Man charged with raping child was employed by UND
Hidden hand guiding dangerous predator around the Grand Forks area?
by Timothy Charles Holmseth on March 4, 2017, 9:52 A.M. CST
Is there a hidden hand guiding the movements of a man charged with rape in Northern Minnesota?
The oddities surrounding the George Lyons rape case gets stranger everyday.
George Lyons, the man charged with 1st degree sexual assault of a minor in Polk County, Minnesota, once worked at the University of North Dakota.
It’s only the latest revelation is the bizarre rape case.
Mystery surrounds the Lyons case because he publically claims to be engaged to Grand Forks State prosecutor Carmell Mattison who does not deny the claim.
Furthering the mystery is the fact there is no longer any record in the Polk County Court’s ‘Register of Actions’ regarding the criminal charges against Lyons.
However, the East Grand Forks Police Department confirmed to Write Into Action there is an “active investigation” regarding Lyons.
Write Into Action learned Lyons was charged in January, 2016 for sexually assaulting a girl. He was reported to UND and was terminated sometime thereafter.
Lyons recently obtained a job where I am employed. .
On Lyon’s first (and only) day of work he told several people he was engaged to the prosecutor that was prosecuting the Delvin Shaw murder trial (Carmell Mattison) in Grand Forks.
Lyons’ connection to UND and the local judicial community raises questions.
UND is plagued with internal crime that includes drug trafficking and child porn.
In February, 2017, UND police officer Paul Bradley Meagher was sentenced after pleading guilty to charges of child pornography following an investigation by the North Dakota BCI and the Department of Homeland Security.
Eric Hewitt Basile, 37, was charged with eight Class C felony counts of possession of certain materials prohibited in Grand Forks District Court on September 8, 2016 after a UND administration request for a computer search revealed multiple images of children between 1 and 3 years old being sexually assaulted.
Lyons’ association with UND along with his claims to be engaged to a Grand Forks State prosecutor appears extremely problematic.
UND / DANGEROUS PLACE
Quinton Higganbotham, Grand Forks, is also employed where Lyons recently obtained a job for one day.
Higganbotham said he has been pulled over several times in the past few weeks. During one event, he said he was pulled over by UND police who proceeded to have his car searched by a GFPD K-9 unit. The K-9 located nothing but Higganbotham was arrested for an unpaid fine and put in jail. He said he told the police the fine was already paid.
After bailing out of jail, Higganbotham was told by court administration there was an error and he had actually paid the fine.
“I was kidnapped,” Higganbotham said.
Higganbotham said a Grand Forks Police Officer terrorized his mother who had arrived to pick up his automobile. Despite finding no evidence of any crime, the officer told his mother to sell the car and have nothing to do with it (or her son).
Higganbotham said while he was in the Grand Forks County Correction facility, staff member Hunter Nelson, the son of Grand Forks Police Chief Mark Nelson, asked Higganbotham if he works with “Timothy Holmseth”.
On the only day Lyons worked alongside Holmseth, he asked “can we drink anything at work”.
Both Higganbotham and Holmseth locked their car doors while Lyons was present.
Minutes taken during the Alcohol and Other Drug Committee meeting held in January, 2013, lists Lyons as a member and notes UND Police Chief Eric Plummer in attendance.
Court records in North Dakota show Lyons has criminal convictions of delivering methamphetamine and providing alcohol to minors.
I (Timothy Holmseth) have obtained never before seen dash-cam video that shows UND police officer (now GFPD) Jerad Braaten shooting David James Elliott in the parking lot of Altru hospital in 2015.
The day before I received the video from the North Dakota Attorney General's office, a vechile attempted to ram me while I was working and ran me off the road. On another occassion a GFPD police veheicle sat outside my place of employment and waited for me to see it before driving away (captured on my dash-cam).
The police shooting video destroys the false story put out to the public by Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones regarding the shooting and will be included in an upcoming documentary.