Press Release BE AWARE – BE INFORMED
PRESS RELEASE VeteransMarch.org
March 15, 2019
BE AWARE – BE INFORMED Case of Potter v. Holmes, Arkansas 15th Judicial Circuit
The operations council of Veterans March meet in emergency session today to discuss the false information originating from the office of Judge David H. McCormick in Dardanelle, Arkansas.
Veterans March has been the leading veterans organization investigating and making referrals to appropriate authorities concerning the case of a Korean War Veteran, Fred Potter. in Waldron, Arkansas. In the course of our investigations we have uncovered disturbing details in areas of concern that was not originally planned as within the scope directive by the executive council session of June 8, 2018.
Today, March 15, 2019 many of our veteran representatives from all over the United States made phone calls to the office of Judge McCormick to respectively request that on behalf of all men and women that wore our nation’s uniform to order the return of all military records and materials that are in possession of Cassuandra Holmes by the directive of a previous order by Judge McCormick to the custody of Fred Potter who rightly earned the honors.
Military honors can only be taken away by a military tribunal. Judge McCormick has superseded that authority and prevented the veteran from the dignity of the honors he earned and put his life on the line for.
The transcript of one phone call made by a veteran representative from the Nevada Veterans March Chapter revealed information that is clearly of concern. The veteran spoke to staff member in the judge’s office who had identified herself as Melinda Talley, trial court assistant. Here is an excerpt from the conversation transcript.
Talley: Judge McCormick’s office.
Veteran: Hello, I am a veteran from Nevada…
Talley: Is this about the Fred Potter Case?
Veteran: Yes and I would respectfully request that the judge orders the return of all military records to our fellow veteran Fred Potter.
Talley: What you read on social media is just not true and Judge McCormick did not order that military records be taken.
Veteran: It is my understanding and let’s go down the fact list for a minute. Fact 1, The judge in open court order that all of Fred Potter’s possessions be turned over to Cassuandra Holmes. When the question arises concerning certain items and including military records the judge stated: “Everything, what part of everything do you not understand?“
Talley: I shouldn’t be talking about this case but Mr. Potter had set this up that way with his niece when the trust was set up.
Veteran: Fred Potter never did set up anything with his niece and there is a forensic handwriting expert report from another state identifying that his name was forged by his niece
Talley: He testified under oath that the signature was his then he goes to another county and opens up a case saying that it is not.
Veteran: The fact is that his testimony that you are referring to, he did not say that the signature was his. He stated that the signature looked like his. You have to take in consideration of his age and health and how attorneys throw questions at someone the confusion and pressure that he was under. Regardless of the testimony you can not escape the fact that the evidence from expert testimony clearly shows that the document was forged. Another fact is that Fred Potter is not in possession of the military records. Fact is that the niece is in possession. Fact is that the judge had ordered the return of everything.
Talley: I can not talk about this any more.
The conversation does indicate to any reasonable person that the facts were clearly discussed. The conversation also indicates deception when Talley backtrack on her previous statement concerning the possession of the military records with her statement: “…Mr. Potter had set this up that way with his niece when the trust was set up.“
The facts are that the niece has possession of the military records due to court order. Facts are that Fred Potter does not have possession. Facts are that a forensic handwriting expert reports that the trust documents are forged and evidence shows that the niece forged the name of Fred Potter.
Facts also indicate that the very existence of this conversation that the office of Judge David H. McCormick, Arkansas 15th Judicial Circuit is in violation of the Arkansas Judicial Code of Conduct and Cannon Code of Ethics.
Veterans March is a national organization and will not be intimidated by exposing the truth when unrighteous harm comes to our fellow veterans. Therefore, Veterans March will continue to give our director of the Fred Potter case know as Justice For Fred Potter the authority and resources needed to bring this matter to a just resolution for the benefit of Fred Potter and all veterans collectively.
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