Above: Roger & BreeOnna with Congressman Whitfield April 15, 2008
Roger & Matthew
Even after presenting all the information listed below the court would not issue
a DVO or change custody in order to protect young BreeOnna. She had to endure another
year of abuse before her teacher had the mother arrested for child abuse. CPS- Family
and Protective Services have blindly sided with the abusive mother against the children
on every court appearance. CPS supervisor Bridgett Maxey has gone so far as to accuse
Roger of stalking her at the court house when Roger was fighting to protect his children.
Only after the mother was arrested for beating her daughter did the court change
custody to Roger. Two months after custody was given to Roger the mother was back
in court trying to regain custody of BreeOnna. CPS still blindly sided with the abusive
mother against the children and recommended to the court that custody be changed
back to the abusive mother. Judge Sanderson has taken no actions what so ever to
remedy CPS concealing this child abuse from the court, and attempting to place the
children back into an abusive environment. These are the same social workers that
blindly side against the Nichols' girls in favor of the mother. In concealing this
abuse from the court CPS has directly contributed to the young Nichol's girl's attack
because of the mother's negligence.
August 21, 2007
Roger Choate- argument for DVO against the mother, Lisa Russian, on behalf of the
two children Matthew Choate, age 10, and BreeOnna Choate, age 8.
Mother hits and has roll in the floor fights with Matthew. Witness- Wendell Green
Mother has 2 DUIs, and 1 drug overdose, and drives under the influence with children.
Affidavit- Barbra Dawn Kelley [Document]
Mother has completely lost control of Matthew. Matthew caused such a scene in Wal-Mart
with his mother that the police were called, which resulted in Matthew who is only
10 being restrained and arrested, which resulted in court ordered counseling and
Mother has sex with different men with children in the house or hotel, and in the
presence of the children. Witness- Joy Tabers [Document]
Mother has lived with many different men, in many different locations, and many of
these sexual partners have hit Matthew. Witness - Joy Tabers [Document]
Matthew was 3 days away from probation in school for truancy.
Matthew and BreeOnna are emotionally traumatized by the mother. Witnesses- Gail Evans,
Rebecca Evans [Document, Document]
Mother coaches BreeOnna how to act, and what to say to social services. Witness-
Joy Tabers. [Document]
Mother continually interferes with Roger’s parenting time, and refuses to share evaluations
and documentation regarding Matthew.
Mothers latest boyfriend has reported mother to the police for hitting BreeOnna and
driving recklessly under the influence of an excessive amount of Loritabs on August
8th, 2007. The officer that questioned BreeOnna was Deputy Mark Vallelunga. This
was the incident that prompted the EPO against Lisa Russian.
Biased: Judge, CPS, and state lawyer
Despite the overwhelming, documented evidence listed above, most of which was provided
by the abusive mother's own family, Judge Cynthia Sanderson dismissed Roger's request
for the restraining order to protect his two children. CPS worker Bridgett Maxey
and the state lawyer Natalie Bash conspired to conceal this child abuse. Natalie
Bash harassed the abusive mother's sister and own mother while they were on the stand
trying to protect the children, to the point the abused children's grandmother couldn't
even speak a sentence without being rudely cut off and intimidated by state lawyer
Natalie Bash. Family Court Judge Sanderson did not stop the state lawyers harassment
of the grandmother and sister, nor did she even attempt to question the children's
family to find out the truth. Just listen to the CPS supervisor Bridgett Maxey defend
the abusive mother at the expense of the children! Even to the point of lying on
the stand. Instead of telling the truth that the police were called because the abusive
mother had hit BreeOnna, age eight, CPS worker Maxey stated that the police came
to the scene to inform Mr. West that he had no outstanding warrants and could leave
the state without fear of being arrested. Even if this lie was the truth, shouldn't
that have been a red flag, that the man that had baby set this eight year old girl
lived in fear of being arrested! (CPS worker Maxey had complete access to all of
the information above. It was personally handed to her by FATHERS President, Mike
East.) As Judge Sanderson dismissed the restraining order she stated that she, "was
trying to save this woman a lot of pain", and then mentioned the children as an after
thought. This is a clear and precise summation of Family Court Judge Cynthia Sanderson's
attitude toward and treatment of "families". Judge Sanderson caters to the capricious
whims of the mother at the expense of the health and safety of the children and everyone
Court video CPS supervisor Bridgett Maxey 08/22/07 (court video) see also: complaint
filed against CPS listed below.
Mother's interrogatory statement listing her boyfriend's that have at times baby
set the children in her absence, followed by the criminal background on these persons.
(mother's boyfriends), (criminal background report1,report2, report3, report4). This
was concealed by state lawyer Natalie Bash from Roger as well. Bash refused to identify
which records matched the felons that baby set the children, and told Roger, "find
out for yourself". see also: complaint filed against state lawyer Natalie Bash below
I can produce several witnesses to verify the above, many are at this hearing, and
their affidavits and signed statements are attached. Even the mother’s own family
will testify against her.
Matthew is only 10, and BreeOnna only 8. There is still time to turn this around.
Matthew and BreeOnna need structure, controlled discipline, and their father’s firm
and loving influence in their lives to give them the chance they deserve to grow
into self-respecting, law abiding, young adults.