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Real Time Blogging-Exposing Case Fixing as it Occurs

Baumgartner Refused Bond
Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 04:23 PM
Ottawa Detention Real Time Blogging
Baumgartner Refused Bond
Ohio Visiting Judge Refuses To Grant Bond; No Hearing Scheduled

Ohio Visiting Judge John Adkins will not grant Dr. Elsebeth Baumgartner a bond. She will stay incarcerated in the Ottawa County Detention Center until the court holds a hearing on alleged misdemeanor probation violations.

Baumgartner has been in custody since Friday night after being arrested on a bench warrant that she asserts is defective. Baumgartner asserts that the bench warrant was not accompanied with sworn charges. Ohio Visiting Judge John Adkins admitted to being the “complaining witness” to the alleged violations that resulted in Adkins issuing the warrant.

Prior to the hearing, a plea deal was reportedly worked out between Assistant Lucas County Prosecutor Tim Braun and Defense Attorney John Vogel but the Prosecutor withdrew the deal when Baumgartner refused to admit to probation violations. Baumgartner has maintained that she will not admit to violations without first being notified about the charges.

The hearing was scheduled for 1:00 pm but did not get underway until 2:35 pm as the judge and prosecutors conferred in private.

More to come…

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No New Charges Filed On Baumgartner
Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 11:36 AM
Ottawa Detention Real Time Blogging
No New Charges Filed On Baumgartner
Are Erie County officials Waiting To See If Warrant Was Legit?

Despite the reporting of actual charges filed against Dr. Elsebeth Baumgartner, phone calls to Sandusky Municipal and Erie County Common Pleas show that no “felony” charges have yet been filed on Dr. Elsebeth Baumgartner.

At the present time, only an alleged probation violation is pending against Baumgartner.

A hearing on this matter is set for 1:00 pm today at Ottawa Municipal.

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The Most Important Question:
Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 08:38 AM
The Most Important Question:
Was Baumgartner Arrested On A Legitimate Warrant?

On Friday night Dr. Elsebeth Baumgartner was arrested on a bench warrant issued by Ohio Visiting Judge John Adkins. She has battled over and over to have that warrant examined but has been ignored. She attempted to file a motion to quash, but her filings were rejected by the court system and held by the Ottawa County Sheriff Bob Bratton.

She argued with Ohio Visiting Judge Richard Markus for over 20 minutes about whether or not he had the authority to examine the bench warrant kept in place over her head. Baumgartner asserts that Ottawa County did such action in order to prevent her from defending herself in Ottawa County court.

The most important questions for today’s hearing:

1. Was The Warrant Legitimate?
2. Can a probation officer obtain a bench warrant with no sworn affidavit? (No evidence of wrongdoing)
3. What were Baumgartner’s alleged probation violations?
4. Has she been punished severely enough for her most “dangerous” crime of a nonviolent misdemeanor from which she has already served 235 days in jail?
Does this situation warrant the committed actions of state officials or is there something deeper causing this vendetta?

Will the state finally settle with Baumgartner?

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Mind Reading Sheriff
Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 08:26 AM
Mind Reading Sheriff
Ottawa County Sheriff Bob Bratton Is A Sheriff, Judge And A Mindreader

We’ve tried to showcase a few of Ottawa County Sheriff Bob Bratton’s more inane quotes from the Port Clinton News Herald in regards to government critic Dr. Elsebeth Baumgartner’s arrest on Friday night, but this quote slipped under the radar in the Toledo Blade:

"[Elsebeth Baumgartner] really feels that by her being picked up the other night that this is OK because this is what happens when you're trying to save the country.”

This morning Else Baumgartner gave the following statement from the Ottawa County Detention Facility:

“If Bratton thinks that advocating for abused women and children is not okay, then he should be prepared to arrest every Christian in the county. My advocacy has been very well defined. If Bratton has a problem with that – then that should tell the people of Ottawa County a thing or two about their Sheriff.”

Ottawa County Sheriff Bob Bratton

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