Case Type: Multiple Misdemeanors
“I don’t know how to thank you.”
“Taken from his home in handcuffs on April 8, 2010, Prineville, OR resident Jerry Keller was arrested for simply, and factually, exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Keller told Bureau of Land Management employee Benjamin Renfro that he didn’t agree with his taxes being used to purchase an H-1 Hummer…”
Jerry Keller, an honorable husband, and citizen had never been arrested prior to this incident. After his arrest, Jerry sought the US~Observer’s help. Our investigation proved he was correct all along. He hadn’t committed any crimes whatsoever. The District Attorney offered a despicable plea deal that was easily rejected by Jerry. Knowing he was only facing misdemeanors, Jerry, being a man of principle, maintained his innocence and prepared for trial.
The US~Observer had already published the facts regarding his case – informing everyone in his community about the unlawful arrest and charges against Jerry for exercising his First Amendment right.
Running out of options, the prosecutor preserved self-inflicted insult by avoiding taking Jerry’s case to trial. His criminal charges were tossed out and reduced to violations – only allowing a citation which is not criminal.
Jerry Keller is now enjoying retirement. He loves fishing. He enjoys his spotless criminal record. Most of all – Jerry enjoys exercising his First Amendment rights!
If you, or anyone you know are facing false criminal or civil charges – contact the US~Observer. We’re here to help.