Yolanda Madden Update – Barry On CBS7

In 2005, Barry’s ex-partners illegally arrested Yolanda Madden after using an informant to plant drugs on her.

The lead investigator, Officer Greg Traveland, claimed he took a verbal confession from Yolanda at the police station when he was actually miles away booking informant, Keith Phillips, into jail.

According to Texas state law, all confessions must be audio or video recorded and if not recorded, the confession must be written and signed by the defendant. During today’s hearing, Traveland testified Yolanda gave him a verbal account of her crime and he neither recorded nor took a written confession from her. We know this is a lie because at the time Traveland claimed to be interviewing Yolanda, he was actually booking informant, Keith Phillips, into jail. To cover his lie, Traveland whited out his name as the booking officer on two documents and replaced it with “A. Jones” on one document and “Jones” on the other.

Traveland’s bogus confession was allowed as evidence during her 2005 trial because Yolanda was tried in Federal court where verbal confessions are allowed.

In 2008, Yolanda’s father, Raymond Madden, hired KopBusters to bring attention to Yolanda’s case. Because of KopBuster’s successful sting on the Odessa drug squad, Judge Junell granted Yolanda an evidentiary hearing.

During the hearing today in Midland Federal Court, Traveland testified he “believes” he made the white outs and “believes” he wrote Jone’s name because he “believes” Jones booked Keith Phillips into jail. We know Jones never booked Keith into jail because the computer jail sheet which was filled out by the jailers, indicated Traveland was in fact the booking officer. This discovery is significant and helps prove Yolanda’s innocence because it would have been impossible for Traveland to secure a confession from her when he was miles away at the jail. Jones was unable to testify because he is deceased.

Federal Judge Junell will make his ruling no later then December 18, 2009. If he rules the suspicious jail sheets should have been made available by the government and would have made a difference in the outcome of Yolanda’s trial, then Yolanda will be released from prison and granted a new trial.

Take a look at the evidence and comment your thoughts.

(Upon opening the evidence, you may click on the red circles to enlarge the whiteout.)

Arrest Report Containing The Suspicious White Out
Jail Intake Sheet Containing The Same Suspicious White Out
Computer Printout Proving Traveland Booked Keith Phillips



  1. Anonymous on

    Hearsay also counts for evidence here in Europe as I found it out myself the hard way.

    It’s becomming global now man.

    Listen Alex jones independent radio show at infowars.com

    It enables you to get the picture of what’s happening nowadays.

  2. Anonymous on

    “Traveland’s bogus confession was allowed as evidence during her 2005 trial because Yolanda was tried in Federal court where verbal confessions are allowed”

    The great USA, where federal courts allow verbal confessions and hearsay evidence. No opportunity for wrongful convictions there. The US federal justice system is a joke. You’d get a fairer trial in Nicaragua. This is the same USA that considers itself the world bastion of justice and democracy, appointed by God as the world police. Only George Bush and Barack Obama would be stupid enough to believe that shit.

    Some may think Obama is intelligent by US President standards. Well, how smart can a person be who smoked cigarettes for years, says things like “the thing is IS” (like two ises are better than one) and thinks at such a slow speed that it takes him 5 minutes to think up his next word and it takes him an hour to complete a sentence. Add to that the fact that he’s a church going Christian and you have all the evidence you need that he’s a dumb putz just like Bush, with slightly more charm, which it would be hard to have less of. I haven’t seen him fix even one of the glaring injustices in the federal laws, like Cannabis still being in Schedule 1 after the AMA told the world it shouldn’t be and that its inclusion violates one of the requirements for that Schedule, no accepted medical use. So Obama knows very well that the Cannabis law is unconstitutional, being completely arbitrary, and what does he do about it? He’ll get back to us in about a year, when he’s had time to compose a sentence.

  3. spundae on

    Good job Barry! Hey Traveland, when you have to lie and cheat to win, you don’t really win. Dunce! The contradictory evidence clearly demonstrates either incompetence or corruption neither of which are acceptable. Are there not cameras in or around the Booking Department and the Police Department which would show who in fact brought K. Phillips into booking and if Y. Madden was in fact brought on station? Do the radio logs not show Traveland going out of service for transport to booking? What about his vehicle camera log? What is J. Maxon’s(Booking Officer)testimony and does J. Maxon have a history of recording the wrong delivery officer?

  4. Anonymous on

    I live in Midland and even do some volunteer work in family court here. For many years I was also the waitress at the local cop coffee hangout so I feel I have a pretty decent view of politics here. As many know in West Texas they would still like to make marijuana a hanging offense, they aren’t kidding (unless your family is “somebody” – then they drop all charges, publicity, etc. etc.) Its still very much the good ole boy system here. The sheriff here is like something out of Mason Dixon Line, he is NOT to be crossed. While there are some GREAT officers and deputies here, there are some truly scary ones too – really scary. They control all media also. Yolanda’s story happened right here in this town and I have never heard 1 mention of it in local media. Many folks who live here don’t know this is even going on. And people here can’t speak out on her behalf or they’ll be next and thats for sure. I pray that Jesus takes this situation and brings justice to all, thats Yolanda’s only hope.

  5. Carl on

    Dude…where’s my DVD pre-order!?!

  6. Anonymous on

    Great job, Barry! Yolanda is lucky to have such dedicated people in her corner.

  7. Anonymous on

    lol!! classic. Will Foster and now this! We are steadily making progress. Now if only they’d leave Marc Emery out and free…

  8. Adam on

    the evidence speaks for itself. The question: will it be allowed to? Because a court of law seems to be the most lawless place you can find anyone holding office these days.

    Picture this for your comfort. Play it like a movie in your head.

    I’m Traveland’s Lieutenant. I believed him about this case, and took his good word for it. Last week Kopbusters opened my eyes and I see him as a fraud. I am delivering his paycheck.
    He is wringing his sweaty hands, wiping them off on his shirt in a hurry to get his share of the people’s protection money. These hands tremble with greed and he develops tunnel vision while he tears the sides off of his stub, then the top. Did he get a bonus this week?

    He falters. His paycheck is wrong. There is white-out on it. It now reads “Payable to: Jones.”

    Feels good, doesn’t it?