Sworn Statement to the Ames, IA PD and Guthrie County IA Sheriff

Voluntary Sworn Statement

21 DEC 2020
Michael J. Merritt

720 1st ST S Newton IA 50208
Career: Active Duty Military Retired/Philosophy Major/
Writer/Information Systems Manager/Entrepreneur

Statement Taken By:
Ames Police Department: Officer Rohland – 858
Guthrie County Sheriff: Deputy Bennett/Case: 391220-3262
720 1st ST S Newton IA, 50208

DOB: 25 DEC 1978
(641)-840-9916



Phone:
Phone:



legal.ed100465@archphoenix.mystagingwebsite.com



515-239-5133
641-747-2214

Enclosures:
1. Timeline 21 AUG 2019 – Present

Court Orders:
1. 08 APR 2019 – San Diego East County Superior Court establishes ******* J. ******* as Primary Care provider pending custody determination at final trial on 04 MAR 2021. ******* J. ******* is now allegedly known as ******* J. ******* but may also go by ******* J. ******** or CJ Soulful.
2. 05 JUN 2019 – San Diego East County Superior Court orders the interviews of ***** ** Merritt and ******* P. Merritt regarding allegations of sexual and physical abuse reported by ******* J. *******.
3. 31 OCT 2019 – San Diego East County Superior Court Assigns Meredith Levin as Minor Counsel while unaware the children in this court case are being concealed in the state of Iowa by an unauthorized third-party.
4. 12 DEC 2019 – ******* J. ******* attends Child Support Enforcement hearing demanding child support while concealing she no longer had custody and that she transferred custody to Matthew E. Merritt/Sara N. Merritt of Ames, IA.

Violations of Iowa Code:
1. Iowa Code Section ***.* – ********* ***** *** ****
2. Iowa Code Section ***.* – **********
3. Iowa Code Section ***.* – ********* ********* *****
4. Iowa Code Section ***.* – ********* **** ******* ** ********
5. Iowa Code Section ***.* – ***** ************

Children Involved
1.***** ****** Merritt – DOB: ** *** ****
2. ******* ****** Merritt – DOB: ** *** ****

Parties Evidence show have violated Iowa State Code:
1. Matthew Edward Merritt; **** ******** ***, Ames, IA 50010
2. Sara Nicole Merritt; **** ******** ***, Ames, IA 50010

Evidence to Support this conclusion:
School records for ***** ** Merritt/******* ** Merritt from Whitefish High School, Montana, show they were in the custody of Matthew E. Merritt/Sara N. Merritt from August 2019 – February 20201. ******* ** ******* reported on DV-120 dated 01 MAY 2020 that she did not have custody of the children during August 2019 – February 20202; however, she concealed from San Diego East County Superior Court to whom she transferred custody to.

While the children in this court case were in the custody of Matthew E. Merritt/Sara N. Merritt, both denied Michael J. Merritt (Father) the ability to see his children, know their location, and be a part of their lives from August 2019-February 2020. Matthew
E. Merritt/Sara N. Merritt conspired with ******* ** ******* to transfer custody in violation of standing court orders/CA Family Code, and to conceal the children in San Diego East County Superior Court Case ED100465 while ******* ** ******* was receiving child support. The concealment of ***** ** Merritt and ******* ** Merritt has been ongoing since August of 20173.

This action and conspiracy by Matthew E. Merritt and Sara N. Merritt with ******* ** ******* caused significant damage to the 31 OCT 2019 court proceedings in San Diego East County Superior Court case ED100465. By assisting with the coordination and transfer of the children in this court case to Iowa without the authorization of San Diego East County Superior Court ***** and ******* ******* were prevented from appearing at two court ordered FCS Child Interviews on 21 AUG 2020 and 31 AUG 20194. These FCS Child Interviews were ordered on 05 JUN 2019 by Honorable Judge Martin5 in regards to ******* ** *******’s false criminal allegations of spousal rape and child molestation. Honorable Judge Martin communicated in court on 31 OCT 2019 ***** and ******* *******’s failure to appear (while they were supposed to be in the


  1. ICIA Exhibit C
  2. ICIA Exhibit D, 01 MAY 2020 DV-120, paragraph 26;
  3. ICIA Exhibit G
  4. Exhibit I, pages 8 and 9
  5. Exhibit B, pages 9 and 11