Just curious since we are shut out if the Grand Jury for the Garber incident will have access to this?

Remember the 911 call logs, and the pictures of Sara Knowlton’s text messages?

I sure do, and they make NO SENSE of what happened next. Let us see IF Investigators and/or the Prosecutor (whom ever it is) picked up on this? I noticed something very strange I thought I would share that maybe someone can shed their perspective on as well.

***”Knowlton called police again shortly after 8 p.m. saying she believed Garber had a gun at his parent’s house, 3400 Mill Run Road. During the call, Knowlton told the dispatch her mother-in-law, Connie, told her Garber had a gun, but neither actually saw a weapon. Minutes later, Garber texted Knowlton to say he had a gun.”

***”Deputies were first dispatched to 3400 Mill Run Road at 8:13 p.m. March 16. Ten minutes later, one of the deputies radioed for an ambulance in reference to shots fired, according to the recording.”

***”A Bellville Police Department officer, Jason Hutchison, was the first to arrive at the home at 8:19 p.m. He was told by an unidentified deputy through dispatch: “Do not go up there by yourself.””

***”Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Knee and Lt. Donald Zehner arrived a minute later, along with Sgt. James Nicholson. Knee and Zehner were a two-man car, Masi said.”

Here we have text message one that depicts “just so u know I have a gun now too…so don’t fuck with me!!!                    Received on Sara’s Phone @ 8:15pm

I STILL question WHY he says…”I have a gun now too” – who had a gun or threatened him into needing to say this?

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911 log indicates Garber shooting escalated quickly

LEXINGTON — A radio recording between 911 dispatch and Richland County Sheriff’s deputies reveals how quickly the situation escalated the night Brian Garber was shot and killed.

Deputies were first dispatched to 3400 Mill Run Road at 8:13 p.m. March 16. Ten minutes later, one of the deputies radioed for an ambulance in reference to shots fired, according to the recording.

Garber, 28, was pronounced dead at 8:30 p.m.

The events that led to the shooting started an hour before with a domestic violence call to Garber’s residence across the street, 3425 Mill Run Road. Garber’s wife, Sara Knowlton, and mother, Connie Garber, told police Garber was upset and beating up on them.

Knowlton called police again shortly after 8 p.m. saying she believed Garber had a gun at his parent’s house, 3400 Mill Run Road. During the call, Knowlton told the dispatch her mother-in-law, Connie, told her Garber had a gun, but neither actually saw a weapon. Minutes later, Garber texted Knowlton to say he had a gun.

A Bellville Police Department officer, Jason Hutchison, was the first to arrive at the home at 8:19 p.m. He was told by an unidentified deputy through dispatch: “Do not go up there by yourself.”

Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Knee and Lt. Donald Zehner arrived a minute later, along with Sgt. James Nicholson. Knee and Zehner were a two-man car, Masi said.

The crew was followed by Deputy James Berry, according to the radio traffic. According to previous reports, Deputy Jeff Frazier was also at the scene, but he is not mentioned in the log of radio communication.

Deputies spent several seconds discussing which address Garber was at until Zehner advised Garber was at the house “up the hill. Straight across from where we were” during the domestic violence call.

At 8:22 p.m., Zehner asked dispatch to “hold traffic until we can advise further.” A minute later, he asked for an ambulance in reference to shots fired, according to the recording.

Here is the message I find the most interesting since THEY are making a big deal out of these messages depicting he had a gun. I find it odd at the same time Zehner calls radio silence Brian supposedly sends this message “those pussy cops can throw me in jail put me in prison…it doesnt matter what they do cuz once im out…U R DEAD!!!                   Received 8:22pm????

One minute later they call for an ambulance? Call me a conspiracy theorist, but this don’t make sense. One can only think they saw this message and in a rage marched in like Matt Garber said, went up the stairs in seconds and gunned down their son in a rage over it!, or they typed these text messages themselves?

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“After the deputies secured from the domestic call they resume their patrol activities and handled any pending calls. Patrol cars are assigned zones and would have returned to those zones,” Sheriff’s Maj. Joe Masi said. “In any emergency call, deputies try to respond as quickly and safely as they can from their current location if dispatched to the call.

“At this time, the office has no further comment as to the deputies’ response times and locations when dispatched,” he said.

Procedure kicks in

After the call for an ambulance, things started to slow down a bit.

Deputy Berry was instructed to “get the father (Matt Garber). Secure him in a safe place.” At 8:24 p.m., Zehner told dispatch to get Sheriff Steve Sheldon and Masi on the phone.

Two minutes later, he also called for Sgt. Will Gordon and crime lab “ASAP on all of them.” Gordon was told “you’ll need your whole team.”

Zehner asked dispatch, “Where’s my squad,” which officially checked in at the scene at 8:35 p.m., 911 Director Lisa Burdine said. He told emergency personnel to wait at the bottom of the drive for a deputy to bring them in.

Zehner said, “I’ll only need one or two of them to come up. Whoever’s at the end of the driveway.”

Over the next couple of hours, the recording logs deputies checking in and out of the scene on patrols and trying to find sheriff supervisors and detectives.

About an hour later, deputies called for the Richland County Prosecutor’s office. The Richland County Coroner’s office is never mentioned in the log. – This is a HUGE issue as well, WHY was the Coroner NOT called? It’s being said because Donald Zehner the trigger man was out late at his favorite bar on the same day when they are not allowed to consume alcohol inside of 24 hours, hmmm? Another question that needs to be answered!

BCI still investigating

Details about the shooting are still slow to be released as the state Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation conducts its investigation. The sheriff’s office asked the agency to take over the officer-involved shooting shortly after the incident occurred, Masi said.

BCI denied two News Journal public information requests for a death scene checklist and an evidence list detailing sheriff-issued firearms confiscated as part of the investigation. The documents are still part of an investigation and therefore not required to be released, BCI wrote.

One of the records requested does not exist, BCI added in its letter of denial.

“In regards to your request for a death scene checklist, I can inform you that no document of that nature exists in connection with this investigation,” the letter stated.

A death scene investigation checklist is designed to help officers better document a crime scene involving a dead body. It records who called in the death, the condition of the body when found, notes about the surroundings and other details.

They’re helpful to law enforcement, but not required by all departments.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Office and Mansfield Police Department both require that a death scene checklist be completed for any death investigation, according to their respective policies.

Requests for BCI’s policy on submitting death scene checklists were not returned Monday.

Masi also denied a News Journal request for a receipt for sheriff-issued guns confiscated by BCI. His office does not have a written document detailing which guns were confiscated, but he does have record of the guns issued to each deputy during their duty, he said.

kdurbin@nncogannett.com
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Twitter: @njKaitlinDurbin

 

Now 8 months later we have a Grand Jury Assembled yet we don’t know who the Prosecutor is? Ours claimed “Conflict of Interest”, THEY SAY…this was sent to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor while folks say uh-huh! Do we not realize there is a PROCESS for this? None of which has been done or scrutinized with exception of those in the Mansfielders Perspective Group on facebook.

The media has said Judge DeWeese is presiding over the Grand Jury, yet we don’t know who the Prosecutor is? This is odd because the Judge has absolutely NOTHING to do with a Grand Jury other than to make people speak who refuse too!

What’s scary about this that people don’t know? IF they DON’T INDICT everything we don’t know can’t be questioned because there are no PUBLIC RECORDS what so ever on this? Once the Grand Jury is done…

problem solved, or will this bring more problems????

 

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