Former ECP editor arrested
The Ellis County Press
PLYMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE - Joseph Glen Dauben, 28, publisher of popular blog, The Ellis County Observer, and for-mer news editor of The Ellis County Press, was arrested at his residence in downtown Plymouth a little after 9 p.m. Central time Monday, Sept. 15, stemming from investigations about posting a mug shot and other internal police information on the Web.
In a prepared statement before his arrest, Dauben, who also publishes the Plymouth State Review newspaper stated, "The more attention I get, the bigger my audience, and the more people I get to show what’s really going on in both Ellis County and the nation.
"I fear no man. Life is too short to worry about stuff like this."
The mug shot, of John Allen "Jay" Hoskins, a Combine police officer, who made the complaints warranted for his arrest, is not allowed to file in Kaufman county anymore and now has the Federal Bureau of Investigations looking into his so-called "allegations."
Hoskins, who also writes under an alias as Jeremy Phillips and owns and operates a website of his own attacking formal Bardwell Police Chief Michael Meissner, www.michaelmeissner.com, once helped bring down the crooked officer with Dauben, now accuses him with being paid by Meissner to post online threats.
Meissner, who has had 18 law enforcement jobs since 1990 according to state records, was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 15 at his Arlington
home and is being held on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity, misuse of official information and obstruction or retaliation.
According to reports, Meissner quit his job in Little River Academy, near Waco, as chief following accusations of unprofessional conduct.
Sgt.Van Namee at the Grafton County Jail, reported Dauben has fugitive from justice charges against him.
A fugitive from justice charge is one who, according to the Legal Lexicon, has committed a crime within a jurisdiction, goes into another to evade the law and avoid its punishment.
Dauben,whose investigation started this summer, moved to New Hampshire back in February of this year to pursue a law degree from Plymouth State University and to branch out more in a grassroots liberty-loving Republican area.
Bond amount was reported originally at $1.4 million dollars, changed to $500,000 and is now, after his court hearing , being held without bond accord to Grafton County Jail.
"If anything, what happened to me just made me that much more popular, and gave me the biggest podium I would ever want. Free advertising for every corrupt cockroach I’ve ever exposed, and for a cause I really want to preach to the people. Some might call it martyrdom, but I call it an opportunity, stated Dauben.