Does the Volusia County Sheriff Department exercise a prejudice when determining whether to charge a suspect with unlawful usage of the 911 system?

Are lying to the police and attempted suicide by cop, now appropriate uses of the 911 system?

White, black, green and which side of the railroad tracks.....could these be possible answers to some recent concerns within the VCSO?

We certainly hope that Lady Justice has not been peeking under her blindfold.

May 13, 2013
"Every organization rests upon a mountain of secrets." - Julian Assange

Does the Volusia County Sheriff Department
practice equal treament under the law?

Or does the VCSO allow certain biases to influence
their decision on whether or not to arrest an individual?

A Deadly Game of Chicken ?

Recently (May 2013), Patricia Marianetti called 911, lying to them that someone was trying to break into her home off of John Anderson Blvd, in Ormond Beach.

Apparently, Marianetti, who has a past history of attempted suicide, wanted a deputy to shoot her, thus committing what is commonly referred to as "suicide by cop".

When the deputies arrived at her up scaled home, she pointed what appeared to be a possible firearm at the deputies. One deputy fired a shot, striking Marianetti in the shoulder.

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Patricia Marianetti

According to some local media articles, the Volusia County Sheriff Department has stated that criminal charges against Marianetti are not likely.

Orlando Sentinel Article
Criminal Charges are not likely

While we here at VolusiaExposed.Com are not indicating that Marianetti should be charged with misuse of the 911 system, we instead are questioning why others have been charged and arrested for this crime by the VCSO, for far less misuse of the 911 system.

Let's look at exactly what Marianette did. She called 911 - lied about her home being broken into, lied about having a gun. Her lies caused several sheriff deputies to report to her home in an emergency fashion, thus putting their lives in danger, and putting the general public at riskdue to the re-routing of resources.

She tied up a 911 operator for several minutes, based on those lies.

Her actions caused a deputy to use lethal force, thus causing a mandated and costly FDLE investigation into the shooting.

An ambulance had to be dispatched to take her to the hospital, thus putting other citizens lives in danger that might have needed the services of that ambulance.

We would imagine that tens of thousands of taxpayer's dollars were spent in resolving the Marianetti incident.

A local criminal record check indicates that Marianetti had two other run-ins with law enforcment. She has been arrested (2011) for domestic battery and DUI.

Desarea Clark Incident
Young college student arrested for
alleged misuse of the 911 system

Dialing 911
While Black?

In October 2012 (approximately 6 month prior to the Marianetti incident), a young college student was arrested by the VCSO, when she called 911 to complain about a VCSO deputy. The deputy was investigating the possible robbery of Ms. Clark's purse / wallet.

According to the arrest report, Ms. Clark's wallet contained such things as her medicaid card, her EBT (food stamp) card and her college identification.

Ms. Clark called 911 requesting that either another deputy be sent out, or that a supervisor be sent.

The deputy that she had concerns about, arrested her for alleged misuse of the 911 system.

Desarea Clark

Web Article on the
Desarea Clark arrest

Interestingly, the State Attorney did NOT drop the charges against Ms. Clark - she was prosecuted.

We invite you to read our web article on the Clark arrest, and determine for yourself whether she should have been arrested for misuse of the 911 system - especially when compared to the Marianetti incident.

Web Article on the
Desarea Clark arrest

Mental Health Issues
Maybe the VCSO did not charge Marianetti
due to her mental health issues?

The Mark Welch Incident
A Call for Help?

In September 2012, 18 year old, Mark Welch was experiencing some strange dreams. These dreams convinced him that he needed to call 911 several times requesting assistance.

Mark was arrested and charged with the first degree misdemeanor, of misuse of the 911 system.

It is very obvious that Mr. Welch was suffering for some type of mental health break. Even the court concluded that Welch needed mental health treatment. However, even with the evidence that Welch had been suffering from some type of mental health break, this did not stop him from being arrested and prosecuted.

So much for the theory that Marianetti wasn't arrested due to mental health concerns.

Mark Welch

Media Article
Mark Welch Arrest

Mark Welch's
Jail Booking Information

Channel 13 article on the arrest of Mark Welch's abuse of the 911 system

VCSO Press Release on the arrest of Mark Welch

Why Doesn't the VCSO offer an explanation?
In fairness to the VCSO, VolusiaExposed.Com reached out to the VCSO
for an explanation of why Marianetti was not charged with misuse of the 911 system

The Silence of the VCSO
Gary Davidson, the VCSO Public Information Officer fails to provide an explanation.

Gary Davidson is the public information officer for the Volusia County Sheriff Department.

In the past, Gary has been very helpful in clearing up misguided perceptions attached to VCSO matters.

Therefore, we thought reaching out to Gary would provide at least some clarity as to why, the VCSO opted not to criminally charge Marianetti.

As of the publication of this article (May 13, 2013), we (VolusiaExposed.Com) have received no response from Gary Davidson, or from anyone else in the VCSO administration.

So, it's up to each and every one of you to draw your own conclusions, as to why Marianetti was not charged with misuse of the 911 system, while individuals like Clark and Welch were.

We here at VolusiaExposed have our own suspicions. Our suspicions involved three colors - white, green and black, and which side of the tracks you happen to live on.

“Couldn't help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land where justice is a game.”
― Bob Dylan
VolusiaExposed.Com's Email to the VCSO



If you found this article to be thought provoking, we (VolusiaExposed.Com) invite you to review, the below linked, Special Investigative Report, exposing law enforcement corruption with the State of Florida.


by Matthew Doig and Anthony Cormier
Tarnished badge, flawed system
Police unions / political clout
Predator in uniform?
What the personnel files reveal
Problems and solutions
Flagrant abuses invite little scrutiny
Problem officers still find work
How serious offenses go unreported
Sworn to protect....their pensions
Governor investigates CJSTC
Additional concerns surrounding the
Volusia County Sheriff's Department

VCSO deputy supplies underage females with alcohol.

VCSO deputy sexually approaches female prisoner?

Sex and the Badge
Extra-martial affairs within the VCSO?

VCSO deputy engaging in sexual relationship, while on duty?

VCSO deputy attempts romantic relationship with felony suspect?

VCSO deputy sexually assaults handcuffed woman.

VCSO deputy reprimanded for domestic violence arrest

VCSO Frangiamore-Carper murder-suicide incident

Questionable In-Custody Deaths
Click Photos

We look forward to your comments on this situation.
Drop us a line to let us know what you think.


Play the above video - and then decide for yourself.


Sheriff Johnson claiming that
he does not drink.
(October 2012)

Sex Crimes
VCSO Press Releases

The VCSO issued a press release on the Stewart-Marchman molestation incident - but did not issue a press release of a jail rape - why not?

VolusiaExposed.Com article
No VCSO Press Release on Jail Rape?

VolusiaExposed.Com article
Rape at the Volusia Jail



Assistant County Attorney, Nancye Jones handles many of the litigations coming out of the Volusia County jail.

Nancye Jones' husband, VCSO Major Robert Jones, supervises the deputies that investigate possible criminal violations within the county jail.

We have concerns that several criminal investigations have been possibly manipulated, in order to reduce the County of Volusia's civil liability.

Our concern includes this particular in-custody sexual battery investigation, and the below listed situations.

We invite you to review our concerns.

The Mary Knudsen Incident

The in-custody death of Inmate Tracy Veira
Falsification of Documents by County Officials


The Failure of the FMJS Jail Inspection Process, Florida needs to return to the independent FAC 33-8 Inspection Process.

Florida Jail Oversight in Retrograde

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