Saturday, November 25, 2006

Baumgartner Chronology Updated.

Baumgartner Chronology Updated
Tuesday, May 24, 2005, 05:12 PM
Baumgartner Chronology Updated
For complete Chronology see this post.

January 4, 2004

Two Sheriff’s Deputies acting on a judicial order “barring” Elsebeth Baumgartner from the Erie County Courthouse arrest Elsebeth Baumgartner in the lobby of the Erie County courthouse. Ohio Visiting Judge Donald Joseph Sweeney barred Baumgartner from courthouse during trial of Krista Harris for disruptive behavior in court. Baumgartner claims that Visiting Judges are used to fix cases in Ohio and that black female Krista Harris was being railroaded because of what she knew about Erie County Prosecutor Kevin Baxter. Harris alleges that Baxter coerced sex from her under threat of criminal charges and that the court system was being manipulated to destroy anyone who criticizes judges and prosecutors. (Charges are later dismissed)

January 6, 2004

Ohio Visiting Judge John Adkins issues bench warrant for arrest of Elsebeth Baumgatner stating that her probation was revoked because of arrest day before in Erie County.

January 10, 2004

Elsebeth Baumgartner moves to Florida.

July 31, 2004

While walking her dog outside her home in Florida, Dr. Elsebeth Baumgartner notices law enforcement raid on Ejay Baxter’s house (brother of Erie County Prosecutor Kevin Baxter) in order to try to serve Ohio bench warrant on Ejay. Warrant is signed by Ohio Visiting Judge Joseph Cirigliano. Those events are covered in detail on Erie Voices. The Sandusky Register refuses to print a single word about the incident.

September 2004

Baumgartner returns north to reside in Michigan in order to be closer to her husband and daughters. Baumgartner resides in Lambertville Michigan in order to avoid what she calls “legal abuse by Visiting Judge John Adkins and Ottawa County Prosecutor Mark Mulligan.”

November 23, 2004

Elected Sandusky Municipal Judge Erich O’Brien dismisses charges against Baumgartner which were related to her appearance at the Erie County Courthouse on behalf of Sanduskian Krista Harris.

November 24, 2004

Sandusky resident Bryan DuBois, and Joseph Baumgartner attempt to file a Motion to Quash in Ottawa County Municipal Court for Elsebeth Baumgartner in case no 02-25 citing the dismissal of the charges filed in Sandusky Municipal Court. Ottawa County Probation Officer Jody Royster and an unnamed Ottawa County Sheriff’s Deputy forcibly escort both Joseph Baumgartner and Bryan DuBois from the Ottawa Municipal building. The Sheriff’s Deputy threatens to charge DuBois with “trespassing” and states that Joe Baumgartner is no longer allowed to enter the building.

DuBois has conversation with Ottawa County Sheriff Elect Bob Bratton. Bratton is very congenial and admits that he always had questions about the legitimacy of the warrant. Attempts are made to reach Ohio Visiting Judge John Adkins in Circleville Ohio to inquire whether or not Bratton could suspend the warrant until the questions of its legitimacy could be answered. Adkins is not reached.

DuBois has conversation with Ottawa County Prosecutor Mark Mulligan outside of Mulligan’s office. DuBois asks Mulligan for help with filing the motion to quash because Mulligan is the top law enforcement agent in Ottawa County. Mulligan states in no uncertain terms: “I will not help you. It is not my function in life to help you.”

Ottawa County Prosecutor Mark Mulligan. Baumgartner ran against Mulligan in 1994 election for prosecutor but had to withdraw because of a death in the family.

December 7, 2004

Before reading or even seeing the above mentioned “motion to quash” Visiting Judge John Adkins declares that if filing of the document is successful it “shall be overruled and such warrant shall remain in full force and effect until such time as the Defendant is apprehended and restored to custody” and that a copy of the motion to quash will be held in the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office for "safe keeping."

May 20, 2005

Ottawa County Sheriff’s office receives tip from unknown persons about location of Dr. Elsebeth Baumgartner in Erie County. Bratton’s office refers tip to Erie County Sheriff’s Office who then notifies Bay View Police that Baumgartner was seen in a Bay View restaurant.

Baumgartner is arrested after a car pursuit involving 3 different County agencies. Chase ends in Huron County. Despite the characterization by Ottawa County Sheriff Bob Bratton that the chase was "reckless" and carried out at high speeds, Ohio State Highway Patrol transporting officer Sgt Myer reports that "the highest speed was 70," "For the red lights, she slowed down and almost came to stops at intersections." Another officer referred to Baumgartner's very "controlled movements."

Baumgartner claims that she was cautiously proceeding to Huron County in order to recieve a fair trial, and that she has been held in Ottawa County for 75 days without a hearing. Records show that Baumgartner has already served 234 days in jail for a first offense nonviolent misdemeanor.

May 21, 2005

Ottawa County Sheriff Bob Bratton is quoted in the Port Clinton News Herald:

"I'm glad we've got this woman.” "She's been thumbing her nose at the criminal justice system and it's time she goes to jail right where she belongs."

"It doesn't matter if that was a good warrant or a bad warrant.”

Ottawa County Sheriff Bob Bratton

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