This is adapted from The First Set of Interrogatories
of Marie O'Hara
(page numbers 371-373, case number: CV 191-CC-2880 filed on
December 20, 1993 in the Greene County Court House in Springfield,
Some slight modifications have been made in order accommodate Internet
presentation and preserve privacy.
The incident describes the break-in by two Polk County Sheriffs and the
Ms. Patty Reynolds from the Bolivar Office of the Missouri Division of
Aging -- who was shortly afterwards promoted to the head of the Division
This occurred on October 2, 1992 following the failed "break-in" attempt
by the Bolivar Police Chief, Steve Brown, another Police Officer, and Ms.
Patty Reynolds on the previous day, October 1, 1992 -- which is described
beginning on page 369 of the same First Set of Interrogatories.
The First Set of Interrogatories - December 20, 1993
Question 31 (Page 371-373)
With regard to all communications of any kind relating to the subject matter
of the above-entitled action, both oral and written, that you contend occurred
between yourself and a local, state, or federal agency:
(a) Set forth the date when each such communication was made;
October 2, 1992
(b) Set forth the place(s) communication occurred;
Marie O'Hara's residence.
(c) Identify each and every person making and receiving each such communication;
Marie O'Hara, Patty Reynolds, Deputy Wagoner, Deputy Holstance [spelling?],
my caregiver, and a Lieutenant from the Springfield Police Department.
(d) Identify each person present when each such communication occurred;
Marie O'Hara, Patty Reynolds, Deputies, Deputy Wagoner, and Deputy
Holstance, my caregiver, and a Lieutenant from the Springfield Police
(e) If oral, set forth the substance of the communication, and attach a true copy
of any documents reducing any part of the oral communications to writing,
or otherwise referencing the communication;
The next late afternoon, Patty Reynolds
returned with two Sheriff Deputies,
Deputy Wagoner and Deputy Holstance [spelling?], (without presenting a warrant)
and proceeded to break in the back door to gain entry to my isolation room
in my home.
As the Sheriffs were forcing the door I called the Springfield Police Department,
told them my name, and the nature of my injuries due to the pesticide poisoning
I asked that the Springfield Police contact my attorneys, who were not available
at the time, to prevent my being forcibly taken to the hospital or State Facility.
When the Deputies broke into my isolation room, they demand that I get off
the phone (speaker phone), but the Police Lieutenant obtained their names
before discontinuing the conversation.
I was interrogated for 45 minutes
concerning the names of my expert doctors
and witnesses, the nature and history of my injury, and though I was seizuring
at the time, a pen was forced into my clenched hand (due to the seizures) and
I was told to sign her hand-written document releasing my medical records to
the Missouri Division of Aging.
Patty Reynolds contended that no one else from SBU got sick and demanded
the names of my doctors which I gave.
In addition, they wanted my medical records. I had to crawl on my belly
pulling myself with my arms (due to the incapacity of my legs) to attempt
to get them.
I was refused access to oxygen when the respiratory seizures began due
to the cigarette smoke and other contaminants which were brought into
the isolation room.
As the Deputy indicated
that he would return and that if my
interfered in any way she would be arrested.
When the seizures became continuous,
and I could no longer speak,
(f) If in writing, attach a true copy thereto.
Pages 371 -373
review Pages 369 - 370, click here.