Civil lawsuit against four Tenaha public officials for illegal search and seizure

Aug 2, 2008 Full story: The Daily Sentinel 34

A civil action lawsuit filed by Nacogdoches attorneys David Guillory and Tim Garrigan names four Shelby County public officials in allegations of illegal search and seizure of as many as 200 motorists.

Full Story
First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Class of 1984

Stafford, TX

#1 Aug 15, 2008
I have no comment as to the allegations that the officials in Shelby County stand accused of. However; I will stand firm and say that the majority of the justice system in this county is racially elected, supported and that the chances of these homestead officals being corrupt is great. Simply check into the arrest ratio of blacks vs whites and hispanics. Then note the sentencing differences. Also note the bond amount differences. This county has a long , long history of money talking and justice walking. Let's wait and see how our justice system performs with one of it's own standing accused.
sofly

Beaumont, TX

#2 Aug 21, 2008
we have family members who once lived in shelby county...they loved it there, but were run out of town by a bully who claimed to "own" the law there, and liked to say "we do things different here in shelby county"...he even assaulted one of them, but never went to jail for it, even though someone else in the family ended up in jail for defending the one who was assaulted....he had SEVERAL charges filed on him, and never spent a day in jail for them....even after going into their yard and stealing stuff and making threats about shooting them....
Rhonda

Orange, TX

#3 Aug 26, 2008
Same thing in cherokee county, rusk county, somewhat in Smith County. This East Texas shakedown has been going on for years. The State Reps and Senator ignore it, because they need the prosecutors and lawyers in the area (the same ones getting a cut)for the votes. Just check out how many times these guys get their picture taken with Shelby County officials.

They have a corrupt mindset that they think they should be able to get away with anything because they are all cousins. And just think about how many of these cases never see the light of day?

check out this site:
http://cherokeecountytexas.wordpress.com
curious

Somerset, KY

#4 Sep 15, 2008
saw wherethis suit was filed and read all the comments after the story. anyone know the current status of the suit? heard no papers had been served to anyone.
Dave

United States

#5 Jan 18, 2009
curious wrote:
saw wherethis suit was filed and read all the comments after the story. anyone know the current status of the suit? heard no papers had been served to anyone.
You're not going to read about it because East Texas newspapers will not report about it. It's just bad for business. If people knew how racist and corrupt these counties are, the commerce would evaporate.
Dave

United States

#6 Jan 18, 2009
Oh yeah, these small fake-Christian communities also tap everybody's phone lines and listen illegally to the citizens' business calls.
Tim

Center, TX

#7 May 12, 2009
Sorry you haters feel that way about Shelby County
SUE HANCOCK

Fort Worth, TX

#8 May 12, 2009
Dave wrote:
Oh yeah, these small fake-Christian communities also tap everybody's phone lines and listen illegally to the citizens' business calls.
What turnip truck did you fall out of? Are you on meds? maybe you should be!
Pat

Magnolia, TX

#9 May 12, 2009
Oh yeah, they steal black motorists jewelry but they don't tap everybody's phones. Oldest investigative techinque in the book, even though it is a violation of federal law.
Stop voting for corruption and you wouldn't have to be embarrassed about it.
smith1

Houston, TX

#10 May 12, 2009
Dave wrote:
<quoted text>
You're not going to read about it because East Texas newspapers will not report about it. It's just bad for business. If people knew how racist and corrupt these counties are, the commerce would evaporate.
.2
are the two black elected officers called racists?
smith1

Houston, TX

#11 May 12, 2009
Pat wrote:
Oh yeah, they steal black motorists jewelry but they don't tap everybody's phones. Oldest investigative techinque in the book, even though it is a violation of federal law.
Stop voting for corruption and you wouldn't have to be embarrassed about it.
Black elected officers were the so called stealers.

Since: May 09

n.y.

#12 May 18, 2009
smith1 wrote:
<quoted text>.2
are the two black elected officers called racists?
-----no theyre called "Token"
smith1

Spring, TX

#13 May 21, 2009
curious wrote:
saw wherethis suit was filed and read all the comments after the story. anyone know the current status of the suit? heard no papers had been served to anyone.
indicted in federal court in Marshal TX. One officials is asking for leave of absence. Wrote two Senators and ask them to check in to it. No answers.
smith1

Spring, TX

#14 May 21, 2009
Dave wrote:
Oh yeah, these small fake-Christian communities also tap everybody's phone lines and listen illegally to the citizens' business calls.
Are you cia, secret service? Who is doing the phone tapping. reckon they tapped mine. Give me some names please.

Since: May 09

n.y.

#15 May 21, 2009
Rhonda wrote:
Same thing in cherokee county, rusk county, somewhat in Smith County. This East Texas shakedown has been going on for years. The State Reps and Senator ignore it, because they need the prosecutors and lawyers in the area (the same ones getting a cut)for the votes. Just check out how many times these guys get their picture taken with Shelby County officials.
They have a corrupt mindset that they think they should be able to get away with anything because they are all cousins. And just think about how many of these cases never see the light of day?
check out this site:
http://cherokeecountytexas.wordpress.com
a D.A. in Moore co. N.C. gets away with it too. they lock up underage offenders until the child begs for more-- supposed to be a whole group of them including Cumberland and the surrounding co's.---- kinda like the catholic and other churches--- no secret--- i was one of the abused
Tenaha Resident

United States

#16 May 24, 2009
Yes I agree on the corruption in my small town, however I do not believe it is racial. Shelby County is known as the Meth Capital of the Arklatex. The Mayor's son spent a short time in jail for drugs a year ago. He spent only a short time of a long sentence. He was arrested only after the case drew a lot of attention. Now that he is out of jail. It's business as usual. The traffic up to the son's house is busy. The sad thing is, a lot of young kids are being sold drugs. If the police here are wanting to stop the drugs coming through our town, we should start with the dealers here at home. But, that won't happen because there is no money in that. Funny thing is. Our Constable Randy Watley has taken a leave of absense as of May 9. Sounds like he's running from something. Well he seems to have found his way to the state of Pa on a pipeline job. Sounds like a criminal on the run to me.
karen

United States

#17 May 25, 2009
Pat wrote:
Oh yeah, they steal black motorists jewelry but they don't tap everybody's phones. Oldest investigative techinque in the book, even though it is a violation of federal law.
Stop voting for corruption and you wouldn't have to be embarrassed about it.
i live in tenaha and believe that law is bad,bad, constable taken leave of absent just means he guilty, maybe he will turn the buck on the others, why is barry washton still driving city cars, where is our drug dog now???/..mayor bad as well his son is worste......
hambone

United States

#18 May 26, 2009
this stuff goes on in small towns all over america. it always has, and probably always will.
smith1

Spring, TX

#19 May 26, 2009
Dave wrote:
<quoted text>
You're not going to read about it because East Texas newspapers will not report about it. It's just bad for business. If people knew how racist and corrupt these counties are, the commerce would evaporate.
Davey boy, can you name me one town, one county, north,south, west , east that is not racist?
Sue

Fort Worth, TX

#20 May 26, 2009
I heard it said one time that to be a law enforcer you had to have a little law breaker in you. It is true from what I've seen here in Nacogdoches also. Sue, there are good policemen and deputies! But there are also bad ones, and the trouble is the good ones don't like to admit the bad ones so it just goes on and on. What every small town and rural county needs is people in office and in police and county vehicles that have morals and integrity. Integrity is doing the right things even when nobody knows what you're doing. We should all be that way, but especially our police departments and sheriff's departments.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Shelby County Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
What's causing these ETX earthquakes? (Sep '13) Sep '13 Andy 1
North America Rocked By Two Major Earthquakes... (Sep '13) Sep '13 Andy 1
mustang (Jun '13) Jun '13 Fire-Starter James 2
Shelby County, Texas to Return Property Stolen ... (Nov '12) Nov '12 Fire-Starter James 1
Ex deputy suing Shelby Co. sheriff (Sep '12) Sep '12 John 1
Second earthquake hits east Texas (May '12) May '12 Annette 3
Well Blowout Incident in Shelby County (Mar '12) Mar '12 Sye O 1

Shelby County People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE