The Grand Jury
On July 06, 2008, I went before the Grand Jury in Tipton County to present evidence against the man who shot and killed our dog Brandi and who also shot at my wife and me in the process. I also presented evidence against Officer Walls, the officer who filed a false report, and Nick King, the friend of Laxton who lied under oath, and the assistant DA who had exculpatory evidence (evidence that would support me and show that what I did was in self defense, and completely within the law and legally the charges against me should be dismissed) but would not recognize that evidence. Half way through my presentation, jury foreman, Oscar Brooks (who has been the Grand Jury foreman for many years, as appointed by the judge, in spite of the law stating that the foreman would be chosen at random and sit no more than two years), said that he had a question for the DA and he would be back in a moment. He then walked out of the room and I could hear him talking to someone outside the door. He returned a few minutes later, and I spent the next twenty minutes completing my presentation.
Upon completion, I left the jury room and was met by two deputies. He said that he had a Capias (warrant) for my arrest for two counts of aggravated kidnapping. I asked to see the document in his hand, which appeared to be a blank piece of paper. I said "That’s a blank sheet of paper, there’s no signature on it." I asked to see it again, but the officer refused. I asked if I could call my wife and let her know what was going on and give my things to my father and the officer said to go ahead. While I was handing my things to my father and making a call, several other officers surrounded me and one of them said "quit resisting."The officer then began yelling "Quit resisting." I was still handing my things to my father when several of the officers jumped on me. I was not resisting, but I did say that they were choking me. I was also charged with resisting arrest, however, that charge was later dropped because the video recording proved that I did not resist, but was just standing there. Because I was arrested on the kidnapping charges and they would not let me out on bond until I submitted to a DNA test. This is a violation of the 5th amendment to the constitution.
On January 9th, 2009, I presented a motion to the Tipton County Circuit Court to appoint the public defender for legal counsel due to the fact that I was not able to find legal counsel willing to come to Tipton County or their cost was beyond my capability. At that time the court required me to provide a financial statement, which I did, as well as an order by the Tennessee Supreme Court allowing me to precede Informa Papurous. However, Michael Robins was then appointed as legal counsel by the court. As instructed by the court, I contacted Mr. Robins. Upon first contact, Mr. Robins was argumentative when I tried to convey the facts of the case to him. After Mr. Robins' explosive behavior, he stated that he could not represent me. Therefore, I returned to the court and informed the bailiff of what occurred. He went to speak to the judge and then returned to tell me the judge would appoint someone else in a couple of days. As instructed, I contacted the clerk’s office on Tuesday, January 13th and was told that the judge had not informed them of a different appointment. I was later contacted by Mr. Robins and told that he had talked to the public defender’s office and that he could represent me after all because he now knew what the case was about. I then scheduled an appointment with him for January 19th at which time I met with him for two hours answering his questions, but again I was not allowed to tell him fully what had occurred on September 24, 2007 or July 8, 2008. We made another appointment for January 21st. Mr. Robins also informed me that he was assigned to my case because there was a conflict of interest with the public defender’s office because of evidence that they overheard that would be relevant to my case. On January 21st, I called Mr. Robins to let him know that I was running a few minutes late. However, he did not remember scheduling the meeting and was not ready to meet with me. He stated that he would review the information that I had given to him and then he would schedule another appointment.
On February 3rd, Mr. Robins called to schedule an appointment for 9:00AM the next day on the 4th. While talking to Mr. Robins, he became argumentative and threatened to tell the court that I was not being cooperative because I refused to plead guilty to a crime I was not guilty of. When I met with him the following day, he stated that there was in fact no conflict with the public defender’s office representing me and also that he would not keep information that I gave him in confidence from the DA’s office. It was obvious he was acting more as an ad to the DA as opposed to working for me. Over the next couple of months, several attempts were made to contact each other to schedule an appointment and finally on March 26th, 2009, Mr. Robins informed me that he wanted to talk, but not over the phone. I asked him if he had filed any motions for my case because time was running out for discovery. He said that he had not, therefore I told him that because of his failure to do the basic things required to represent someone, i.e. gather discovery, allow the client to explain fully what happened, wanting me to plead guilty to something I did not do etc., I was going to request that he be removed as counsel. I then filed a motion to remove Mr. Robbins and argued the motion but only when I informed the court that I had filed a complaint with the Board of Professional Responsibility did the Judge remove Mr. Robbins. I requested he appoint the public defender’s office but again he did not. He appointed Rebecca mills.
Rebecca Mills is an attorney who lives and practices in Lauderdale County, the county north of Tipton County. Over 50 mile away from where I live making meeting her impractical. I first met with her on April 22nd, 2009. During our consultation, she revealed several things that brought into question her ability to be an effective legal counsel, i.e. her lack of experience with criminal cases and her lack of trial experience. The fact that she stated that she did not know the statute for self-defense and did not know that a person could exercise a citizen’s arrest were of great concern. Not only was she unfamiliar with the TCA code relating to these issues but she also made it clear she did not think people should have guns. Only Law enforcement and the Military.
Ms. Mills stated that her time was limited because of her workload and that she had just finished a criminal trial that wore her out and she did not want to go through that again. She said she really preferred to so social security claim cases. Because of these and a few other reasons, she stated that she would want someone else representing her in this type of case and would have no problem if I requested someone else to represent me.
On her advice, I filed a motion to remove her and quoted her statements to me verbatim.
On April 24th, I argued this motion with Ms. Mills present in the court. However, Ms. Mills denied saying the things she said the previous day. When she and I were seated in the court house lobby I asked her why she did not tell the court those things she told me the previous day. She denied saying them. I said, remember the first day we met and I told you I record everything related to this case? I said that I recorded our conversation and if she wanted I could make her a CD with the conversation. She saw the recorder in my hand and asked if I was recording her now. I said I recorded the motion hearing in court and I was recording our conversation now. At that moment she lunged at me grabbing my hand trying to take the recorder and hit me with her elbow in my chest. I held onto the recorder, slid back from her, stood and moved away from her. I told her that she assaulted me and she needed to tell the judge what she had done. I then went into the court room to wait until the judge was finished with the case before him so I could notify him of the attack on me by Ms. Mills. He then took a break and when I told the bailiff Fletcher that I needed to address the court he said the court was not going to hear anything more about my case that day. I then left and called the Covington Police Department. An officer arrived and I gave him a statement filed a complaint. There was a video of the assault that the police got from the court house and according to the Covington Police Chief, they were presenting it to the DA
Mike Dunavant but they felt he would not do anything with it because they all knew Ms. Mills. I also filed a complaint with the Board of Professional Responsibility against Ms. Mills at this time.
Then, on May 5th, I received notice of a Motion for a psychiatric evaluation that was filed on April 28th by Ms. Mills without my knowledge. I also received notice that on May 1st, 2009, Ms. Mills had proceeded to argue that motion without my knowledge or authorization. On May 13th, the judge signed an order for the psychiatric evaluation with a Dr Wyatt Nichols for May 27th at 1:00PM at the request of Ms. Mills. (I view this as an effort of her to prevent me from representing myself and or a way to try to take away my 2nd amendment rights as she is anti-gun.)
However, in the court notice, an incorrect address was provided and no phone number was provided for Mr. Nichols. The day of this appointment I entered the address provided by the court into my GPS but is said that it was an invalid address. I called information and they had no listing for a Wyatt Nichols in Memphis. I then called the Tipton County Court Clerk for a correct address of phone number for Nichols but they had none and stated the judge was not there.
Telling the truth, stating facts and giving an opinion is a psychological defect.
They are now trying to force me into being hospitalized for psychotherapy because I mentioned the fact that my law suit challenging the 2006 Topton County General election for fraud, (which could have forced a new election and cause the Sherriff of Tipton County, Poncho Chumley both General Sessions Judge William Peeler, Circuit Court Judge Joe Walker, the DA Mike Dunavant and the County Executive Jeff Huffman to run in another election where they might lose if the votes were properly counted) was a potential reason to the motivation of the shooters attack on my family.
According to a report by Dr. Wyatt Nichols, (who has a long history as being known as a tool of the state), Mike Parsons could is the worst case he has seen in 30 years of practice. I shared this letter with a psychiatrist who once attended church with me and he stated that I would be an enigma to Dr. Nichols because Nichols only evaluates those who have a criminal mind set. He said I was one of the sanest men he knows.
Then on July 6, 2009 I went to a Court Hearing where my court appointed attorney, (tool of the state) Ms. Mill stated she wanted to follow the recommendation of Dr. Nichols regardless of the fact that Dr. Nichols stated his evaluation was incomplete. Then I tried to address the court, but Judge Joe Walker denied me that ability and said to talk through your attorney. I then provided a copy of the forensic evaluation completed by Dr. John Ciocca on July 5, 2009 which stated I was capable of going through a trial and was capable of assisting with my representation to Mills.
When I received a copy of Dr. Nichols report on July 03, 2009 I realized it was a sham, containing many lies including the statement that Mike only gave short responses to questions. I then called the 1st forensic psychologist in the phone book able to do a fair evaluation without being expected to provide a specific outcome. All I wanted was an unbiased opinion. All Ms. Mills wants is someone to give a negative response she can prevent me from testifying. It was interesting that her handpicked Dr. said I gave short answers which he implies is a problem. The fact is anyone that knows me knows I give long detailed answers. My life’s experiences and studies in engineering, sciences, history and law have provided me a unique prospective in many areas.
This is part of the reason I have had no trouble with having things to say on the radio show. However, Mills did not want to accept Dr. Ciocca’s evaluation and now wanted the court order a third evaluation. Talk about shopping for an outcome. By virtue of her actions it is obvious she is trying to shut me up by any means possible. Having two different doctors request the same thing is all that is required to have someone committed.
I should state for the record that I was the host of a local radio talk radio show, The Voice of Truth for the past 9 months. That is until the station owner at 1380 AM pulled the plug on my show in what appears to have been an apparent reaction to political pressure. Seeing how my show is the only local radio talk show in the area dedicated to exposing corruption in government and restoring our constitutional rights and liberties I have been referred to as the most dangerous man to the old boy network by shining the light of truth on the local corruption. Some of my shows have been archived at mikeparsons.org, click on The Voice of Truth, then click on radio Archives. On September 1, 2009, I was allowed to start my show again on 1380 Monday – Friday at 3pm but was told I could not talk about my case or they would shut me off. This forced condition is not in our contractual agreement. So much for Freedom of Speech Radio…
Two courts at one time
As a result of my missed appointment on May 27th 2009, Judge Walker sent me notice to show cause, filed May 27, 2009 and scheduled the hearing for Friday June 5th, 2009. I received this notice on Monday June 1st 2009. Rule 45 states that any hearing must be served at least 5 days prior to the hearing and the date the notice is received is not counted nor is the day the hearing is to be heard on counted. The fact is I already had a court date in Memphis for the same date and time. I tried to reach Ms. Mills to inform her of this conflict in scheduling, but she did not return my call so I faxed her a motion for a continuance for the court date in Tipton County since I was not given the proper amount of notice, and the hearing in Memphis was to prepare for the trial scheduled for Monday, June 8th, 2009 and the Judge in that case warned against missing that hearing. On Friday June 05, 2009 I called the Tipton County Court Clerk to inform them I was running late because of the hearing in Memphis but I would be there about two hours late. When I arrived two hours late in Tipton County, I was arrested by Tipton County Chief Deputy Donna Turner who told me I was being arrested on a Capius for Failure to Appear. I informed her about the hearing in Memphis and that I had a personal business card given to me by Judge Kay Robilio in my pocket to show Judge Walker that I was in fact in her court. Latter I learned that my bond had been revoked and that Judge Walker would be in Lauderdale County until July 6th. A capious sates that the person being arrested should be brought before the magistrate of Judge immediately. I was never taken before the Judge in this case, I was taken to the jail. I was never arraigned. However, I was informed that the Judge did show up for special hearings on Monday, June 8th and he was aware I was in the jail and that he was called by Judge Robilio personally and told that I was in her court room on Friday the 5th of June at 9:30 am. While in jail, I was told by several of the inmates that the bailiff told the court that he called the Shelby County Court Clerk and I was not on their docket for Friday the 5th of June. That was a lie because I was on the docket for Division 5 of Circuit Court Civil before Judge Kay Robilio.
Held in Jail for 22 days
Initially I was told I was being held without bond. Then on June 25, 2009, Ms. Mills came to see me for the first time and told me that I had a bond of 50,000 that was set on the 15th of June. This was now ten days after it was issued by the Judge. The Jailers never told me there was a bond nor did Mills. The bond was issued upon a motion by Ms. Mills on June 15, 2009 but she never told me it was issued. I lost 20 pounds while in jail for 22 days.
Judge eliminates proper legal counsel two weeks before the trial and denies continuance
On October Ms. Mills notified me via e-mail that if I wanted to use the audio recording I made at the scene that exonerates me she would ask the court the remover her as legal counsel in the strongest possible way. Considering I have told her since the 1st day I spoke to her I would use this recording I was not suppressed she would bail on me. She has consistently worked against me, so why should I expect her to do anything different? Then on November 02, 2009 Ms. Mills moved the court to release her as legal counsel sighting we had different views. The judge allowed her to be removed and when I asked to be provide legal counsel to assist me he appointed her as elbow counsel. This is nothing more than a manufactured way to remove her from any responsibility but still have her there to prevent any competent legal assistance. I argued that I was entitled to proper legal counsel and that I needed time to prepare for the case. The judge denied my request. Can you say railroad?
Last attempt for a continuance filed as expert witness gives notice she cannot be at trial
On November 12, 2009 I was informed the Medical Examiner with the State contacted Ms. Mills and the PI appointed to the case and said she had an emergency surgery the next day and could not travel for several weeks. Today I will argue my motion to continue the case sighting the Medical Examiner being a material witness who was subpoenaed in this case cannot be there for medical reasons and that Ms. Mills now says she will only be near me during the trial to answer questions. But nothing else despite the judge giving her no limitations in assisting me.
Update: The judge denied my motion for a continuance: He did not care that my fact witness was not able to come to town to testify that my dog was shot in the back. That and the angle prove she was no where the shooter.
This is Tipton County Corruption at its finest, or worst depending on your prospective.
The trial is set for November 19, 2009 in Covington Tennessee at the Court house on College Street. I am facing the false charge of aggravated kidnapping. All for telling someone who shot at my family to stop shooting and that they are under citizen’s arrest. I face a potential 25 years at 100%. They are trying to declare me an especially agreegis offender.
I call for every concerned citizen and pet owner to speak out and stand with us against this cover-up of the brutal slaughter of our innocent pet, Brandi, and these unjust charges against me. This unprovoked attack against our family is an orchestrated criminal attack against my family and ultimately against all the people of Tipton County.