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Monday, December 10, 2012

Is An Alabama Woman Unlawfully Incarcerated Because Judges Allow Themselves To Be Bought?

Bonnie Wyatt

Why has an Alabama woman been unlawfully incarcerated for more than four months over an alleged debt related to her divorce case? A court document from 10 years ago suggests it might be because judges in our state can be bought.

On the surface, Bonnie Cahalane (Knox) Wyatt has been in the Chilton County Jail since July 26 because of her failure to pay $165,000 as part of a  divorce settlement with Harold Jay Wyatt. But Alabama law, as outlined in Dolberry v. Dolberry, 920 So. 2d 573 (Ala. Civ. App, 2005), states that a party cannot be subject to contempt or incarceration because of a property-related debt from the dissolution of a marriage.

Circuit Judge Sibley Reynolds surely is aware of the finding in Dolberry, which is based on case law dating to 1968, so he has to know that his arrest order is not grounded in law. That suggests he is holding Ms. Wyatt for reasons that have little, if anything, to do with the Wyatt v. Wyatt divorce case.

Ms. Wyatt was involved in an earlier divorce case, styled Bonnie S. Knox v. Bobby L. Knox, and documents from that case provide clues about her current incarceration. Where do those clues lead? They take us down a path that is about as stark and ugly as it can get in our American "democracy." These documents suggest that Chilton County judges can be bought--and probably have been bought in the case of Bonnie Cahalane (Knox) Wyatt.

The woman now known as Bonnie Sue Wyatt was married to Bobby Knox when she filed for divorce in December 2002. That marriage produced two children, Bobby Knox Jr. and Natalie Knox, and Bobby Knox Sr. adopted Ms. Knox's two children from a previous marriage (Jessica Knox and Johnah Knox).

Papers from that 2002 case show that Bobby Knox Sr. possesses a mean streak. They also show that Mr. Knox had the financial means, and the psychological inclination, to manipulate the justice system.

Bobby Knox Sr. is the owner and president of Shelby Concrete LLC, and the business apparently has been highly profitable over the years. A document from the 2002 divorce case states:

Until December 2, 2002, the Defendant (Bobby Knox) provided to the Plaintiff (Bonnie Knox) the sum of $1,551.47 per week for a total of $80,676.44 per annum or $6,723.04 per month, with which to maintain the home in Clanton, the home in Gulf Shores, herself, and the minor children. 
The Defendant has an annual adjusted gross income which is in excess of $1,000,000 per year or approximately $83,000.00 per month.

Mr. Knox clearly made a handsome living. But the 2002 documents also make it clear that he had a tendency to treat his wife in an abusive fashion. We already have shown that Bobby Knox threatened to burn the marital home to the ground if his wife tried to get it during divorce proceedings. Shortly after the Knox divorce was finalized in 2005, the home in which Mrs. Knox and the children lived did burn down. No official cause of the blaze was determined, but multiple sources have told Legal Schnauzer that it was investigated as a case of arson.

Bobby Knox's nastiness was not limited to the house. Consider this, from a document that Bonnie Knox filed in the 2002 divorce case:

The latest conflict between the parties occurred when the Defendant admitted that he had re-hired a woman (he) had previously fired at the request of the Plaintiff because the Defendant had admitted having an affair with said woman. In a discussion of this matter within the past week, the Defendant has told the Plaintiff that he would have her head blown off if she interfered with or tried to get any of his business in a divorce proceeding.

Threatening to burn down a house? Threatening to blow his wife's head off? It sounds like Bobby Knox could use a few sessions with Dr. Phil. But the harsh language does not end there. Consider this from the 2002 divorce case:

The Defendant has told the Plaintiff that she was nothing, had nothing when he married her, and that she would be nothing and have nothing when they divorced. He also threatened the Plaintiff, stating to her that he would give her absolutely no money and she would be standing in the food stamp line in order to feed herself and the children pending a final divorce order.  
The Defendant has bragged to the Plaintiff that he knows all of the Judges and he can get anything he wants done, legally or otherwise.

Those words are from a legal document that was filed almost exactly 10 years ago. But when you fast forward to today, you can't help but wonder if Bobby Knox's words have come true. His ex wife is not in a food stamp line, but she is in jail. And we know from the Dolberry case, that her incarceration is unlawful.

Does that mean Bobby Knox's words from 10 years ago were more than just a boast? Does it mean that he really does know all of the Chilton County judges, and he really can get anything he wants done, "legally or otherwise."

If it's proven that Judge Sibley Reynolds allowed himself to be bought by Bobby Knox's substantial assets, that is the kind of misconduct that can lead to a  judge's removal from the bench.

It also might represent the kind of criminal conspiracy that could send the individuals involved to federal prison.

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have zero doubt that Sibley Reynolds was bought in this case. I have zero doubt that Sibley Reynolds has been bought in other cases.

Sharon said...

Great reporting, LS. Thank you. Where is the MSM?

Brad S said...

Bobby Knox is the president of Shelby Concrete? He sounds like a hell of a guy to work for. What kind of thuggish outfit is this?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like everything from this 2002 divorce case is coming true right about now. Scary, scary.

Barb said...

He threatened to burn her house down and blow her head off? Good God, where were the cops?

Anonymous said...

I have zero doubt that almost every judge in the U.S. is in the racket of an "Imperial Judicial."

How else can the US TREASURY maintain control when the people who work, actually produce the wealth.

Judges in the U.S. don't produce real labor, the racket is a majority of criminal abusers of the U.S. Constitution in favor of "digital dust."

Alabama Woman is a victim, criminal insanity is the majority of America's "Judicial" as actions or we would not in the aughts be seeing vile evil as "justice."

Anonymous said...

"The Defendant has bragged to the Plaintiff that he knows all of the Judges and he can get anything he wants done, legally or otherwise."


This was from a 2002 court document, and the woman who reported this boast now is in jail? I think cops call this "a smoking gun."

legalschnauzer said...

Yes, that is word for word from a 2002 court document.

Anonymous said...

How many newcomers to the South, the ones you mentioned in previous post, will get the hell out when they discover we have judges like Sibley Reynolds?

legalschnauzer said...

Anon at 9:45--

LOL!

Can't beat dark humor on a cloudy, rainy Monday.

Anonymous said...

What does Bobby Know have to say?
Bobby, why is this woman in jail?
Let's hear your side.
Are you going to step up and help this woman so she can get out and spend Chrismas with her children?

legalschnauzer said...

Anon at 9:58--

Good questions. I've left multiple messages with Mr. Knox. So far, he has not responded. I will keep on trying.

You would think that a guy who is bold enough to make these sorts of statements would be big enough to take questions about this case.

Anonymous said...

I would guess the threats took place before "Terroristic Threats" were part of the current thinking-Right?

Anonymous said...

Sibley is a piece of feces. He is planning to have one of his buddies appointed to the bench. The buddy is Kenny James. But I've taken care of that appointment. It will never happen, according to a Senator I've spoken with.

F*ck you, Kenny. You f*cked with the wrong person this time.

jeffrey spruill said...

It also might represent the kind of criminal conspiracy that could send the individuals involved to federal prison.

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What's stopping Bobby Knox from buying off the feds? Their more criminal than the state legal institutions.

Anonymous said...

It is so sick. It makes a person sick, any human not living in a surreal world of denial.

America is so sick.

The Tea Party and the Heritage Foundation, Jim DeMint's new position to position himself as US President 2016, a big deal.

Alabama people may get somewhere contacting DeMint, and also contact The Tea Party.

Get Alabama Woman free.

James Greek said...

and how Alabama judges are thuggish. Bobby Knox sounds like Ted Rollins in many respects.

Anonymous said...

You can make $83,000 a month in the concrete business? Where do I sign up?

Anonymous said...

Schnauzer, are you going to share these court documents with us or do we have to take your word for what they say?

legalschnauzer said...

Yes, I am going to share them. In the meantime, you are welcome to look them up. They are public records.

Anonymous said...

10:33 I like your style!

Anonymous said...

I assume you are aware that all sorts of statements can be made in court pleadings. That does not make them true.

legalschnauzer said...

Yes, I am aware of that. But these pleadings were signed by a licensed attorney, and under Rule 11, that means his signature certified that, to the best of his knowledge, the information was true.

Aside from that, I find it compelling that a party claims in court documents 10 years ago that she was threatened with certain things, and now those threats seem to be coming true. I suspect quite a few of my readers also find that compelling, while others might not. Folks are free to take this information and judge for themselves.

These are not the only court documents that paint a disturbing picture of Bobby Knox. We have more to come.

Anonymous said...

I can go and say what ever I want in my divorce and my lawyer will sign it but that does NOT mean it's true. Why don't you ask her family and friends what Bonnie said she should of done to Bobby? Don't you think if Bobby were gonna pay a judge off he would of done that 10 years ago... Come on! The kids are almost grown. When Bonnie married her Last husband Darryl Prier she let the 16 year old leave in the Clanton home alone. Why don't you look up the hospital records where she had to go to the hospital and see what all drugs she had in her system? Do you realize how much money Bobby knox gave her? Where is all that money? Do you realize that Mr. Wyatt is still paying 1600 a month plus homeowners insurance for a house that he has not lived for 4 years? So maybe Bonnie should move out of the house so it can be sold. Problem solved!!!!! Next

Anonymous said...

Maybe Bobby is too busy working to support his family and I think he has moved on to better things... Nor is he responsible for Bonnie anymore.

Anonymous said...

FYI~ Little Bobby moved in with his father 3 years ago... He left a month after Mr. Wyatt because he realized his mom's lies and how is manipulate's people. He has very little to do with her.
LS~ It sounds like she is manipulating you as well... Also Darryl Plier can be found on facebook. He lives in Thorsby. He is her last husband but she is currently dating Eric Smith. well if you call it dating~ more like another victim. We all need to pray for Eric

legalschnauzer said...

Anon, a brief reply:

(1) I deleted one of your comments because it was defamatory;

(2) I'm not sure how Bonnie W is manipulating me because I've never spoken with her;

(3) Not sure what Darryl Plier has to do with this story at the moment. I can find no record of a marriage or divorce;

(4) Bobby Knox is part of the story, but he has failed to respond to multiple messages--e-mail, phone, snail mail. His hands might be 100 percent clean, as you seem to claim, but I have to wonder why he will not return messages and consent to an interview.

You seem to know him. Why will he not get back with me? Will you ask him to return my messages?

Anonymous said...

Bobby is in the story because you and bonnie put him in it. Your telling us that Bobby waited 10 years and gave her all that money only to wait until he no longer owed her money. Just to have her put in jail. How would Bobby know what she owes. He is no longer in her life and neithet is her son

legalschnauzer said...

I'm afraid you are wrong. Bobby Knox filed a motion to get custody of the couple's youngest daughter, after Bonnie W's incarceration, so he put himself into the story. I don't have the pertinent documents in front of me, but I'm pretty sure he was paying child support for the two minor children, so he was part of the story on that front, too.

Again, why does Bobby Knox refuse to answer questions about a story that clearly does involve him?

I would like to interview you, too, since you seem to be knowledegable about the subject matter. Wil you consent to an interview?

Anonymous said...

LS~ you posted all mine. you can check the IPO

Anonymous said...

OMG~ Little BOBBY moved in with his dad 3 years ago. Last time I checked you don't pay child support if you have the child.... Yes the younger daughter which was living alone in the house before Bonnie went to jail. Get your facts straight. You can interview me any day.

Anonymous said...

I would like to say to this person who has so much to say. I pray for you because anyone who backs all of the wrong that has been done to this woman needs prayer. Every time I look around you are always backing Mr.Knox. Like they say whats done in the dark will always be brought to the light. Is bout time the light has finally hit Mr.Knox.

legalschnauzer said...

OK, what is your name and contact information?

Anonymous said...

So do you think Bobby should of just left the child alone? He already had Little Bobby for 3 years. Would you pay child support if you had little Bobby. wouldn't you love your child enough to get custody if your child mom was in jail? Your making it like Bobby is wrong for that. OK~ So why would you talk with me but your saying Darryl Plier is not involved? He was just married to Bonnie. Let's see what lies she told him.

Anonymous said...

I will not post my number on this page. what is your contact number?

Anonymous said...

When you prove to me that Bobby had anything to do with I'll kiss your a$$!!!! He is a working man, self made man that takes care of his family. Stop telling lies about a man you guy's do not know. If he has all this power then why are you not worried about what he could do in court with all these lies against him?

legalschnauzer said...

My e-mail is posted on the front-page of the blog, down the left-hand side, under my picture. It's rshuler3156@gmail.com. I'm very easy to reach.

Anonymous said...

Well I do know Bobby and he is not the angel you are trying to make him out to be. Trust me I know him a whole lot better than you ever could. He has hurt alot of people with his money. What judge would grant a man custody of a female child when he has such a bad history with sexual harrassment on women? That says alot about our court system.

Anonymous said...

Its the good ole boys club.

Anonymous said...

If he's such a great guy, I would love to hear how he's explaining to his children that their mother is spending Christmas in jail? What kind of father would let his children go through that when he could stop it? The worst kind!!!!! And Knox isn't all that powerful! The crooks just want him to think he is. Knox is a very relevant player in this.

Anonymous said...

If someone came in and handled this case and investigated other cases pending they would have one hell of a mess to clean up. More people would come forward with their tragedies from this judge causing him to resign. If the county doesn't all come together and petition for the injustice to stop then nothing will be done. History will repeat itself.

Anonymous said...

Great idea~ you guy's want Bonnie out for Christmas then get her out. Bonnie is no longer Bobby wife... But when I get my divorce I will ask for my spouse to support me forever. Maybe you guy's should give Bonnie a house and your pay check every week. does not sound good if it's coming out of your pocket.

Anonymous said...

How is she able to get out when no bond is set and if this man didn't want to pay her child support he should not have had kids with her.

Anonymous said...

Well I thought when you get custody of a child that means they come live with you. But from what the kids tell me that the child that he recently got custody of dont even stay with him. She lives with one of her sisters. So what was his real reason for getting custody of her? Makes me wonder

Anonymous said...

If knoxs such a family man, then why does his first two daughters have no relationship with him. Kim Knox is handicapp and living in a shelter and Christy Knox Brasher lives beside him with his grandkids and he has no communication with them. He would let them be homeless and have nothing before he would give them a dime of money. Do you really think he would do this just for custody of his younger daughter. Has anyone asked them what kind of people Knox or Wyatt is? I'm sure they know first hand how both of them really are.

Anonymous said...

Wow thats says alot about Mr. Knox....