Saturday, November 25, 2006

No Bond For Baumgartner.

Baumgartner Held On No Bond
Thursday, May 26, 2005, 07:00 AM
Baumgartner Held On No Bond
From The Ottawa County Detention Center:

Government critic and law school valedictorian Dr. Elsebeth Baumgartner is being held without bond in the Ottawa County Detention Center, without any formal notice of charges.

“Even accused murderers are granted bond.” Baumgartner said Wednesday. “Granted, the bond may be set ridiculously high, but the point is they’re granted bond. I get no bond.”

Ohio Visiting Judge John Adkins refused to give her a bond unless she admitted to probation violations before they were formally served.

The Baumgartner family on May 5th 2005

“They wouldn’t release me unless I admit to probation violations before they serve me with charges. The Visiting Judge who hates me and sentenced me to 180 days in jail on a nonviolent misdemeanor is now saying that I’m a ‘flight risk’ until I admit guilt to unspecified crimes.”

Baumgartner added, “What is this? A farce?”

On the record yesterday in Ottawa Municipal Court, after being pressed to answer questions about the legitimacy of the bench warrant he issued for her arrest, Ohio Visiting Judge John Adkins explained that he was the “complaining witness” to her alleged probation violations, and then issued a bench warrant for her arrest without an affidavit in support of her alleged crimes.

"I wanted him to admit on the record that he was the witness and the judge in this case."

Baumgartner is being accused of walking into the Erie County Courthouse after being barred by another Visiting Judge.

Baumgartner, former attorney at law, was representing Krista Harris, a black female who had accused a neighboring county prosecutor of rape. Harris was eventually convicted on “theft” charges and sentenced to 5 years in prison by the same judge who ordered Baumgartner barred from the Courthouse.

Baumgartner was arrested on Friday night after a car pursuit into neighboring Huron County. She claims that she drove to Huron County in order to avoid unfair treatment in Ottawa County.

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