Brian Lepus

County Attorney Banner ©Jack BoardmanSeason 13—Adventure 9—County Attorney—Episode 4—Scene 1… Brian Lepus arrived exactly on time for his interview with Judge Fisher, “That’s quite a history you have, counsellor, how is it you escaped prosecution when you left the witness protection program?”

Brian Lepus is interviewed by Judge Fisher ©Jack Boardman“That’s quite a history you have, counsellor…”

“All reference to my ‘crimes’ were expunged from my record when I joined the program—they could not reinstate the charges as they no longer exist. Moreover, my contact said they’d not even try to get them reinstated—they didn’t expect me to live very long—so they felt there was no point.” Continue reading

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Public Defender Candidate Number One

Note: GENTLE READER we are dispensing “Previously” section as it seems unnecessary—we’ll just continue the story—if it’s all the same to you.

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Season 13—Adventure 9—County Attorney—Episode 3—Scene 1… Taxi driver John Peters was almost late—he was engaged in a bit of “wool-gathering” instead of driving on down to the airfield to pick-up his passenger.

Taxi driver John Peters was almost late ©Jack BoardmanTaxi driver John Peters was almost late

He glanced up just in time to see the MacAir DeHavilland Beaver on its downwind leg in preparation for landing—he just might make it down to the flight line in time!

“Where to, Ma’am?” Continue reading

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“I’m sure Mr. Peterson enjoyed the demonstration.”

County Attorney Banner ©Jack BoardmanPreviously: James William “Petey” Peterson simply couldn’t keep his mouth shut, “You know no prison can hold me—I’ll be gone before you take-off to go home.”

Chris did not take the bait—instead, she engaged in a series of aerobatics violent enough to scare the bejesus out of an experienced pilot—much less than a loud-mouthed tough-guy wannabe.

STOP!

“Are you going to keep quiet?”

“Okay—OKAY!” He exclaimed as Chris put the Lightning into a series of barrel-rolls, “STOP!

Chris completed three more such rolls before righting the airplane—an effective exclamation point. Peterson said nothing the rest of the flight. Continue reading

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Moosehead County Attorney

County Attorney Banner ©Jack BoardmanPreviously: “Thank you madam foreman, you may be seated. Mr. Peterson approach the bench. You have been convicted on all counts—I am staying your sentence for fleeing a lawful traffic stop and ordering you to be transported as soon as possible to the correctional facility at Oak Park Heights, Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota where you will serve, according to Minnesota sentencing guidelines, on each count, namely attempted aggravated assault on a sheriff’s deputy in the performance of his duty, and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, to be served consecutively.”

“But Your Honor, that means my client won’t be eligible for parole for forty years.”

“You are correct, counsellor,” Judge Fisher replied.

“But…”

“You may appeal, if you wish,” Fisher said, then looked at Chief Deputy Earp, “Would it be possible for Chief Deputy Shouse to fly the prisoner directly to Lake Elmo airport—to facilitate Mr. Carlson’s transfer to Oak Park?”

“I will contact her immediately and ask her to report to the airfield as soon as possible.”

“Thank you Wyatt. Bailiff—escort Mr. Carlson to his cell, please. Deputy Silverthorn, please assist the bailiff.”

“Yes, Your Honor.” Continue reading

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Judge Ambrose Edward Fisher

Every Day Danger Bay Banner ©Jack BoardmanPreviously: “Alright, partner, pat him down and cuff him. And then help him stand up.”

After Jimmy had the suspect standing, Wyatt smiled, “My name is Wyatt Earp—yes, I am descended from THAT Wyatt Earp. We’re going to provide you with free lodging tonight as we determine who you are, and what you’ve done over and above speeding and resisting arrest.”

The suspect just knew he was in a world of hurt—but couldn’t keep himself quiet, “Effing Podunk Junction sheriff has no idea what kinda hurt will come from stoppin’ me—Wyatt Earp? HA!”

“Yup,” Wyatt replied, “Welcome to the OK Corral.”

Everybody who was anybody gathered along the seawall to welcome their new namesake tour boat, MV Danger Bay, sail by on her way to the harbor. She was the last of the new tour boats to arrive.

Captain Molly Halloran, accompanied by her three fellow captains waved from the bridge, and on a signal from Molly, the pilot sounded the Danger Bay’s multi-toned foghorns.

The salute was answered by the village’s emergency alert horns atop the water tower.  Continue reading

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“Welcome to the OK Corral.”

Every Day Danger Bay Banner ©Jack BoardmanPreviously: Wyatt and Jimmy set-up their speed trap, “Now—we wait.”

Law enforcement is sometimes boring—especially when parked at the side of the road or on stake-outs. The time just drags by.

Minutes seem like hours—hours seem like days—there are only so many times one might ask “How ‘bout those Vikings?” or “The Twins really suck this season.”

Fortunately, our heroes only had to wait fifteen minutes before their first victim rounded the bend and bore-down the road at 75mph.

Wyatt & Jimmy’s first victim.

“Let’s git’em!” Continue reading

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“Let’s git’em!”

Every Day Danger Bay Banner ©Jack BoardmanPreviously: “Good morning sir, do you know why I pulled you over?”

“To give me an invitation to the policeman’s ball?”

“Oh HECK no!” Boomer replied, “I pulled you over to welcome you to Moosehead County and its tourist attractions.”

“You’re not going to give me ticket?”

“Nope,” Boomer grinned, “Just a warning—these roads can be dangerous. If fact, there’s a hairpin turn a quarter-mile ahead—you would have found yourself wrapped around a tree.”

“Understood—and a bit surprised.”

“Please make sure you stop at Silverthorne’s Café, enjoy a fine meal and pick-up the available brochures detailing what we have to offer.”

“Will do Sheriff—and I’ll watch my speed.” Continue reading

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Welcoming committee?

Every Day Danger Bay Banner ©Jack BoardmanPreviously: After being assigned to ride with Sheriff Boomer at his request, New Deputy Sheriff James Silverthorne, IV, was a little surprised when the sheriff asked him to drive his squad and follow him out on Historic US 61 to set-up a speed trap. Jimmy didn’t recognize the car the sheriff climbed into—but then again he seemed to be a bit of a motorhead—acquiring all manner of unusual cars & trucks.

When they arrived, they found Wyatt there already, “G’mornin’ Wyatt.”

“Good morning Boomer, Jimmy,” Wyatt replied, “What ARE you driving?”

“My latest sneaky-squad—prepared by AJ.”

“And the Mercury?”

“Your new squad,” Boomer grinned, “To replace that ridiculous red Pontiac.”

“Yes, boss,” Wyatt laughed, “C’mon, kid, let’s set-up a speed trap and welcome new visitors at the northern border of the county.”

“Good hunting, Boss!” Jimmy shouted as they drove off. Continue reading

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“Good news Joey!”

Every Day Danger Bay Banner ©Jack BoardmanPreviously: “I want you each to go to a different stateroom and record the events to the best of your recollections—staterooms 4A and 2B are unoccupied. Do not collaborate with one another. When we arrive in port, the Moosehead County District Attorney, Alphonso Jones, will interview both of you, separately, first, and then together.”

“That sounds a bit scary, Molly.”

“It’s not as bad as you think, Debra,” Molly replied, “I’ve been through it a couple of times.”

“And yet,” Joey quipped, “Here you are—bearing no obvious scars.”

“None that are visible, anyway.”

“You didn’t need to add that,” Debra replied, “Thanks—a bunch!” Continue reading

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“Sure—why not?”

Every Day Danger Bay Banner ©Jack BoardmanPreviously: “Show-offs!” Wyatt exclaimed as four fighters—three P51 Mustangs and one P38 Lightning thundered-by, “Ralph Halvorson must have known they had an audience here!”

“An audience who appreciates the show,” Jimmy Silverthorn replied, “What I wouldn’t give for a ride in one of those airplanes.”

“You know Ralph—ask him when you get the chance—he’d be glad to scare the living daylights out of you.”

“Have you been?”

“My girlfriend is a pilot—so yes I have. She flies a P38 Lightning pathfinder. It can take three passengers.”

“Perhaps I should ask her.”

“Be careful what you wish for.” Continue reading

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