A dedicated father tried everything to search for his children privately. Finally, on Matteo James' 12th birthday, a father went to social media to spread the word of his plight. Stephen James posted the following:
I want to say Happy Birthday to my son Matteo. He turns 12 today. I havent seen him and his little brother Zane in 80 days since they were kidnapped to Mexico by their biological mother and maternal grandmother. I miss them tremendously and
I know my sons miss me as well as being scared and confused. Please share this with as many people as possible in the hope that eventually Matteo or someone close to him will see this. Thank you.
The mother of the children was on a supervised visit when she took the children. It is alleged they ran to Mexico with the children. This case, however, takes legal twists and turns from there. The court granting sole custody to the father, Stephen James, is Bell County. CPS and law enforcement involvement from before the children became missing involves Williamson, Tarrant, and Bell Counties. The father lives in Williamson County, the mother lived in Tarrant County. All these municipalities, including the cities within have a hand in. Then, there are the higher ups, due to the nature of Mexico involvement. The issue within all of these municipalities is no one wants to issue the warrant. Every side is waiting for the side to do so. So, as Stephen waits, his children could be anywhere.
The pictures above are the last ones taken by their dad. The children have been missing for almost three months. Imagine if this were your child. Would you want people to scream it from the rooftops for you? If so, help Stephen by doing it for him! Help bring his boys back home. Zane will be celebrating a birthday in November. He needs to be celebrating it with his legal guardian, his Dad!
The only picture found of the mother, Alma Alicia Gomez James (aliases include Alicia Gomez, Alicia James), is not as recent. She's dropped weight, but facial recognition shouldn't be that difficult.
Un padre dedicado intentado todo para buscar a sus hijos en privado. Por último, en el cumpleaños 12 de Matteo James, un padre se fue a los medios de comunicación social para difundir la palabra de su difícil situación. Stephen James publicó lo siguiente:
Quiero decir feliz cumpleaños a mi hijo Matteo. Él cumple 12 años hoy. No he visto a él ya su hermano menor de Zane en 80 días desde que fueron secuestrados en México por su madre biológica y su abuela materna. Los extraño muchísimo y
Sé que mis hijos me echas de menos, además de ser asustado y confundido. Por favor, comparta esto con personas como posibles en la esperanza de que con el tiempo Matteo o alguien cercano a él, verán esto. Gracias.
La madre de los niños estaba en una visita supervisada cuando se llevó a los niños. Se alega que corrió a México con los niños. Este caso, sin embargo, toma giros legales y pasa de ahí. El tribunal otorga la custodia exclusiva al padre, Stephen James, es Bell County. CPS y la participación policial delante de los hijos se convirtió en falta implica Williamson, Tarrant, y los condados de Bell. El padre vive en el Condado de Travis, la madre vive en el Condado de Tarrant. Todos estos municipios, incluyendo las ciudades de tener una mano pulg Luego, están los altos mandos, debido a la naturaleza de la participación de México. La cuestión en todos estos municipios hay nadie quiere emitir la orden. Cada lado está esperando a que el lado para hacerlo. Así que, como Stephen espera, sus hijos podrían estar en cualquier parte.
Las fotos de arriba son las últimas tomadas por su padre. Los niños han desaparecido desde hace casi tres meses. Imagínese si se tratara de su hijo. ¿Te gustaría que la gente lo grita a los cuatro vientos para usted? Si es así, ayudar a Stephen al hacerlo por él! Ayude a llevar a sus hijos de vuelta a casa. Zane estará celebrando su cumpleaños en noviembre. Tiene que ser lo celebra con su tutor legal, su papá!
La imagen sólo se encuentran de la madre, Alma Alicia Gomez James (alias incluyen Alicia Gómez, Alicia James), no es tan reciente. Ella bajó de peso, pero el reconocimiento facial no debe ser tan difícil.
Curiosity killed the cat. I'm not a cat though. When I wrote Don't Free Jabin Bogan, exactly what I thought would come of it did. Either people loved or hated me for my bluntness. Then, George came in. Whoever this mysterious George is, thank you. You made me dig deeper than I ever have. george 06/07/2012 13:27 well i grew up with bogan from elementary through high school and he seems to always find him self at the wrong place at the wrong time.. i hope he gets out.. Recently, I tried to contact Mekenye, whom had no comment. He was unwilling to speak of anything after the FMCSA shot Demco down. Some of the bigger violations included drivers that weren't licensed to drive CMV's, and no insurance, so a big shock he chose not to speak to me. Then, onto Spector, who was supposedly representing Bogan. He can't represent Bogan due to the fact he's licensed to practice in the United States, not Mexico. Spector was the proverbial snake in the grass. He's a lawyer who helps Mexicans come to the U.S. He saw a chance for infamy, and he ran with it.Lastly, I spoke to the one victim in this whole case, Howie Glaser. He's the guy who's ammo will probably never be turned over. After promising him several times that I did not work for Mexico Trucker, although Porter and I are friends, and ensuring him I worked for myself, he opened up. (Howie, sorry for waking you up.) Howie is to the point he wants to move on. I haven't showed Howie everything yet, so Howie will read this when yall do, with his jaw most certainly hanging. Yesterday's news re-affirmed that Porter and I were right. Bogan chose to take the toll lane straight into Mexico, and was directed by the Mexican Border Patrol to the vehicle check station after he tried to pull an illegal u turn. He never spoke to U.S. Border Patrol, like so many who weren't there (I do not believe they need to be mentioned again) tried to claim. The first thing they asked him for was his papers, and that's when all hell broke loose for Bogan. For more of the actual events, as told by the actual people there, click here.For the last few weeks however, my mind stays on one thing. The comment George made about Jabin always being at the wrong place at the wrong time. I kept thinking that if this were true, there's other crimes. So, I went looking. This man isn't innocent by any means! A breakdown of Jabin Akeem Bogan, born 07/05/1984. I'd give more, but I'd prefer not to have the poor boy's identity stolen while he sits in prison in Mexico.
11/05/2002 Theft 1500.
11/11/2002 Aggravated Robbery. He's on deferred adjudication.
11/12/2002 Theft 1500.
05/20/2003 Resisting Arrest
8/26/2003 Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
02/05/2005 Criminal Trespass building (later dismissed)
07/11/2005 Assault causing bodily injury
09/16/2005 Assault/Family Violence (est. probation end date is 02/12/2013)
07/05/2006 Failure of a fugitive to provide identification, intent to give false information
09/12/2006 Assault causing bodily injury to family member
09/16/2006 Violation of a protective order
01/31/2007 Failure of a fugitive to provide identification, intent to give false information
10/15/2007 Interfering with an Emergency telephone call (later dismissed)
Were all these also mistakes? Wrong place, wrong time, wrong turn, wrong country, wrong load, wrong story. When will it ever stop being a mistake? Make him man up. The American judicial system has failed us with this man. Maybe, just maybe, the Mexican judicial system will not fail us on this note. Alas, Jabin is not the innocent man everyone has made it out to be. Councilman Carl Robinson, for your blind efforts with your stand, I hope your town is smart enough to boot your ass out of your seat during the next elections. Do your research before opening your mouth!!
Everything is eventual in the end. I'll leave you with that thought.
are at the center of an international smuggling controversy. Due to one man's "mistake" that led to him to lie to police in a different country, breaking the law. Let's bring the face of Jabin Bogan Akeem or Jabin Akeem Bogan or Bogan Akeem Jabin or Bogan Jabin Akeem, depending on which source of media you are using.
You see, Jabin turned the wrong way on a street. All of us do this. The difference is, most would make a u-turn before they went into another country illegally. He claims there was no place to do that. Let's look at the evidence shall we? These pictures are right at the border, going into Mexico.
Also, all outbound traffic (i.e. traffic going into Mexico) passes through a Mexican checkpoint. The U.S. is not responsible for traffic going into Mexico, just as Mexico is not responsible for traffic going into the U.S. If you decide to go from Mexico to the U.S., you must pass through the U.S. Border Patrol. If you decide to go from the U.S. into Mexico, you deal with Mexican border patrol. The claim that a checkpoint on the U.S. side told him to go into Mexico and turn around is bunk. The color of the uniform doesn't even match. He claimed they were in a dark blue uniform. If you've ever been through one of the many checkpoints along 8, 10, 40, and the ones sprouting up on 90 and 80 on occasion, you'd know they never wear dark blue. They are always in military colors or black. The colors don't change right at the border.
Now, he might've been dumb enough to not believe the Mexican agents could speak English, and somehow missed the Spanish writing all over the uniform, after all, he couldn't read the many signs warning him that he was about to enter Mexico, but how did he miss the HUGE sign in Spanish saying Welcome to Mexico in Spanish? How did he not think "I'm stopping right now, and will stay stopped until someone helps me turn around?"
Also, how he did he forget he had something, or shall I say, 268,000 some things to claim? They go through a list, in English, of things to claim. Including, but not limited to, guns, AMMUNITION, alcohol, cigarettes, knives, food, etc. Yet, he, while hauling bullets, forget he had them on there? This is where the mistake went to being a total felon. Jabin lied to police, stating he had nothing to declare. This made him, by his own omission of the facts, a smuggler. Not an innocent, hard working American who made a mistake. You see, he forgot to claim all this:
Sadly, the lies have yet to stop right there. Now, Jabin's mother, Ms. Smith, is acting like the typical drama queen you can only expect when someone is trying to glorify their loved one as a political prisoner. She, along with the owner of Demco Express, the owner of United Nations Ammunition Company, and several others, who I mentioned in my last piece about this debacle, know exactly what Jabin was doing, thinking, and saying, although they weren't there, and they have no clue. They lie by acting like they have a clue of the situation. For the sake of Jabin, I think they need to hush, let the courts play out, and let the three ring circus they've created die out.
Here's my stand, and my final word here:
1. The blind should be silenced. They don't know exacts because, simply put, they weren't there. I don't know specifics. I do know he broke the law. Breaking the law, and lying to law enforcement, is not an honest mistake.
2. C. H. Robinson being the broker for the other drops does not mean that certain people, namely Allen Smith, should throw them under the bus. They have nothing to do with this situation.
3. The hysterics and claiming your son is a political prisoner makes me wonder if you drink from the same kool-aid as the 9/11 truthers. Get a grip woman. Yes, he's your son, but he's a grown man who had a blatant disregard for the law and international borders, and shall be punished accordingly. My father would've tried to raise awareness for a lighter sentence without hosting a three ring circus ran by ass clowns (sorry, there is no better description for them).
4. The owner of Demco Express, Dennis Mekenye, needs to stick to one story. It changes too much, exposing more lies. In a recent interview with Allen Smith, he claimed he maintains constant tracking. Yet, he told ABC News, "Mekenye became worried about his employee's whereabouts when he turned on the tracking system linked to Bogan's truck and saw Bogan was in Mexico. He reached Bogan by phone Tuesday afternoon." You can't keep it on constantly, then say you just turned it on. You contradicted yourself.
Lastly, I think Texas Fred said it best, "From the *How STUPID are YOU?* files comes this story.
Driver with 268,000 Rounds of Ammo Took Wrong Turn to Mexico
A *wrong turn*? Seriously?
I lived in El Paso for YEARS and it is damned near IMPOSSIBLE to take a wrong turn into Juarez. Unless you’re STUPID. I mean TOTAL MORON stupid.
When I lived in El Paso, even if you did get headed to Mexico by mistake, there was a U-turn BEFORE the border, you know, just in case, and there were NO GUNS signs all over the place, no guns in Mexico that is."
The gentleman that runs Mexico Trucker and I fight over many issues, except for one, the case of Jabin Bogan, I tweeted to Porter Corn my opinionation that if this were a trucker from Mexico going into the U.S. the same way as Jabin went into Mexico, the same liberal sensationalists in trucking crying to "Free Jabin" would be crying to hang the Mexican trucker. He concurred.
First, let's get into the impact this does to the trucking industry, then let's go into more information on the case I'm taking directly from here and other sources. The American public is engrossed in this case, every bit of liberal media is blasting this man's face and case across. Before we go any further, let me explain to those without the intelligence to discern words that I am using the term liberal as in loose, non-precise; not Democratic. It is now known, according to reports by the Federales, that Jabin had ammunition hidden. This may or may not be true. The world over knows that the Federales (Mexican police) are known to not always be on the right side of the law. It is clear that he went into Mexico without the right to go in. So, hidden or not, he technically smuggled ammunition into Mexico. This is a high crime. With people up in arms about Fast & Furious, are they now okay toward the crime of smuggling more deadly items into Mexico?
Secondly, he never declared the ammunition. If, in fact, he was told he could go in and turn around, he would have still had to have declared the ammunition upon entry and re-entry. Secondly, the U.S. Border Patrol would've checked him, as they check all trucks for proper identification upon exiting and entering the country. At this point, had he been properly checked, and would not have had a passport, they would've detained him at the border. I would personally like to see solid proof he entered where claimed.
Thirdly, the routes from El Paso to Ciudad Juarez are clear marked signs indicating Mexico traffic only, and no guns allowed, along with other clear signs. If he was a haz-mat driver with such a dangerous load, why couldn't he have read one of half a dozen signs?
So, in the eyes of the public court, if they judge all of us on the one, their opinionations will include ignorant, unintelligent, dangerous, smugglers, illiterate, etc. Yet, people are defending him, making us look even worse. If you think that the U.S. Government isn't already scheming up a dozen new rules due to this international incident, think again. Maybe condemning him for his faultiness instead of screaming to free him might help with not having a dozen more regulations handed down.
What if it had been a Mexican carrier coming across thanks to NAFTA? Would you be so relaxed and understanding if a Mexican carrier entered our country with hundreds of thousand of rounds of assault rifle ammunition, undeclared, and illegally here? Think on that while you read the tracking information Porter brought into the mix.
First, for many who do not know, Porter is a driver who drives in the U.S. but lives in Mexico. I believe he had dual citizenship. He understands life and driving in both countries and is an outspoken and sometimes crass advocate.
"Mexico Trucker Online has learned where the locations and route of Jabin Bogan’s deliveries in El Paso where he claims to have accidentally and inadvertently entered Mexico with 9 pallets of prohibited military grade ammo. Bogan was immediately arrested by Mexican authorities for importing illegal munitions into Mexico and yesterday was formally charged. Bogan’s first of three stops in El Paso was to (A) Siemen Energy and Automation, 1400 Henry Brennan in El Paso. As you can see from the graphic, Siemans is north of I-10.
The second of three stops was at (B)Nichirin Coupler Inc., 9600 Plaza Circle in El Paso, just off of Loop 375 commonly known as the border highway.
Finishing this stop, Bogan’s final stop in El Paso would have been (C) Carefusion at 1550 Northwestern Dr on the far westside of El Paso.
The logical and most direct route that most truckers would take to get to the third and final stop in El Paso, would be to backtrack on Loop 375 (Avenue of the Americas) to I-10 and continue west to Sunland Park where his final drop was.
I used GOOGLE MAPS to generate the graphic and route between Bogan’s stops and of course, it shows the shortest route which would be Loop 375 that parallels the border. While this is the shortest, it is not the best route due to stop and go traffic and numerous stop lights.
Since Bogan found himself in Mexico, for whatever reason, it is obvious he was mindlessly following a GPS routing instead of using common sense.
But here is where it gets interesting and either debunks Bogans claim that he “accidentally” made a wrong turn that put him into Mexico, or it shows Bogans incredible stupidity and lack of common sense.
Referring back to the graphic, you can see the route Bogan would have taken. In the area of the Bridge of the America’s that Bogan eventually crossed, Loop 375 dog legs away from the border.
Bogan would have had to deliberately exited Loop 375, come to the stop light and gotten into the left hand turn lane for the bridge to Mexico. There are many signs at this point warning motorists that they are about to enter Mexico and signs pointing out the prohibition of bringing guns and ammo into Mexico.
Even had Bogan continue straight onto an alternate highway that takes you within sight of the Bridge of the America’s, he would have had to again, make a deliberate left hand turn onto the bridge lanes. The alternate road would have joined with Loop 375 further west of the bridge turn off.
Dennis Mekenye, owner of Demco freight company and boss of Bogan, has continually claimed he was on the phone with Bogan as Bogan made his “mistake”. The question that needs to be answered then is why Mekenye did not tell his employee to stop and under no circumstances cross into Mexico. By Mekenye’s own admission, he continued with the call as Bogan told him Mexican authorities were arresting him and were going to search the trailer."
With the facts in front of you now, do you still cry to free the man, or will you even see he needs justice? Don't free him, don't bring that cloud down us. If you smuggle stuff into Mexico, accidentally or not, you broke a law. It's no different than the drunk driver many of you will crucify for killing someone.Porter, a very special thanks for allowing me to use some of your research to re-inforce what I've already been saying.