Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sealed Search Warrants

Finally, someone is reporting on the undisclosed warrants in the Michelle Young investigation! Thank you for that, Thomasi McDonald. There are other warrants to which the public has not had access to date.

The following link is for a timeline calendar that has links to all of the published search warrants issued in the Young investigation.

Michelle Young Timeline

A warrant was issued on November 30, 2006 for data from Michelle Money's computer which was confiscated by investigators when her home was searched earlier that same month. While the 11/30 warrant was made public, the earlier warrant (referenced in the 11/30 warrant) was not.

Additionally, the inventory that is attached to the 11/3/2006 warrant for the Youngs' home at 5108 Birchleaf appears to be incomplete as it is very brief and does not seem to list any items taken from the master bedroom, the actual crime scene. It appears to list things that were taken from the home office.

The warrant for Jason Young's Ford Explorer, executed on 11/4/2006 has an inventory attached, but it does not include any luggage which was reported to have been taken. The luggage included items belonging to Jason Young as well as to family members who rode in the vehicle from Brevard to Raleigh on November 3. Has part of the inventory been sealed?

Has it ever become public record at the court clerk's office that the 2/14/08 search warrants exist and are sealed? Or would the media and the public still not know about those if it had not been leaked on Internet discussion forums that those warrants were executed?

One also has to wonder if a warrant was used to search Jason's hotel room in Hillsville, Virginia. Was it searched? If a warrant was used, and said warrant is sealed, should we conclude that it turned up damaging evidence?

The following is a list of warrants and court orders issued in the Young investigation.


  • November 3, 2006 Young residence at 5108 Birchleaf
  • November 4, 2006 Jason’s Ford Explorer
  • November 9, 2006 Non-Testimonial Identification Order
  • November 13, 2006 Compaq Presario (home computer)
  • November 21, 2006 Electronics & Audio
  • November 30, 2006 Dell Inspiron (Michelle Money’s laptop)
  • December 1, 2006 Nikon Camera
  • December 1, 2006 Verizon cell phone
  • February 8, 2007 CD’s/DVD’s (Birchleaf residence)
  • February 16, 2007 Kimball Jane Sargent court order
  • November 20, 2007 5108 Birchleaf residence


  • November __, 2006 Michelle Money’s Ocoee, FL residence
  • July 5, 2007 Unknown location
  • February 14, 2008 Pat Young’s Brevard residence
  • February 14, 2008 Heather McCracken’s Etowah residence
  • February 14, 2008 Pat Young’s Ford Explorer (formerly Jason Young's)
  • February 14, 2008 Jason Young’s company van

How many other warrants have been executed in the Michelle Young murder investigation of which the public is unaware?

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