UPDATE Jeffrey Weinhaus, Caged for 9mo, Slated for 3-day Trial in October

On September 11, 2012 Jeffrey Weinhaus was shot four times by Missouri Sate Highway Patrol employee Henry Folsom. Weinhaus was helivaced to the hospital and later recovered. A couple of months later he was kidnapped at a legaland hearing and for the past nine months has been caged awaiting trial.

Though Weinhaus was the victim, he’s threatened with a number of charges, including seven felonies. Transparency surrounding the incident has been non-existent. There is a gag order in place Weinhaus and for the lawyers involved.

So-claimed “authorities,” who take a salary to “serve and protect” have instead steadfastly refused to answer questions and have protected the real criminals – shooter Folsom and those Weinahus exposed on his videos.

Weinhaus has pretrial on September 12 and is slated to have a three-day jury trial beginning October 8th. You’re encouraged to join him on the ground to show support – both days begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Franklin Co. Courthouse, 401 East Main St, Union, MO.

Jeffrey Weinhaus hospitalized

Thanks to the contributions from those familiar with this ongoing injustice Weinhaus will be represented by attorney Hugh Eastwood.

Robert Parks

Robert Parks, the prosecutor arguing that Weinhaus should be caged, has filed a motion to amend two charges – from Weinhaus allegedly attempting to assault Folsom and his colleague, to Weinahus attempting to use a weapon against Folsom and his colleague. Parks is trying to mischaracterize Weinhaus as an attempted cop killer.

Anyone familiar with the objective evidence (audio recorded offsite via the cellphone Weinhaus had in his pocket, and the watch Weinhaus wore that recorded video), and who is aware of the changing recount of events from those wearing badges, knows that it is Folsom and those backing him that are in the wrong.

L-R, reenactment of how Weinhaus was laying per video recovered from watch camera, still shot of Henry Folsom shooting at Weinhaus captured on watch camera

It’s situations like this that cause many to dub the “criminal justice system” the “criminals injustice system.”


Additional information:

There is a new rule at the Franklin County courthouse that forbids people taking recording devices or even cell phones into the court room. This is one of the reasons that it is very important that people show up at the trial and take notes.  We need to have many witnesses to the event, so that if there is a question about what occurred or what was said, there are plenty of people to corroborate the facts

For proceedings held at Franking County Courthouse, those who wish to film are told to inquire not at the court but of the court contact – an area media contact tasked with that role – Bill Miller, Jr. If you will make it to the courthouse to support Weinhaus and want to film, email Miller at bmillerjr@emissourian.com and ask him to ask Judge Sutherland for permission to video and/or audio record. It can’t hurt to ask.

To send Jeff mail: Inmate Jeffrey Weinhaus, Franklin County Adult Detention Center, 1 Bruns Drive, Union, Missouri 63084

Those involved:

  • Robert E. Parks (the prosecutor) 636.538-6370
  • MSHP Troop I (where Henry Folsom, the shooter, works) 573.368-2345
  • MSHP Troop C (where the “investigators” work) 636.300-2800
  • Franklin County jail (where Weinhaus is caged) 636.583.2560



Pete Eyre

Pete Eyre is co-founder of CopBlock.org. As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, he seeks to inject a message of complete liberty and self-government into the conversation of police accountability. Eyre went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement, then spent time in DC as an intern at the Cato Institute, a Koch Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, Directer of Campus Outreach at the Institute for Humane Studies, Crasher-in-Chief at Bureaucrash, and as a contractor for the Future of Freedom Foundation. In 2009 he left the belly of the beast and hit the road with Motorhome Diaries and later co-founded Liberty On Tour. He spent time in New Hampshire home, and was involved with Free Keene, the Free State Project and The Daily Decrypt.