trying to be ugly in this. I'm just saying that I find it HIGHLY unlikely that a class would or even could be created JUST for one person, especially in a public school.

Lame said...

Another teeser from my compiled list of articles relating to the Tonya Craft and other CAC-involved cases. This comes from . “An evaluation of ‘confirmatory’ medical opinion given to English courts in 14 cases of alleged child sexual abuse.”:

"Fourteen cases of alleged child sexual abuse, where the medical opinion rated a high degree of concordance with the history or suspicion of abuse given to the doctor, were reviewed to evaluate the objectivity and reliability of the medical evidence. It was common practice for physicians conducting the medical examination to form conclusions that the child had been sexually abused . . . without determining if this information was accurate and obtained through the use of appropriate interviewing techniques. In the prepubertal children, evaluation of the examination findings revealed anatomical descriptions that were normal or non-specific, rather than supportive of abuse."

"The physical findings were not interpreted using research derived knowledge concerning the variations of “normal” and the particular conditions that may be mistaken as abuse. The medical reports of these examinations suggest to this author a possibility of the significance and relevance of physical findings being unduly and unwittingly over-emphasised, despite the cases all having occurred post the Cleveland Inquiry [Butler Sloss E. Report into the Child Abuse Enquiry in Cleveland, 1987. London, HMSO] and some as recently as 2005. This may reflect emotional involvement in the case and the doctor taking on a role of advocacy for the child. It is sometimes difficult for physicians to step out of the medical role where they do have the responsibility to diagnose and into a role where their information is only a piece of the puzzle and it is the work of the court to determine if sexual abuse has occurred. The role confusion between medicine and forensics must be sorted out in order for physicians to provide an objective assessment."

Anonymous said...

Lame, you are not being ugly, you are trying to continue an intelligent conversation and you are probably right. I've worked for government entities and one person can not make a decision about adding to a budget. It has to go through all channels and discussed "for ever and a day". Then, only then, will a decision be made about any change(S) possibly being required and implemented. I think, for some reason, there are some people commenting on this blog who have a great deal of anger and don't know how to channel it in to constructive action. Mr. Anderson is showing/leading the way. However, it takes maturity and a steeliness to follow through with corrective action(s). Such action
Tonya displayed during the trial,and during the cross examination. She was so in control, I'm sure that had a lot to do with her acquital. If she had acted out of control she might have not made such a positive impression on the jury.

So, lets hope others can learn from her example...be mature, treat others with respect and work toward a just outcome. Even if it is just voting and calmly convincing others of the need to make a change and make a statement that injustice will not be tolerated.

Lame said...

Thanks, Anon 3:44. You're exactly right, I'm trying to have an intelligent conversation about this. And, you're also probably right about people posting who have a great amount of anger, which is understandable. However, it is not right to post rumor, gossip, especially when they make things up. I don't know that anyone made up something bad and posted it here about the Lambs, Wilsons, MacDonalds, or anyone else. But, like I've said time and again, don't post something here that is gossip or based upon gossip unless it is disclaimed. For example, if you're posting about the alleged affairs regarding Sandra Lamb and Jaol Henke, be sure you're saying that you are speculating or use the word alleged. If you're saying, "They've been caught by their husband, and he's taking the kids because she's an unfit mother," then you're just propogating rumor, which shouldn't be done. Unless you can confirm through a published or thoroughly reliable (as in someone with a good reputation and who has inside knowledge), don't post something claiming it to be fact. And, Sandra Lamb's uncle's friend's nephew's former roommate doesn't qualify as a reliable source.

Kaye said...

Posted this once before it seems relevant to the discussion at hand:

http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_170628.asp

One of the defense's pretrial motion was to have Chris Arnt removed from the case because he told Sheriff Phil Summers and other witnesses to IGNORE DEFENSE SUBPOENAS.

Apparently, Chris Arnt does this routinely and it doesn't seem to matter whether it pertains to a civil or in a criminal case.

Anonymous said...

Where can I find transcripts from actual testimony during the trial?
When Tonya was on the stand she talked about Joal(during their marriage)bringing unwanted porn into thier house. Then further some suggestion about Joal wanting to "hook up" with some friends for something maybe kinky. I want to know if I heard this correctly and if so, who was the friends?
I SO expected the state to call a rebuttal witness (Joal) to say she was not telling the truth about this, but nothing further was stated so far as I know.
For me, this was a major factor in determining what kind of parents we are dealing with.

Anonymous said...

The pre-first class started way before Kristen Bradley was principle. I think Tonya said it best when she said that it was "a perfect storm". I do understand the anger towards the parents, but getting angry and posting false information is not helping matters. The 3rd child was the first to be retained. The next year, the 2nd child was retained. I have no idea what the 1st (oldest) child has done academically. As a parent, I can understand the anger that the Wilson's manifested due to the recommendation of holding their child in pre-first. Especially when they had no idea that there were concerns. Instead of channeling the anger into negative actions, it would've been best to focus the attention on the child which they may have done somewhat. Furthermore, I don't doubt that some of the parents and families truly believe that something happened due to the "perfect storm" that resulted from ill feelings and ignorance. Had the parents, CAC and LMJC done the right thing and completed a thorough, unbiased investigation to discover the truth rather than focus on placing Tonya in prison, all of this would have been resolved 2 years ago. However, that is not what happened and here we are in this tragedy that has brought to light so much injustice. People are doing the same thing on this blog by using negative energy to attack others. I think that it is very damaging to the children to state that Chickamauga does not want them there. I do not agree with what has happened and have felt many emotions throughout the past 2 years. I think that the people need to get off of the parents because I believe the parents were being good parents as they define parenthood. We all parent differently and we should not attack others parenting style, nor slam the parents because of the children's academic progress. Even if these people left CES, there are many, many others to fill their shoes so get over wanting them to leave. It's ridiculous! And stop posting about the children's school life especially when the information is false. Leave them alone! I will not post anything else about the children even when trying to correct wrong information because the right information is still getting twisted and frankly, it's really none of anybody's business. And NO, I'm not one of them or on their side by no means but the children need to be left alone!!!

Anonymous said...

To the church question - Brian House (and his 2nd wife and child) are members at Peavine Baptist. He was recruited by the pastor.

Phil Summers is a member at New Liberty Baptist.

Steve Wilson is a member at Oakwood. I think Dewayne Wilson is a member at Shiloh Baptist.

Anonymous said...

Campaign theme for 2012

OUT WITH HOUSE

Anonymous said...

Heard Channel 9 showed the Echols video last night. Is that true and is that their way of burying it, showing it when no one is watching?

Anonymous said...

The LMJD had no evidence when they got a judge-directed conviction on Sam Parker.

Do you think all of these revelations about the LMJD will help him get a new trial?

Or is everyone just assuming he is guilty?

Anonymous said...

While much talk the past day has centered on the people involved, it's mainly people wanting more information on them. The children aren't being targeted, they are victims of the parents.
I've learned a lot about the Wilsons, Sandra Lamb, McDonald,and that Boyd woman. Theres people who arent in the know who have been following this case and they like me are on the side of Tonya and supported her 100%, so let them have their opinions, and get off your high horses. This is for everyone.

Anonymous said...

I didn't follow Sam Parker's trial as closely as I have Tonya's, but what I did hear or read, it didn't seem as if they had enough to convict, especially without a body. However, I my feeling is that he killed her, but I could be wrong. It is possible this could open up the door for an appeal for him. Who knows??

Anonymous said...

Anon. 6:45, the transcripts are public record, but you have to pay for them. You can obtain them at the clerks office at the courthouse. From what I have read, it is going to cost Tonya $21,000 for transcripts of the entire trial.

Anonymous said...

Jeff Styles, WGOW Radio talk show host, just referred to Arnt/Gregor as "Lenny and Squiggy," of the old Laverne and Shirley television show. I cannot quit laughing because I keep seeing Arnt w/that spit curl in the middle of his forehead. Even Jeff's co-hosts have continued to laugh.

Jeff is fired up about Phil Summers and HAG's continued whining about how the media decided the case. He has veralized pretty well how stupid that crap sounds to anyone who followed the trial.

Anonymous said...

LOL @ the lenny and squiggy comment

Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve said...

Per @7:57's comment on the cost of the transcript, a much earlier post stated that it cost $3.79 per page. There is fund started to help defray the cost of a transcript for Tonya before a publisher copyrights it to sell for profit.

Tonya Craft Fund
Cornerstone Bank
2280 Gunbarrel Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
ATTN: Barbara George

Anonymous said...

I'd say a better analogy for Arnt & Gregor would be Dan Fielding (Gregor---"Are you wearing a thong?") and that lady prosecutor on Matlock (Arnt--always goes for the conviction without actually reviewing the details of the case, and ends up looking like a fool when defense council proves the defendant 'aint done it)

Kerwyn said...

This is a general statement to those of you who have a personal dislike of these families.

My dislike is not personal, it is impartial and based on the premise of general honor. To that end, I will ask you all ONE MORE TIME, take your personal hatred elsewhere.

This does nothing to further the case for justice, but instead you sink to the level of those who did this.

Gossip and this type of malicious hatred do nothing to enhance us as people, but indeed, causes the VERY thing that Ms. Craft went through.

If you have that much passion in you, don't waste it here.. Really, we don't want it or need it here.

Instead go DO something about it instead of wasting your time on someone else's blog pouring out your spite.

Run for public office, go down to the courthouse and start pulling old cases of people these guys have railroaded and DO SOMETHING.

Spite and hate filled rants do not belong here. They actually do not belong anywhere. Please go elsewhere to spew.

Kerwyn said...

SISTER!!!!!!!!!!

Please send your documents to me. I have posted a couple of times but I fear it got lost in the mess.

Trish White said...

Kerwyn, I agree, no matter what anyone feels about these families, they need to put their passion into ridding this district of corrupt peoople. Without the corruption, this case would have gone no where!!

sister said...

Kerwyn, I would love to send them to you. I will need your address and such. Just get in touch with Mr. Anderson and give him your info and he will get in touch with me. He has all of my info. Thanks for the interest. Hope you can help. One more thing.....all of this ugly talk and throwing of slander all over these blogs are not what Tonya wants or my brother. This is the LMJD's fault. They are the ones that created the false cases and pursued them. The Lambs and the Wilson's just created the 'story'. so can we just focus on facts and stop all the name calling? This is OUR justice system. As AMERICANS we should not tolerate this in any county or district in our country!!! I just hope the Feds. see what is going on and come down here to our little N. Ga. area and fix it!! My brother is not the only innocent person in jail from this circuit. There are many. These are the ppl we need to be discussing. Not the affairs of these ppl. who think they are bigger than our UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT!!!! All of the players involved in this case and in my brothers case will get what is coming to them in the long run. There is a higher power than any of us. And WE ALL have to answer to him, like it, or not!!! Let's just get the bad guys who continue to do this. Oh, and by the way I know of 2 more cases that will be coming to trial in those counties, with Buzz being the DA involved. Watch for them. One is child molestation involving a preachers son and the other one is just a young boy who has proof that he did nothing wrong. But with this circuit, who knows if they will let the truth in. They did not let the truth in during my brothers trial. Apparently, there is a lot more to come from our team of trick ADA's!!!!

chattanon said...

The office of Judge or DA or any elected office, should be one of servitude to the people that elected you. This is true, no matter the level of office. Make it known Catoosa County,at your next election, and you will get what you deserve.

Anonymous said...

In some instances, transcripts can be had for less if the venue supports a "poor person" rule.

This is true in my home state.

Please advise Tonya to check on this with the local courthouse.

Lame said...

Kerwin, were you the one who asked me to email you regarding the list of medical journal articles I previously discussed?

Anonymous said...

After reading the comments here and personally knowing all the players in this debacle, a line from a Reba song keeps popping into my head:

"You might a been raised just plain white trash, but Fancy is your name."

Sandra...your tube topped rant. ie. Echols tape

Sherry...your inability to feel shameful at any public event.
ie. CES Fastest Human Races

Miriam...your camera hogging.
ie. Stare leaving the courtroom

Please just grow up and admit to yourself that you have been exposed. Do what adults do....come clean and apologize.

Anonymous said...

Annon 12:09 AM

You are wrong. DeWayne Wilson does not own Wilson Funeral Homes. His father LeRoy Wilson does.