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Originally Posted March 5, 2019
by Robert Baty
Lena Willes (aka Arlena Willes) had her son removed from her custody by the State of Arizona as a result of her treatment of her son regarding health matters.
In the process of time Lena found her way to the likes of David Jose and he and others apparently convinced Lena to try using sovcit, anti-government, anti-child welfare “magic words”, and so, among other things, she did, and she has filed a frivolous federal case; the docket history as of today is shown below:
Files containing various documents reflected in the above history are shown below:
I tried to talk to Lena via her FaceBook page, but she would have none of my opinions regarding her efforts in federal court being frivolous. So, she blocked me and has since removed most all of the mention of her case from her personal FaceBook page. She may also have now de-activated her personal page or other made in inaccessible (or maybe FaceBook took action against it so as to make it inaccessible).
I will continue to monitor the case which, if you ask me, is destined for eventual dismissal as frivolous.
Lena’s Current Husband
Lena’s FaceBook Address
Lena on Twitter
“Bring Jonathon Home” FaceBook Address
Lena’s YouTube Channel
Lena’s GoFundMe #1
Lena’s GoFundMe #2
My exchange with Lena via her FaceBook page
Related article memorializing my run-in with David Jose and Gary Lynn Scott is found on this website at the following link. It is noted that in Gary’s case it has been converted to a habeas corpus, or he has requested that it be, and he also, like Lena, has filed a motion for default judgment and affidavit. Gary’s case, also like Lena’s, appears quite frivolous and going nowhere except to an eventual dismissal.
LENA WILLES UPDATE – 03/14/2019
Looks like the State is getting serious about bringing the Lena Willes case to a reasonable conclusion, and Lena has filed a supplement to her federal case (apparently, Lena is still simply ignoring the State’s efforts as she indicated she would).
The attached file contains her federal case supplement.
Update March 16, 2019
Lena Willes & Frances Amato – A Cute Couple!
Link to thread on Frances’ page where post was made:
Frances has reference to the possibility of Lena talking to John F. Malloy who is featured in this recent Medical Kidnap article:
Link to thread in “Stop CPS…” FaceBook group where Randi Erickson tries to cover for Lena’s failure in her federal case:
Others have noticed how “they” always seem to have an explanation as to how the failed case simply didn’t quite get the magic words right instead of admitting they were fundamentally flawed as frivolous. It is, on some level, quite comedic to observe how the promoters, would-be activist, scammers, always have an explanation for the failure in specific cases; explanations that fail to properly admit to the frivolous nature of the effort and their anti-government theology. Go to thread referenced above in the “Stop CPS…” group for further information regarding my engagement with Randi Erickson.
If you are not familiar with Randi Erickson, here is a link to a thread on my Hovind FaceBook page where I document what appears to be a flat-out lie by Randi regarding who she is and what she is up to in promoting her anti-government agenda:
Update March 19, 2019
Lena has filed yet another document and is demanding the release of her child, the federal court setting a hearing, and letting us know she intends to ignore a scheduled termination of parental rights hearing set for next month.
Update March 20, 2019
Randy Scott Davis has some comments about Lena’s situation.
Link to FaceBook thread where comments posted:
Link to Randy’s personal FaceBook page:
Update March 26, 2019
Lena is not giving up; files “NOTICE”:
Update March 29, 2019
A FaceBook Video From Lena:
Update March 30, 2019
Update March 31, 2019
For clearer copy of above image and text, see:
It may be far from over, but Lena’s federal case appears to have been “dead on arrival” and we are just waiting for the coroner to show up and “call it”.
The YouTube Version
Lena also just posted this, though it appears to be from before Christmas 2018; featuring Jamie Starr Sparks Wehrheim Johnson.
Update April 3, 2019
Lena back on YouTube:
Update – April 4, 2019
Lena Willes Federal Case DISMISSED Without Prejudice
Update April 5, 2019
Update April 6, 2019
Lena still can’t bring herself to just tell her audience that her federal case was DISMISSED!
Some testimony at a hearing in 2013 from Lena Willes regarding her son’s problems with schooling.
Lena, really, what are you talking about?
Update April 8, 2019
Update April 12, 2019
Lena did file a notice of appeal and things are moving along as a result, but I am thinking the case will never be certified for appeal and that will be the end of the effort to appeal the dismissal of her federal suit.
Update April 19, 2019
Lena filed her motion for reconsideration and other miscellaneous relief at the same time as she filed her notice of appeal. The motion was never ruled on and so the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has remanded the case to dispose of the motion before it considers the appeal, if Lena wants the appeal to proceed once the motion is resolved. There is also the matter of certification to resolve.
Update April 24, 2019
Lena, it is dismissed, dismissed, dismissed.
I am not only “thinking” it is dismissed, it is dismissed!
Your burden is to convince the Court that was in error, and there is no good reason to believe there is any way that is going to happen.
Yes, Lena, you can appeal, all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if it makes you happy, but all that is going to do is waste limited Government resources. That’s why some consider what you are doing “paper terrorism”.
Update April 28, 2019
Update April 29, 2019
Update April 30, 2019
Lena is now upset that the paternity issue has come up and someone said Jonathon was born out of wedlock. So, she claims she is going to prove today that that is a lie by posting the birth certificate and marriage license. Oh well, we’ll see what that is all about; maybe.
Update June 28, 2019
Post from Lena after a recent visitation!
Update June 29, 2019
It looks like I forgot to post this the other day when it first appeared in Lena’s federal case docket.
Federal District Court cleans house in the case of ARLENA WILLES. Her case should now be ready for the appeals court to be so advised so that it may proceed in also denying her appeal as without merit.
No real news here.
Arlena/Lena saw it coming.
Lena has, I think, given up on her federal case which is, in fact, frivolous and without merit, and has returned to trying to talk the State out of custody of her son.
That’s not going so well for Arlena/Lena.
Update July 3, 2019
Lena is so excited today, boasting about filing David Jose affidavits, maybe with David Jose in tow!
Update July 5, 2019
Lena’s frivolous federal case failed and she went back to working with the State, and is on the verge of “blowing” that second chance. Today she had a visitation and almost got herself arrested as she tried to take her child home with her after she and her advocate stirred up trouble; resulting in the security people calling the police to handle things.
Lena is quite upset and claims those silly affidavits that she picked up from Frances Amato and David Jose are going to get her $5,000.00 a day from various people involved in her case.
Link to clear copy of above image:
Just In – Lena’s Affidavit of 07/05/2019
Update July 9, 2019
Not unexpectedly, it appears Lena keeps close tabs on my FaceBook pages, as evidenced by her recent comments on her page; one of which is indicated below. Lena can’t handle the truth.
Update July 10, 2019
“Fire from Heaven” threatened and has arrived!
Update July 12, 2019
Sounds serious, but can’t find anyone that has the full details. “Stay tuned!” The following is just one of many similar posts displaying less detail.
It now appears that Lena was arrested at her home after throwing a tantrum; as a result of the incident at her visitation the other day where she may have assaulted a home employee or social worker.
Here’s a link to a thread on my FaceBook page where Fran’s live broadcast of Lena’s live video has been preserved:
Looks like she’s got bail of $25,000.00 which she may or may not make, and was indicted by a grand jury for charge(s) related to the intentional abuse of a vulnerable child (Jonathon).
Update July 13, 2019
Not clear what effort, if any, is being made by the likes of Frances Amato, Evelyn Keiling, or David Jose, Lena’s #1 promoters, to raise money for her legal defense and $25,000.00 bail, but Jeff Willes, Lena’s husband, has finally come out to say something after all these months and it is
“send me the money”.
Jeff’s Personal FaceBook Address
Jeff’s UFO Website Address
Update July 16, 2019
The Arlena Willes State Indictment
Update July 24, 2019
Today Arlena published her notice from the State that the State is moving to terminate her parental rights. A hearing has been scheduled for July 29, 2019 to consider that matter.
What Arlena Had To Say About That
Update July 31, 2019
Arlena was due back in court yesterday and Crystal Nuttle reported the following via her personal page. It was reported that had to do with the termination of parental rights issue. Maybe, but details regarding that and the status of the criminal charges have yet to be made clear.
My response posted to Crystal’s page thread:
It has also been reported that Arlena filed a motion in her criminal case to dismiss the charges. The court quickly dismissed the motion telling her that since she has an attorney she cannot make her own filings.
Update August 12, 2019
Arlena files foolishness in State court in effort to have her criminal charges “dismissed with extreme prejudice”!
Update August 14, 2019
Willes files notice with 9th Circuit Court of Appeals claiming she is being retaliated against!
Update August 20, 2019
Arlena has now filed a second “notice” to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals regarding her alleged retaliation.
Update September 3, 2019
New filings in the State court criminal proceedings. Arlena is, for now, being allowed to represent herself, with stand-by counsel appointed, and she has filed a motion to have all the charges dismissed.
Update September 26, 2019
On September 19, 2019, Willes filed a motion to dismiss in her criminal case; typical sovereign citizen wording and typical Willes claims otherwise which will likely go nowhere except to move the Court to reverse its decision to let her represent herself.
Update October 1, 2019
Willes motion to dismiss her criminal case denied and appointment of counsel for her:
Update October 3, 2019
The District Court has forward to the Appeals Court Arlena’s last filed “affidavit” documents, and the Appeals Court has received Arlena’s brief.
Update October 24, 2019
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals still pondering Arlena’s appeal.
Update November 20, 2019
Looks like Lena’s own lawyer has requested a mental evaluation to determine if she is competent to stand trial.
Update December 5, 2019
State files motion asking Court to reconsider Willes request to represent herself.
Crime victim’s representative files motion supporting State’s motion that Court reconsider and not allow Willes to represent herself.
State’s complex case management plan filed.
Willes has filed a pro se motion to dismiss the State’s criminal charges against her.
Rule 11 Mental Health Evaluation Order
Update December 12, 2019
David Jose and a very few others were on the streets in Phoenix yesterday and among the protestors was Arlena Willes.
Link to David Jose’s broadcast of event:
Update December 16, 2019
Following is a screenshot of a current report about the status of the criminal case. The civil custody case is still pending a decision by the Court of Appeals.
I was also just advised that Arlena has just filed another silly sovcit “writ to dismiss” in her criminal case as evidenced in the file below:
Update December 23, 2019
Today Lena/Arlena broadcast a YouTube video attacking me and Meko Haze:
Lena’s Description of Above Video:
Meko’s Infamous Claim Illustrated Below:
Update December 24, 2019
Update December 25, 2019
I was reminded today that I had a run-in with Brian Lee about the above matter some time ago. I posted an article about that on this website. Following is the link to that article.
Update December 27, 2019
Just noticed that Arlena has updated her video description. The original is screenshot above. Here is how it looks today.
It seems like Arlena is on tour and today’s appearance is with Frances Amato, though it wasn’t much as far as content because, it appears, they had a lousy connection.
Now it looks like Arlena’s YouTube channel has been removed and that has taken the above referenced video along with it!
The video has been captured and preserved in the video archives of the FaceBook Group “Kent Hovind’s Worst Nightmare” and at the thread at the following link in that group:
Update December 28, 2019
Last night Meko Haze broadcast a live FaceBook program which in the beginning features his coverage of Arlena’s now removed video. Link to Meko’s FaceBook program is:
Update December 28, 2019
Arlena/Lena has reappeared and posted a number of messages to the FaceBook page of Shara Michelle at the following link:
Following is my capture of that, containing mostly Arlena/Lena’s comments except in a couple of instances where I thought the posts of others were warranted for proper context. I also have shown below a related post of my own to that thread. Arlena/Lena has me and many others blocked so we could not engage with her directly.
Additional posts to Shara’s thread:
And a few more:
After I grabbed the following, it appears Arlena/Lena’s post disappeared from Shara’s page. Maybe we’ll hear more about that later.
Update December 29, 2019
Shara Michelle is now reporting that Arlena/Lena Willes’ personal FaceBook page has disappeared, as opposed to her simply blocking people. This follows the reported removal of her channel from YouTube.
What is going on with the woman?
That didn’t seem to last long. It appears Arlena/Lena’s personal FaceBook page has reappeared as well as her FaceBook postings. Her personal page address is:
Looks like she’s back on Shara’s thread referenced above and has the following to add:
Update December 30, 2019
Update January 2, 2020
Update January 6, 2020
Arlena making the big time today as a featured guest on James White’s Northwest Liberty (Fake) News at:
Update January 7, 2020
Arlena Willes arrested today at a hearing regarding her criminal case, allegedly for failing to submit to a psychological evaluation.
The Mug Shot
Update January 9, 2020
Arlena’s “advocate”, Crystal Nuttle, gives us an update, of sorts.
Update January 11, 2020
Crystal Nuttle, Arlena’s “advocate”, is promising to bring in a “White Knight” to rescue Arlena. We’ll see how that goes.
Update January 14, 2020
Willes Loses 9th Circuit Appeal:
Screenshots of 2-page document:
Update January 16, 2020
The Superior Court of Arizona’s record of the competency hearing of Arlena Willes as held on January 7, 2020 is in the file linked below:
UPDATE January 19, 2020
Update January 23, 2020
Shara Michelle to Arlena’s Rescue!?
Update January 24, 2020
Meko Haze’s latest coverage of these matters:
Then there was this from Shara Michelle, with my questions added:
Later: Shara Michelle implies she did lie with her original claim!
Update January 27, 2020
Shara Michelle explains how she came to talk about the Arlena Willes’ case!
Update January 28, 2020
Crystal Nuttle is reporting that Arlena is due back in court tomorrow. Stand by!
Update January 29, 2020
Why Arlena Willes needs a mental evaluation!
Bwhahaha! I said frog, and Shara jumped!
Bwahahaha! After being unable to find any reports all day, Crystal Nuttle pops off with “stay tuned”, just like Shara, promising to provide a report, later.
And so, what do you know, Crystal does post some comments, but, as far as “reporting” goes, it is a lousy report of the proceedings and surrounding events.
Update January 30, 2020
Evelyn Keiling, one of Arlena’s big promoters, posted the following comments in Crystal Nuttle’s thread noted above. I have no idea where she gets her claim that Arlena was given a 30 days sentence by Judge Morton. Maybe she did. Maybe not. Arlena’s people seem to think she’ll be getting out after 30 days, starting with January 7, 2020 when she was remanded for refusing to have a mental evaluation.
Court minutes for January 7, 2002 hearing!
Therein the Court refers to Arizona Revised Statutes 13-4507 found at the following link followed by the text.
13-4507. Examination of competency to stand trial
A. The court shall set and may change the conditions under which the examination is conducted.
B. The defense attorney shall be available to the mental health expert conducting the examination.
C. A proceeding to determine if a defendant is competent to stand trial shall not delay a judicial determination of the defendant’s eligibility for pretrial release. A defendant who is otherwise entitled to pretrial release shall not be involuntarily confined or taken into custody solely because the issue of the defendant’s competence to stand trial is raised and an examination is ordered unless the court determines that the defendant’s confinement is necessary for the evaluation process.
D. If a defendant is released from custody under any pretrial release provision, the court may order the defendant to appear at a designated time and place for an outpatient examination. The court may make the appearance a condition of the defendant’s pretrial release.
E. The court may order that the defendant be involuntarily confined until the examination is completed if the court determines that any of the following applies:
1. The defendant will not submit to an outpatient examination as a condition of pretrial release.
2. The defendant refuses to appear for an examination.
3. An adequate examination is impossible without the confinement of the defendant.
4. The defendant is a threat to public safety.
F. If a defendant is committed for an inpatient examination, the length of the commitment shall not exceed the period of time that is necessary for the examination. The commitment for examination shall not exceed thirty days, except that the commitment may be extended by fifteen days if the court finds that extraordinary circumstances exist. The county shall pay the costs of any inpatient examination ordered by the court, except that the city shall pay the costs of any inpatient examination that is ordered by a municipal court judge.
Tina Marie has now posted the latest version of the False Arlena Willes Narrative and she’s spreading it around.
Rule 11 – How It Works
Related competency Order in Melissa Diegel case!
Update February 2, 2020
Crystal Nuttle has started a new fund-raiser with $40,000.00 as its goal; seemingly in violation of GoFundMe terms of service inasmuch as it is built upon a false narrative.
Update February 4, 2020
It appears Arlena’s people are not decent or honest enough to report the proceedings this morning, but we now have the following from the jail, indicating that Arlena remains in jail with an arraignment now scheduled for March 3, 2020.
Looks like Shara Michelle has been watching me like a hawk. She posted a silly meme about the Willes story on her page a few minutes after I posted a report on mine.
Update February 5, 2020
Arlena’s people posted a report about yesterday’s hearing. I have edited it for relevance and posted it below.
Just found out also that Crystal Nuttle has posted her report of yesterday’s court hearing, with her typical tendency to falsehood and misrepresentation. Below is the unedited version.
Update February 6, 2020
Shara just reported the following, but has yet to provide any support for the claim. Seems an odd claim at this time. Maybe it’s true. Maybe not. Stay tuned.
Update February 7, 2020
Yesterday, Crystal Nuttle, apparently, also posted the following to the Bring Jonathon Home page. Despite the call for action, there has been no evidence presented to reasonably confirm the alleged termination of parental rights.
Update February 9, 2020
Shara Michelle broadcast last night her much-anticipated live expose regarding the Willes case, and it was a real dud despite being about 90 minutes long. She announced she was putting off until later what had been most anticipated and spent her time mostly whining about jail conditions and playing recorded calls of herself with jail employees.
After the broadcast, for reasons related to comments she posted elsewhere, it was reported that Shara had been put in FaceBook jail for 30 days.
We’ll have to wait and see how this affects the promotion of the False Willes Narrative that Shara and others have been trying to champion.
Following is the link to last night’s broadcast by Shara:
Meko Haze promised to do a followup to Shara’s broadcast and following is the link to that broadcast by Meko Haze:
Link to Maricopa County Jail Info Page on Arlena:
Update February 10, 2020
The Glow 4 YouTube channel has provided a broadcast which condenses down some of Meko Haze’s coverage.
The result of the Court’s proceedings in the criminal hearing for Arlena Willes (mental evaluation) has been memorilized in “minutes” now filed in the docket and are contained in the file indicated below:
Update February 10, 2020
I recall hearing a report that Arlena had been estranged from her family, and recent appearances from her mother and sister appear to bear that out, including indications that “issues” run in Arlena’s family.
Sister’s FaceBook Address
Mother’s FaceBook Address
Update February 11, 2020
Have Arlena’s parental rights been terminated as is now being repeatedly claimed? Maybe. Maybe not.
If we can believe Shara, it appears she and others have been keeping secret the decision by Arlena to cooperate with authorities. Very interesting. Not really much to Shara “report” except that Arlena may have one of the evaluations performed. We’ll see where that goes.
Update February 12, 2020
Shara’s update on the above!
Ah, just found out Arlena has also recently filed an appeal to the 9th Circuit in her federal case. She wants reconsideration.
Update February 13, 2020
Coincidentally, the 9th Circuit filed its notice about the same time Arlena filed her request for a re-hearing noticed above.
Update February 16, 2020
Information on Jeff Willes’ earlier divorce:
Update February 17, 2020
Should have noticed this earlier. I document filed by the State and linked above indicate the prosecution witnesses may include Jeff Willes, Jonathon Zeek and Billy Zeek.
I infer from the record that Jeff Willes has not invoked his marital privilege as to testimony against Arlena and has willingly offered such testimony to the prosecution in interviews and/or depositions with the prosecution.
It may also be the case that by the time any trial may take place (and the case is ripe for settlement prior to trial based on the strength of the prosecution’s case), Jeff and Arlena will no longer be husband and wife.
Melissa Patrice Anderson has submitted an analysis of Shara Michelle’s potential criminal liability in the Arlena Willes criminal case, and I present it here for ready reference.
From: Melissa Patrice Anderson
Date: February 17, 2020
Time: 4:50 PM MT
The HIPAA issues and civil liabilities issues aren’t even the problem here, Shara. People sharing or discussing what Arlena put out on the internet months and months ago aren’t the issue. Who has legal custody of the child is not even the issue here. The issue is that there is a COURT ORDER in the criminal case PROHIBITING Arlena from publishing or causing to be published the child’s PRIVATE information (like medical records) or ANY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION (like his NAME) from that order forward because the child is a CRIME VICTIM.
The minor child’s crime victim advocate even filed a motion at the end of last year regarding Arlena’s inability or unwillingness to follow this COURT ORDER and stop publicly identifying him BY NAME and sharing or causing to be shared his PRIVATE IDENTIFYING INFORMATION.
What any other person or journalist has done since then is completely irrelevant to the COURT ORDER with respect to Arlena in her CRIMINAL case.
You have made clear that ARLENA HERSELF asked you after her January 7, 2020 arrest to cover this case, that you were provided ALL the records, including private medical records, at her direction, and MOST IMPORTANTLY IN YOUR CASE, that you PERSONALLY IDENTIFIED THE CHILD BY NAME in your live videos while acting at Arlena and her “advocate” Crystal’s direction.
You FURTHER implicated yourself by donating money and contacting the jail on live videos as her “advocate.”
If Arlena has ANY CHANCE of getting out of jail and representing herself as she wants, YOU have destroyed that and ARLENA has violated the order with your help by SHARING HIS PRIVATE RECORDS and PUBLISHING HIS NAME at her request.
There are no free speech and press protections or exemptions when you CONSPIRE with the criminal defendant to VIOLATE THE COURT ORDER.
You made graphics with the child’s name in them, you published and republish live videos using the child’s name and identifying information and discuss his private medical records AT ARLENA’S REQUEST and BY YOUR OWN ADMISSION.
You can point at every other person who has ever talked or written about or reported on this case, but it’s totally irrelevant because YOU are the one who has conspired with Arlena and Crystal to VIOLATE THE COURT ORDER protecting the CHILD VICTIM.
Update February 21, 2020
Coming up in the Arlena Willes criminal case:
Link to GoFundMe set up by Crystal Nuttle on 02/01/2020!
Update February 22, 2020
Looks like Arlena has been moved again!
Update February 27, 2020
Crystal Nuttle posts an update to Arlena’s GoFundMe. She’s not happy, but nothing looks unusual to me.
Crystal Nuttle also recruiting court watchers!
Update March 3, 2020
According to reports, Arlena made her appearance today in Court and will be released tomorrow.
Update March 4, 2020
It’s about 12:30 PM MT in Phoenix and it appears Arlena is not getting out. It appears her release is subject to a new bond which has not been paid. So, it could be awhile……………….stay tuned!
It also appears Arlena now has a private lawyer; one acting as her public defender or one she has contracted with privately to represent her.
The whining from Arlena’s people has begun!
I take the following from the Maricopa County Jail inmate locator website to mean Arlena has been released from jail.
Update March 5, 2020
Looks like the Willes are playing a good game. We’ll see how long it lasts.
Update March 6, 2020
A controversy has arisen as to whether Arlena literally removed the PICC Line that had been inserted in her son Jonathon or just disconnected it. I have personally received the following testimony from one claiming to know, and so I offer it for what it’s worth. I can take it either way, but for now I am inclined to think it more likely that Arlena just disconnected the PICC Line from the line external to his body.
Update March 7, 2020
Much controversy has arisen about what has been referred to as the PICC Line that was used to feed Jonathon nutrients and Arlena’s removal of said line. After considerable effort, I found this reference that presents Arlena’s account of that incident.
Update March 9, 2020
The file here contains the Court report of the Willes competency hearing of March 3, 2020. Not quite what Shara Michelle and other Willes promoters make it out to have been.
Update March 10, 2020
Arlena’s status conference changed to 03/16/2020!
Update March 14, 2020
Arlena has a status conference in her criminal case scheduled for Monday, March 16, 2020, and Shara Michelle is now indicating she is off the Willes story. Rumors have indicated that Arlena has been disappointed in Shara’s “coverage” for some time, and Shara’s recent effort to explain away Arlena’s disconnecting a fluid line from her son Jonathon while he was in the hospital appears to have been an utter failure and my have compromised whatever defense Arlena might have been anticipating.
In addition to stopping reporting on the story, it now appears Shara Michelle has scrubbed her FaceBook page of threads dealing with the Arlena Willes’ case(s), without adequate explanation; for no good reason. Secrets, so many secrets!
Link to Shara’s FaceBook Page
Update March 16, 2020
Have all forsaken Arlena Willes. I can’t find any reports on today’s scheduled status conference for Arlena’s case.
Latest docket updates below. I don’t know if anything happened today or not. However, there is another status conference scheduled as well as pre-trial and trial dates.
Update March 18, 2020
The criminal court reports the result of the recent status conference in Arlena’s case.
Arlena claims she intends to retrain private counsel.
The Court advises Arlena that if she intends to retain private counsel she should get it done before the next proceeding in May.
Other pre-trial proceedings scheduled.
Trial scheduled for June 2020.
Update March 28, 2020
It appears Arlena has withdrawn from social media!
I can’t find her FaceBook page.
I can’t find her Twitter page.
I can’t find her YouTube channel.
Update March 31, 2020
From Crystal Nuttle’s page at:
In an unrelated case, Arlena’s champion Crystal Nuttle was found guilty by a jury of her peers of custodial interference. Following is the sentencing report in that case. Crystal’s probationary period is scheduled to expire later this year.
Update April 27, 2020
Crystal Nuttle in a “last ditch” effort cries out for more money as if to buy Arlena Willes a private lawyer before the Court’s deadline of May 5, 2020.
It’s a rather lengthy post. For the complete thing go to the link at:
Update May 6, 2020
Here is how it went yesterday in Arlena’s status hearing:
Update May 29, 2020
Arlena Willes Appears Live on James White’s (Fake) News Program Today!
Update June 8, 2020
The criminal court, in today’s action, has moved today’s previously scheduled conference to Wednesday, June 10, 2020 and reaffirmed trial for June 15, 2020, next Monday.
Update June 10, 2020
Willes Hearing Today
Arlena had a pre-trial motion today and the results, fundamentally, appear to be that the trial was continued to a date in September and another pre-trial conference scheduled for August. In addition, Arlena’s lawyer asked for clarification from the judge as to his role since Arlena is not liking how things are going and wants, apparently, to represent herself.
Also, we now have available the first page of Arlena’s son’s motion, via his lawyer, to admonish Arlena, which the Court did today, regarding disclosures. See file attached to this post for that first page.
This is a preliminary report.
Stay tuned for more to be posted later.
Link to Arlena’s last appearance on James White’s Northwest Liberty (Fake) News program:
Update June 11, 2020
Arlena’s response to her hearing yesterday appears to be to run back into the loving arms of James White of Northwest Liberty (Fake) News.
Streaming live as I post this update:
Update June 12, 2020
Court’s posted minutes of June 10, 2020 hearing!
Update July 6, 2020
Arlena returns to the fake news broadcast of James White!
Update August 12, 2020
Arlena returns to James White’s Northwest Liberty News program!
Arlena is real excited at the prospect of having her case dismissed “with extreme prejudice” because she has an unsigned copy of her indictment!
A status conference for Arlena is scheduled for today, August 12, 2020. That should resolve all her problems and what she is whining about to James White.
Arlena’s Music Video
Arlena has quite a portfolio of performances on Smule.com!
It is also reported that Arlena advised the Court that she has fired Rick Tosto, her public defender (though he is in private practice) and that she filed a motion to dismiss her case.
Motion to Dismiss
Update August 20, 2020
Court minutes filed today reflecting results from August 12, 2020 proceeding:
Update August 25, 2020
Meanwhile, in the related Melissa Diegel case we have these minutes from the August 18, 2020 proceeding:
Arlena’s son wants the Court to shut Arlena up!
Update August 28, 2020
The Court is not pleased with Arlena Willes!
Update September 2, 2020
Shara Michelle announces a song for Arlena and Jonathon!
Update September 14, 2020
Willes trial contued………..again!
Update September 17, 2020
Arlena tries to get her case dismissed “with extreme prejudice”. Her motion was denied, DISMISSED!
Update September 28, 2020
There was a proceeding in the related case of Melissa Diegel on September 14, 2020. The Court has, however, only now released the minutes of that meeting and they can be found at the link below:
Update October 2, 2020
Arlena Willes slapped down again; told again to stop filing stuff on her own since she has an attorney.
Update October 12, 2020
Well, well, well, with Arlena’s approval, and likely her permission, likely contrary to the court order, Shara Michelle has broadcast the Arlena Willes arrest video at:
Arlena is all over that thread.
Some of her comments are shown below.
I am getting a lot of free press in many other posts to that thread.
Typically, Shara can’t seem to live without me and can’t see the difference between what I do and what she does.
Update October 16, 2020
Apparently in response to the antics of Shara Michelle, Meko Haze has picked up on Shara’s broadcast of the old Willes arrest video and discusses it and other related matters involving the anti-CPS movement players we are familiar with.
(Above video has been removed from public view.)
Update November 2, 2020
Looks like Arlena and her sidekick Crystal Nuttle have gone on the YouTube circuit to whine in response to Arlena being told to shut up since she has a lawyer representing her. Links below are to the various broadcast over the last month.
CPS Corruption News Network YouTube Channel
Arlena Willes YouTube Channel
Link to on-line docket history in Arlena’s criminal case:
Update November 7, 2020
Middleaged busy-body Shara Michelle is threatening to help Arlena Willes torpedo her criminal case. We’ll see how that works out for Shara and Arlena.
Crystal’s post below includes Shara’s graphic omitted from above!
Update November 8, 2020
Arlena posts a YouTube video today, an old one, at the following link:
Transcription of Description of Above
“Listen to my son Jonathon begging for my help and stating he was kidnapped by Phoenix Children’s hospital ( et al ) in attempt to double down and cover for December 14th ,2016 when my sons healthy appendix was taken . My documentation does not lie and neither does my son Jonathon . All he wants is what I want is for our reunification and all fraudulent and fabricated charges dropped . Continue to pray for God to work with the hearts involved . In Jesus name Amen.”
A little reminder from earlier in this article:
Go figure! The above-referenced video has been removed!
Update November 9, 2020
Arlena has added a video where she talks about the “canons of journalism” and the trolls covering her case. I guess she doesn’t like some of the coverage.
The above has now been removed from public view (10:15 PM MT)
Arlena has also posted a second video where she calls me out by name and claims she spoke at some length with Kent Hovind. Alas, she has already removed that video and I have not had a chance to listen to it. Hopefully, it was captured by someone else and preserved.
Link to the second video since removed:
Graphic prepared from said video:
That link currently presents as:
Link to on-line docket history in Arlena’s criminal case:
Update November 14, 2020
Shara Michelle promises an Arlena Willes interview tomorrow!
Update November 16, 2020
Yesterday Shara Michelle did broadcast her blockbuster interview with Arlena Willes via FaceBook live at:
That was captured and preserved and can also now be found at the following links:
Michael Mihalakis (aka Meko Haze) also covered the broadcast with extensive commentary on his DISCUSS venue, and that is now archived at:
I just noticed that Arlena Willes latest FaceBook page appears to have disappeared, and with it all of her posts under that account. Is she running scared that the Court may, indeed, be out to punish her for her contempt of Court; perhaps jailing her pending the scheduled December trial?
I also now notice that Arlena’s most recently utilized YouTube channel has apparently disappeared; at least there are no videos there.
Update November 20, 2020
Update November 23, 2020
Looks like the trial might be again delayed. Don’t know what the other document filed is all about, but we may get details soon.
Update November 24, 2020
The Prosecution’s Motion for a Trial Continuance
Update November 25, 2020
Meko Haze – A Double Feature on Arlena Willes!
I guess these are what has Shara Michelle so upset.
1 of 2:
2 of 2:
Looks like about 6 hours worth. I have not listened in. Maybe I’ll catch portions of them later.
Shara’s responses can be found at:
The Court docket now reflects the pre-trial hearing has been rescheduled to January 14, 2021 and the trial to January 28, 2021.
Update November 27, 2020
Shara Michelle attempts to explain the frivolous jurisdictional dispute she and Arlena Willes are now raising.
My comments on Shara’s Comments
1. Despite my repeated efforts, Shara refused to explicitly state whether or not she accepted the Maricopa County Court’s jurisdiction over the criminal case of Arlena Willes.
2. I think her claims otherwise are frivolous as far as changing the Court’s jurisdiction over the case.
3. Shara never actually explains what the consequences are that she proposes even if her factual and legal claims are correct.
4. I don’t think Shara has the relevant facts and law correct, but if she does, so what? If Shara is not going to explicitly allege that her claims, if true, would deny the Maricopa County Court of jurisdiction over Arlena’s criminal case so that the charges must be dismissed, it is only a curious distraction typical of Shara’s work.
Update November 28, 2020
Another graphic from the Meko Haze video illustrating Shara Michelle’s refusal to take a position!
Update November 29, 2020
Shara Michelle v. Robert Baty – Jurisdiction
The above link is to the posting of a 30 minute video which contains the substantive Robert Baty and Shara Michelle segments from the recent Meko Haze broadcast; 30 minutes dealing with the jurisdiction issue raised by Shara which she continues to refuse to properly address (i.e., she has yet to “affirm” or “deny” as to her belief regarding the jurisdiction of the Maricopa County Court over the Arlena Willes criminal case).
Unlike Shara, Arlena has recently claimed/alleged that the Maricopa County Court does not have jurisdiction over her criminal case.
Jonathon is in the full-time custody of his father, Billy Zeek, and appears to be doing well.
Arlena seems to have noticed!
Edited for Relevance:
Update December 1, 2020
Arlena’s Followup Note (Threat)
Court Notes on Continuance
Shara finally gets her new song/video posted which includes images of the Glendale police report and other stuff, including some of my FaceBook Messenger messages.
(The above-referenced video has already gone private.)
Before losing the video, I did capture one image of the Glendale police report that appears to show that the investigation referenced therein did begin in Glendale and later moved to Phoenix; which the law appears to most appropriately allow. Shara seems to be trying to claim the Glendale police had no jurisdiction; a claim Arlena has taken to mean the Maricopa County Court should have no jurisdiction because the whole case is without a legal, jurisdictional foundation. Glendale and Phoenix are both in Maricopa County and the Maricopa County Court has jurisdiction over felonies committed anywhere in the county.
The video has now been reposted, possibly with some editing, at:
(Now the above is no longer public.)
Shara has tried a 3rd time and claims she’s done. Here’s the link to the 3rd posting of the video:
(The above has now also been made private!)
Alas, Shara’s 4th attempt is now posted at the following link:
Update December 9, 2020
I think the following table provides relevant information to trying to figure out the sentencing guidelines in the case of Arlena Willes.
Looks like Arlena may be looking at 5-25 years in prison depending on whether sentences are consecutive or concurrent, with probation options and jail time options.
Update December 9, 2020
Update December 11, 2020
Nothing of substance came of Shara’s big announcement above; typical Shara.
However, Arlena did post the following note, amongst many memes she posted, to Shara’s thread at the following link:
Update December 16, 2020
Just some reminders:
Link to Arlena’s Maricopa County Court Docket Record
Link to Indictment
Update January 1, 2021
Update January 3, 2021
Located an on-line complaint Arlena Willes posted against her public defender Rick Tosto!
Minutes of the March 16, 2020 hearing were posted in this article above as an update dated March 18, 2020.
Links to screenshots of March 16, 2020 hearing minutes:
Update January 7, 2021
What is Shara Michelle up to now?!
Update January 11, 2021
Shara Michelle’s FaceBook page referenced above has disappeared and no one seems to know what is up with all of that.
Meanwhile, here are the court minutes of Melissa Diegel’s recent, last hearing which notices her effort to fire her attorney and the continuance of her trial:
Update January 14, 2021
Looks like Arlena may not have had her hearing this morning as scheduled, somehow, and the trial was continued to May 2021. Other details as to what may have transpired at this morning’s hearing may be reported later.
Motion to Continue – Granted
Update January 15, 2021
Shara Michelle comes out of hiding and posts this!
Update January 19, 2021
Minutes from the January 14, 2021 hearing are now available from the Court.
Update February 3, 2021
Motions for health professionals to provide restricted health information for interviews/depositions/trial.
Update February 5, 2021
Order issued for health care witnesses to testify!
Update March 9, 2021
Court minutes in Arlena Willes criminal case as to proceedings on March 4, 2021:
Update March 16, 2021
Shara Michelle has finally come up with a website and posted an article on Arlena Willes, consisting of what is purported to be a transcript of the March 4, 2021 proceeding noted above.
Shara’s published material at the above link contains a brief transcript dealing with the cases of Ashley Fuller. Shara offers nothing in her publication to explain why that should have been included with her publication of the transcript of Arlena’s proceeding. Since that time, Shara & Arlena have been trying to propose they have caught the judge in some kind of misbehavior, suggesting they have no idea what was going on with the Fuller case or how such cases are handled.
Screenshot of the Fuller segment in Shara’s publication:
Links to the 2 Fuller cases mentioned above:
It appears Ashley has been in jail since October 2020!
Update March 20, 2021
Arlena Willes, in her March 4, 2021 appearance noted above, also complained about wanting to visit her mother who was, allegedly, dying. However, she indicated she would not file a motion for permission to leave the area and visit her mother. It is not known what Arlena plans regarding visiting her mother. She seems to refuse to cooperate with her lawyer to get a motion filed.
Then there is this from Shara Michelle regarding her plans for a live broadcast featuring Arlena:
Update March 21, 2021
Shara and Arlena are playing games and hiding their posts (blocking folks like me). The following is just one of Arlena’s recent posts indicating she is still whining about her mother while refusing to work with her lawyer to file a simple motion that might allow her to visit her mother with the Court’s blessing. Otherwise, she continues whining about my coverage of her case.
Link to Shara’s FaceBook thread from which following was posted:
Update March 23, 2021
Arlena has filed an appeal, but it is not yet clear what she is appealing!
Update March 24, 2021
Arlena’s latest filing:
Update March 25, 2021
Settlement of the Ashley Fuller cases mentioned above:
Update April 2, 2021
Documents Filed by State in Willes Criminal Case!
Notice regarding Arlena’s earlier attempt at an appeal:
Motion to preclude Willes spouting conspiracy theories:
Motion to preclude Willes claiming diminished capacity:
Notice that State will use Willes prior bad acts:
Update April 6, 2021
Arlena’s attempt to appeal certain issues, pro se, has been dismissed by the appellate court as “premature”.
Update April 7, 2021
Sounds like the Court wants to hear what the State has in mind with all of its motions and so scheduled a evidentiary hearing for April 12, 2021.
Update April 13, 2021
Rick Tosto, Arlena Willes’ court-appointed attorney, has filed 3 responses to the State’s motions in limine and regarding defenses.
I am thinking Arlena will not be pleased!
There is now a minute entry today, April 13, 2021, noting the scheduling of an “in-person hearing” for April 15, 2021.
Update April 15, 2021
Shara Michelle, Arlena’s on-line advocate, has posted her account of the April 12, 2021 proceeding at:
On April 12, 2021, in THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA, Case: CR-2019-0005397-002-DT, State of Arizona vs. Arlena Willes, the EVIDENTIARY HEARING was set, after the state of Arizona throws a couple of muddy fast balls out from left field. But my mitts are on the documented evidence, with full disclosure in this case, proving a sharp contrast to what the state is presenting, deftly hitting those curve balls out of the park.
As always, Mrs Willes is punctual, arriving ten minutes early for her virtual hearing at 9:30 am. And although she stands accused of egregious crimes she never committed, she remains polite, and attentive. She is dressed in a neat, presentable suit, with her dark auburn hair outlining her soft, porcelain-like face, and with her always evident love for her child in her heart, she waits enduringly for JUDGE GEOFFREY FISH to call the case …
JUDGE GEOFFREY FISH: And Miss Willes, your name and date of birth? …
ARLENA WILLES: My name is Arlena Minerva Willes, and my date of birth recorded on my birth certificate as the date born is ——-, the date of birth is ——–, my date born as a natural living woman.
JUDGE GEOFFREY FISH: Let me ask you this, when did your mother actually deliver you at the hospital or wherever you were born?
ARLENA WILLES: Deliver me at the hospital, well, I was born on ——- as a living natural woman, my date of birth recorded on my birth certificate is ——- sir.
JUDGE GEOFFREY FISH: Alright, thank you very much …
FREEDOM PUBLIC PRESS: … I see many inaccurate statements in these motions that clearly do not match the records. I could write an article on the public record alone and get the facts on the table into the light of day (maybe I will)…
Arlena Willes was, reportedly, born on March 23, 1972!
(For some reason, Shara did not properly transcribe that information.)
Link to Today’s Live Hearing:
As I was tuning in, a witness was being called. Arlena was whining about her objections. The Court noted that Arlena had an outstanding objection to everything and muted her. Arlena later held up a picture of the victim. The judge told her if she didn’t stop that stuff she would be removed from the proceedings. It looks to me like Crystal Nuttle is the woman sitting beside Arlena. Arlena continued to speak at times, though no one could hear her, and she started flashing documents, which the Court allowed. Arlena also was rocking back and forth such as she has commonly done in videos.
Ultimately, Arlena was removed from the proceedings due to her antics!
It was confirmed that Crystal Nuttle was with Arlena, as shown in the screenshot below taken from the live feed.
Update April 19, 2021
Court Minutes of April 15, 2021 hearing!
Link to access minute entry above:
Meanwhile, in the Melissa Diegel case, which some have claimed is just like the Arlena Willes case, a motion has been filed for a competency determination.