By Edward Snook
Klamath Falls, OR – On July 17, 2005 Norman Treddenbarger was indicted by a Klamath County Grand Jury on two felony counts and two misdemeanor sex abuse charges.
The US~Observer, after conducting an in-depth investigation, has concluded that Lisa Garrison the alleged victim has completely conned law enforcement and the District Attorney in Klamath Falls into believing her preposterous story regarding Treddenbarger’s alleged sexual advances toward her.
All charges stem from supposed acts which took place in March of 2005, however Ms. Garrison made claims that Treddenbarger had also assaulted her in an empty house they were cleaning on May 6, 2005. She stated this on the record, numerous times, during a restraining order hearing held on November 9, 2005. She stated that Norman had thrown her to the ground in the bedroom of the house and that the house was empty, void of a bed or furniture. Treddenbarger’s attorney repeated her questions about the location and date several times throughout the hearing and on each occasion Garrison was positive of where and when the sexual assault had taken place. The main problem with Garrison’s story is that the house on Beaver Street in Klamath Falls was rented out on May 6, 2005 and all work on the property had ended on April 28, 2005. This assault that Garrison described so emotionally in court could never have occurred, so what is there to believe regarding her charges in March? When Garrison was asked why she continued to work with Treddenbarger from March (when 4 sexual assaults allegedly took place) to April she stated, “I was trying to build a case.” This excuse is more than hard to believe, it’s actually absurd. If a woman is afraid of a man because he has sexually assaulted her she sure isn’t going to hang around for more of the same. And what about not mentioning the assault to anyone? Garrison testified that she didn’t tell anyone.
Another telling sign of a false allegation is that Garrison made her accusations about Treddenbarger after a dispute about wages. Apparently Ms. Garrison was overpaid by Frontier Real Estate in K-Falls and when she refused to return the money they withheld the overpayment from Norman Treddenbarger. Norm in turn held back funds from Garrison which reportedly made her furious and curiously Norm just happened to be withholding funds around the very times he was allegedly assaulting Garrison. Danny Allen who owns Frontier Real Estate confirmed Treddenbarger’s story and informed the Observer that Garrison was dishonest on different occasions when she worked for him. What a witness for the prosecution… Treddenbarger is still employed by Frontier even after the serious accusations made by Garrison. This should tell any prudent person that those who employed Treddenbarger and Garrison have trust in Norm and they don’t believe anything Garrison has claimed in light of their belief that she is dishonest and untrustworthy.
Going back to May 6, 2005 we find that while Treddenbarger is supposedly assaulting Garrison they were actually at a meeting at Frontier Real Estate which resulted in her termination. No wonder this day sticks out to her!
In summarizing this baseless case we see that only Lisa Garrison and deputy Monty Holloway appeared before the Grand Jury. The Jury didn’t hear from Treddenbarger and they certainly didn’t hear any of the convincing evidence contained in this article. They didn’t receive the accusations that we have such as Lisa Garrison is dishonest or a methamphetamine user. All jury’s however, should be more questioning before they return an indictment against anyone. They should be extremely inquisitive in sex abuse cases like this where there is no physical evidence or any corroborating testimony. Norm Treddenbarger’s life has been nearly destroyed, years of work and accumulation of assets has been flushed, the pressure on this man has been almost unbearable, his reputation in the community has been damaged and he hasn’t even had his trial yet. This is wrong and it is wrong for the Klamath County District Attorney to continue this case in light of the evidence and lack of evidence. If the District Attorney is honest and ethical he will take a strong second look at this case…
Editor’s Note: Anyone with information on Lisa Garrison, Norm’s wife Delores Hanna or Lisa’s brother Bill Beaumont should contact Edward Snook at 541-474-7885.
All to often law enforcement and District Attornies rush to conclusions and fail to realize just how damaging a criminal charge is to someone who is innocent. The drug of the day for vindictive women is the knowledge that they can make an allegation against a man and have the justice system literally destroy the individual. Although we have had few complaints over the years regarding the Klamath County District Attorney’s Office, one false charge is just as bad as a dozen. This case is that one…