When Sheriff Henry Patterson and Eddie Shauberger and The Outsiders were trying to nail Assistant District Attorney Joe Warren, they had dreams of grandeur, but courage more like their little buddy who was at home with his Mommie - Robert Valdez.
They were afraid to approach one of the judges. They claimed they thought all of the judges in the Liberty County courthouse were so crooked that instead of accepting what they called legitimate charges against Joe, they may ask questions about them.
So what did these great crime fighters do? They called and they e-mailed and they called and they e-mailed Richard Pegues. They repeatedly told Pegues they thought the judges were crooked. (The evidence?) The evidence was they had was “an open and shut case against someone in the courthouse” and they were sure none of the judges would accept the charges.
Pegues, former three time Republican county chairman initially told Eddie Shauberger their accusations were ridiculous. He told them to bring their charges and if they were worth anything, any of the judges would do the right thing. Shauberger acted like he went back to the Outsiders and Sheriff Patterson and they were reluctant to move forward. Shauberger told Pegues if he wanted to prove any of these judges was not corrupt that he could prove it by getting a green light for someone to request a warrant on someone in the courthouse. Pegues said that none of them are corrupt and he would say something next time he visited with one of them.
The next time he visited with one of the judges he asked the judge, “If someone in the sheriff’s department came to you and presented evidence of a crime by someone in the courthouse what would you do?”
The judge replied, “I would do what I always do. I would do my job.”
A Liberty County Detective (Outsider?) ultimately did confront the District judge with the probable cause affidavit and the Liberty County judge appropriately passed on issuing the warrant.
After being confronted... Pegues then told Shauberger that the sheriff or whoever should just approach the judge and expect he will do his job.
Question in the course of many exchanges on this matter one must wonder what role Eddie Shauberger plays in Sheriff Patterson’s organization. Is Eddie a detective? What is Patterson’s connection to the Outsiders? Is he somehow paying any of them? Why did they want Joe Warren so bad? They acted like Joe Warren was the worst criminal in Liberty County. Will the Outsiders now try and blame the “investigation” they show cased on Liberty Dispatch? Will they pull out or create an old e-mail and blame Pegues?
These people bragged about their “investigation”. Are they ashamed of it now? Who conducted the “investigation”? Was Eddie or any of his cult investigating Joe Warren? Are they licensed?
I guess we are all just old fashioned in thinking that the sheriff ought to run his department without folks that are not law enforcement and aren’t even Liberty County residents playing private detective.
The judges have proven over and over they will do their job. Is it too much to ask Sheriff Patterson to do the same?
Pegues Affidavit of the Facts