For Baxter, truth is inconvenient

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

Good Old Kevin Baxter can sure spin things away from truth whenever he wants, and a recent letter to the editor is a perfect example. Old Kevin made serious objection to a recent Register editorial critical of his office for issuing a flawed warrant that delayed the arrest of a child rapist.

The man was arrested "just 37 days" after an indictment was returned by a grand jury, Baxter says. I don't know about you, but even 37 days is too long for a child rapist to be free and on the loose. The man was accused in August 2006 and arrested by U.S. Marshals in late December that same year, so the actual delays were much longer than Baxter's spin. And local officials never lifted a finger to make an arrest after the flawed warrant was finally issued.

Baxter ignored repeated requests for documentation on the case and, when questioned directly about it on two seperate occasions, he stared back with a glassy-eyed look and feigned ignorance on the entire topic. How convenient. Play dumb when it serves you, Kevin, and then be filled with righteous indignation when you get called on your shortcomings.

Baxter also ignored written requests for the information, and for information on other flawed warrants that might have resulted in at least one other child rapist getting a free pass in Erie County. There are plenty of examples, but Baxter's abnormal need for secrecy keeps most under the radar.

And Baxter is quick to dump on his best buds whenever he gets put on the hot seat, including pointing the finger at the sheriff or deputies, or old best old bud county commissioner Tom Ferrell Jr. Kevin also will blame city officials for their shortcomings if that helps Kevin's cause. Kevin covers Kevin's butt -- and every other good old boy's behind -- as long as it serves Kevin.

It's time to cut the crap. You cannot fix a problem if you deny it exists, and when the sheriff's office has more than 800 outstanding warrants -- with serious felony crimes getting lost in bureaucracy -- there must be something wrong with the system.

If anyone is misrepresenting the facts, Kevin, it's you.

Comments

Anonymous

So, you're saying Westerhold is corrupt?

Anonymous

First I was infuriated reading about that racist cuyahoga county judge's treatment of the Baumgartner lady.

Lady???? Elsebeth???? HAHAHAHAHA

Anonymous

So you're saying everybody with complaints about Baxter and the system are corrupt?

Anonymous

The racist judge in Cuyahoga County that sentenced EB to 8 years in prison for insulting a corrupt old judge i.e. FIXED CASE tells a 19 year old girl involved in credit card theft how to pick up men by wearing a short skirt and sitting at the bus stop.......that judge sure ain't no LADY....she ain't got no class at all......

Anonymous

The only thing Baxter needs isan opponent! He'd be gone just as Tommy Ferrell will be this November!

Anonymous

Who do YOU think is a LADY? The staff at the Erie County Common Pleas Court maybe........who get generous 30% raises from their bosses (or should I say the taxpayers) as an incentive to keep their mouths shut about the clearly unfair, dishonest and biased corruption going on in this county?

Anonymous

If everybody that complains about Baxter is corrupt, even Matt Westerhold, does this mean Elsebeth was corrupt, too? If so, I must have missed it. I thought she was in prison cause she dared to speak the truth when she called a corrupt old judge corrupt! (anybody know how much the corrupt gob old judge got paid.......)

Anonymous

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/...

The searches at the Justice Center are related to the county corruption probe, Wilson said. FBI and IRS agents in July raided the homes and offices of county officials Jimmy Dimora, Frank Russo and Kevin Kelley.

Anonymous

WOW! WHEN THE FBI RAIDS THE OFFICES OF COMMON PLEAS COURT JUDGES YOU KNOW SOMETHING IS GOING ON.......

Anonymous

need directions to erie county?

Anonymous

Head west until you smell it get off 250 and head north till you step in it

Anonymous

It was said back in 2006 that it was imperative that the FBI initiate an investigation into the nation's justice system, especially in northern Ohio where the core of the spreading cancer appeared to be spiraling out of control. Bribery, kickbacks, fraud was just part of it. It was said if public corruption was the number one priorty of the FBI they had a lot to do in northern Ohio, particularly in Cuyahoga, Ottawa and Erie Counties.
That Justice Center in Cuyahoga County is corrupt as all get out and so is Erie County. I hope they bring them all down before they finish.

Anonymous

Good evening, my dear Sanduskians.....just wanted to let you know that the Pussycat Patrol has been researching this scandalous situation and discovered someone by the name of Krista aka "The Black Monica" - allegedly, she was coerced into a sexual relationship with this Baxter boy..........is this true, Sanduskians? The Pussycat Patrol is having a hard time believing it. We hope it isn't true. It appears to us that Mr. Baxter did not need to coerce anyone....from what we have learned, he had no problem courting the ladies. Oh, my....this is very distressing. We hope someone can set us straight on this matter so that we may continue our investigation. We really have a lot on our plate at this time,and any info would be greatly appreciated. We would also love to hear of some fabulous places to have cocktails, too. Ideas, anyone? We must end this now - our private jet awaits us bound for Washington, DC. Please keep up informed, dear Sanduskians and we will continue our fight for truth and justice. The Pussycat Patrol will not let you down! Good evening and thank you.

Anonymous

Sorry........Fraudian slip lol

" Dear Sandusky Register",

Please continue serving the public in the honest and above board way in which you are currently doing so! If this blog should be in the top most commented, don't let it slide! We are here for you too and if Mr. Baxter and his bullies start on you we will add that to the growing list of things we take to the justice department in Washington! If you have recieved threats...publish them too! It only solidifies our outrage and voice

Anonymous

Dear Pussycats,
Please don't let that jet run you over on the way out! Baxter's supposed trist with the lady doesn't surprise me! After all Eve the head Lady at the Health department Inspections department will take a party and a roll in exchange for No Write Ups! Wonder if her husband knows? Remember the Pelican Cove Dear?

Anonymous

Dear Mr. Baxter:
When you have a clearly unfair, dishonest and biased prosecutor and other bullies running a corrupt reign in a community, it drags down the spirit of the community and projects to those who consider making their personal and business home here an undesirable choice. And it is for that reason that I admire and respect Matt Westerhold and will continue to admire and respect Matt Westerhold and the Sandusky Register for finally serving the public with the TRUTH.

A Sovereign American

I hear that Baxter goes easy on child rape cases, because he's a rapist himself, does anyone here know of this?

Anonymous

So, my dear Sanduskians, this Black Monica debaucle is true??? Oh, my.....that certainly changes things, doesn't it. The Pussycat Patrol are beside themselves. You fine citizens also indicated a rendezvou with a young lady named "Eve" - what is that all about. Keep up the good work, Sanduskians....we appreciate all your help in this matter.....thank you.

Anonymous

The FBI raids on the two Cuyahoga Judges chambers sure does appear in the makings of another Operation Greylord where 92 officials had been indicted, including 17 judges, 48 lawyers, 8 policemen, 10 deputy sheriffs, 8 court officials, and 1 state legislator.

http://www.fbi.gov/page2/march04...

Here is an update about the raid on the two Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judges.
Both judges were allies of Russo. I have to wonder about Judge McCafferty denies any knowledge of the raid."I have no idea what you're talking about," McCafferty said Wednesday when questioned by a reporter. I guess in her mind, the FBI raid never took place.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/...

Anonymous

Matt, Talk about calling the Kettle Black LOL LOL LOL LOL, You DUMP on anyone who isn't with you and your spin doctors down at the Good Ole Boy Sandusky Register, Please don't throw any stones your glass house isn't above reproach,Even if you think you are better than Thou, I pay for Honest reporting and truthful up to date news. Not your personal complaints or views, Please start giving me my money's worth and lay off the trash,

Anonymous
Anonymous

Hey!! What is going on here? Why were our comments deleted? We don't understand - the Pussycat Patrol stands for all that is good. How do you expect us to investigate this mess without the help of our fine Sanduskians? Sandusky needs the Pussycat Patrol. Thank you.

Anonymous

In Erie County it's considered a CRIMINAL OFFENSE (??????) for a family member to demand documents from an insurance company and it agents pertaining to TRUST contracts that they claimed were all cancelled during the short time their incompetent client was in the ECCF.....
Oh, wait a minute---I forgot. That wasn't CRIMINAL. (what a joke) That was nothing more than a SCARE TACTIC. (similar to EB) After all, in Erie County if ATTORNEYS are involved in FRAUD how DARE anybody file a COMPLAINT.....
Oh, by the way Mr. Baxter---I'm sure you were hiding behind the scenes so I'm sure you also know those two big, tough insurance company attorneys didn't scare me in the slightest.....Another question---who paid for that clearly unfair, dishonest and biased COMEDY OF ERRORS pulled off by you and the corrupt Court system.......the taxpayers?

Anonymous

Hey Matt, great job for speaking up !

I only wish Kevin Baxter were picking up soap in a shower and sharing a cell with his victims.

Kevin has a long line of folks waiting for justice. It's ridiculous he's gotten away with his corruption this long.

Isn't it strange that all of the comments that defend Kevin Baxter on this blog are from Kevin Baxter.

Makes me wonder if Kevin is coked up at night believing that he's some honest person, hallucinating thinking he's a good prosecuotor. lol

Now get this Matt,Shawn Caston the one and only Shawn Caston back in the spotlight again. This time he was caught trying to leave the scence of yet another crime and guess what, he was under the influence again - So drunk he peed his pants. Brings back memory of the shooting 14 years ago, only this victim is white.

If I were Kevin I'd be very worried about Shawn and what he's going to pull Kevin in. Rumor has it Shawn is cooperating with the Fed's and he's signed a new affidavidt- I'm not telling for who - Shawn stated he told Kevin Baxter that Dewitt wasn't with him nor Darryl when he made attempts to shoot at the home of Jerome Caffey.

Kevin Baxter also knew that Jerome Caffey fired shot back from his home- Lt. Pritt found the gun in the dryer of the home of Jerome Caffey and it revealed it had been fired. None of this was allowed as evidence because Kevin had in out for Dewitt McDonald and would do whatever it took to get him locked up once and for all, claiming he was some mass murderer....

For some reason the Register didn't give it much conversation about Shawn. I'm sure its going to open up a can of worms. Kevin baxter offered Shawn Caston a deal on a murder charge folks. Was it becasue she was black woman that died that he could care less becasue he wanted to sell his sole to Devil to get Mr. McDonald.

Lets go back to when Mark Everett died big MARK remeber him Kevin. You wanted him also. Folks, it was when Krista Harris turned on Kevin that you went crawling to Shawn to be your scapegoat wanting a confession from him to save your bottom. People know about this story. Lifetime movie in the makings.

It amazes me how Kevin is so on the defense everytime someone brings back the old news that happened 14 years ago. Kevin continues to bad mouth inocent people calling Dewitt McDonald a drug dealer when Dewitt was on Kevins level in Kevins circle - Kevin you gambled dewitt gambled- u used coke Dewitt he probably used it with you. Dewitt owe your Boys money- think back to "REGAN" VIDEO PURSUIT IN COLUMBUS OHIO - KOOL AIDS WHERE You frequently visted yourself and placed a few bets. This was your operation. BAXTER YOUR A LOW LIFE... AND I DREAD TO SEE THE DAY WHEN YOUR WORLD COMES CRUMBLING DOWN. If you know Dewitt McDonald's street habits it's because your habits are no better.

Now quit running your mouth about people that you have HURT ! You are a slime ball jerk of a prosecutor and I can't wait til the day that you eat your words and you get back what you have done to destroy so many lives.

Your an evil man ! Please someone get out and run against him Sandusky needs a change.

Anonymous

I was leaving Kevin's place.....

Anonymous

There's a couple more judges in that county that they should be raiding also. Somebody said on Cleveland's blogs he bets there were a lot of shredded documents going down the toilet the day after the raid....

Anonymous

Who in the heck is this Shawn Caston and how is he connected to Baxter? How is Krista Harris connected to Baxter? Who is this McDonald? Are these all black people? Excuse me, but why would Baxter be personally involved with black people that were involved with DRUGS? This whole thing has got me extremely confused....

Anonymous

What in the world is going on in this community anyway. Are there ANY of these ELECTED PUBLIC SERVANTS that are HONEST?

Anonymous

NO

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