By Lisa Wexler /exclusive feature article for the CalPatty Press and the Secret Seven Coalition of truth blogs of Central West Virginia/Editor Edison-Crooked County Crooks website!

Friday February 5th, 2011 was the fourth anniversary of the CalPatty Press and we’ve been celebrating FOUR YEARS of bringing West Virginia the REAL TRUTH!

Prior to the invention of the truth blogs and the Central West Virginia Underground Press that also includes hardworking  journalists that have quite a track record for exposing bad cops and corruption in the WV Judicial system, the Crooks from Crooked County and all the counties in WV literally got away with murder, rape and other heinous crimes for years, but starting in 2006 with the CCC website, Lone Meth Ranger and CU all of that changed!

We scored our first big victory when the Crooked County Crooks website formed a coalition with the Lone Meth Ranger, the TEAM RANGERS from Calhoun County and the very appreciated Calhoun Underground. Out of that meeting was born the CalPatty Press 5 February 2007, and that was when things really started to break loose!

The CalPatty Press Cow Patty was first thrown against Power Elite that were CROOKED AS HELL February 5th 2007!

By February 2007 the Secret Seven Coalition had been operating under a strict clandestine situation and environment, always staying hidden and bringing in some very well respected and well educated out of state help for consultants. When those consultants confirmed our worst fears, that even some of our own attorneys truly worked for the Power Elite; we knew we were fucked! And to put it in the words of the one honest State Trooper we have had contact with, “You knew this was going to be a long drawn out uphill battle!”  And buddy it was, and still is!

Now lets get to the history:

The Lone Meth Ranger Newsletter that you can handle and hold!

In the famous Circuit Court Case of the Lone Meth Ranger …

John Manis Richards’ attorney, Robert Catlett, has requested the dismissal of a felony indictment after State Police in Grantsville say they lost evidence taken from the residence of the LONE METH RANGER who we all know as Johnny.

Much like the Kelley Mace meth case a few years ago, there was no analysis of an illegal drug, nor was the illegal drug ever presented.

Cpl. Doug Starcher testified numerous times during the Mace case that State Police had an illegal substance (meth) in their possession, taken from her residence using a search warrant.

The case was eventually dropped, when Starcher could not produce the evidence.

A State Police internal investigation and a criminal investigation of Starcher’s sworn statements, indicating perjury, produced no repercussions for the officer.


“Starcher’s sworn statements, indicating perjury, produced no repercussions for the officer.”

Imagine that!

In Johnny’s case… Catlett’s motion further claims proper police procedures were not followed, including the obtaining of chain-of-custody receipts.

Richards’ attorney cites a letter from former detachment commander Sgt. C.

Calhoun County Team Ranger Leader -The LONE METH RANGER!

J. Ellyson, stating he discarded the alleged meth lab materials from a garage located in the barracks, indicating they were not properly secured by Sgt. Darrin Campbell.

What is even more interesting is that State Police from CALHOUN COUNTY, testified in a hearing late last year, that they had in their possession evidence in the case against the Meth Ranger… when in fact all evidence had already been destroyed for months!

So what are we at the Cal Patty Press alleging, besides allegations of out right lies… just like “JUST OK” Gerry Hough?

What are we at Cal Patty alleging besides outright lies told about evidence destroyed during testing for controlled substance… when there was no testing done?

What we are alleging is… that, STATE and Calhoun Officials fell into a genuine CalPatty COW PATTY and nothing was going to be the same for them again, since they were now being investigated by the people of Central WV!

Every time you fall in a Cal Patty COW PATTY it sticks to your face!

24 April 2007

“Calhoun Circuit Court Judge David Nibert dismisses all charges against JOHN MANIS RICHARDS, “The Lone Meth Ranger” today. Richards was indicted by a Calhoun Grand Jury in January 2006 after ex-police Chief Ronald James Gordon Sr. along with the Grantsville State Police arrested Richards on August 2, 2005 for allegedly operating a meth lab in Grantsville.”


“A defendant who is clearly disliked by local law enforcement cries out from day one for an analysis of the physical evidence, and then that evidence disappears. This draws a much darker picture than mere negligence.”

That according to Richards’ attorney Robert Catlett.


Prosecutor Matt Minney, was advised by State Police, that physical evidence that would have been used in the J.M. Richard’s case was destroyed or discarded by the agency.


JUST WAG….of the little peter’s of the po po!

As we say naw naw….naw …naw naw!

“You fool around with evidence and somebodies gonna get hurt!”

“The Lone Meth Ranger” rides off into the sunset, saying…

If you were looking for evidence you came to the wrong place!”


The local papers highly criticized Richards statements, at the time of their individual reports and publications, but all that was said by Richards came true… just like he said it would!

If Richards tells me to build an arc, I’m going to build the arc, because the flood may be coming!

However, he declined to comment or make any statement at press time, other than to say…

“The truth speaks for itself!”

If that’s not a prophet talking, I don’t know what is!

Imagine that, “The Lone Meth Ranger” may have been telling the truth all along! The facts certainly seem to point in that direction, and isn’t that what we base our justice system on, facts?

State and federal agencies are now looking into several Calhoun County

TEAM RANGERS under the leadership John Manis Richards (The Lone Meth Ranger) and the Calhoun County SS contacted 14 victims of sexual assualt, some while under home confinement and most all subject to drug testing. Drug testing was sometimes overlooked in exchange for sexual favors. In one instance a mother and a daughter were both sexually assaulted. Out of the 14 contacted 3 came forward to testify against Ron Gordon.

investigations and of course the Rapist Police Chief predicament, has certainly turned into an enigma… or was that enema!? Gordo Gordon, the touchy feely human  dinosaur, who squirts if you squeeze him, but only on women that he has on house arrest, under his supervision.

How about the people as sweet as candy, like April McCroskey and Deputy Bandy!?

Stealing from old people similar to the allegations against Tim Butcher and Rosabelle Gainer Cunningham just up the old Crooked River! A social worker, a cop, the Glenville city attorney, and the president of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, all under allegations of theft!

Rumors of war and reports to the feds are flying about the area in Gilmer County, often referred to as Crooked County. It was heard via a grape-line connection, that a complaint was made to the FBI involving the wrongdoings in the A J Woofter estate and that information was referred to a US attorney. More than $25,000.00 is unaccounted for from a 1994 accounting involving the A J Woofter estate. The CalPatty press was told experts are working on all of the figures, since it is believed highly likely, that as much as 100,000 additional dollars could have been wrongfully taken from the estate. Formal complaints have been filed that have also pointed the finger at the office of Vance Golden in Wood County, for intentionally sending the accounting, sought after for five years, to the wrong address.


Remember the Calhoun Lagoon of Conspiracy we were talking about? Well it’s starting to fill up. Of course we called it correctly just as soon as the CalPatty Press editors were informed of Gerry Hough being brought in on the “Bandy” is not so dandy trial. Gerry claimed some BS sob story about the chain of evidence, and transcripts missing, and how by what could have only been an act of god, Hough suddenly had no case against the former Chief Deputy.


24 May 07

What Hough tried to wrangle past the judge was so completely over the top…we couldn’t quite believe it… even for someone from up the Crooked River!

Now it appears because of another case of missing evidence and a mysterious shooting that just happened to coincide with a couple other mystery gun shots in the night, all within hours of each other!

The early days of the Secret Seven were certainly active with all the corrupt cops in Calhoun County, the order of the day was stay well armed and keep plenty of ammo on hand. Nothing much has changed since then except most all of the bad cops are gone from Calhoun County!! Bandy was ruined by the Court Case. The Police Chief Gordon went to prison for the sexual assaults while using his badge to blackmail women into sex. Dellinger was prosecuted for crimes while on duty as a Sheriff and CJ Ellyson, the best friend of Gerry Hough was given the boot for stealing all the evidence, money, drugs, guns from the police lockup. JD Nicholson the Police Chief that replaced Gordon was later beaten by a man with a baseball bat, while another man with a baseball bat stood lookout-JD was beaten severely about the head and shoulders and died two weeks later from injuries. While JD was in the hospital it was determined he was addicted to pills. The men that attacked him in broad daylight with several witnesses present were never held accountable for the beating that led to the death.

It would appear to any reasonable person, that Sgt C J Ellyson has been relieved of his post, relieved of his duties and of course we’re relieved that he’s relieved for he is a dangerous man with a gun!

Our friends just down the road at the Calhoun Underground were the first to relate all of those shootings together and now the man that ended up with a oh-so-mysterious gun shot wound is not going to be suiting up anytime soon.

This is not the only reason the Sgt got the boot!

Now Sgt Ellyson will be missing me and missing you too!

Ellyson blamed the Meth evidence debacle on Sgt Campbell who also won’t be back to the Grantsville detachment of the State Police. Campbell was given the more honorable option of retiring. How can we ever forget the old falling off the ladder, can’t ever come back to work trick.

Misconduct! MYSTERY!

Possible criminal charges?

Somebody better dam up that Crooked River and damn soon!

25 May 07

It was reported earlier that week that, “Circuit Court Judge Richard A. Facemire “Abandoned his role of impartiality and neutrality and that his role in both questioning witnesses and making comments to aid the prosecuting attorney in the presentation of the state’s case seriously affected the fairness, integrity, and public reputation of the judicial proceedings.”

Justice Larry Starcher wrote “We also find that the judge’s conduct in this case weighed in favor of the state’s case to the point that the judge’s partiality became a factor in the determination of the jury to such an extent that the appellant did not receive a fair trial.”

In other words Crooked County tactics were used, but the Supreme Court called it for what it was …”Just another attempt to violate the civil rights of a person captured and to declare them guilty before the trial was even heard.”

What other dirty deeds and wrongdoing can be expected from the Crooked County folks that make their own rules? Really you can’t put nothing past them! Are federal agencies keeping a watchful eye on the repeat offenders for bending justice to fit their own “personal” agenda?

Sgt. C. Shane Dellinger, problem bad boy from Braxton County had no ticket to paradise and certainly no “E” ticket, in fact he had “nothing!” Nothing but

Christopher Shane Dellinger became involved with the famous TODD SMITH the leader of the Fire Starting Cult in Grantsville. Pill poppin and Bed Hoppin was the main activity in Calhoun County-Last Summer C Shane Dellinger had his 4 felony convictions reversed because of an error Judge Facemire made with a juror. Facemire currently leads the Circuit Court judges for most cases reversed by the Supreme Court. Brandy, Dellingers long time girl friend also shown and took part in parties with Smith and his now dead cult member girlfriend, Kelli Nicole Stamper Lawson.

an excuse and a piece of paper that said he was cool, but not cool enough.

Dope parties with the Cult and all their hotties is not necessarily how an officer of the law should conduct himself, so not only did we have that Crooked County Judge Facemire’s number we had the goods on Dellinger-pictures and all, and here was a cop going deep deep deep into the cult and coming out smelling like Tuna and Methamphetamine.

“No relief in sight to dry up that Calhoun Lagoon we were all talkin bout”

Soon the SS jumped into Dellinger’s shit with both feet!  Soon we made it known that Dellinger had an association with the Cult! his involvement with

Christopher Todd Smith who is a local confidential informant. It seems someone with power in Grantsville didn’t want Sgt. Dellinger to get Smith to the FBI as a meeting was scheduled for the informant to meet with an FBI agent along with Sgt. Dellinger.

Somebody fucked that all up for those boys for before 07 was over they were both busted and busted good!  Could have been the SS?  Again?


13 June 07


Cops on the list!

RON GORDON–Grantsville Police Chief, wanted for rape by the SS!

Sgt C J Ellyson–state trooper

Sgt Campbell–state trooper

Shane Dellinger–Grantsville Police officer and Bad boy deputy from Braxton!

Chief Deputy Bandy(charged with theft and burglary)

Doug Starcher–state trooper-twice accused of perjury, but Gerry Hough did not bring charges forward and let Starcher off of the indictment for perjury if he lost the evidence against Chief Deputy Bandy and daughter to the former Calhoun County Sheriff, now Glenville City Cop.

WEXLER on Bad Cops!

CalPatty Press: How about the many complaints about State Trooper Starcher the most hated of all law enforcement officers?

Lisa Wexler: “Now I understand that Trooper Starcher ONCE AGAIN stands accused of perjury and wrongdoing.”

Calpatty Press: You seem to have a problem with Gerry Hough, exactly why is that?

Wexler: “Hough is dishonest first of all, he has no problem with presenting false facts and information to a Grand Jury and has no problem lying to juries in circuit court cases! I could go on and on about Hough, but since I know he is being investigated for wrongdoing, I promised I would shut up about him, but I just can’t! Basically he’s a fake and not very bright for a lawyer”

“ANYTIME Gerry Hough appears as Special Prosecutor, then the fix is in… as we have seen that situation time and time again. For all Hough is– is just another Crook from Crooked County, having come to the rescue one of his own. If it’s a bad cop he is to prosecute, then that bad cop will have all of his troubles washed away and soon you will just hear no more of it! Hough accomplished that criminal task not just once but TWICE in regards to Starcher and is going to pull the same crap with Deputy Bandy just wait and see!”

“It would appear to a reasonable person that just about anywhere in Central West Virginia, all it takes is an allegation from some person with a personal grudge and any normal person like YOU or ME could find themselves tangled in a wicked web of evil spun by the Spin Meister’s of corruption.”

CalPatty Press: What is it that disturbs you the most about the Central West Virginia political structure and law enforcement ?

Lisa Wexler: “The buddy system and ‘home cooked’ law enforcement and political structure!”

” By that I mean it’s who you know in this town, and surrounding area’s, if your a prominent person with a high profile position you could practically commit murder and get away with it, and for all we know, that has already happened!”

” A good example of what I am talking about is when Tim Butchers’ (Glenville city attorney) son got pulled over for DUI-then failed the field sobriety test! He didn’t go to jail or court or nothing! That’s some real bullshit!”

“It seems that the tide has changed and improved greatly when it comes to the issues of bad police officers and bad police work! People believe it now…there have been so many infractions, that it is almost unbelievable and has brought national attention to central West Virginia!”

“Maybe there is hope now”

Finally there was hope and the hope spread to the hundreds of citizens in West Virginia that have written to us with their own experiences of corruption and criminal activity by the many public officials in Central West Virginia.

The SS brought an end to SIX BAD COPS before the summer of 07 was out, and then the court orders started to hit, specifically from Judge Facemire, he was going to be god damned if anyone told the truth about him–  an attempt was made to shut down certain websites and the situation certainly met with some casualties. The Crooked County Crooks website good for 1000 hits a day on journalscape was sunk in 2006! Blown out of the water after Kenny the owner was deluged with court orders and letters from attorneys–and that is when the SS hired some expensive attorneys of their own, and started to fight back.

The CCC “Crooked County Crooks” website which cast light on official misconduct in Gilmer County for several months in 06 and 07 was knocked off the web twice, by threats, letters, and intimidation from public officials, lawyers, judges and crooks. Kenny Smith owner/operator of Journalscape, explained to CCC editor Lisa Wexler and the rest of the crew that, ” I just can’t take it anymore!” So the site was just gone! The CCC website took another damaging hit and lost all their bandwidth by early fall of 2007  on another server and did recover from the wounds until the end of 08.

Intimidation and threats did the “CCC” in during the second attempt at flying the flag of freedom. During most of the earlier CCC “Pirate raids of truth,” John Manis Richards was sitting in jail getting broken reports about people he was told would be joining him soon!!

Around this same time John Manis Richards found himself wanted by the Law and had to hide out, but it was not long before and ambush was set up by the daughter of the Gilmer County Sheriff was partying with one of Johnny’s good girl friends.

Many feel Johnny was jailed immediately, because of the” Lone Meth Ranger” website and he was told to his face to shut-it-down! Then they slapped the cuffs on him!

The site remained up, but no more entries. Johnny was gone, but not forgotten, and it turned out the dope and the cops were  rotten-just like he said all along!

Johnny’s outspoken and down to earth approach was a threat to the local “Powers That Be” and they weren’t gonna stand for that anymore!

But, Johnny had his say and he was right! Damn, they must have hated that, when that happened!

Now we understand a federal attorney has asked for that specific “second court order” by Facemire–he declared it illegal and wants to bring court action, but Tara Kennedy who held the paper-work and initiated the court order for Facemire has refused the request for the documents– and also one very well know attorney has also refused to give up the document requested. Only a federal subpoena will most likely gain access to the suspected illegal document drafted by Richard A Facemire 14th district circuit court judge.  But, as you know in Crooked County–they make up their own  rules!


02 July 07     


Everett Campbell took a gamble and blew that fucker away!

Anytime a person pulls a 357 with intent to wound, or kill, it’s certainly no misdemeanor!

357 Evey on the right with defense counsel. SS sources discovered Everett Campbell was working as a confidential informant, and, an ex-felon carrying a weapon.

But what the hell do you want!? We’re just talkin bout Crooked County!

Pulling a 357 in anger is always a gamble to all involved, and a gamble with your own life as well. But, the Gamble paid off for Campbell!

Slapped with a misdemeanor!

How the heck could the court, or the jury, or the prosecutor, categorize a cold blooded killing with a 357… as a misdemeanor?

Mark Todd Medley the man killed, was unarmed, and had just called 911!

Certainly a reasonable person could assume, that an unarmed man, that had just called 911 was no threat! Medley was making an active effort to call for help!

Here is the popular opinion on the Cold Blooded murder swept under the rug in Crooked County.

Carl Robinson

I think this is a tragedy that a man can kill another in cold blood and still walk the streets. I think that we here in the USA have the best court system in the world but it has flaws. I suppose there are more votes from Campbell and his family and friends than there is from Medley and his family and friends who lived over 100 miles away. Medley was a loving father and a good friend of mine who I will miss very much. He had three great kids who will miss him much more than me. I hope the Judge in this case sleeps well at night because many of Medley’s family will not for some time to come.


09 July 07

Of course also at this time the SS was not only battling bad judges, crooked attorneys and corrupt prosecutors they also had the long on-going battle with the FIRE STARTING CULT!

Here is one of the many letters received by editors of truth blogs from citizens, it pretty much,”Tells it like it is :”

So ya wanna know why there are meth makers and rapist and other crimes going on.I know why, cuz Mr.Hot Toddy And Lucy and there drugged up so called friends go and tell them that a nice young women who is off of drugs has been for several several years is making a meth lab in their home.I know that these people aren’t from around here,came to this small town to stay away from all the drama,which I might add  is right here in Grantsville, WV and it is so much worse.I have known this young woman’s boyfriends family for years and I know there is no such thing going on in that home.I feel they need to go after the real criminals here.Lets just say that they wasted all that time looking around a home in which nothing was found when they could have been out looking for real criminals.And of course I was told the police was very sorry and said it to the ones who was in the home that they were really sorry. I know how rumors start in this town and of course it has not even been 12 hrs and I have already heard some pretty bad stuff about them and when I asked where the info came from I was told Hot toddy an Lucy and there no good friends!

“So if we were going to prove a point, it seems that’s it’s whoever gets to the cops first-they believe that person and persecute the rest!”

Then the SS started studying the origins of corruption and it all boiled down to the Primogeniture Monarchy’s that have control of Crooked County!

Primogeniture Monarchy’s in Central West Virginia have to be put to a hot poker!

“The time is now- or we will have a lot of time to be sorry later!”

The Primogeniture Monarchy’s long established in Crooked County and surrounding areas must finally be stopped!

Eric Von Facemire circa 1914(later immigrated to Central WV)

They have controlled political agenda’s-court appointments of local public trust positions-shew in magistrates-bought and paid for votes, and a plethora of other deeds not in the best interest of the general public!

In fact, “They really don’t give a damn about the general public!”

“The Primogeniture Monarchy’s only care about lining their own stuffed pockets and making their supporters and friends comfortable and secure in their own hog-pen of corruption!”

Then along comes the CALHOUN UNDERGROUND!  And the find folks at the Underground had plenty to say too, but we will let them tell the story!

Secretly, I was following the works of the CU editor( which will remain a secret)–I knew she had the stuff to join the fight. I had followed her works long before the CU site went up and in secret. “It was secret stuff!” I watched her comments and admired her art.

She herself was quite surprised to realize that I knew her identity, the very first day her site went up! It was all later discussed by secret communications. All this talk about secret stuff must sound foolish to many that don’t know.

“We are all dead or worse, if they, ‘the powers that be,’ get a good grip on us!”

We have already been told that by the people that know. Enough feathers have been ruffled now. We are all targets and we know it.

“When men come to your house at night with guns, then you know!”

I was very surprised myself to find that her and I had been on the same page all along. And no she isn’t me. In fact our fight isn’t really much different than the fight from 39-45 in France. So we have all destroyed most of the evidence that link us together and have lawyer-ed up.

In the astute observation of the Calhoun Underground:

Now is the time to Exercise Your Rights!

The time is right.  The common citizens of  Calhoun and Gilmer County are discussing the problems. Not just radicals and malcontents, but ANYONE that has learned the true facts about who the people are really running things in their totalitarian existence.

“The bad cops, judges, prosecutors and corrupt lawyers  are  being talked about in coffee shops, the library, the post office, on the street!”

It is all because of the Secret Seven Coalition of truth blogs, and it is  because of the fine people of West Virginia, who have finally gathered the strength to fight back.

The Secret Seven Coalition are tired of having our lives, families and careers destroyed by corruption in the courts, in the city government, and by all those greedy, self serving public officials that have proved to be dishonest and ruthless–only interested in self gain and attaining wealth at the expensive of the common citizen.

Finally in the year 2011 we are getting the response from the people that made the state of West Virginia the great state it used to be—-all agree the time has come to fight back.

With your help we are going to take by our County and then take back our state.

Wild Parties sponsored by POWER ELITE icons and the children of those ABOVE THE LAW local residents, and all their EVIL has influenced our youth! ( Cell phone photo of Power Elite Party totally protected by Po Po)

Back room of local Power Elite Party led to drug use and RAPE of local young girl!