THE DIRTY ARMY: Well Nik, I have silently watched your website explode with traffic over the past few years and need an outlet along with some advice. Here is my situation. My boyfriend and I were pulled over for traffic violation which resulted in Patrick’s arrest. Pat was arrested and charged with a class D Felony on 2nd degree theft for an incident that occurred at Shoppers in Ankeny, Iowa on May 25th, on a day Pat and I were certainly in South Dakota. We have bank statments that show he deposited his check at the ATM here in our town (in SOUTH DAKOTA) we also rented videos that day, and the following morning were at the local gas station. (all on record of his debit card) I have also done my own investigating, and have done more in the past 3 days than Detective Gustar has in 3 months. (William Gasbar? He wouldnt spell his name slow enough so I could understand it before he rudely transferred me and stated if I wanted to speak to him, I can do so in court and better get a lawyer.) This detective has lied and harassed my family along with not properly doing his job as an investigator. I have found 3 other suspects 1 of which looks like Patrick and was just released on second degree theft for an event that occurred 2 weeks after the initial incident. I have called every connection/person/lawyer, and have been told over and over again with out a grand down to start, they do not even care to listen. Unfortunately, it has cost us close to a grand already and we are running out of funds. I am not asking for charity, but more so, I am asking for this status to somehow make it in the hands of someone who wants the justice system to serve its purpose. Pat sat in jail for 20 hours without a clue as to why he was there. He has missed work, lost sleep, and has not been able to eat since his release. (Understandable) I have no idea what else to do, except to bring awareness to the situation and the injustice that is currently going on. Our system is broken; you can do anything with money but if you are like the majority of Americans, sh*t out of luck without it. We do not qualify for legal aid, he made too much money last year. Sadly, that’s barley enough money to afford our bills. Since the charge is in Iowa, but we are residents of South Dakota, it is out of local law schools jurisdiction. There are other things that I cant publicly address at the moment, but I am out of resources to figure this out on my own. No it is not a “case closed” with our evidence. Sadly we need video of the ATM which we cant get without a subpena, which requires a lawyer. He has also already been charged, so unless a lawyer files to drop the case to the DA, we will be going to court. I have a little girl who this is going to effect, we may even have to pull her out of her first year of pre-school due to funds.
Are there any DIRTY ARMY lawyers in Iowa who can help this couple… their child’s future depends on it!- nik