DA Stephen Campbell Files False Charges…
By Edward Snook
– Anybody who is considered to be a "biker" is a criminal!!!
This is obviously what Josephine County District Attorney Steven Campbell
believes given the fact that he was recently presented conclusive evidence
that he had filed false criminal charges against three Illinois Valley
bikers and he has continued the false prosecution.
The three bikers with a friend going through
legal paperwork with an attorney
October 6, 2006, DA Campbell filed charges against Stanley Strange II,
Louie Pombo and Glen Seybold. Strange was charged with assault in the
Fourth Degree and Reckless Driving while Pombo and Seybold were charged
with Reckless Driving.
the afternoon of August 27, 2006, the three bikers were riding their
motorcycles together between Cave Junction and Obrien, Oregon when,
according to eye witnesses a yellow Mercedes came up behind them at
a high rate of speed. The bikers were forced out of their lanes, two
of them ending up on the shoulder of the highway. According to witnesses
the Mercedes stopped behind them blocking Highway 199.
left his motorcycle as witnesses watched from the windows of Mc Grews
Restaurant. Strange approached the driver's side of the car shaking
his finger at the driver through the open window. Strange was obviously
upset as the car had earlier nearly run him off the road. The driver,
Eric Hill closed his window trapping Strange's arm, he took off and
dragged Strange down the road twenty feet before Strange could get his
"bruised and bleeding" arm free. Strange immediately went
to the Restaurant, asked the employees to call 911 and then an employee
took Strange "into the kitchen area to clean and bandage his wounds."
One of the eye witnesses stated, "law enforcement officers never
did arrive even though the riders waited more than three hours."
Two of the eye witnesses state in their affidavit that was handed to
DA Campbell weeks ago that Strange only pointed his finger at Hill and
that he did not hit him.
waiting for hours at the Restaurant for police not to arrive Strange
and friends went to his home where they had a beer and discussed the
incredibly bazaar day they had shared. At 6:00 p.m. that evening the
Oregon State Police (OSP) arrived at the door. Strange and Seybold both
gave statements to the officer and expected him to file charges against
Hill. The bikers were shocked when they received charges in the mail
the incident Hill continued on his way to the coast with two friends
of his and was stopped by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) after
crossing the CA/OR border. Hill had a bruise on his right cheek bone
and claimed that Strange had assaulted him. Picture Strange at the driver's
door facing the left side of Hill's face and then picture Strange hitting
Hill high on his right cheek bone – one hell of a roundhouse wouldn't
you say? Actually this near impossible fete is simple a lie when compared
to eye-witness testimony – testimony that gains the eye-witnesses
nothing. Amazingly, Hill could have pulled off this false police report
due to the fact that the cops bought his story were it not for the eye
witnesses. Let's not forget that neither the OSP nor the CHP were present
during the incident and no follow-up investigation was preformed.
real tragedy about this case is that this writer delivered 3 eye-witness
affidavits to Josephine County District Attorney Stephen Campbell weeks
ago and he has ignored them to date, forcing the innocent bikers to
spend more money on their defense and wasting more tax-dollars that
Campbell is claiming he is short of. Campbell has even separated the
bikers and intends on having 3 trials if he is unable to force a plea-bargain
out of the innocent men. This is unacceptable and it will be unacceptable
for the Josephine County Commissioners to give Campbell the funding
he is seeking if he continues his arrogant parade and practice of prosecuting
highly questionable and false criminal cases. Our hopes for Campbell
have been that he wouldn't follow the same practice of filing false
charges as did his corrupt predecessor DA Clay Johnson, however, our
hopes are fading fast…
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