Dearborn County Prosecutor F. Aaron Negangard has been doing everything in his power to try to convince people that I pose a danger to society, but his argument is starting to flounder. Prosecutor Negangard argued that my $600,000 bond was necessary to protect the community. He is trying to convince Judge Brian D. Hill that the jury should remain anonymous to protect their personal safety. That’s why I find it perplexing that Prosecutor Negangard showed no concern for the safety of Keith Jones.
During my bond reduction hearing on August 17, 2011, Prosecutor Negangard called Dearborn County Commissioner Shane McHenry, who is also a detective with the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, to testify about an alleged plot to harm Judge James D. Humphrey. Commissioner McHenry testified that Keith Jones alleged that I approached Mr. Jones in the Hamilton County Justice Center, on March 9, 2011, and asked him if he knew anyone who would do a “drive by shooting” on Judge James D. Humphrey. Mr. Jones then alleged that he tried to set up his own sting operation for the police and alleged that he gave me two phone numbers to contact, one of which was his daughter’s, to set up the alleged “drive by shooting.”As a result of Commissioner McHenry’s testimony, Judge Hill denied my bond reduction while stating, “The Defendant may have contemplated violence towards at least one alleged victim in this case.”
I do not have any formal training in law enforcement or working with informants, but if Prosecutor Negangard truly believed that I was plotting to assassinate a witness in my criminal case, why would Prosecutor Negangard reveal the name of the alleged witness who reported the alleged plot to assassinate another witness; especially when Negangard claims that I pose a risk to the personal safety of the jurors? Could it be that Keith Jones is a career criminal? Maybe it has something to do with the fact that this was at least the 11th time, by Mr. Jones’ own count, that Mr. Jones has snitched on others during his criminal career. It probably boils down to the fact that Prosecutor Negangard knows that I am not a dangerous person and that Keith Jones is a degenerate liar who was just trying to avoid more jail time.
On March 9, 2011, Keith Jones reported that I approached him about a drive by shooting. On March 11, 2011, Mr. Jones had already composed a letter to a Franklin County, Ohio judge arguing that he did not violate his probation and added that he had cooperated with or testified for the police on ten separate occasions including testifying in five murder cases for which he has “yet to receive any form of compensation”. He also stated that he was currently working with the US Justice Department and Commissioner Shane McHenry on an attempted plot on a judge’s life. Apparently Mr. Jones’s collaboration with the US Justice Department and Commissioner Shane McHenry was short lived as Commissioner McHenry testified that neither Hamilton County, Dearborn County, nor the US Justice Department pursued Keith Jones’ story after meeting with him. It may have had something to do with the fact that Mr. Jones has made a living out of falsifying information as his criminal history includes charges of: taking the identity of another, forgery, insurance fraud, falsification, probation violation receiving stolen property, possession of criminal tools, and numerous felony thefts, occurring in Franklin County, Ohio, Hamilton County, Ohio and Federal Court. The fact that Keith Jones claimed he provided me with a phone number, which turned out to be his daughter’s, may have thrown up a red flag because it takes a special kind of father to give his daughter’s phone number to someone who allegedly is attempting to be an accessory to murder. The three law enforcement agencies probably dismissed the allegations because it probably took less than five minutes to discover that Keith Jones is a degenerate criminal that will say and do anything to get out of jail.
Dearborn County Prosecutor F. Aaron Negangard is a criminal. He is willing to say and do anything to protect his job even if it means depriving people of their civil rights. Dearborn County officials like Sheriff Mike Kreinhop and Commissioner Shane McHenry walk hand in hand with Prosecutor Negangard in conspiring to deprive me of my civil rights. They are trying their best to convince a jury that I may be a dangerous person when they know the truth. The truth is that I pose a physical risk to no one. I do not wish physical harm on anyone involved in this criminal trial. I want people like Judge James D. Humphrey, Dr. Edward J. Connor, and Prosecutor F. Aaron Negangard to have to take the stand and explain their actions to a judge and jury. But that’s why Prosecutor Negangard is pinning his hopes on a habitual con-man like Keith Jones. Prosecutor Negangard fears the day he may have to be responsible for his actions.
I am fortunate to have friends and family to do research on people like Keith Jones. Prosecutor Negangard used Keith Jones’ incredible story for shock value in an attempt to further obstruct my civil rights but Negangard probably didn’t think that I would find out about Keith Jones’ rap sheet that documents his long history of fabricating and falsifying information. This is exactly why I continue to write about corruption in Dearborn County. The similarities between Prosecutor F. Aaron Negangard and the Keith Jones’ of the world are frightening. Both have no remorse for the crimes they commit and will try to destroy the lives of innocent victims to get out of trouble. Keith Jones is currently serving a ten year sentence. Conspiring to deprive a US citizen of a constitutional right carries a maximum sentence of ten years. Negangard and Jones as bunkies? Oh the irony. Thanks for the support and stay tuned for updates.