By Editor Edison- CalPatty Press Editor for Revenge of the Ghost Wolf

TIME TO ELECT A CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE ON MAY 10th, by then we will run some old cases by you that prove MISCONDUCT by Judge Facemire, Sheriff Metz, and the current Sheriff Gerwig.

Larry Gerwig started lying on the stand which can be proven as far back as the famous "Travesty of Justice," when he said OLD USED RUSTED FARM EQUIPMENT purchased in 1980 was BRAND NEW and worth thousands of dollars! What a fucking LIAR Gerwig was then, and what a fucking LIAR Gerwig is now. On that same case he let Roanna Rafferty from Cocoa Beach FLA come to court and like about owning 1/6th of 112 acres of surface property near the Calhoun County line, Metz, and Gerwig worked with the County Clerk to HIDE THE DEED from the courts to COVER UP THE LIE, the TRUTH is out now but JUDGE FACEMIRE doesn't want the truth to get out for the truth would come out about him too!!! He rigged that case like a bitch!!! NO to Sheriff Gerwig being Sheriff

Larry Gerwig started lying on the stand which can be proven as far back as the famous “Travesty of Justice,” case, when he said OLD USED RUSTED FARM EQUIPMENT purchased in 1980(purchase order located could be used to prosecute Gerwig and Metz both) was BRAND NEW and worth thousands of dollars! What a fucking LIAR Gerwig was then, and what a fucking LIAR Gerwig is now. On that same case he let Roanna Rafferty from Cocoa Beach FLA come to court and lie about owning 1/6th of 112 acres of surface property near the Calhoun County line, Metz, and Gerwig worked with the County Clerk to HIDE THE DEED from the courts to COVER UP THE LIE, the TRUTH is out now but JUDGE FACEMIRE doesn’t want the truth to get out for the truth would come out about him too!!! He rigged that case like a bitch!!! NO to Sheriff Gerwig being Sheriff. The PERJURY of Roanna Rafferty  was PROVED by a title opinion of the disputed property that  cost 5000 bucks. When the FBI got involved in the summer of 2011 five years later, they were convinced both METZ and GERWIG lied during the court case, as did others.  

Judge Facemire who knowingly allowed false testimony by key witnesses of the prosecution during the Travesty of Justice case, came within one vote of having that case reversed by the Supreme Court --- BUT NOW it is known a deed was hidden by the Commission Clerk BM Beverly Marks which should have sent her to prison, but in Gilmer County Public officials cover for one another and the rest of the USA is getting hip to these backwoods towns like Glenville West Virginia where the local college leads the state in unresolved RAPES!!!!

Judge Facemire who knowingly allowed false testimony by key witnesses of the prosecution during the Travesty of Justice case, came within one vote of having that case reversed by the Supreme Court — BUT NOW it is known a deed was hidden by the Commission Clerk BM Beverly Marks which should have sent her to prison, but in Gilmer County Public officials cover for one another and the rest of the USA is getting hip to these backwoods towns like Glenville West Virginia where the local college leads the state in unresolved RAPES!!!!

 In recent years BOTH METZ and GERWIG  have led the way for the cover up and MURDER of Willard Cottrill.   Recently the 4th heir to the Cottrill Estate who was mostly ignored as heir, was given the entire estate, and three dwellings by the Gilmer County Commission, but not long ago, just 14 months  ago, things were not going so well out at the Cottrill Estate, and based on false information and based on Sheriff  Gerwig and several deputies being involved in a conspiracy of wrongdoing, this is how it went just 14 months  ago.

Cops Cops Tramps and Thieves, INVADE the Linn WV HOME of Ruth Mitchell!!

The Gilmer Free PressThe Cottrill Estate Debacle has been in the news both in print media and on the pages of the voice of the people, the Gilmer Free Press, for years now in Central West Virginia. Many people are familiar with the ongoing court battles, but the most recent MAJOR battle was WON by Ruth Mitchell, the live in companion to Willard Cottrill on 18 October 2013 in the West Virginia Supreme Court by a vote of 4 to 1.

In the ruling Ruth Mitchell is allowed to live in her home that she lived in with Willard Cottrill rent free for as long as she shall choose to live there, but the exact wording from the West Virginia Supreme Court is even more specific.

The Supreme Court document and ruling states further, that the matter of Ruth Mitchell living in the home she shared with Willard Cottrill should be rendered void should she at any time choose or need to live elsewhere.

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The residence with the carport where Ruth Mitchell resides
on the Cottrill estate property, which is close to 44 acres total.

There has been a long continuing dispute going among Cottrill family members of whether Ruth Mitchell should be allowed to stay in the residence, but the 4 to 1 Supreme Court decision put a stop to those debates. Those opposing family members which included Venita Cottrill-Murphy and her husband Mike Murphy appealed the Supreme Court decision (which is almost always a futile effort,) however they would not give up the legal battle—And then, after the decision allegedly sold the property to Richard Neal for $23,000 cash and a 1968 Camaro totalling to $40,000, when the property was once appraised at 166,000 dollars.

After the Supreme Court decision, tempers flared and threats were made to burn Ruth Mitchell out of the residence if she did not leave on her own, and Richard Neal who the Gilmer County Commission let take possession of one or two of the homes on the property without a proper deed, shot one of Ruth Mitchells dogs and the local Sheriff did not even speak to Mr. Neal about the murder of the animal. Neal was never arrested for animal cruelty. Neal continued to make threats and threaten other members of the Cottrill family when they came to visit Ruth Mitchell.

There were more court proceedings in Gilmer County Magistrate Court where the matter of the sale of property to Richard Neal was challenged, along with his permission to live on the property without a deed, and without the estate being settled since the Willard Cottrill estate has not been closed officially. No accounting of the estate has ever been done.

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This is the 68 Camaro that was traded with $25,000 Cash for what
Richard Neal says is for all 44 some odd acres
of the Cottrill Estate but NEAL has NO DEED.

Linda Huff the current fiduciary commissioner originally turned down the job saying the estate was a mess and there were too many discrepancies. But, now Mr. Chapman the President of the Gilmer County Commission has assigned Linda Huff to be the current fiduciary commissioner. The estate accounting is still in limbo and remains NOT CLOSED, while the bond by Mike Murphy the executor of the Cottrill estate may have to cover lost funds that are said to be missing from the estate accounting, but that matter still has not been confirmed.

Given all of this information it may come as no surprise that the home of Ruth Mitchell was raided by the appearance of no less than NINE PATROL cars, both from the State Police and the Gilmer County Sheriff’s office on Wednesday 11 February 2015!!

Was this an attempt for the executor Mike Murphy and Venita Cottrill to circumvent that 4 to 1 Supreme Court Ruling and take the law into their own hands?

Does the raid of nine patrol cars resulting in RUTH MITCHELL being removed from her home a direct result of the fact that Ruth Mitchell recently filed a complaint of murder against Venita Cottrill and Freda Cottrill? Are the raid and threats and removal from her home a way to SHUT RUTH MITCHELL UP about being an EYE WITNESS to murder?

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Richard Neal aka The GOATMAN is pictured moving in an aggressive and threatening way
toward a visiting member of the Cottrill family and is flipping her off
as she attempts to visit Ruth Mitchell under a hostile environment
created by the opposing members of the Cottrill family that lost in Supreme Court.

The STORY BEHIND the RAID of the HOME of RUTH MITCHELL – How it all came about…

Laura Cottrill is a cousin to Venita Cottrill-Murphy the person who allegedly administered a lethal dose of morphine mixed with other drugs that led to the death of Willard Cottrill on October the 20th 2010. Laura Cottrill and her boyfriend Jeremy Askew had been staying with Ruth at the Cottrill estate. Ruth Mitchell recently filed a police report with Deputy Wheeler and reported she was an eyewitness to a murder; somehow the police raid is not a complete surprise knowing that fact.

We have spoken with Laura Cottrill on three occasions in the last two days in order to ascertain the facts of this report. We also talked with Sgt Smith of the State Police, an officer I trust and respect. I spoke with June B the health care provider for Ruth Mitchell that was present at the scene during time of the POLICE RAID in LINN.

June is a very fine person who takes her job seriously who says she works for an organization called the Gilmer Senior Citizens which is a entity funded by Medicaid. June explained that members of the Senior Center that included a nurse named Jennifer and a Lewis County social worker by the name of Luella Blake were present the afternoon of 11 February 2015.

June, further explained, she was present when Ruth Mitchell reported to elected Sheriff Larry Gerwig that she found needles in a room where Laura and her boyfriend Jeremy stayed. Sheriff told Mitchell very emphatically to, “Deal with it!”

The representatives of the senior center were there at the house that was raided last Wednesday to hear Ruth’s complaints and inspect the room where the needles were found.

It has been determined that it was possibly the SENIOR CENTER staff that brought the cops on Wednesday 11 February to the home of Ruth Mitchell after the complaint was made and the needles were discovered!!

Unfortunately, all the facts that the Gilmer County Senior Center shared with the police were false, all lies, and you can bet they think they have enough local political power to get away with this criminal act.

The Senior center nurse Jennifer Short and a LESS THAN SINCERE Social Worker– Luella Blake from Lewis County — most likely told the police about the needles Ruth discovered in the spare bedroom – and mentioned the SMELL in that back bedroom, but then DID NOT give law enforcement anything close to an accurate assessment of the situation.

The smell was described as mostly Body Oder according to June B. Ruth said it was the smell of SEX, but both assured there was NO METH LAB in that room at Noon on Wednesday, and then, a few hours later the cops were there shutting up the house and ordering people to stay put, then ordering them to all leave the premises.

Laura Cottrill called while I was interviewing June B and wanted to talk.  She called on the cell phone, while I was talking to June on the land line, so June heard some of the communication with Laura. I asked Laura to contact the police and please let them know the truth, that there was no meth lab in the house. In the conversation with Laura the day before, she confided in and said that the needles found were used to shoot morphine and they belonged to her boyfriend Jeremy.

So, now we know from the horse’s mouth so to speak, that the needles had not one thing to do with meth and witnesses that included the Senior Center representatives only discovered two needles and a bad odor that was more relatable to a Body Odor stink than a meth lab stink, was not reason enough to force and old woman with a disability out of her home in the middle of winter.

Witnesses on the scene of the Police Raid said that Gilmer County Sheriff’s Deputy Casey Jones was first to approach Ruth Mitchell and Jones stated something to the effect of, “You work with us and tell us the truth, and you can stay in your house…”  Then, they ask if Matt Montgomery who is often on the property was doing Meth up there with his brother and Ruth answered, “NO. Matt has never done Meth!” Then Deputy Jones asked about other people but did not seem to know the exact names of the actual suspects he was looking for.

To clear up this whole mystery I was just contacted by a person that was there and present last week when Jeremy Askew along with a person identified as Thomas Shaw purchased a hose from Advance Auto supply in Gilmer County last Wednesday the 11th, and more meth making supplies were purchased from the Hardware store located right there in the same parking lot. This person also informed me that cold pills were also purchased from the local pharmacy and that a meth cook was performed on or near the Cottrill property out away from the house without the knowledge of Ruth Mitchell. This person said they were very sorry about getting Ruth removed from her house and just now their selves got the guilty parties to admit purchasing meth making products locally, and then going out to the holler in LINN to make some shake and bake meth.

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Laura Cottrill may find herself between a ROCK and a HARD PLACE
now that the residence she was staying in was raided and the police
would like to have a word with her about a meth cook and
the activities of herself and boyfriend Jeremy Askew!

In addition, this person also admitted that Jeremy Askew had some antique old Jewelry that he sold to a store in New York and received in the mail a cashier’s check for $250.00. This person admitted that this jewelry could have been stolen from Logan County. The proceeds were very possibly used to purchase the meth making materials. Sheriff Deputy Casey Jones found some of this jewelry during the raid and removed it from the house.

Therefore one alleged crime had to happen for another alleged crime to occur, because this informant admitted they were previously very low on funds and had no place to stay or go—And that this person acting now as a confidential informant fully admitted to taking advantage of the big heart and well meaning ways of Ruth Mitchell who had no idea what these criminal suspects were fully involved in.

**** In Retrospect ****

So, on behalf of the local police it appears that they were right on the tails of Jeremy Askew and Thomas Shaw after being tipped off that they were buying meth making materials in town and most likely had a description of the vehicle used when purchasing these materials.

By all calculations when the police raided the home of Ruth Mitchell the police were very possibly no more than 20 minutes behind the alleged suspects that allegedly cooked a batch of meth near the Cottrill home of Ruth Mitchell.

However, even though the cops may have been on the trail of meth makers, STILL , there is the fact that no evidence was found in the house, and there was NO REASON to remove Ruth Mitchell from the house, but the Gilmer County authorities did anyway.

Now, in modern time, some experts on the Cottrill Estate Debacle feel that these CROOKS f from Crooked County were working with the heirs who recently were found to be in the wrong by way of a land fraud sale to the Goatman and have been ordered to return all benefits while the Goatman deed to 42.5 acres was ordered VOID by the Gilmer County Commission on February 5th 2016.

As an investigative reporter the most important aspect of your job is to ascertain all the facts and then put them together in some kind of order that is a possible believable solution to the answers of what actually happened during a crime that is being investigated.

This investigative reporter was extremely lucky to reach people that were on the scene and were an eye witness to this event.

After all these facts have been revealed to the public, as well as law enforcement via the FREE PRESS here in Gilmer County let us all hope we have acted in the cause of justice to make this area a safer and more comfortable place to live for all of us.

~  Author on File ~~

Cops Cops tramps, and thieves
We’d hear it from the people of the town

Down in Crooked County home of the CROOKED COUNTY CROOKS
They’d call us Cops Cops , tramps, and thieves  

TIT for TAT in keeping with the theme title in reference to TRAMPS and THIEVES in the photo above is a friend and LIZ BUTCHER (left in photo) 1/2 of the BUTCHER BITCHES made infamous by the CalPatty Press, the Central West Virginia high achiever for HITS and the Butcher Bitches were a big reason for those high number of page views for they may be BAD but they sure are FUN! HOO YA!! LIZ is SMOKING in this photo and in more ways than one,

TIT for TAT in keeping with the theme title in reference to TRAMPS and THIEVES in the photo above is a friend and LIZ BUTCHER (left in photo) 1/2 of the BUTCHER BITCHES made infamous by the CalPatty Press, the Central West Virginia high achiever for HITS and the Butcher Bitches were a big reason for those high number of page views for they may be BAD but they sure are FUN! HOO YA!! LIZ is SMOKING in this photo and in more ways than one,