Pierce Investigations

San Jose, CA

#1 Oct 27, 2012
It appears the Mountain Press has not read my complaint or they are helping the Lack of Ethics Committee pass it off as a two year old waste of time. Here it is for everyone to see before they sweep this one under the rug. Remember, the first complaint filed to this committee rated a fast-tracked meeting and dismissal. The best thing Clark King and I have going for us is that there is an endless supply of ethics violations in this county and we will take the time to drop them off at the Mayor's office.
The letter below is a result of Larry McMahan's and Ron Seals' poor supervision of their officers. Rather than talk with me over the past two years and resolve problems, they chose to push it aside and now they are hoping the ethics committee will do the same before election time. Trying to create ethics in this county sure has caused many problems with our elected officials, hasn't it Clark?

November 18, 2007
Sevier County Ethics Committee
125 Court Avenue
Sevierville, TN 37862

Re: Complaint regarding Chief Larry Mc Mahan and the Sevier County Sheriff’s
Department

Dear Sir or Madam:
I am filing the following complaint to be investigated by the Sevier County Ethics Committee regarding unprofessional actions by the Sevier County Sheriff’s Department on my behalf. Specifically, the allegation averred to in this complaint is against Larry McMahan, Chief Deputy of the Sevier County Sheriff’s Department. The petitioner would show that after proper investigation by the Sevier County Ethics Committee that Chief McMahan has conducted himself in a manner not to apply the law, but to protect his position at the Sevier County Sheriff’s department purely for continued employment and personal gain. The continued and perpetuating conduct of chief McMahan upon investigation of the complaints and my previous item brought before this committee will bear out the credibility of this complaint. It is my belief the committee should, upon investigation, use situations which have occurred prior to may 2007 as supporting evidence to create a foundation that no reasonable man could conclude was not credible supporting my complaint against Chief McMahan.
Commissioners Phil King and Frank Parton excused themselves from discussion and vote on the first item I submitted to the committee which they regarded as a conflict of interest due to their connections with the Sevier County Sheriff’s Department. I will expect them again to step aside, as I also ask Commissioner Ray Ogle to do the same. Commissioner Ogle owns and operates a towing company that is on rotation with the department and his decision should not be influenced by this business arrangement. Also, Secretary Jettie Clabo was asked prior to the October 22, 2007 meeting if she was related to former officer Justin Clabo, who was named in the original complaint. My emails to Secretary Clabo were never answered and I request an answer to this item before this current complaint is reviewed.
In conclusion, during the special called October 22, 2007 Sevier County Ethics Committee meeting, Secretary Clabo made the statement that she, along with Chairman John McClure collaborated to arrange a special called meeting three weeks earlier than their guidelines set forth to consider my first item. This is clearly in violation of Tennessee’s open meetings law and I also ask that Secretary Clabo and Chairman McClure also excuse themselves from discussing or having a vote regarding this complaint.

Sincerely,

Garry L. Cate
Pierce Investigations

San Jose, CA

#2 Oct 27, 2012
If anyone is interested, my first complaint letter that the committee refused to release to The Mountain Press will be posted in sections. It fell victim to "technicalities".

First complaint, Part I:

I am filing the following complaint (s) to be investigated by the Sevier County Ethics Committee regarding unprofessional actions by the Sevier County Sheriff’s Department on my behalf. I have been subjected to nearly three years of unusual actions by the department which are listed below. Any claim that is made in this letter can be documented either by a witness, officer’s statements or other means.
1) Beginning in November 2004, Officer Kyle Loveday began what I would call an agenda against me. A young woman who was indebted to me befriended the new officer who began a long period of harassment and intimidation. After obtaining a civil judgment against the woman and being served by Officer Loveday and Officer Ray Davis with an order of protection obtained under a false claim, Officer Loveday’s actions against me escalated. On three (3) separate occasions he made visits to my property warning “something bad was going to happen”. Knowing that he had filed numerous false police reports for the woman’s family, he was asked about the reports. His reply was “Chief Seals said you would not be able to get those”. After retaining the legal services of Bryan Delius, I was told that officers Kyle Loveday and Justin Clabo were in a relationships with the twin Webb sisters and were “worrying about their jobs”.
2) Upon numerous visits to then Chief Ron Seals to get the harassment stopped, he provided me with the complaint cards regarding numerous complaints the Webb family had made since moving to Sevier county in 1998. Seal’s exact words were that “they (the Webb’s) were crazy and called the sheriff’s office even when a dog ran through the yard.” I asked him to investigate the filing of false reports, but he never let it happen. The first report Officer Love day filed against me has been “modified” in the computer by Seals apparently without Loveday’s or his sergeant’s approval. Ron Seals continually refused my access to reports Loveday and other officers had also filed against me, even though Tennessee has an open records law. My attorney at the time was Bryan Delius and he was forced to subpoena the approximately dozen reports that were written against me. Officer Kyle Loveday had even made two calls to the Webb residence on New Year’s Eve 2004 claiming I was driving by harassing them. He also was able to get someone to give witness statements to this effect. The officer never came to my home on that date to see me because I was in Charleston, South Carolina with my wife and another couple. I had even left a key to my farm’s gate with Sergeant Darrell Lee so he could deer hunt during this time. Seals refused to take my name off this report as he did all the others. I was told by Sergeant Lee that “he can’t do that” regarding Loveday’s including my name on a report as it was hearsay. At no time was a detective ever brought in to investigate my alleged “crimes” although I made many requests. I was told by Detective Loren Kirby and the late Sergeant Mike Fisher that Love ay would be prevented from answering calls made by the Webbs. This never happened and the officer continued until recently.
Pierce Investigations

San Jose, CA

#3 Oct 27, 2012
Fist Complaint, Part II
3) Officer James “JJ” Breeden, whom I have known his entire life, became involved in my case December 22, 2004, when he and Sergeant David Robertson came to my house to arrest me for contempt of court. This alleged incident happened during the night and accused me of going to Webb’s house and destroying a mailbox. Both officers refused checking my vehicles for warm engines nor did they have a detective on the scene. Their witness was Christopher Williams whose claim by the District Attorney’s Office was proven untrue. In a discussion with Officer Breeden a few days later, he told me that he was sure “they lied” about the incident but he never spoke out in my behalf. He had instructed the woman to see Magistrate Craig McCarter for a warrant against me. I have been told by numerous people in the justice system that “any woman can get McCarter to issue a warrant. I have known that Officer Breeden has nearly been fired by the later Sheriff Bruce Montgomery and one of his sergeants even told me that “he would not believe J J Breeden sittin’ on Jesus” lap”. A recent theft of five air conditioning units at Beech Springs Baptist Church even led to Detective Matthew Cubberly being over heard to say “JJ probably held the flashlight for them”. An incident that occurred recently started with a neighbor of mine telling a story of Officer Breeden using drugs while on duty and allowing other people to drive his cruiser. I did what I thought was right and reported this incident to the Street Crime Task Force. A short time later, my neighbor was involved in a car accident and was cited by Breeden for violation of registration and no insurance. The man said Breeden met him two days later and voided the citations. This particular neighbor was arrested a short time later for an unrelated incident, but I still became the center of attention. After being released from jail, the young man and his wife paid me a visit with an unusual story. While being held in lieu of a $35,000.00 bond, he told me of an incident in which Detective Matthew Cubberly and Captain Randy Parton offering to reduce his bond to $2,500.00 if he would fabricate a story that I sold him crack. To my knowledge the man is not involved in drugs and I had originally met him through a friend of mine who is a federal investigator. I sent Parton word that I was disappointed in his actions as I had known him for many years and provided him my help on more than one occasion. I am to assume this was an attempt to discredit my claims against some officers, but only added to the problem. As you will find out, if you investigate any of this, Breeden has gone from officer to corporal to sergeant in record time since Montgomery’s death. Breeden was also reported by me to the Detective Division for making hang-up calls to my wife’s cell phone. The officer immediately changed his cell phone number. I have also reported the Cubberly and Parton incident to a federal officer.
Pierce Investigations

San Jose, CA

#4 Oct 27, 2012
First Complaint, Part III
4) After obtaining the subpoenaed reports from Seals, it was discovered that Officer Ray Davis had filed a report for Webb against me for phone tapping. This was the second report on tampering with their phone filed against me within a twenty-four hour period. Had either of these two officers or a detective talked with Bell South supervisor Keith Pollard, they would have found that he told Webb that her phone had NOT been tampered with. To this day there are two Sevier County Sheriff Department reports in the state computer that I tampered with their phone. I was able to talk to Officer Davis a few days later at a chance meeting when my neighbor’s home alarm had gone off. I always carry a voice recorder and I took the chance meeting as an opportunity to ask Davis about the report. I was not alone, but Officer Davis did tell me “I just put down what they told me to” when asked about my name being on the report. I assume “they” is one of his supervisors. I have also been told that a relative of Davis’ is posting on the internet what “Hoss is going to do to me” as I have made him mad. Seals had the opportunity to get his young officers under control and stop the abuse long ago, but chose not to do so.
5) Included with this letter you will find enclosed a copy of a letter sent certified to the head of the Internal Affairs Division Captain Larry McMahan as well as a letter to Judge Rex Henry Ogle. The letter details my problems with Officer Kyle Loveday, as well as a serious issue with Officer / Bailiff Paul Rolen. I was told by Bryan Delius that Bailiff Paul Rolen was heard spreading a very slanderous rumor about myself in the courtroom. Upon immediately confronting Rolen, he admitted to the libelous statement and that he had heard it from TWRA Officer Curt Henderson. To my knowledge McMahan never made any effort to correct the incidents which were damning to my defense as I never heard from him nor would he return numerous calls I made to his office. I had a discussion with Detective Loren Kirby, who has been a very good friend of mine for over thirty years. I have never asked Kirby or any one of the sheriff’s department for special treatment during this time, although I have been close to many of them my entire life. I did ask Detective Kirby to see if McMahan would look at the proof I had that Webb’s accusations stemming from their young officers filing false reports against me, because I had evidence of their extra-marital relationships with twin sisters. I was told McMahan said I would “have to clear my name first”. Now Larry McMahan has been promoted to Chief and still has never agreed to talk to me.
This is just the basics on what I would like the Ethics Committee to investigate as the harassment has decreased with the recent departure of Kyle Loveday as well as a talk with a federal investigator. I have resolved nearly three years of legal actions which should have never occurred, but I will continue to get to the bottom of why Ron Seals allowed all this to happen. I sincerely hope he does not try to place blame on the late Sheriff Bruce Montgomery, as most of the county commissioners who appointed him agreed that he had been running the sheriff’s department for years. I look forward to hearing from the committee very soon.
Mikey is getting nervous

United States

#5 Oct 27, 2012
Pierce Investigations wrote:
First Complaint, Part III
4) After obtaining the subpoenaed reports from Seals, it was discovered that Officer Ray Davis had filed a report for Webb against me for phone tapping. This was the second report on tampering with their phone filed against me within a twenty-four hour period. Had either of these two officers or a detective talked with Bell South supervisor Keith Pollard, they would have found that he told Webb that her phone had NOT been tampered with. To this day there are two Sevier County Sheriff Department reports in the state computer that I tampered with their phone. I was able to talk to Officer Davis a few days later at a chance meeting when my neighbor’s home alarm had gone off. I always carry a voice recorder and I took the chance meeting as an opportunity to ask Davis about the report. I was not alone, but Officer Davis did tell me “I just put down what they told me to” when asked about my name being on the report. I assume “they” is one of his supervisors. I have also been told that a relative of Davis’ is posting on the internet what “Hoss is going to do to me” as I have made him mad. Seals had the opportunity to get his young officers under control and stop the abuse long ago, but chose not to do so.
5) Included with this letter you will find enclosed a copy of a letter sent certified to the head of the Internal Affairs Division Captain Larry McMahan as well as a letter to Judge Rex Henry Ogle. The letter details my problems with Officer Kyle Loveday, as well as a serious issue with Officer / Bailiff Paul Rolen. I was told by Bryan Delius that Bailiff Paul Rolen was heard spreading a very slanderous rumor about myself in the courtroom. Upon immediately confronting Rolen, he admitted to the libelous statement and that he had heard it from TWRA Officer Curt Henderson. To my knowledge McMahan never made any effort to correct the incidents which were damning to my defense as I never heard from him nor would he return numerous calls I made to his office. I had a discussion with Detective Loren Kirby, who has been a very good friend of mine for over thirty years. I have never asked Kirby or any one of the sheriff’s department for special treatment during this time, although I have been close to many of them my entire life. I did ask Detective Kirby to see if McMahan would look at the proof I had that Webb’s accusations stemming from their young officers filing false reports against me, because I had evidence of their extra-marital relationships with twin sisters. I was told McMahan said I would “have to clear my name first”. Now Larry McMahan has been promoted to Chief and still has never agreed to talk to me.
This is just the basics on what I would like the Ethics Committee to investigate as the harassment has decreased with the recent departure of Kyle Loveday as well as a talk with a federal investigator. I have resolved nearly three years of legal actions which should have never occurred, but I will continue to get to the bottom of why Ron Seals allowed all this to happen. I sincerely hope he does not try to place blame on the late Sheriff Bruce Montgomery, as most of the county commissioners who appointed him agreed that he had been running the sheriff’s department for years. I look forward to hearing from the committee very soon.
you still mad old man? GOOD! Obama is gonna win
Pierce Investigations

San Jose, CA

#6 Oct 27, 2012
Sevier County Republican Party chairman Sonny Coane has condemned acts of vandalism directed at some of the Romney-Ryan campaign signs in the area.

Some of the signs have the word “Liar” painted on them, while others have had objects thrown through them. Some have just disappeared, he said.

“These are not your typical yard signs,” Coane said.“These are four-by-four-foot signs which require a lot of work to put up.”

Coane said some have suggested the signs be replaced.

“No, I want the citizens of Sevier County to see for themselves what the opposition is doing. Oddly enough, it is always the liberals who preach tolerance while at the same time demonstrating they have no respect for the First Amendment of our Constitution.”

Coane said he does not believe that all opponents of Romney would condone this type of criminal behavior.

No big deal! Just fcking Sevier County God Damned Filthy Baptist Bastards showing off their born and bred or INBRED STUPIDITY! They are really quite good at it due to all the practice they have had in the last hundred years or so. Rock on Idiots while we laugh at you all!
Mikey is getting nervous

United States

#7 Oct 27, 2012
Pierce Investigations wrote:
Sevier County Republican Party chairman Sonny Coane has condemned acts of vandalism directed at some of the Romney-Ryan campaign signs in the area.
Some of the signs have the word “Liar” painted on them, while others have had objects thrown through them. Some have just disappeared, he said.
“These are not your typical yard signs,” Coane said.“These are four-by-four-foot signs which require a lot of work to put up.”
Coane said some have suggested the signs be replaced.
“No, I want the citizens of Sevier County to see for themselves what the opposition is doing. Oddly enough, it is always the liberals who preach tolerance while at the same time demonstrating they have no respect for the First Amendment of our Constitution.”
Coane said he does not believe that all opponents of Romney would condone this type of criminal behavior.
No big deal! Just fcking Sevier County God Damned Filthy Baptist Bastards showing off their born and bred or INBRED STUPIDITY! They are really quite good at it due to all the practice they have had in the last hundred years or so. Rock on Idiots while we laugh at you all!
you never laugh mikey. You are always in angst over things you cant control. Bah ha ha ha. Fck you bastard
Gary L Cate

Kodak, TN

#10 Nov 11, 2012
Gary is still crying and running around with his thumb up his ass like a good ole Sevier County Baptist Deacon from the Bitch Springs Baptist Shithouse!
Gary

Duluth, GA

#11 Nov 12, 2012
Gary L Cate wrote:
Gary is still crying and running around with his thumb up his ass like a good ole Sevier County Baptist Deacon from the Bitch Springs Baptist Shithouse!
you sure do have a lot of stains in your underwear mikey boy. Edna showed me when i came to fck her in your bed bawww hawww hawww
Paul B Medley

San Jose, CA

#12 Nov 12, 2012
Gary is still crying and running around with his thumb up his ass like a good ole Sevier County Baptist Deacon from the Bitch Springs Baptist Shithouse!
Paul B Medley

San Jose, CA

#13 Nov 12, 2012
It appears the Mountain Press has not read my complaint or they are helping the Lack of Ethics Committee pass it off as a two year old waste of time. Here it is for everyone to see before they sweep this one under the rug. Remember, the first complaint filed to this committee rated a fast-tracked meeting and dismissal. The best thing Clark King and I have going for us is that there is an endless supply of ethics violations in this county and we will take the time to drop them off at the Mayor's office.
The letter below is a result of Larry McMahan's and Ron Seals' poor supervision of their officers. Rather than talk with me over the past two years and resolve problems, they chose to push it aside and now they are hoping the ethics committee will do the same before election time. Trying to create ethics in this county sure has caused many problems with our elected officials, hasn't it Clark?

November 18, 2007
Sevier County Ethics Committee
125 Court Avenue
Sevierville, TN 37862

Re: Complaint regarding Chief Larry Mc Mahan and the Sevier County Sheriff’s
Department

Dear Sir or Madam:
I am filing the following complaint to be investigated by the Sevier County Ethics Committee regarding unprofessional actions by the Sevier County Sheriff’s Department on my behalf. Specifically, the allegation averred to in this complaint is against Larry McMahan, Chief Deputy of the Sevier County Sheriff’s Department. The petitioner would show that after proper investigation by the Sevier County Ethics Committee that Chief McMahan has conducted himself in a manner not to apply the law, but to protect his position at the Sevier County Sheriff’s department purely for continued employment and personal gain. The continued and perpetuating conduct of chief McMahan upon investigation of the complaints and my previous item brought before this committee will bear out the credibility of this complaint. It is my belief the committee should, upon investigation, use situations which have occurred prior to may 2007 as supporting evidence to create a foundation that no reasonable man could conclude was not credible supporting my complaint against Chief McMahan.
Commissioners Phil King and Frank Parton excused themselves from discussion and vote on the first item I submitted to the committee which they regarded as a conflict of interest due to their connections with the Sevier County Sheriff’s Department. I will expect them again to step aside, as I also ask Commissioner Ray Ogle to do the same. Commissioner Ogle owns and operates a towing company that is on rotation with the department and his decision should not be influenced by this business arrangement. Also, Secretary Jettie Clabo was asked prior to the October 22, 2007 meeting if she was related to former officer Justin Clabo, who was named in the original complaint. My emails to Secretary Clabo were never answered and I request an answer to this item before this current complaint is reviewed.
In conclusion, during the special called October 22, 2007 Sevier County Ethics Committee meeting, Secretary Clabo made the statement that she, along with Chairman John McClure collaborated to arrange a special called meeting three weeks earlier than their guidelines set forth to consider my first item. This is clearly in violation of Tennessee’s open meetings law and I also ask that Secretary Clabo and Chairman McClure also excuse themselves from discussing or having a vote regarding this complaint.

Sincerely,

Garry L. Cate

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