Auditor UNLAWFULLY ARRESTED for Felony in Galveston, TX 8/11/23 after FALSE Report made

On August 11, 2023, Matthew Reardon was pulled over by Galveston Texas police department for suspicion of DWI after a troll allegedly called in a false report to dispatch that Reardon had been drinking alcohol while behind the wheel of his car.

Bobby Kennedy admits being the culprit to calling Galveston Police Department on 8/11/2023 and reporting Reardon was “driving drunk”

Upon making contact with him through conducting a traffic stop, Galveston police officers stated that they smelled the odor of alcohol coming from Reardon’s car. Reardon stated to the police that he had not consumed a drop of alcohol over the last 3 to 4 years’ time when asked to step out of the vehicle and conduct a field sobriety test. He stated that the field sobriety test has been notorious for being rigged and proceeded to demand a breathalyzer test be administered to prove that he had not consumed any alcoholic beverages. Reardon, a First Amendment Auditor and constitutional rights activist, was recording this encounter along with two friends adjacent to the stop. Galveston police insist on the field sobriety test, which Reardon refuses, demands an attorney, and again demands a breathalyzer test be administered.

Reardon is then placed under arrest for suspicion of DWI, loaded into the back of a truck, and brought to the hospital for a blood test to be administered. The department refused to administer a breathalyzer as demanded, despite the probable cause remaining that the odor of alcohol was the motivating force. The officers proceeded to a blood draw, claiming that a warrant was being applied for to obtain the blood sample. Without being shown any warrant, Reardon is forcibly held down by nearly 10 officers while handcuffed behind his back and then stuck with a needle multiple times in his right arm.

After all of this Reardon is brought to the Galveston County jail. While in booking, Reardon hears the arresting officer on a phone call with deputy Kandi Beavers with the Lafayette County Mississippi sheriff’s department where she allegedly conspires with the officer to book Reardon for felony DUI third, despite a highly controversial DUI from February 2021 involving Deputy Beavers. Reardon insists the particular 2021 DUI is currently on appeal after crucial evidence proving Reardon’s innocence on that particular DUI came up missing at his November, 2021 trial. Reardon has also strongly asserted that Deputy Beavers committed perjury by lying on stand and under oath in order to send Reardon off to prison for one year in 2022, a claim he says should not only Brady-List Beavers and terminate her employment as a law enforcement officer, but also criminally indict her based upon credible evidence that has been brought forth and asserted. Reardon claims that this attempt to jail him in Galveston, Texas for felony DUI, based upon false allegations made is an outrageous attempt to re-imprison him through using Galveston, TX to do Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department’s bidding. Particularly that of Deputy Kandi Beavers based upon the serious allegations Reardon has brought to the surface about the Deputy’s knowingly false, retaliatory claims made. A video detailing out these claims on Beavers can be viewed here

Watch the video above of the controversial DWI Arrest on 8/11/2023. Reardon anxiously awaits clearing his name by additional Discovery to come in this matter.

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Citizen drives 2.5 hours to MS Attorney General’s Office to file complaints and is REFUSED ASSISTANCE!

On Monday, August 7th 2023, A concerned citizen commuted 2.5 hours to Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch’s Office to report multiple serious occurrences of public corruption in North Mississippi, particularly Lafayette County, Mississippi. Upon arriving, he was refused access to the Attorney Generals Office, and no investigator would speak with him despite his repeated protests about the seriousness of the crimes that occurred and continue to occur. The situation becomes more and more tense as it becomes increasingly clear that this office is completely derelicting it’s duty through refusing to return a call or meet in person regarding matters of public corruption among state officials.

Reardon says he is completely fed up with the corruption running rampant throughout the State of Mississippi. He says there is a blatant refusal by a plethora of state officials to honor their oaths of office and protect the civil/constitutional rights of citizens, and that what occurred on Monday August 7th 2023 is yet even more proof of this.

For those equally concerned, Reardon asks two things in particular. First, to pick up the phone and redress the State Attorney General’s Office by calling 601-359-3680. Second, subscribe to his YouTube channel by going to

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1st Amendment Auditor ATTACKED by a Repo Man on Walmart Property in Southaven, Mississippi

On Thursday, August 3rd, 2023 a 1st Amendment Auditor and Constitutional Rights Activist got attacked by a Repo Agent in the ⁠Walmart parking lot in Southaven, MS while saving another citizen’s car from being hauled away. It Took 10-15 minutes for the first officer to show and ballooned to probably a great portion of their manpower. All of this because they refused to honor the oath that they swore to their country and its constitution, thus making their job much more difficult than it had to be.

Internal Affairs Complaints filed on responding Officers and Criminal Affidavit sworn against Repo Man

On Friday, August 4th 2023, Reardon traveled to the Southaven MS police department and met with Lieutenant Don Barr whom heads up Internal Affairs for the department. While there, internal affairs complaints get alleged against all responding officers except for one. In the midst of filling out the report, Lieutenant Barr leaves the room. Upon finishing, Reardon gets up and goes to the door, finding that the door is locked from the outside. This essentially turned this room into a jail/prison cell where Reardon was being held against his will. Eventually, Lieutenant Barr returns and Reardon then signs criminal charges against his attacker, Taylor Douget. Finally, Reardon gets sworn in by a clerk and a probable cause hearing gets set for Wednesday, August 9th, 2023.

Public Records Request is made for the 911 Call, all Officer Body Cams, and all Officer reports generated!

Immediately following the filing of internal affairs complaints and criminal charges, Reardon heads across the street to Southaven City Hall where he goes to the City Clerk’s Office and requests the 911 call, all officer body cams, and any officer report generated from response to the Walmart parking lot incident on August 3rd, 2023. This is shown above in what is marked as Part 3.

More information to be updated to this article as it becomes available

The public needs to truly weigh in on their opinions of what all is really going on here. And for those who pick the right reasons redress, redress them in a responsible way. The Southaven Police Department number is 662-393-8654 for easy finding.

An Unconscionable Plan to Entrap and Falsely Imprison

On June 24th 2022, I decided to do a first amendment audit of Oxford Mississippi City Hall with a goal of requesting public records from the city clerk at the conclusion. These audits were something I had started doing as a citizen journalist to promote government transparency and accountability, and I had done several during the month of June. As I’m doing my audit documenting the inside of City hall, I am approached by Oxford police lieutenant Kevin Parker and ordered out of the building under detainment due to Parker stating mayor Robyn Tannehill had a restraining order for 2017 which was still allegedly active against me. Another supervisor, Captain Lyons, then approaches me, and I voice my disagreeance with all of this calling it unconstitutional to bar a citizen and journalist from City Hall based upon a five year old extremely shady restraining order taken out never renewed by a mayor whom I never asked for, and never saw while I was in City hall. Lyons says if I come back to City Hall I would be arrested for trespassing and violation of restraining order. I complied and I left.

On June 28th 2022 as I was walking into Lafayette county chancery Court for a child custody hearing I’m wandered by Major Alan Wilburn of the sheriff’s department and told I can’t come in with the recording devices per the judge. he then pulls out an arrest warrant for the charge of aggravated stocking which stem directly from me walking in the city hall on June 24th to do a first amendment audit. What I would later find out was that the Oxford police chief Jeff McCutchen had referred the matter which should have been squashed over to the Mississippi bureau of investigations and returned they felony charge of aggravated stocking citing the audit and five to six Twitter tweets against Tannehills policies one year prior during her reelection campaign as the course of conduct supposedly directed at Tannehill. I was given a $10,000 Bond set my Judge Kent Smith which was promptly moved to be revoked by assistant district attorney Tiffany kilpatrick. at the preliminary and revocation of bond hearing which gave the impression of the kangaroo court, judge Smith ruled that I be held without bond in order to mental health exam and competency hearing. my initially assigned public defender Mitchell Driskill was mysteriously replaced with another attorney by the name of Mark McClinton and was from New albany. However there was never any Court filing or entry authorizing the swap. what if what I quickly found out was that McClinton did not have my best interest at heart whatsoever. Not only could I rarely reach him, but the court ordered mental health exam wasn’t scheduled by him until nearly two months later, in September. Dr Christopher Lott conducted the mental health exam and concluded that I had no bipolar or any other major or noticeable mental health illness. The day before the competency hearing September 29th, I speak with McClinton on the phone he informs me the whole case fell apart from the state, they never had anything on me to begin with as the charge didn’t fit, and the following day the charge would be tossed completely at the competency hearing on September 30th. This never happened just following day McClinton springs a guilty plea on me telling me if I don’t take it, the jury would be tainted and fixed and the elements of the charge would be exploited likely sending me to prison, even if it moved to another adjacent county. He said if I accepted it, I’d go home in my family today, and get five years probation, banishment from Lafayette county for five years beginning 45 days later, and that he would expunge the charge when eligible. Due to a crisis with my family I felt my hands were tied and I took the Guilty plea, solely to get out take care of my family. I immediately told the McClinton this was a mistake and I wanted to withdraw my plea and go to trial. He wouldn’t entertainment he wouldn’t entertain it or assist with it so on October 31st 2022 I filed my own motion to withdraw guilty plea and either go to trial or dismiss the unconstitutional charge.

A few days prior, I witnessed an act of police corruption in a neighboring City and captured it on video. I reported this to the local FBI field office in Oxford Mississippi on October 28th 2022. I was advised to bring the video up to the field office a short time later and I recorded this call. I then called to Lafayette county sheriff’s office to report my requested presents at the FBI office in Oxford so as to being compliance with the circuit court order regarding the banishment.

On November 1st 2022, the day after I filed my motion to withdraw my guilty plea, the assistant district attorney filed a motion to revoke my sentence and hold me without bond for a revocation hearing, which is then ordered by judge Tollison.

I was arrested the evening of November 1st 2022 and held in jail until November 3rd for the revocation hearing. I was deprived fully of due process. I was never informed what I was being revoked for until I was brought to the hearing. No attorney was present for me and the fact that I went into the hearing blind not knowing what the revocation hearing was for meant that I was not afforded the opportunity to gather evidence or produce witnesses to prove my innocence. Some of the most crucial requirements to due process.

The testimony given was that I drove to the FBI office in Oxford Mississippi without having an appointment set, however this is untrue as a call recording shows, I did exactly as I was advised to do by an agent or employee of the FBI to bring evidence to their office of police corruption caught on video in another city. Sheriff East allegedly called the FBI field office a short time later and some individual, or possibly the same one, told East that I didn’t have an appointment. I told the judge I had called recordings corroborating everything showing I did exactly as I was advised by the FBI to do, even me calling the sheriff’s department to report my needed presence. However judge Tollison would not let me produce it, and after a short deliberation he sent me to serve one year in prison for violating the banishment, even though my reason for going to the FBI was lawful, for official reasons in order to enforce the equal protections of the law!
Can you say entrapment and false imprisonment among many others?

HUGE WIN!! Batesville, MS REVERSES controversial ordinance banning Video Recording in City Buildings!

Batesville, MS Mayor Hal Ferrell reveals City Ordinance barring Video Recording in the lobbies of City Buildings after a big push by a Constitutional Rights Activist and his supporters

Change came to Batesville, MS on Wednesday 10/19/22, thanks to a push by a 1st amendment auditor/constitutional rights activist and all of his supporters!

This was the Board of Aldermen meeting July 19, 2022 where the Ordinance to ban video recording in City buildings was tabled and passed. Reardon reviews the matter at hand

It was more than just a constitutional challenge and open refusal to comply with controversial ordinance passed by the Board of Alderman on July 19, 2022. The Ordinance in reference barred the use of photography or video recording inside of any City Building. However, on October 13, 2022 all of that would come under direct challenge by a Journalist/1st Amendment Auditor/ Constitutional Rights Activist.

Matt Reardon walks into Batesville, MS City Hall to video record the inside of City Hall on October 13, 2022. This sparked a major reaction to come

The very next day, October 14, 2022 Reardon put in a call to the Batesville Mayor, Hal Ferrell. Later that day, he got a return call from the Mayor. In that call, matters deteriorate as both Reardon the Mayor take two completely opposite stances on the matter at hand. Reardon states that he is fully intent on constitutionally challenging the Ordinance and will return to request public records, recording video as he is doing it. Mayor Ferrell then welcomes the challenge, stating he will even personally address the matter when Reardon comes in video recording. Then both state their willingness to fight the matter in court.

Here is the call on 10/14/2022 between Reardon and Mayor Hal Ferrell

On 10/17/2022, Reardon calls Mayor Ferrell back to let him know he was coming to constitutionally challenge the city Ordinance and request Public Records on Wednesday 10/19/2022 to ensure the Mayor was going to be there.

The confirmation call on 10/17/2022 from Reardon to Mayor Hal Ferrell

On Wednesday, 10/19/2022 just after 2pm, Matt Reardon delivers on his promises and arrives at City Hall walking in with not just one camera recording video, but three separate cameras. Mayor Hal Ferrell comes out of his office and immediately greets Reardon, shaking his hand, and stating that he and the board of Aldermen convened the night before. During this meeting they discussed all the grievances stated and took into account all the calls and emails received on the matter from a plethora of concerned citizens. Ferrell says they held a special vote and voted to repeal the Ordinance.

Since that time, Reardon says that he and the Batesville Mayor have spoken several times and that a mutual respect and friendship have been established. Mayor Ferrell has shown an insistence on transparency being given to the Citizens of Batesville and any interested citizen into the function of matters in Batesville, MS.

This story couldn’t have come with a better, more perfect ending! Hats are off to the Batesville Mayor and all concerned citizens whom helped bring about a positive change!

July 19, 2022 Batesville, MS Board of Aldermen Meeting where NO-VIDEO Ordinance passed

Here is the Board of Aldermen Meeting we all have been waiting to see! It is set to automatically play from the point it is introduced by the City Attorney, Colomon Mitchell

Here is the Board of Aldermen Meeting we all have been waiting to see! It is set to automatically play from the point it is introduced by the City Attorney, Colomon Mitchell, and I have to seriously question the leadership in this city for the City Attorney to actually entertain and introduce such a controversial, constitutionally unsound ordinance that could easily throw the City into turmoil in defending its decisions. The issue is tabled for discussion at 37min:40sec into the meeting and the unanimous vote happens 43min:50sec into the meeting. Leave your comments after watching.

Here is my Audit of City Hall 10/13/2022

Followed by a call from the Mayor the very next day

YouTube Subscriber sends POWERFUL email to Batesville Mayor condemning Unconstitutional Ordinance

I received word from one of my YouTube Subscribers informing me that he had sent a detailed email to the Batesville, MS Mayor Hal Ferrell as well as the VFW Posts in the Panola County area condemning one of the city’s newest ordinances that has been hailed as unconstitutional.

I received word from one of my YouTube Subscribers informing me that he had sent a detailed email to the Batesville, MS Mayor Hal Ferrell as well as the VFW Posts in the Panola County area condemning one of the city’s newest ordinances that has been hailed as unconstitutional.

All I can say after reading it, is WOW! Job well done, David. Job incredibly done! David is a proud and patriotic US Army Veteran, and I thank him for his time and dedication to ensuring our safety and our freedom. Here is what David had to say:

Hello, Mr Mayor, Board of Aldermen Members, and Treasured Members Of Sardis Memorial VFW Post 12121 and VFW Post 4968

I hope everyone is having a good day today! I really appreciate all of the long hours of hard work and dedication it takes to run a City Government, as a former Government official myself! Because I am interested in local government, I frequent the internet to learn what different local government bodies do similarly and differently. Upon my research into the City of Batesville ,I discovered something rather perplexing and quite disturbing!

Where do I begin? A City of Batesville Ordinance passed by the Board in July of 2022 making it “unlawful” and a “misdemeanor” to record in the publicly accessible areas of the local city government, is in direct opposition to the Constitutional Rights of all Citizens of the United States Of America, Mississippi, Panola County and City of Batesville! As a U.S Army Veteran, I am sickened by this, knowing first hand the level of Selfless Sacrifice made by hundreds of thousands men and women, so we can enjoy the Freedoms we have in Our Country! In North Korea, All foreign tourists are assigned two North Korean minders who decide where tourists eat and what they see and do. In this video, we see Public Servants acting as if The City Of Batesville were a town in North Korea! Moreover,The City Of Batesville now has an Ordnance similar to what one may see in the DPRK! This Ordnance is an attempt to shield the Government from the scrutiny of its citizens! It is not based in any Constitutional Law or case law.

Taking photographs and the Recording of things that are plainly visible from public spaces is a constitutional right and that includes inside federal buildings, transportation facilities, and recording police and other government officials carrying out their duties. If the behavior of a Citizen Journalist interferes with the operation of government or the ability of other members of the public to use a public facility, a Citizen Journalist may be removed from public property they would otherwise be entitled to be in.

Note that such a disruption would have to consist of more than the mere act of recording. In order to be lawfully removed the Journalist’s actions must make it impossible for city business to continue in an orderly fashion. Profane or abusive language doesn’t create a sufficient disruption by itself, either—only if such language qualifies as a physical threat or “fighting words” (words that inflict injury themselves or tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace) or if the act (not just the content) of speaking itself disrupts city business, is there cause for members of the public to be removed.

The First Amendment Of the U.S Constitution states; Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

In the United States, there is and can be no legal requirement or accreditation of any kind required to assume the titles “member of the press”, “journalist”, “reporter”, etc. Simply put, any Citizen of the United States can pick up a camera and be a journalist to distribute information about matters to the public interest.The Citizen Journalist in the video was conducting a Constitutionally protected activity from publicly accessible spaces. If the general public are permitted to be there, so can the Press.

When one is in public, the law holds that a person cannot expect to have a high degree of privacy. Thus, surveillance cameras, audio recording devices, and other forms of in-person or remote observation and recording are legal.Feelings are not to interfere with our Constitutional Protected Rights! Further, The freedom of the press, protected by the First Amendment, is critical to a democracy in which the government is accountable to the people. A free media functions as a watchdog that can investigate and report on government wrongdoing. It is also a vibrant marketplace of ideas, a vehicle for ordinary citizens to express themselves and gain exposure to a wide range of information and opinions.

Sure, It’s easy to empathise with the emotions and feelings of these hard working ladies in the video! Remember, history is fraught with unscrupulous laws based on feelings…. Jim Crow Laws were just some of them not too long ago!

I urge all American Citizens, especially my fellow Veterans, to oppose this unlawful Ordnance with the same tenacity the Bravest of Us ALL had when They gave all to preserve our Rights as Americans! It may seem trivial to some but I’ll leave you with some words of warning spoken by the Founding Fathers Of Our Great Country to help aid you in your pondering on this important issue;

“The people are the ultimate guardians of their own liberties.In every government on earth is some trace of human weakness, some germ of corruption and degeneracy. Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone.”
Thomas Jefferson

“I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”
James Madison

This is a Link to the Video inspiring this email. Please remember it will be seen around the world and across our Nation!

Please Respond, but more importantly take action!

David N U.S Army Veteran

This is the 1st Amendment audit David referenced in his email
The call with Mayor Ferrell the day after the 1st Amendment Audit where I try to convince him that it is unconstitutional and announce intention to constitutionally challenge
Finally here is the call today to Mayor Ferrell. His office has received many calls and emails. His tone sounds a bit different. Could he possibly be walking back his ordinance? I will find out when I walk in on Wednesday

Mississippi Bureau of Investigations Captain pulls out his phone to record Journalist

An Independent Journalist and Constitutional Rights Activist is at the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations office in Batesville, MS trying to get some answers from Lieutenant Joey Mauney or Brian Sullivan. He claims the MBI improperly hyped up information that’s constitutionally protected, while suppressing other evidence that he claims is exculpatory. Highway Patrol Captain Cooper identifies himself as the individual in charge and pulls out his phone to record Journalist.

An Independent Journalist and Constitutional Rights Activist commuted to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations office in Batesville, MS on Thursday, 10/6/2022 trying to get some answers from Lieutenant Joey Mauney or Brian Sullivan.

Matthew Reardon claims the twitter posts referenced in an Affidavit by Lieutenant Mauney were improperly hyped-up, and that the Tweets include opinionated and factual political statements that are fully protected as free speech under the First Amendment. Reardon claims Mauney intentionally ignored and suppressed other evidence that he claims is exculpatory and would show vengeful prosecution aimed at him, and a clearly biased stance by the Agency. All combined equate to an Oppressive and Tyrannical Attack on Freedom of Speech and that which is ensured and protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution!

As he enters to attempt to find the answer to some questions from Mauney, Highway Patrol Captain Gerald Cooper identifies himself as the individual in charge and pulls out his phone to record Journalist.

In response to this, Journalist/Constitutional Rights Activist Matthew Reardon files an open records request for Disciplinary Records AND the content off the Officers phone shown recording.

Here is the reason these items are requested. It’s funny how Lieutenant Mauney never listed anything about what transpired last year making their investigation in June 2022, completely biased and unfair
Back in May of 2021, Reardon accused the Agency of being complicit in their refusal to investigate matters of Public Corruption.
Here is Mauney’s Affidavit seeking arrest of Reardon

I Lieutenant Joey Mauney was assigned to the assist with the investigation. I arrived at the Oxford Police Department at approximately 0900 hours and met with Investigator Shane Fortner in reference to their investigation thus far. Investigator Fortner briefed me on the information that the Investigators had about the case. The suspect Matthew Oliver REARDON was under a protection order issued by the Chancery Court.

I, Lieutenant Joey Mauney, reviewed the case report by Lieutenant Shane Fortner then proceeded to go to Facebook and went to Matthew Reardon’s public page I observed a link to a YouTube video I clicked on the link and was directed to the video on YouTube and began to watch the content. The incident involves a video is 23 minutes and 35 seconds in length. In the video, you can see Matthew Reardon walk up to the doors of City Hall and enter the building at approximately 3:53 on the video. He goes to a display board that shows where the different departments are within City Hall. He then proceeds to walk around the first-floor videotaping before returning to the display board at approximately 5 :45 on the video. Reardon then walks up the stairs to the second floor and proceeds to Mayor Tannehill’s office doors. He stands at the doors for a brief time then walks away but soon returns. At approximately 7:49 on the video, he attempts to enter the door by using the doorknob but was unsuccessful. He again walks away until he is met by someone on the second floor. He tells the female that he remembered the mayor’s office is on the first floor from when Mayor Patterson was in office.

The suspect Matthew REARDON has continually violated parts of his restraining order issued to Mayor Robyn Tannehill. The suspect Matthew Oliver REARDON has done this in person as well as social media outlets like Twitter and YouTube. The suspect made tweets towards the Mayor on several different occasions to include May 23, 2021, August 3, 2021, August, 2021, August 12, 2021, August 17, 2021, August 23, 2021, and September 1, 2021 just to name a few incidents.

Based on the about facts and circumstances and the heinous nature of this crime, this affidavit requests an Arrest Warrant be issued for Matthew Oliver REARDON for Stalking; Aggravated Stalking.

Lt Joey Mauney
Here are the tweets from 2021 Mauney referenced
Not only was there no tweet as referenced by Mauney on May 23, 2021, but clearly Mauney overlooked the accusations Reardon levied against the MBI earlier in May of 2021 for their refusal to investigate alleged crimes of public corruption.
FINALLY, this is the video Mauney referenced of the First Amendment Audit of Oxford City Hall. Do you see any type of contact with the Mayor? Mauney falsifies the evidence in attesting that Reardon tries to twist the door knob to the mayors office 7 min 49 sec into the video however Reardon NEVER once touched the door knob to the mayors office and was simply scanning a QR code with his other phone!

This is a developing story. Check back

Full Blown Constitutional Crisis Comes to a Head in Lafayette County, MS

Vigilante Investigative Reporter details out alleged large scale conspiracy by the State of Mississippi and Lafayette County Officials to intimidate, manipulate, obstruct, and defeat the due course of Justice in multiple courts. He says it amounts to a full scale attack on the Constitution and if left unchecked, poses one of the largest threats to society as a whole!

On Tuesday June 28, 2022, just prior to a scheduled Chancery Court Hearing commencing, Matt Reardon was taken into Custody by Lafayette County Sheriffs Department due to an arrest warrant that stemmed from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations on June 27th.

Reardon was charged with Aggravated Stalking after he walked in to Oxford, MS City Hall with a camera phone to record the publicly accessible spaces and then request public records. Something Reardon says is called a First Amendment Audit and is completely protected as being constitutional under the First Amendment including a plethora of Federal case law backing that up. The sole issue that State and Local Officials relied upon in their filing of this Felony Charge against Reardon was a restraining order that was taken out in 2017 by the then Mayor-Elect, Robyn Tannehill, whom they alleged was inside of City Hall at the time Reardon entered, although no contact was made nor did Reardon even attempt to make any type of contact with.

After the initial $10,000 appearance bond set by Circuit Court Judge Kent Smith was revoked at the request of the District Attorneys Office, Reardon sat confined and fully deprived of his freedom and liberty for 3-months time. Over the course of that time, Reardon was hit with several orders and timely deadlines requiring his response to ongoing litigation in not just one, not even two, but three separate courts, both State and Federal. Unfortunately the conditions of his incarceration would ultimately deprive and prevent him from providing his response within the timeframe required by each Court. Of these included a Motion for Dismissal coincidentally filed the DAY AFTER Reardon was arrested (June 29, 2022) where the State of Mississippi sought the dismissal of an ongoing Federal Lawsuit that Reardon had filed back in April alleging a plethora of Civil Rights Violations stemming from an alleged Conspiracy involving State and County Officials, along with Employees of Communicare. Reardon had until September 15, 2022 to respond to the pending motion, however he was unable to respond to the States Motion for Dismissal due to the conditions of his incarceration and a lack of resources or ability to do so.

What strikes even more of a “coincidence” is that Reardon was currently Appealing the denial of his Post Conviction Relief Petition which raised multiple alleged fatal flaws and Constitutional Rights Violations in an attempt to directly challenge his Plea in 2017. This appeal had been filed and assigned to the Mississippi Court of Appeals, and the court was awaiting Reardon’s submission of a corrected motion for rehearing after Reardon asked the Court to recall his timely filed motion in order to fix certain discrepancies and printing errors. On June 27, 2022, just days after Reardon made this request, orders reportedly came down the Chain of Command for The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations to Charge Matthew Reardon with one count of Aggravated Stalking, a Felony Charge. Due to the confinement that would follow with his bond now revoked, Reardon was unable to submit the necessary Motion for Rehearing into the Court of Appeals in order to keep his Appeal alive and potentially going before The Mississippi Supreme Court via a Writ or Certiorari. A successful reversal or relief granted on the appeal would potentially be a major issue for the District Attorney’s Office in that this new charge REQUIRES a previous similar conviction within the past 7 years in order for them to bring such a serious charge. A potential make or break moment for the District Attorney’s Office. A June 28th arrest, however, would stop Reardon from his opportunity to prevail on appeal and would effectively seal the deal for the County and the State in more ways than just one

On August 24 with Reardon nearing 2 months incarceration, he received a third and final order. This order would come from Lafayette County Chancery Court Judge Robert Whitwell regarding lengthy litigation involving Reardon’s first born child that has seemingly dragged out in and out of the court house for years. This order would essentially close out Reardon’s claims presented to the court in an order of dismissal with prejudice after he was unable to argue it’s facts and merits on June 28, 2022 when he was taken into custody prior to walking into the courtroom in Chancery Court. Prior to walking into the courtroom Reardon was advised that the Judge had ordered all entering be searched for any cell phones or recording devices, however, this move was unprecedented as it had never before been ordered and required. Furthermore, Reardon claims that such an order was aimed solely at him, that it authorized an unlawful search and seizure in violation of his Fourth Amendment Rights, and was unenforceable as the Court never first sought permission of such a requirement by the Supreme Court in advance as would be required. In the order Reardon received August 24th, Whitwell claimed among other things that not only was Reardon’s visitation rights with his daughter severed, but his joint legal custody of his daughter was severed by the court. Reardon would ultimately be on the time-clock to dispute the ruling with 30-days to do so. Unfortunately as with the other required responses, Reardon found himself without the ability to do so due to his confinement. See the order for yourself below

On September 30, 2022 and At the strong advisement of his public defender based upon risks at trial beginning with the State and County exploiting loopholes in their own criminal statute and applying uncanny political influence, Reardon offered a plea of guilty and was given 5-Years unsupervised probation (non-reporting) along with him being banished from Lafayette County for the same period of time. This marks the second time now Lafayette County has applied Wild West Justice and told Reardon to get out of town. Reardon says he was set on taking this matter to trial, seeking full vindication on the alleged charge, however he was advised that his best viable option to regain his freedom was to take the plea and agree to the banishment due to uncertainty that would come at a jury trial, the highly influential people involved, and the testimony given by the 8 individuals that testified against Reardon at his preliminary hearing which led to the revocation of his bail.

The following day after Reardon was released from the Lafayette County Detention Center following his 3-month stay, he formally addressed the matter for the first time while ripping into the local news agencies for grandstanding and capitalizing on a matter that should have been heavily scrutinized and furthers shielding information that should have been disseminated to the public. This is what Reardon had to say:

“I plan on giving a more detailed response in the upcoming days regarding the serious legal matter that resulted from my walking into Oxford, MS City Hall on June 20, 2022 to conduct what I clearly stated was a Constitutionally Protected and completely harmless 1st Amendment Audit of the inside of City Hall as an Independent Journalist. In the meantime I need to stress a few things that have been weighing on my mind. I know my actions were clearly self evidenced in the video below which was uploaded to YouTube the same day, and the absolutely despicable charge of aggravated stalking levied against me 1-week later. Then there is the revocation of the initial appearance bond given, followed by the subsequent incarceration of me for 3 months during a time when my wife and kids needed me the most which demonstrate without a doubt the largest grandstanding overreaction by Lafayette County and it’s officials. The completely biased articles written by Magnolia State Live and and The Oxford Eagle show one side of everything which was HIGHLY doctored and manipulated. To make matters even worse I have no doubt that the latest unfair and completely biased attacks are far from over. I believe the resulting damage caused by The State of Mississippi, Local Officials, and particularly these media outlets have left a permanent stain on the Constitutional Rights afforded to all citizens. Most certainly in regards to Freedom of the Press and Journalism. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist, and quite honestly it doesn’t take one with an IQ above 20, to see in the Video of that which transpired that I never once asked to see Mayor Robyn Tannehill, never once saw Mayor Robyn Tannehill, and never did anything remotely perceivable as a threat. I was, as stated from the beginning, solely engaged in a constitutionally protected activity of simply filming the publicly accessible spaces and the decorated interior of City Hall, A PUBLIC BUILDING! It never had the slightest involvement with the Mayor as was unfairly blown out of proportion. A contempt violation on a five year old restraining order should have been it and even that would be highly questionable. Certainly not a Felony Charge of Aggravated Stalking, AND MOST DEFINITELY not getting ransacked with BOTH! We live in a cruel, sick, and sinister society that continues to digress in showing it’s ugly, dirty hand that always seems to revolve around politics. I know I have God on my side. I’m far from a “monster” as was reported from the slew of untrue testimony from the ones that truly deserve that label. There is Pure evil in the hearts of some in this county. In the Bible, Luke 12 verse 2-3 sums it up perfectly in saying that “the secrets will be uncovered, the truth will come forth, and God’s thought about every behavior and action will be vindicated. What’s done in the dark will come to light, and thank God he has created it to operate so!” The legal system has lost its integrity. The “Community” has lost its morals and decency. It’s ludicrous to me that People charged with manslaughter and murder are given bonds in this same God-Forsaken County, meanwhile I had NO weapon, threatened ABSOLUTELY no one yet this independent journalist recording in a publicly accessible building is clearly and unfairly portrayed as the true threat and completely deprived of his freedom and liberty in order to achieve the county’s ultimate two goals: To abscond from liability from not only this but another legal matter (Lawsuit), and to seek a second banishment from Lafayette County to the previous recipricantt of Wild West Justice. The true motive and motivation of this political WITCHHUNT by the State of Mississippi and Lafayette County can’t and won’t be ignored and avoided. That I solemnly swear.. These are the facts the news media refused to report on when they decided to cover this story.”

Matt Reardon

Reardon uploaded the Audit of City Hall to YouTube the very same day, which the prosecution then used as its evidence of the crime charged. But watch the video below. Do you honestly see any type of conduct that was ever directed at Mayor Robyn Tannehill? Reardon NEVER knew for a fact that she was in the building. In fact there was never was the first piece of evidence offered that she was indeed there as was claimed. But what you do see as evidence is a complete view of every step Reardon took inside of that building. CERTAINLY nothing remotely warranting a Felony Charge 1-week later

Shown above is the Full Start to Finish First Amendment Audit by Matt Reardon at the Oxford, MS City Hall on June 20, 2017. Prior to Reardon finishing the Audit where he was going to request Public Records from the City Clerk, he was met by Officers from Oxford Police Department whom escorted him out of the building by using a restraining order taken out in 2017 by the then Mayor Elect Robyn Tannehill

The Audit shown above would be Reardon’s 3rd First Amendment Audit during the month of June in Oxford, MS which include the Lafayette County Justice Court Building and the United States Post Office (shown below)

This was June 8, 2022 at Lafayette County Justice Court where Reardon walked inside of the building attempting to retrieve court papers while simultaneously recording and documenting the interaction.
This was June 16, 2022 and was a successful First Amendment Audit being that there was no interaction while Reardon was on the property
I believe these audits and dialog are very Important particularly in today’s day and age. Remember this:

The Law doesn’t give you any rights, the law only takes them away. Stand firm and protect your Rights!

This Article below fully details out what Reardon asserts as the true underlying motive for Lafayette County’s aggressive and unprecedented prosecution of him which was initiated June 28, 2022. The VERY next day The State of Mississippi filed a motion to dismiss itself from the Federal Lawsuit

Reardon Files Amended 74-page Complaint complaint REMOVING John Doe Deputies (1-10) and ADDING MS Department of Mental Health to Lawsuit!

On 6/13/2022, Matt Reardon files an amended motion for leave to amend his initial complaint with the Court. In it he specified the reasons his Initial Complaint was needing to be amended. Among others included simplifying the complaint in an easier to understand and follow along with, but also expressing his intention to drop John Doe Deputies (1-10) while ADDING the Mississippi Department of Mental Health to the Lawsuit. The new complaint is now a staggering 74-pages in length and is apt to bring challenges ahead for all parties involved. Read the complaint here and feel free to provide your thoughts regarding what was just filed

On 6/13/2022, Matt Reardon files an amended motion for leave to amend his initial complaint with the Court. In it he specified the reasons his Initial Complaint was needing to be amended. Among others included simplifying the complaint in an easier to understand and follow along with, but also expressing his intention to drop John Doe Deputies (1-10) while ADDING the Mississippi Department of Mental Health to the Lawsuit. The new complaint is now a staggering 74-pages in length and is apt to bring challenges ahead for all parties involved. Read the complaint here and feel free to provide your thoughts regarding what was just filed