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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.