Saturday, September 20, 2008

2nd Annual "Ride for Mary"- despite the torrential rains, it was a success

Saturday, September 13, 2008 marked 4 years, 6 months and 1 day since Mary Denise Lands allegedly walked away from her apartment at Waldon Pond. September 13th will also be the date of the 2nd Annual "Ride for Mary" on behalf of Domestic Violence. As we all now know, Mary was a battered woman who suffered at the hands of her boy-friend, Chris Pratt. He is now serving up to 15 years in prison for convictions on domestic violence and violent assault on another girl-friend.

Participation and Registration for the motorcycle ride will be from 9:00 A.M-11:00 A.M. at the Place Next Door, 924 Hanover Street in Marshall, Michigan. Rain or shine, it will be a 74-mile bike ride with stops at Harley Davidson in Battle Creek, Whistle Stop in Burlington, Coldwater Fraternal Order of Eagles, #1907 and J.D’s Country Connection in Tekonsha. All proceeds will go to the Mary Lands Trust Fund, with a donation to Safe Place, an agency in Battle Creek dealing with Domestic Violence. The last stop of the afternoon will be J.D.’s Country Connection, at approximately 4:00 P.M., which will include a pig roast and refreshments, poker run, live bands including Tommy Vale, vendors on site, raffles, burn out cage, and other great prizes. As we did last year, "Ride for Mary" tee shirts will be available. We still have a limited number of shirts from the August 2007 bike ride. Those will be sold for $5.00. Where is Mary? caps will be sold for $3.00.
October 1, 2008- "Ride for Mary" We still have tee shirts left from the 2008 ride, which will be sold for $6.00. If you would like one, please call. All proceeds will go to the Mary Lands Trust Fund.

Come out and join the Marshall family, friends and supporters on our 2nd Annual "Ride for Mary" Many thanks to our great supporters, friends, and sponsors who are making this event possible. Come on out, support the ride, talk about Mary's case, and help bring her home. If you can't attend but would like a shirt, contact Cliff & Anita Marshall at 269.781.4508. We can deliver.
2nd Annual "Ride for Mary" shirts- 09/13/2008
Cliff & Anita announced that although many could not show up because of the rain and storms that passed over Michigan during the weekend Mary's ride was a success. They did raise money at the pig roast and from raffles and prizes, promoting public awareness on the issue of domestic violence. The Marshall's thank you for your support and would like you all to know that they still have "Ride for Mary" shirts now available for $6.00 each in all sizes. If you would like one delivered just give us a call, and we can drop them one off at your home or work.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is there any Domestic Violence Departments involved in this?

Anonymous said...

If someone wants to help sponsor the ride who do they contact?

Justinian Investigative Services said...

You may contact me via email or phone or call Cliff & Anita.
Their telephone number is 269.781.4508.

Anonymous said...

Mommy posted bond for her little peanut. Shane Lorenz is staying at 14200 18 1/2 Mile Rd #50
Marshall MI 49068
People in Spruce Tree park watch your kids.

Anonymous said...

I have just confirmed that Shane has been released.

Anonymous said...

Thank you to whom ever posted the information about Shane being out. I contacted the family of his victim who was not aware of his release.

Anonymous said...

so much for services of victim assistance to a family. Another thing falling thru the cracks. Like they will file on Pratt LOL

Anonymous said...

Doesn’t anyone follow the law? Cam Engle, a registered person on the Michigan State Police Sex Offender Registry has moved from his house across the street from Sherman School in Marshall. For now those kids are safe. He now resides at 18521 20 1/2 Mile Road, in Marshall.
However, Troy Allen Ruddock who was living in the home of a female minor still shows his address as 330 N. Marshall in Marshall. That house has been vacant for some time and there is a sign for rent at the location. Why hasn’t Troy Ruddock registered with MSP in his new location? Are the 2 people on the registry living at Spuce Tree mobile park in violation? Do the neighbors know they are there? Where is Ruddock now? Sounds like a case for Sgt. Bryant and his dog to sniff out?

Anonymous said...

MSP advised of Ruddocks current non compliant status. Let us hope they do there job better than your local Hazard County Department.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if there are any legalaties that would get a person in trouble for going door to door in the trailer park and handing out flyers to notify the residents of the sex offenders in there neighborhood?

Anonymous said...

I would start with Spruce Tree park mgr and ask if anyone on sex offender list can live there? You may not be able to go door to door although it is public record on the convictions and restrictions? If a person does child care in park offender could not live within a certain distance? The company may not give a damn.

Anonymous said...

what does any of this have to do with finding mary??

Anonymous said...

Like always this blog goes totally off the topic of why it is here TO FIND MARY. Also didnt know any of this information has to do with the 2nd annual ride for mary either. Get back on topic people!!!

Anonymous said...

one of those sex offenders may know about what happened to mary or where she is so I say good job to those keeping tabs on where they are and what they do.

Anonymous said...

5. Cemetery Gates

Reverend reverend is this some conspiracy?
Crucified for no sins
An image beneath me
Whats within our plans for life
It all seems so unreal
I'm a man cut in half in this world
Left in my misery...billy jack..

The reverend he turned to me
Without a tear in his eyes
It's nothing new for him to see
I didn't ask him why
I will remember
The love our souls had
Sworn to make
Now I watch the falling rain
All my mind can see
Now is your (face)

Well I guess
You took my youth
I gave it all away
Like the birth of a
New-found joy
This love would end in rage
And when she died
I couldn't cry
The pride within my soul
You left me incomplete
All alone as the
Memories now unfold.

Believe the word
I will unlock my door
And pass the
Cemetery gates

Sometimes when I'm alone
I wonder aloud
If you're watching over me
Some place far abound
I must reverse my life
I can't live in the past
Then set my soul free
Belong to me at last

Through all those
Complex years
I thought I was alone
I didn't care to look around
And make this world my own
And when she died
I should've cried and spared myself some pain...
Left me incomplete
All alone as the memories still remain

The way we were
The chance to save my soul
And my concern is now in vain
Believe the word
I will unlock my door
And pass the cemetery gates

Anonymous said...

The management at Spruce Tree Trailer Park was not aware that sex offenders were living in the park. Once they were made aware they got right on it. It appears that they are concerned about the safety of the children in the park and are willing to help insure the kids continued safety. This update will not help find Mary, but it may help prevent a child from coming up missing. We all know that this site is to help find Mary and at times gets off track. Look at some of the off tracks this way, if getting off track saves a child from abuse or coming up missing is that such a bad thing? And to start throwing peoples names out on the blog is that going to find Mary? Again, the people who are trying to help are being endangered by others trying to help by stupid stuff like name throwing. Is it egos? jelousy? do these people feel threatened by anyone new who has things to offer that may help and progress the case? People complain about others attacking them in the past on here and running there name in the ground and now it appears that the same people complaining might be doing the same thing. Good guys stay good and concentrate on the bad guys and back off the attacks on other good guys. This isnt politics so stop acting like politicians and playing mud wars on the blogs.

Anonymous said...

While doing research in Florida of Mary Lands case I found this clip.
Bring Mary home folks. We know who killed her.

Man testified in own defense; lawyer says charges a ploy

Posted: Dec 4, 2007 11:14 AM EST

Updated: Dec 4, 2007 11:45 PM EST


Chris Pratt in court Tuesday

BATTLE CREEK -- Chris Pratt took the stand Tuesday in defense of charges he sexually attacked his girlfriend and held her against her will in their home.

Pratt is on trial for these alleged offenses against his live-in girlfriend. She said he trapped her inside their home and broke a phone to keep her from calling for help.

He admitted he had some anger problems, but said he would never harm his girlfriend.

Prosecutor - "So you're not blaming any of your actions on June 24 on lack of medication, panic attacks, anxiety attacks or depression, are you?"

Pratt - "No sir."

Prosecutor - "You did all of those things on June 24 that are depicted in the pictures, didn't you Mr. Pratt?"

Pratt - "Um, I would say pretty much all of it, yes sir."

Pratt's lawyer said this case is just a ploy to connect his client with the disappearance of his former girlfriend, Mary Lands, in March 2004.

No charges have been brought in that case against anyone

Justinian Investigative Services said...

"The Ryan Rantz tragedy in Emmett Township"

Cliff & Anita were stunned to learn of this tragedy and know of family members in the Marshall community. They requested that this information be posted on Mary's blog;

Evidently resources are limited and relatives have asked about making a donation to help the funeral expenses. At this point I do not know what funeral home will be handling the arrangements after the autopsies? However, by Wednesday Im sure it will be known or you could contact the Emmett Township PSD and ask about any services? The Enquirer should soon carry an obituary.
The Marshall’s have suggested that if you wish to help Ryan's family you could make a donation to the funeral home.

So many tragedies across America like this... Mary Denise Lands, The Millsap’s, and now Caylee Anthony in Orlando. We hear the same theme of violence over and over again but most of the time we don’t listen.

Anonymous said...

http://www.wftv.com/video/17192501/index.html

this sheriff in fla is a real pro

Anonymous said...

Today, September 3, 2008 would have marked Mary's 44th birthday. Another difficult date for Cliff & Anita, and their family to endure...


TJ and all you other ppl. Mary would have had her 44th birthday today. Think about it and rot in hell. That place is too good for you. God will have a special place for all involved.

Justinian Investigative Services said...

Cliff & Anita were advised on the services for Ryan Rantz.
The Battle Creek Enquirer published the funeral arrangements for Ryan will be conducted at Craig Kempf Funeral Home on Friday, September 5, 2008 at 1:00 P.M.

Anonymous said...

Mary,today is your 44th Birthday, I know where-ever you are at, your watching down on me and already know how much I love and miss ya, and since my birthday is the 14th, please be watching over me on that day since we wont be able to share these days together.Forever in my heart, & forever friends. Sue.

Anonymous said...

looking forward to the ride for mary!!!lets all have a good time and think about mary..leats get the blog rolling!!!billy jack!!!

Anonymous said...

I will be there to show my support to Mary and her family. Cant wait to see everyone and all the supporters for Mary. Lets make this the year we bring Mary home!!!

Anonymous said...

what happened I see that the blog was revised and there is missing information here that used to be here like all the tim bryant stuff. why was this information removed what is the reasoning behind it?

Anonymous said...

wow what happened to this blog? I guess everyone went else where. Could not put up with all the promises for so many years. Maybe if more truth was told then lies this blog would still be alive, I really just guess that everyone is just sick of hearing all the bs and all the promises that never come true.

Anonymous said...

i recently heard a rumor weather true or not i still wouldnt feel right not saying anything...i heard that someone by the name of eric chapman may have info,under the influence of drugs and alchol he spoke of mary being burried on his land.....

Anonymous said...

I believe that was brought up awhile back already.

Anonymous said...

Again today the unsolved crime deck of cards made CNN. For those who do not know, prisoners pay for their own cards thus it would be a self supporting program once started. If anyone has time to pursue this option please consider it. javascript:CNNPlaylistManager.getInstance().BVPMVideoSelected('/video/us/2008/09/17/maner.sc.cold.case.cards.wltx.json','top_stories');

Anonymous said...

if that link doesnt work this one should http://www.cnn.com/video/?iref=videoglobal

Justinian Investigative Services said...

The idea of the deck of playing cards for unsolved crimes that garnered interest on CNN is a good one. The information was passed along to MDOC officials when we first learned of it, but it appears this program could not be undertaken in the Michigan system.
You may be aware that several of the shops at the correctional facilities were closing because of budget restraints. These were locations where inmates used their own hands to make pictures, pocketbooks, clothing and other items that could be sold to the public. Many of those employees were laid off and that work is no longer being done by the inmates.
It is a shame because too much idle time will only have an adverse affect on the prison and its population.
Maybe some letters to the MDOC Administrators by the public would change their thinking? This playing card program would clearly be a positive step for the inmates, their rehabilitation, and an asset for the possibility to solve some cases.

jamie said...

we will be selling RIDE FOR MARY shirts today at the festival in albion.come on down and chat with us.see you there.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that the ride turned out good and may be some day they will have enough to put chris away and the people whom helped him in this, god will turn on ppl and the truth will come out soon , god bless the family!

Anonymous said...

LOL

Anonymous said...

gemme a break. you can see TJ thru rose color glass's but dont feed us crap he is a victim too.
you answered own question. he cant take a lie detector test because of all he has done. everyone knows this. he is a crook with gun and badge. differance is you dont see it. we all do. put him in rehab if so concerned

Comment from 8:04PM last nite.
Mary is our Mary and she is still missing. There is probably not one person in the Marshall area who does not wonder where she is. A lot of us have children of our own and cannot possibly imagine what her mother, father, children, siblings, and friends are going through. I pray for them as I'm sure many of you do. As long as Mary is missing we need to keep searching for her - she will be found.

On another note, I personally know Tim Bryant and find Tim to be one of the most caring, safety-first, law abiding people I know. If you knew Tim, you could not possibly think that the the insinuations posted on this blog are true. Tim is a husband, a father and one of our best friends in addition to being a perfectly professional and a very capable police officer.

Do you really think he is bad cop or are you jumping on the "Let's go after Tim Bryant to blame because we can't find Mary" wagon because you have nothing of substance to offer?

I can assure you Tim Bryant is a very fine officer and to hear and read the things some of you insinuate is not only an insult to Tim, but an insult to the entire Marshall Police Department. If you have concrete evidence of anything unlawful Tim or any other officer has done - you know how to report it to the proper authorities for investigation. If you don't how to report to the proper authorities, check with Mr. Carlin, he may know the answer to at least this mystery.

To just lob these hateful insults is a hurtful thing for Tim and his family to endure first of all, and secondly, it does absolutely nothing to find Mary or to help find Mary.

I would think that a professional investigator or anyone one else with accusations to make would at least research the accusation for facts prior to publishing anything anywhere about it. Like the motorhome? Won in a fund raising auction by his wife - she won the use of it for one week. I believe the auction was for charity if I remember correctly.

Tim did not park the car like that - his wife did and Mr. Carlin you must have felt like you hit the motherload when you could seize that photo opportunity for you to post and use in your attacks on Tim Bryant. I cannot believe that your attacks on the Marshall Police Department do much for your investigative career.

Tim Bryant selling or doing drugs? Are you crazy? If you knew Tim you would know how absurd that statement is.

Many police officers have developed relationships with all kinds of 'informers' for the simple reason to assist the officers in the professional aspect of their work. What you see is not always the whole story.

I am proud to know Tim as a person and as a police officer. I think we are lucky that Tim is working for us in Marshall. I know I can speak for Tim and his family and they feel just like most of us: Mary is missing and we all want her found - for her sake and the sake of her family. They deserve it and so does Mary.

As far as taking a lie detector test - what in the heck for? Chris Pratt is the only person who needs to take a lie detector test and most of us know that too.

Let us all continue to pray for finding Mary and for continued strength for her family until that day comes.

Anonymous said...

In response to the last poster. You stated why should Bryant take a lie detector? If he were investigating someone (guilty or not) and they would not take one it would be assumed by law enforcement that that person was hiding something. Why is he any different than anyone else who has had allegations of illegal activities made against them? If he has done no wrong great, take a test and clear your name and make everyone else look bad. Not taking a test makes him look like he is hiding something to many people, just like a suspect not taking one makes them look guilty. The fact that hes a cop does not make him any beter than anyone else (although many cops these days seem to think so). Recent polls show close to 1/2 of Americans do not trust cops, there is a reason for that, this is an example. They treat people one way, but in a similar situation they are treated differently. To me it looks like he is hiding something, just like a suspect who refuses. I hope he clears his name for the departments sake.

Anonymous said...

I don's have college but smart enough to read and know of TJ Bryant. He is a bad person and a disgrace. You profit by his wrong and just as guilty.

Anonymous said...

What has happened to this site ,almost 2 weeks and no comments????????