In 1998, Kevin Wood’s then 12-year old daughter was allegedly raped by a man identified by Wood as Wayne Mincey. According to Kevin Wood, Mincey was never questioned, detained or arrested for the rape of his 12-year old daughter. The rape resulted in a pregnancy, and in 1999, DNA tests proved that Wayne Mincey was the father of Wood’s grandchild. The only time Mincey ever went to court was in response to a summons regarding child support.
Kevin Wood claims that the sheriff at the time, Guy Tunnell, did not investigate this crime, and allowed Wayne Mincey to walk free, never charged. Guy Tunnell was rumored at the time to be “buddies” with Glenn Hess, former judge and current candidate for state attorney in Panama City, Florida.
Kevin Wood is working with The White House Boys as they try and dig through decades of lies, cover-ups, false leads and roadblocks. Some of these roadblocks have been in place since the early 1900’s, but some are much more recent. Kevin Wood, Robert Strayley, Jerry Cooper, Bill Haynes, Roger Kiser and others believe the more recent cover-ups have been orchestrated by none other than Glenn Hess.
The Florida Attorney General is, for lack of a better term, the defense attorney for the state of Florida. As the chief legal officer of the states, commonwealths and territories of the United States, the Attorneys General serve as counselors to their legislatures and state agencies and also as the “People’s Lawyer” for all citizens. His or her role is to represent the state of Florida in any litigation. For example, a group of men who were abused, beaten and raped by state employees at a state funded school. Did Florida fail in that role?
There are so many red flags regarding the Dozier school, and Marianna in general. According to Roger Kiser, he received a letter from the son of a former head nurse at the school. The son wrote that he recalls a conversation between his mother and father, where his mother wanted to tell someone what was happening up at Dozier. His father told her to keep her mouth shut; their farmland could be called in, their house burned down or their cows poisoned. People were terrified to speak up, and for some reason, some still are. Some, like Kevin Wood and The White House Boys, have already been to Hell, they have nothing left to fear.
Kevin Wood has an affidavit in his possession; a signed, notarized statement from a woman named Carrie Brooks. Ms. Brooks claims that on February 2nd, 2006, Glenn Hess approached her and asked if she wanted to make some extra money. Hess was a sitting judge at the time of this alleged incident. Then assistant State Attorney, Brian Kelley, according to Ms. Brooks’ statement was present for the initial question, but stated “I don’t think I need to hear this,” and walked away. Judge Hess then said to Carrie Brooks, according to her notarized statement, “There are a lot of people in Bay County that would like to see Kevin Wood dead.” Ms. Brooks then writes “I can’t recall if he said ‘would like to see him dead’ or ‘would pay to see him dead,’ but it was something to that effect.”
Kevin Wood is a civil rights activist, who helped a homeless man named Randy Fowler aka Jim Bikeman secure his release from Chattahoochee State Psychiatric Hospital and is currently assisting a transgender woman with a civil case in Florida. He didn’t have to get involved with The White House Boys, but their stories grabbed him and inspired him to help. And he is helping-helping us put this tragedy into the public eye, helping The White House Boys maneuver through paper work and legal terminology and along the way, Kevin Wood has discovered something about himself. He is recharged, motivated and anxious to see justice done for everyone the state of Florida refuses to recognize.
Thanks to the NAAG for their contribution to this story.