never help children u feel sorry for
po po

United States

#21 Aug 20, 2012
DANA JOHNSON wrote:
Thanks for everyones input. and yes I have contacted childrens services. I'm going to give them a couple of days and if nothing is done I'm going to call the Comptrollers office to see if they can get the ball rolling. The children are the ones suffering and I hate that. Right now they are staying in two rooms with no way to cook or get water except for the toliet downstairs.
Last night is when everything came to a head. Robert got mad at me because I told them they had to go buy grocies to feed themselves. He jumped up started yelling at me and came towards me like he was going to hit me. My husband jumped in front of me and hits were thrown. I called 911 it took them 10 min. to get here and we live right in monterey. The 911 dispatcher heard him yelling and cussing me and the police acted like it never happened. It was my husband that went to jail for Domestic Assualt so he can't come home until they get out.
But don't worry I have three sons and one of them is coming home tonight so momma's not alone or in danger. There is no way for me to keep them from coming into the main part of the house if they want to all they have to do is unlock the door.
Today I called Monterey city po to ask them if an officer could come over so I could get my laundry and food out of our big freezer. The dispatcher was very nice and seemed to be shocked that I couldn't go where I wanted in my house. She said the chief was busy and would have him call me when he was through with his meeting. No one ever called.
I dedist violence and drinking and drugs and have moved away from most of my family because of it. Now I'm right back in it.
I would like to ask everyone who reads this to pray for this family and especially the childdren. Those children are severely neglected and abused. There has to be some agency that will help these children.
If I am not mistaken, Robert is on probation. Call the probation office and ask to speek to his probation officer. Tell him or her your situation and about the drugs in the house. They can come out and search his room and take a pee test. hopefully that will violate his probation. Meanwhile see a lawyer and start the eviction process. Can I ask about where in Monterey do you live?
po po

United States

#22 Aug 20, 2012
Never mind my last question.
i know them

Cookeville, TN

#23 Aug 20, 2012
and yes i believe he is on probation also, i saw him the other day and ugh. you'd think that if they found drugs then they would take the children then, and then take them to jail. I know it is sad for the children but having them in your home with their reputation was NOT a wise move, it is extremely hard to get kids taken away from their parents. And wow your husband was taken to jail you'd think the police would jump on a chance to arrest Robert. Something is not right. Have you started the eviction process, is it 30 days?
Mrs Mayor

Cookeville, TN

#24 Aug 21, 2012
May I suggest you come live with us.
school

Cookeville, TN

#25 Aug 21, 2012
If the kids are in school try talking to the school. Possibly they have seen the same abuse as you see. It would be very beneficial to get the school involved. So sad for the kids but they would be so much better off out of their mother's or grandmother's control.
very true

Cookeville, TN

#26 Aug 21, 2012
school wrote:
If the kids are in school try talking to the school. Possibly they have seen the same abuse as you see. It would be very beneficial to get the school involved. So sad for the kids but they would be so much better off out of their mother's or grandmother's control.
this is very true but sad
changednow

Cookeville, TN

#27 Aug 21, 2012
I was told if you wanted anything done to call DCS in Nashville, that Putnam county wouldn't help.
The police are too consumed with trying to keep their jobs to do their job.
DANA JOHNSON

Cookeville, TN

#28 Aug 21, 2012
This is about corey's widow and children. No they have not given us any money or even bought food since they have been here.
I have turned her into children's Services, food stamp fraud, and social security.
I called the clerks office today I have to give them a 30 day notice after that I can take them to court to legally.
good for you

Cookeville, TN

#29 Aug 21, 2012
DANA JOHNSON wrote:
This is about corey's widow and children. No they have not given us any money or even bought food since they have been here.
I have turned her into children's Services, food stamp fraud, and social security.
I called the clerks office today I have to give them a 30 day notice after that I can take them to court to legally.
good for you! you shouldnt have to keep her up i underrstand helping the kids they are helpless but not the mother
Davey

Cookeville, TN

#30 Aug 21, 2012
Who is this Robert, the boyfriend of the woman who won't care for her children? Got a last name?
good to hear

Cookeville, TN

#31 Aug 21, 2012
DANA JOHNSON wrote:
This is about corey's widow and children. No they have not given us any money or even bought food since they have been here.
I have turned her into children's Services, food stamp fraud, and social security.
I called the clerks office today I have to give them a 30 day notice after that I can take them to court to legally.
It's good to hear that you are taking steps forward. This is an education for me that this can happen! I'm not young, either...thought I'd heard of everything! If her money won't last the month, I'm sure she qualifies for stamps, rent help, etc. There's a lot out there, unfortunately they learn ways to trade off food stamps for cash and other things, as long as someone "out there" will cover their butts with their own kids. What a shame. What a HORRIBLE thing for you to go through, you must have nerves of steel!(and a heart of gold!)
DANA JOHNSON

Cookeville, TN

#32 Aug 22, 2012
Davey wrote:
Who is this Robert, the boyfriend of the woman who won't care for her children? Got a last name?
Robert Phillips ya he's her boyfriend and claims to be one of Corey's best friends.
DANA JOHNSON

Cookeville, TN

#33 Aug 22, 2012
good to hear wrote:
<quoted text> It's good to hear that you are taking steps forward. This is an education for me that this can happen! I'm not young, either...thought I'd heard of everything! If her money won't last the month, I'm sure she qualifies for stamps, rent help, etc. There's a lot out there, unfortunately they learn ways to trade off food stamps for cash and other things, as long as someone "out there" will cover their butts with their own kids. What a shame. What a HORRIBLE thing for you to go through, you must have nerves of steel!(and a heart of gold!)
Thank you for your kind words. I have raised 6 children of my own and am currently raising a boy I adopted that is 11.
If you make it through your own kids teen-age years you develope patience. All of mine have either graduated high-school or have gotten their GED. All of them but 1, that passed away when he was 20, either have graduated or are in college and one of my boys are in the military and another one retired after his tour in Irac.
I know what those kids going through because my youngest 3 children lost their father to sucide at a young age. It wasn't easy raising them by myself but I did it and there not a drain on society. It's just a matter of WANT TO
DANA JOHNSON

Cookeville, TN

#34 Aug 22, 2012
Yesterday after noon a gentleman from DCS came out and talked to Dana. I don't know what was said but the kids were still forced to stay in that enviroment.
About 5 min after the gentleman went to talk to her an officer pulled up. He asked me if I called them and I didn't but Dana yelled out a window from the back and said she did because I called DCS on her for no reason!!
If there was ever a reason for DCS to be called this is one.
I have also gotten hold of a number to a state agency that is over DCS. I had to leave a message so I'm waiting for a call from them.
She does get FS but she trades or sells them for drugs to Robert's brother that lives on the Gainesboro Grade. She can't get into rent-controlled housing because Robert is a convicted felon.
Useless

Cookeville, TN

#35 Aug 22, 2012
Hopefully the state agency will be able to help you because they have been reported many times to the local agency and nothing has ever been done. It's just really sad for the kids...
true

Cookeville, TN

#36 Aug 22, 2012
Useless wrote:
Hopefully the state agency will be able to help you because they have been reported many times to the local agency and nothing has ever been done. It's just really sad for the kids...
It's true, unbelievable, but true. Seems like the DCS won't do anything if they feel at least "someone" is taking care of the kids. I don't want to put personal info up right now, but have seen them in action, or I should say "not in action". I have seen them denied entrance when doing a planned home visit(right there, do you see the stupidity of having the home visit PLANNED!) So, they would go to the one babysitting for the child,(that day, not every day) look inside THAT home, and then finish their paperwork.
I hate to hear of someone like you, being such an "angel among us" and having to keep yourself anonymous ...no one can come and help you with food or even just to sit with you and talk and be a witness with you. I hope you have some people with you; you sound like you raised a fine family; please know that people are thinking of you and praying for you AND the children!
DANA JOHNSON

Cookeville, TN

#37 Aug 23, 2012
Thanks for everyones input its been helpful. Most of all I wanted everyone else in this town to know what kind of law we have in this state. It's really bad when u can't help someone without getting in troubble.
THANK GOD FOREVERYTHING
They just moved all their stuff out and are gone from my home.
I guess we will just chaulk it up to a lesson learned.
I overheard Robert say they were going back to the trailer. That means the trailer where Corey Garrett hung himself and there is no water or elect. there. Dana told me that Corey's father told the elect. co. not to turn power on at the residence.
If anyone who reads this knows Denny Garrett please tell him what has been going on. Mr. Garrett needs to know just what he could be in for and he is not listed in the phone book.
Again, thank-you everyone for the advice and comments.
God bless those children.
good to hear

Cookeville, TN

#38 Aug 24, 2012
DANA JOHNSON wrote:
Thanks for everyones input its been helpful. Most of all I wanted everyone else in this town to know what kind of law we have in this state. It's really bad when u can't help someone without getting in troubble.
THANK GOD FOREVERYTHING
They just moved all their stuff out and are gone from my home.
I guess we will just chaulk it up to a lesson learned.
I overheard Robert say they were going back to the trailer. That means the trailer where Corey Garrett hung himself and there is no water or elect. there. Dana told me that Corey's father told the elect. co. not to turn power on at the residence.
If anyone who reads this knows Denny Garrett please tell him what has been going on. Mr. Garrett needs to know just what he could be in for and he is not listed in the phone book.
Again, thank-you everyone for the advice and comments.
God bless those children.
It's really good to hear you are okay now. I don't know where Denny is but I don't believe they have ANY claim or right to live in that house. There is another thread of posts on here about Denny after he died, saying that she was cruel to him, etc. I am SURE she isn't supposed to be in there, especialy with another man. That is :"squatting". Maybe since she has left there in the past, the "days" will start all over again as to how many days someone can stay before you can't get them out for trespassing, etc. Perhaps NOW the police can do something about the adults, and something better for the children.
Thinker

Orange, TX

#39 Aug 24, 2012
question wrote:
<quoted text> Are you Dana Johnson (Garrett), Corey Garrett's widow?

this lady and her husband were helping Dana, Corey Garrett's widow and her two children and has been taken advantage of and it is so unfortunate that this has happened to someone that has went out of their way to help these poor children only to have their lives turned upside down by their ungreatfull mother and her trashy boyfriend thats aweful that her husband went to jail and cant come back to the house untill they are gone!!! I just hope that all goes well and she gets her house back to herself and her husband and doesnt have to support this woman and her boyfriend any longer I pray for the poor children!!
call the police

Cookeville, TN

#40 Aug 24, 2012
good to hear wrote:
<quoted text>It's really good to hear you are okay now. I don't know where Denny is but I don't believe they have ANY claim or right to live in that house. There is another thread of posts on here about Denny after he died, saying that she was cruel to him, etc. I am SURE she isn't supposed to be in there, especialy with another man. That is :"squatting". Maybe since she has left there in the past, the "days" will start all over again as to how many days someone can stay before you can't get them out for trespassing, etc. Perhaps NOW the police can do something about the adults, and something better for the children.
Call the police for squatters in the house. Maybe the DCS needs to be PUSHED to provide a home for the CHILDREN, at the very least. As long as there is SOMEWHERE they can be the DCS will sit back on their butts.

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