Public Defender’s Office Refuses to Investigate Injuries


Alice Samantha Thomason, Autumn Destiny Deshawna, Carly and Sara Louvelle Texanna Wilfawn stolen by Jackson County Ga DFCS

Recently I learned that two of my granddaughters have been injured while in the care of the foster care provider. The oldest one has a black eye, alledegly due to being hit by a softball. That is pure speculation simply because her mother has not been allowed to attend this public event to watch her daughter play ball.
This was also something that Crandell was supposed to fix. The Caseworker Katie Bice called Samantha and said that she had spoken to her superivisor Mary Mahoney and they were going to set up supervised visits at the ballfield, but she wouldn’t give Samantha the schedule, it is a public place Samantha doesn’t need supervised visits. Donna Webb, the foster care provider just doesn’t want her there.
So all we have is the caseworker Katie Bice’s word for it.
Second the baby who is five years old Carly now also has a broken arm. Again, this was alledegly due to her falling wrong as she jumped on a jumping pillow. According to Katie Bice, there is a video, but of course Samantha has not seen it nor has she been give the opprotunity to view it.

The problem here is this. Had the girls been with their mother and something of this nature happened, she would have immediatly been visited by the “very caring” caseworkers because someone at school- or other place ie doctor’s office called and said that the children had been abused. Has there been an investigation? I have no clue. Neither does Samantha. She called her Public Defender Crandell Heard several times and has not heard from him. I emailed his boss Donna Seagraves and her is her answer, “I have communicated with Mr. Heard, and I am satisfied that he is doing everything he should be doing for your daughter. As I said, we cannot talk about the case with you. You can, however, talk to your daughter about the case. She is completely aware of everything that is going on, and she is free to share with you as much or as little information as she chooses. If you have further concerns, you can explore other avenues, including retaining your own attorney and asking for placement of the children with you (which I understand you decline to do). But there is nothing else we can do to address your personal concerns.”

I received it today April 22,2010 at 12:17pm. Bear in mind this is the same office that represented the mother of Jessica Scovill whose child was murdered at the hands of her foster care provider by leaving her in a hot car while she took a nap. She got probation.
Samantha cannot afford an attorney, I live 600 miles away and it would be ludicrious- not to mention stupid for me to take her children which she would never see. My husband is also disabled. There are other reasons why it is not feasable for me to take them.
Again, these people don’t know the entire story. They are paid to represent her, to do the best job in the world for her. However, at the first sign of being questioned they want to bail.
Crandell has never met with Samantha but one time and that was at the courthouse, how can one repesent a client who one never meets with? Phone calls and emails are nice, but please.
Why didn’t they ask for an investigation? The reason is simple this county is a small county, everyone knows every one. Donna Seagraves was a private attorney before she ran for public defender. She has been in that county for ever. Everyone knows everyones secrets and it is all about politics and not rocking the boat.
Meanwhile, there are two little girls who have been injured in foster care. Two little girls who need their mother- not some high priced baby sitter who doesn’t even have to claim her money on her taxes. Two little girls who would not have been injured if they had been with their mother.

It is all about the money and politics- it has nothing to do with the children.

About yvonnemason

Background:  The eldest of five children, Yvonne was born May 17, 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia. Raised in East Point, Georgia, she moved to Jackson County, Ga. until 2006 then moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida where she currently makes her home.  Licensed bounty hunter for the state of Georgia. Education:  After a 34 year absence, returned to college in 2004. Graduated with honors in Criminal Justice with an Associate’s degree from Lanier Technical College in 2006. Awards:  Nominated for the prestigious GOAL award in 2005 which encompasses all of the technical colleges. This award is based not only on excellence in academics but also leadership, positive attitude and the willingness to excel in one’s major. Affiliations:  Beta Sigma Phi Sorority  Member of The Florida Writer’s Association – Group Leader for St Lucie County The Dream:  Since learning to write at the age of five, Yvonne has wanted to be an author. She wrote her first novel Stan’s Story beginning in 1974 and completed it in 2006. Publication seemed impossible as rejections grew to 10 years. Determined, she continued adding to the story until her dream came true in 2006. The Inspiration:  Yvonne’s brother Stan has been her inspiration and hero in every facet of her life. He was stricken with Encephalitis at the tender age of nine months. He has defied every roadblock placed in his way and has been the driving force in every one of her accomplishments. He is the one who taught her never to give up The Author: Yvonne is currently the author of several novels, including:  Stan’s Story- the true story of her brother’s accomplishments, it has been compared to the style of Capote, and is currently being rewritten with new information for re-release.  Tangled Minds - a riveting story about a young girl’s bad decision and how it taints everyone’s life around her yet still manages to show that hope is always possible. This novel has been compared to the writing of Steinbeck and is currently being written as a screenplay. This novel will be re-released by Kerlak Publishing in 2009  Brilliant Insanity – released by Kerlak Publishing October 2008  Silent Scream – Released by Lulu.com October 2008- Slated to be made into a movie Yvonne’s Philosophy in Life - “Pay it Forward”: “In this life we all have been helped by others to attain our dreams and goals. We cannot pay it back but what we can do is ‘pay it forward’. It is a simple
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2 Responses to Public Defender’s Office Refuses to Investigate Injuries

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  2. art maupin says:

    I have reported an abuse on my wife who ran to oklahoma to have my son so california cps would not take while she was in okla. i got a referrel that stated there was substanciated findings of neglect and threat to harm i had to send the appeal papers back to okla. city and then i called my wife in okla. when she answered all i heard was my son breathing then all of the sudden he screamed and kept screaming until she melba hung up the phone without saying a word i proceded to call five more times and the same thing happened melba would not say a word but only make my son scream and cry five times and that was the last time i heard from her i filed an abuse on her but when i called thwe referrel number the social worker named rosy kitche in tulsa okla. told me that they were not going to check on my son why dont they check melba has an extensive C.P.S. history losing five other children tyo cps and her record has sexual child abuse ,substanciated wilful child cruelty substanciated 2 years prison another wilful child cruelty possible death and a whole list of abuse and neglect charges that were substanciated what am i to do she lied to get into a domestic violence shelter said i beat her up all the time but that is a lie i never did that she got over there by her lawyer buying a plane tocket and melba told me she would be back in 30 days but when i sent her money to get back she said never and now its been a month since i heartd her the shelter wont give her my messages she wonrt call the worker told me she walked out with some guys one night but one worker told me in a way she was there then another worker told me she shacked up with an ild sheriff and hi sons anf was doing all of them now i dont know what is happening to my new born son the sheriff said for me t come to okla and he would take me out what am i to do go to okla, packed or let law take it well the social workers wont check on my son please someone help me i am at 916-617-2646 my name is Art thank you

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