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Yellow House owner asks judge to reinstate bond

June 19, 2009


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A Lawrence man, who last month was ordered to remain in jail until his trial in a federal stolen goods case, is asking a judge to reinstate his bond.

Cheryl Pilate, a defense attorney for Guy M. Neighbors, an owner of the Yellow House Store, 1904 Mass., has argued in a motion that Neighbors is not likely to miss court appearances or endanger other people if he is released.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. O’Hara ruled in May that Neighbors posed a threat of “continued criminal defamation of government counsel and witnesses” for an April 22 e-mail he sent that accused prosecutors and police of corruption.

Neighbors and his wife, Carrie Neighbors, also an owner of the secondhand store, are accused of selling stolen goods and face 19 charges of wire fraud, conspiracy and money laundering in the 2007 case. The couple for more than three years have maintained their innocence and until last year frequently used Internet blogs as a forum to criticize prosecutors and police.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Marietta Parker in a response to Pilate’s motion argued that Guy Neighbors should remain in custody until the October trial because his statements in the April 22 e-mail were rumors that could intimidate witnesses from testifying.

U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia has set a June 30 hearing in Kansas City, Kan., on the motion.


cowboy 8 years, 4 months ago

This case has reached the beyond stupid stage at least a year ago. The entire group of judges , prosecutors , defense attorneys and law enforcement should just man up and either go to trial or drop the charges. This is way past pathetic!

Alexander Neighbors 8 years, 4 months ago

so...... 2009....... o Wait whats this ?
A lawrence police officer getting in trouble for doing illegal stuff ?

I wonder if anyone sees a pattern............? see it yet ?

LPD Citizen review board coming right up !!

greenworld 8 years, 4 months ago

Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage; Minds innocent of quiet take That for an hermitage; If I have freedom in my love And in my soul am free, Angels alone that sore above Enjoy such liberty.

Steve Jacob 8 years, 4 months ago

I don't think he is a flight risk, so if they let him go, fine, but please, bite your tougue and keep your fingers off the keyboard. It's not worth it at this point.

Kent Fisher 8 years, 4 months ago

The Neighbors are corrupt. And they defend themselves by pointing fingers at the police dept. That's like a 6 year old tattling on their sibling to justify their ownbad behavior. Grow up.

Sharon Aikins 8 years, 4 months ago

Maybe if Mr. Neighbors had learned to shut up a long time ago, this will all be behind him, or him behind bars.

Maddy Griffin 8 years, 4 months ago

Free Guy Neighbors!! Free Guy Neighbors!! Free Guy Neighbors!!Free Guy Neighbors!! Free Guy Neighbors!!

Flap Doodle 8 years, 4 months ago

& why should the judge think the bond order won't be violated again?

Alexander Neighbors 8 years, 4 months ago

The Reason he needs to be released is this for many years he was claiming there were corrupt police officers..... Then yesterday we learn of one getting caught for Stealing from Target a year ago. Which Means Guy was telling the truth, he must be released now.

FREE GUY Neighbors !!!

TheYetiSpeaks 8 years, 4 months ago

The best part about a Yellow House article is to look at the comments and try to figure out which ones are the same person....Seriously Alex...I'm looking at you. You might need some meds.

Maddy Griffin 8 years, 4 months ago

Beo- I've known these people for years, our kids went to school at East Heights together. Supermax is waaayyy over the top. Why is it so hard for people to acknowledge there might be police corruption involved here??

Alexander Neighbors 8 years, 4 months ago

Grammaddy if the LPD were to admit they made a mistake at this point this would be a big enough mistake to have chief Olin removed from chief of police because he allowed it to go on for this long. There will be even more police officers looking at prison Time for the part they took in this. You and I have no Idea how much money was wasted on this witch hunt. Remember there is a Reason why the local D.A. DID not want to take this case..... because there was none !!

If the case was so strong why were the FEDERAL charges dropped Nov 16, 2007 after 3 years of an investigation ?

You you google any of the names of the people in this case you will see the trial of Stuff that's been going on

lawthing 8 years, 4 months ago


now that prosecutors motion is really intense!

I am a little confused about who is engaging in the whole scandalous sex thing it is referencing though?

Kawatchi 8 years, 4 months ago

The federales trying to save face, allegations of corruption, etc. have NOTHING to do with this. He agreed to terms of his bond and violated them. What's so hard to understand about that?

Kawatchi 8 years, 3 months ago

Marion, So are you saying he did not violate the terms of his bond?

Alexander Neighbors 8 years, 3 months ago

With all this chatter going on Has anyone looked at the motions ? seriously now

cowboy 7 years, 11 months ago

Would be nice if the LJW did an updated piece on this case. Mr. Neighbors has been held in custody now for some 6 months not to mention that they have held him in colorado if I am correct away from his family.

What happened to a right to a speedy trial

This case smells more each day !

Psychohontas 7 years, 11 months ago

The LPD is a bunch of bumbling keystone cops. They couldn't find their way out of a paper bag. I totally believe they fabricated evidence. Why aren't they busy solving real crimes? Doesn't anyone else think these people have been treated very unfairly. When they are vidicated they should sue the pants off of LPD. Bunch of racist punk cops.

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