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The Red River Valley Had It’s Dreams (sung to Class of ’57)

Lyrics and vocals by Timothy Charles Holmseth on May 16, 2017 at 10:08 A.M.

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BCI interview with police shooting witness reveals official version is impossible

North Dakota prosecutor never interviewed the only eyewitness in Attempted Murder case against Native American man

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on November 30, 2016, 9:11 A.M. CST

Pembina County States Attorney Ryan Bialis allegedly neglected to interview a motorist that rolled up on the scene of a police shooting.

However…

SA Bialis prosecuted Clifford Edward Monteith III, 26, Grand Forks, for Attempted Murder of a police officer that resulted in Monteith’s bail being set at $1 Million.

Withholding exculpatory evidence and deliberately not interviewing the only witness in an Attempted Murder case could be Prosecutorial Misconduct.

Write Into Action has received multiple requests by citizens to conduct a journalistic investigation into this matter.

Residents of the very rural area in North Dakota that sits on the United States border with Canada, say they live in fear because of drug trafficking and the police.

On June 5, 2016 Pembina County Deputy Brad Bowman shot Clifford Edward Monteith III on a rural highway near Neche, North Dakota.

Bowman allegedly approached Monteith and his girlfriend Rebecca Rausch, after he observed they were driving slow. Both Monteith and Rausch told Bowman they were looking for “the Neche house”.

The event was widely reported and picked up by the AP.

“During the assault Bowman shot Monteith three times from point blank range before Monteith was able to escape and be admitted to Altru hospital in Grand Forks,” Valley New Live reported.

The Grand Forks Herald reported, “Bowman used his Taser, but Monteith fought off the device, allegedly chasing the deputy back to his car. Monteith then tried to grab Bowman’s gun from his hand while the officer was in his vehicle, according to court documents”.

“The attack ended when Bowman shot Monteith three times, according to a news release. Monteith then kicked the door shut, leaving a dent in the side of the deputy’s vehicle, and fled the scene in a 2007 Pontiac Torrent before being arrested, according to court documents,” the Herald said.

But there’s a huge problem with the official story.

WDAZ-TV interviewed eyewitness Sara Ramos Letexier, a local resident who was on her way home from work and pulled up onto scene and spoke with Bowman.

“It happened in view of my house, so the news asked me questions,” Letexier told Write Into Action.

Letexier told WDAZ she saw a man lying crumpled up on the road. She said Bowman looked very shook up and told her she would need to go a different way because he had been attacked. She later heard a gun shot.

Write Into Action obtained the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) interviews conducted with Letexier and Bowman.

Letexier told the same story to BCI agents that she did to WDAZ.

During his BCI interview, Bowman never mentioned his encounter with a motorist. However, according to Letexier, Bowman approached her about it. “He approached me after he returned and thanked me for saying nice things about him,” Letexier said.

This creates a serious problem.

Because…

According to the official version of the event, the shooting victim, Monteith, was long gone at the point Letexier pulled up in her car.

But Letexier saw the man lying in the road.

BCI records state Bowman radioed “shots fired” at 12:23 A.M. He radioed that the SUV was southbound on Highway 18 at 12:24 A.M.

That’s one minute.

If Letexier saw a man lying on the road and saw the vehicle he was traveling in parked at the scene – Bowman’s account of the event is a complete lie.

Recall the Herald’s report regarding how the attack ended.

“The attack ended when Bowman shot Monteith three times, according to a news release. Monteith then kicked the door shut, leaving a dent in the side of the deputy’s vehicle, and fled the scene in a 2007 Pontiac Torrent before being arrested, according to court documents,” the Herald said.

So who did Lextexier see lying on the road and why did she hear gunshots after she got home?

“Without ever speaking to me [Bialis] said that I was lying to my family and anyone else who would listen,” Letexier told Write Into Action.

This is only the latest police cover up in a State that appears to be saturated with corrupt and compromised law enforcement officers and public officials.

Facts and circumstances surrounding the Bowman/Monteith shooting indicate Monteith, who had an extensive criminal history, usually managed to stay free of incarceration, but may have been kept on a leash by gangland international drug operatives in law enforcement.

Interestingly – in October, 2016 law enforcement claim they stumbled upon drugs during a “routine” theft investigation.

Neche, N.D. — A routine theft investigation turned into one of the biggest drug busts in Pembina County.

Now police are also investigating a local business to see if it was used to channel those drugs.

It started with a search warrant for stolen, high-priced car parts at 52-year-old Renaud Winkler’s property off Highway 18 in Neche, N.D.

 Grand Forks Herald / October 8, 2016

Was the Winkler property actually “the Neche house” Monteith and Rausch were looking for when Bowman took an interest in them?

SA Bialis’ office contacted Write Into Action shortly before publication with questions regarding this article and wanted to know how Write Into Action came into communication with Letexier.

For more details on this read Pembina County police shooting cover up – – – BCI records show official version clashes with eyewitness account

Write Into Action will publish any responsive statement received by SA Bialis.

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‘Secret’ death in Grand Forks

Attn: Parents of DARE aged children and college students MUST READ

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on May 18, 2016, 10:54 P.M. CST

Did North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and law enforcement officials conspire with the Grand Forks Herald to cover up the connection between a police shooting of an unarmed man in the Altru Hospital parking lot, and a transnational drug trafficking operation in the State?

Parents of children in North Dakota and Minnesota should pass this article to everyone they know.

Here’s why.

Somebody died of an overdose in Grand Forks, North Dakota on February 27, 2015.

Google it – you won’t find it.

But it happened.

Somebody died on that day.

Today, Write Into Action requested the Grand Forks Police Department (GFPD) turn over public records regarding the overdose death.

“I am requesting all police reports, notes, logs, and ledgers regarding the “drug overdose” on 47th Avenue in Grand Forks on February 27, 2015 that was mentioned by Officer Chris Brown in Paragraph A of his interview with the BCI regarding the David James Elliott shooting. This drug overdose is also mentioned in Paragraph B of the BCI report of Corporal Wes Vert,” Write Into Action said.

Lt. Derik Zimmel, GFPD, replied to the request. “I will forward your request regarding the first request for consideration by our Records Administration Bureau,” he said.

David Elliott BCI Drug Overdose Chris Brown

David Elliott Drug Overdose Wes Vert

Not readily available, eh?

The reason why it isn’t available might be a serious public health risk that involves law enforcement officers trafficking drugs that are killing people on an unprecented scale.

The overdose death mentioned in the BCI report occurred on February 27, 2015; that’s the same day UND police officer Jerad Braaten shot David James Elliott in the Altru Hospital parking lot.

But there is a huge problem here, folks.

On that very same day, according to a press release published by the Department of Justice on July 28, 2015, Ryan Jon Jensen, 20, Grand Forks, pled guilty in federal court to very serious drug trafficking charges.

Ryan Jon Jensen, 20, Grand Forks, North Dakota – Plead guilty on 2/27/15 to Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and Death; Two counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance Resulting in Death;
– Department of Justice / Press Release

Ryan Jensen Pleads Guilty on February 27

So – why did the Grand Forks Herald wait until March 4, 2015 to report the Ryan Jensen guilty plea? And why didn’t they give the date of the plea?

Ryan Jon Jensen Pleads Guilty Herald March 4 2015

Did the Grand Forks Herald collude with North Dakota law enforcement agencies to ‘hold’ the Ryan Jon Jensen plea story for a week so the public would not make the connection between the Jensen plea and the David James Elliott shooting?

All three events (i.e. – plea deal, mysterious death in Grand Forks, David Elliott pursuit and shooting) happened on the SAME DAY.

Everything about the David Elliott pursuit and shooting points to drug trafficking that involves law enforcement officers.

David Elliott possessed thousands of pills that were found in his pick-up by the BCI after he was shot. Nobody was ever criminally charged regarding those drugs.

David Elliott called 911 shortly after police began pursuing him on February 27, 2015. Nobody has ever heard the 107 minute call where Elliott was negotiating with GFPD Matt Bullinger about something.

No media including the Herald, Valley News, FOX, or any other outlet has ever requested the 911 records despite it involving a police shooting of an unarmed man.

Write Into Action attempted to obtain the 911 records and was quoted $500.00. Write Into Action subsequently requested the first seven minutes of the 911 call and made a down payment.

David Elliott Records Receipt

The public records request still has not been filled after 21 days.

UND DOCUMENTARY

The University of North Dakota produced a touching documentary about fentanyl deaths in the area.

READ Write Into Action’s previous reports on this case and then decide if UND, Altru Health System, Choice Financial, Wayne Stenehjem’s BCI, and law enforcement are playing the public like suckers with their videos and DARE program; while they traffic drugs.

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Cold blooded murder?

Videogate: North Dakota police admit they cannot explain how/why video of police shooting an unarmed man changed from ‘color’ to ’black and white’

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on May 16, 2016, 7:58 P.M. CST

Updated/Revised on May 18, 2016 8:12 A.M. CST

Was the shooting of an unarmed Grand Forks man by a University of North Dakota police officer an attempted cold blooded murder?

Police cam video evidence in the shooting of David James Elliott on February 28, 2015, contains all the signs of evidence of tampering as police misconduct appears to be out of control.

Much of the controversy surrounds three officers – UND Police Officer Jerad Braaten (now employed by GFPD), GFPD Officer Dan Harvala, and GFPD Officer Matthew Bullinger.

On May 14, 2016 Write Into Action published ‘Did somebody alter police cam video from shooting of unarmed man in Grand Forks, North Dakota?’

The investigative article focuses on a dash-cam video of the David Elliott shooting that somehow changed from ‘color’ to ‘black and white’ video – to the exception of all other videos turned over to the media.

Today, the GFPD responded to Write Into Action’s request for the ‘color’ version of the police dash-cam video from Harvala’s police car that captures the shooting.

“I did just watch the videos and (Timothy Charles Holmseth) is correct, but I don’t know why his second video would be in black and white vs. color, but that’s how the original is,” the police department’s Evidence Coordinator said to Lt. Derik Zimmel, GFPD.

“I can certainly understand your question, but that is the evidence in our possession,” Zimmel said.

The David Elliott pursuit and shooting is peppered with video anomalies and obvious misconduct by officers.

Grand Forks Police Department Logo

THE SHOOTER – UND POLICE OFFICER JERAD BRAATEN

Jerad Braaten, the UND police officer that shot David Elliott was not even scheduled to work on the night of the shooting.

But he did.

And – everything Braaten did on the night in question and during the subsequent investigation was misconduct.

Braaten did not activate his dash-cam on the night of the David Elliott shooting so it captured nothing. For some reason Braaten was not wearing his regular uniform (something happened fast and he didn’t have time to put his uniform on?).

Braaten did not properly fix his body-cam to his shirt, so nothing useful regarding the shooting was captured by that camera either.

In one body-cam video that does not identify the officer (it may be Braaten), it appears the officer places the camera under his jacket shortly before the shooting.

But – the reality of what was really going on that night is far more cynical than sloppy police work.

THE DRUG DEALER AT GRANDVIEW APARTMENTS

Braaten told investigators with the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) that although he was not supposed to start work until 11 P.M. on February 27 – he began working at approximately 10:30 P.M.

Braaten told investigators that he and UND Sgt. Danny Weigel were dispatched to a ‘suspicious person’ complaint at sorority house. Dispatch records obtained by Write Into Action show the ‘suspicious person’ call was at 10:50 P.M.

But there is something that occurred before the 10:50 P.M. call.

It occurred at 10:30 P.M.

Dispatch records show Braaten stopped a vehicle on South 34th Street at 11:30 P.M.

And there is something very strange going on.

GFPD officers Dan Harvala and Matthew Bullinger are at the Grandview Apartments at 1850 South 34th Street (the same street that Braaten was on).

These three cops are all in the same area.

Harvala and Bullinger are supposedly tending to a ‘loud party complaint’ at apartment 217 that was reported at 10:16 P.M.

The resident of Apartment 217 was Douglass Devonn Palmer.

According to police records obtained by Write Into Action, Palmer is a drug-dealer that had been in prior communications with GFPD detectives regarding his selling of drugs (but was not charged with the crime).

Note: This puts Douglass Devonn Palmer in the category of slain college student Andrew Sadek – the young man that was murdered after police busted him for marijuana sales and coerced him into acting as a drug informant.

Two months later – Harvala would again find himself responding to a 911 call at Palmer’s apartment on South 34th Street. This time it involved gunfire.

Within hours, and without interviewing everyone involved, Harvala charged a Somalian man, Mohammed Awesis Mohamed, with attempted murder, and got him sentenced to prison – all based upon what has been shown to be false statements reported to the police by Palmer.

LEAVING THE DRUG DEALER AT GRANDVIEW APARTMENTS AND SHOOTING DAVID ELLIOTT

On February 27, 2015, GFPD officers Harvala and Bullinger left the area of South 34th Street and the residence of a known drug dealer; they then began pursuing David James Elliott.

When Harvala began pursuing Elliott; Elliott called 911 and stayed on the phone with 911 for 107 minutes. Much of the call was between Elliott and Bullinger.

At 12:47 A.M. on February 28, Braaten shot David Elliott six times in the Emergency Room parking lot – three times in the head. Then – as Elliott lay shot in his vehicle, the officers began tazing him.

The BCI found “thousands” of pills in Elliott’s vehicle. Nobody ha ever been charged with any crime regarding those drugs.

Braaten was then given a job at the GFPD by Police Chief Mark Nelson.

Write Into Action will continues investigate.

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Choice Financial to pay for 911 records of police shooting call?

The mysterious 107 minute 911 call recorded during pursuit and shooting of unarmed man in Grand Forks has never been heard by the public

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on May 15, 2016, 9:13 A.M. CST

Will the public soon learn why a Grand Forks man called 911 and stayed on the phone for 107 minutes until he was shot in the head by police in front of the hospital emergency room?

Choice Financial in Grand Forks has partnered with EGF Police Chief Michael Hedlund and the Grand Forks Herald in a campaign to show appreciation for the Grand Forks Police Department (GFPD).

Choice Financial is inviting the public to show their support for the GFPD by placing post-up stickies containing notes of ‘thanks’ on police cars that will be parked outside their bank.

Grand Forks Police Department Logo

Write Into Action is asking Choice Financial to cover the $500.00 the GFPD is charging Timothy Charles Holmseth (Write Into Action) for the transcription of the 107 minute 911 call made by David James Elliott the night he was shot in the Altru parking lot by UND police officer Jerad Braaten (who now works for the GFPD).

Write Into Action is conducting a journalistic investigation into the pursuit and shooting of David James Elliott on February 27-28, 2015.

Write Into Action has obtained evidence the Elliott shooting was actually a ‘hit’ by organized crime regarding a drug trafficking operation that involves corrupt members of the Grand Forks County Narcotics Task Force and Minnesota Pine to Prairie Gang and Drug Force.

David James Elliott was on the phone with 911 from shortly after the pursuit began to the moment he was shot six times in front of the Emergency Room at Altru Hospital.

All video made available by the GFPD thus far has David Elliott’s voice and words redacted.

Write Into Action believes the truth will lead to the criminal enterprise that caused the death of Andrew Sadek, the young college student in Wahpeton found in the Red River with a bullet in his head after law enforcement coerced him into acting as a confidential drug informant.

Other media outlets including Valley News, the Grand Forks Herald, and FOX have not requested the 911 records.

Write Into Action is the only media to request the 911 records of the 107 minute call following the 2015 police shooting that made national news.

Write Into Action has a GoFundMe account for the 911 records that Choice Financial can use.

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Abracadabra! – BCI investigation into police shooting of unarmed man contains impossibilities and absurdities – – – Wayne Stenehjem’s BCI uses magic to justify police shooting

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Donald Trump not member of North Dakota satanic network

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on May 8, 2016, 8:37 A.M. CST

Wayne Stenehjem will not officially endorse Donald Trump.

Stenehjem announced Saturday he will support the GOP candidate but would not name Trump.

Because…

Trump is not a member of the secret society that owns Stenehjem.

Donald Trump Wayne Stenehjem

Evidence shows North Dakota law enforcement officers, under the guise of ‘task force agents’ are involved in a transnational drug trafficking operation.

That’s who Stenehjem really is.

The carnage and erosion of public trust caused by Stenehjem is likely not something the feckless North Dakota Attorney General wants investigated by FBI agents under a U.S. Attorney General appointed by Donald Trump.

Stenehjem has overseen the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) which has effectively collaborated with law enforcement to cover up extremely serious crimes being committed by police to protect and advance their criminal enterprise.

Under a possible Trump Administration, Stenehjem would face exposure for colluding with other public officials to systemically conceal the activities of the criminal network, which include murder.

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Official alibi of cops crumbling after police shooting in Grand Forks, North Dakota – – – Police shooting of unarmed man connected to transnational drug trafficking in North Dakota?

Did North Dakota police officer tamper with body-cam shortly before police shooting?

UND football team operating interstate drug trafficking ring

Abracadabra! – BCI investigation into police shooting of unarmed man contains impossibilities and absurdities – – – Wayne Stenehjem’s BCI uses magic to justify police shooting

GFPD records clerk could not provide ‘Time’ of the 911 call she was transcribing – – -Official narrative regarding police shooting of unarmed man in serious question

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Did North Dakota police officer tamper with body-cam shortly before police shooting?

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on April 7, 2016, 11:08 A.M. CST

Body-camera footage from a police officer during a pursuit in North Dakota contains signs the camera lens was purposely covered shortly before an officer shot the unarmed man in the parking lot of an emergency room.

The select footage was originally released to WDAZ TV by the Grand Forks Police Department (GFPD) four days after investigative journalist Timothy Charles Holmseth, Write Into Action, set up a Go Fund Me to obtain the video and 911 transcriptions of the event.

David Elliott on Bridge

Write Into Action has obtained the video WDAZ received that starts five minutes before the shooting and ends one minute after the shooting.

The video begins at approximately 12:42 A.M., February 28, 2015.

The implications of the video of the David James Elliott pursuit and shooting are profound.

Here’s why.

It would eventually become known through an investigation by the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) that:

  1. Elliott possessed thousands of pills in the truck with him on the night in question
  2. Elliott was very angry about being chased by police
  3. Elliott arranged to meet with the police officer he’d been talking to on 911 (but was shot before the officer arrived)
  4. The UND police officer that shot Elliott:
    1. Was not scheduled to work that night
    2. Was not wearing his regular uniform
    3. Did not have his dash-cam operating
    4. Did not properly use his body-cam (did not capture the shooting on video)
  5. No criminal charges were ever brought regarding the thousand of pills found in Elliot’s truck.

While Elliott was alone when he was shot at the conclusion of the second of two pursuits that took place, evidence suggests he may have originally had an unidentified passenger in his vehicle when the initial high-speed chase began at approximately 11 P.M.

For more on the second passenger read – – – Altru shooting 911 records: ‘Second person’ and ‘thousands of pills’ cast doubt upon official narrative of Altru police shooting – Did call to police by Wells Fargo cleaning lady interrupt drug activity involving law enforcement?cle at some point after police terminated the first pursuit, due to Elliott’s calling 911 during the chase and telling the police to back off or he would run his vehicle into a bridge.

Facts and circumstances of the entire event suggest Elliott personally knew specific law enforcement officers involved in the pursuit(s) and shooting, including:

  1. ND State Trooper Matthew Peschong
  2. GFSO Sgt. Any Schneider
  3. UND police officer Jerad Braaten

Facts and circumstances indicate Elliott was aware specific officers intended to kill him and he was trying to avoid close contact with those officers until he could meet with GFPD officer Matt Bullinger.

Documents and records reveal subtle clues that what was occurring was personal. For instance, in the BCI interview of Trooper Peschong it says:

“ELLIOTT saw Trooper Peschong pointing his weapon at him and said, “Come on shoot me mother fucker. You’re too big of a pussy to do it. Let’s end this now.” Trooper Peschong also remembered ELLIOTT point at ELLIOTT’s neck and tell Peschong, “Right here, shoot me mother fucker,” the BCI report said.

However, all verbal exchanges between Elliott and law enforcement were redacted so only select quotes are available to the public through the BCI records.

It is also very significant that Peschong and deputies had been ‘following’ Elliott down I-29 in a rural area without emergency lights activated. The activation of emergency lights automatically turns on a police dash cam.

After pulling away from approaching police that were pointing guns at him, Elliott then says something very interesting.

“DAVID ELLIOTT told Grand Forks Police Department Officer Matt Bullinger that he had ran over the spike strips and his tires were going flat. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Matt Bullinger said that DAVID ELLIOTT was upset that his tires were flattened, and told Grand Forks Police Department Officer Matt Bullinger what the tires were worth,” the BCI report said.

Would a suicidal man be worried about the cost of his tires? Elliott’s expression to Bullinger about the tires indicates a relationship or familiarity between them.

Documents and records of the event indicate that at approximately 12:42 A.M. on February 28, 2015, Elliott was sitting atop the Columbia Road Bridge in Grand Forks; he was attempting to wait for Bullinger to arrive.

However, officers were approaching Elliott and pointed their guns at him, which caused him to again proceed forward. There are indications Elliott believed he was going to be killed.

THE VIDEO

The editor of the video allowed a split-second view of David Elliott to be seen at the very beginning of the video to establish the time, circumstances, and location of the video.

After the quick blip of crystal clear quality video showing Elliot sitting in his pick-up and talking to police through his window, the editor redacted everything for two minutes and forty-eight seconds; thus concealing absolutely everything that what was being said.

At the time of the video clip, Elliott is on the PSAP call that he initiated to 911 shortly after the GFPD began pursuing him at around 11 P.M.

When the video resumes from the redacted mode at 2:48, the digital perfect quality picture is no longer visible. It is replaced with darkness although audio can still be heard.  It appears the officer may have placed the video camera underneath his coat.

At 6:40 in the video file the dispatcher can be heard saying “six twenty-seven is on his way”.

BCI records suggest 627 is GFPD officer Matthew Bullinger who had been talking to Elliott over PSAP for over an hour about something.

The radio transmissions that follow indicate officers knew they needed to shoot Elliott before Bullinger arrived.

At 4:46 the dispatcher tells an officer over the radio, “He is willing to talk to 627 in person – he said to give him a little time to get over that.”

The reference to Elliott needing to time to “get over that” may be a reference to something that has taken place that has Elliott angry and/or scared.

The officer responds, “He needs to pull into Altru if that’s going to happen”.

At 6:38 on the video the dispatcher says, “Six twenty seven is on his way”.

At 6:46 on the video an officer on the radio can be heard saying “Is anybody talking to him?” The dispatcher replies and says, “10-4 we still have him on the phone but he requested to speak to six twenty seven in person – he’s the only one he’ll talk to.”

The man on the radio then says, “I understand that [inaudible] stop.”

At 7:48 a flurry of gunshots can be heard and the officer with the body cam says, “Shots fired! Shot’s Fired!”

For a split second the officer’s coat appears to open and video is seen for a second, which proves the camera works properly.

The officer wearing the body-cam is heard screaming “Get your hand’s up! Get em’ up! Get your hands up! Get your hands up!” as another officer says “going to tazer”.

The officer then resumes screaming “Get your hands up now! You’re going to get tazed if you don’t get your hands where we can see them! Get em’ up!”

The officers then declare they are ‘going to tazer’ and another officer is heard saying “stop resisting – stop resisting.”

The officer then says “put your hands behind your back. Do it now!”

It is not known what was driving the nearly maniacal screaming of commands by the officers to Elliott, who had just been shot six times, including three times in the head.

Elliott was unarmed.

No released video shows the actual shooting.

Police would not provide the media any information about the shooting for three days in what may have been a waiting game to see if Elliott would die.

Elliott did not die and the State eventually reached a plea with him. Elliott, who had no prior criminal history, pled guilty to two felony counts surrounding his dangerous and reckless driving.

He was sentenced to one year in jail; sentence suspended with two months home monitoring.

He claims he can’t remember the event.

Write Into Action continues to investigate.

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