Bench Warrant Ordered For Garrett Lubben After Failure To Appear at Arraignment

Porterville, Calif. -- In Tulare County Superior Court Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, Garrett Lubben, 43, was scheduled to be arraigned on criminal charges for the second time. Lubben is a businessman, and the co-founder, along with his disgraced wife Shelley Lubben, of the anti-porn group Pink Cross Foundation.

However, according to the court clerk, Mr. Lubben failed to appear in court on Tuesday, and a Bench Warrant was ordered by the court.

As reported here in 2015, Garrett and Shelley Lubben moved way out in the country: to Springville, in California's Tulare County.
As their sham anti-porn nonprofit Pink Cross Foundation was repeatedly exposed by Michael Whiteacre and others, the Lubbens downsized and lowered their profile, but trouble still followed them.
On September 8, 2015, Garrett, who was recently named a pastor and joined his wife in ministry, was arrested at their new home for domestic violence and charged with Infliction of Corporal Injury on a Spouse/Cohabitant. He bailed out the following day.
Speaking as a critic of the Lubbens, it’s actually hard to imagine Garrett doing such a thing. And don't forget, for almost a decade we’ve heard Shelley refer to him as “Mr. Wonderful” and “a godly man”.  Even when he covered up for Shelley, he was even-tempered, as this video shows:

Then on October 8 of this year, the Tulare County Sheriffs were dispatched once again to the Lubben homestead, and Garrett was carted off with a fresh set of charges relating to violation of a court order regarding the Sept. 8 domestic violence charge, and resisting arrest.

His new bond was initially set at $50,000, but later reduced to $20,000.

On December 1, the Tulare County D.A.'s office opted to prosecute these bizarre new charges as well.

Perhaps this helps explain why the couple had been so eager to sell their previous home in Bakersfield at a discounted price (they finally sold it in December).
Rollin' -- the high living Lubbens

Born on July 15, 1972, Garrett Theodore Lubben graduated Ontario Christian High School in 1990. At the time he met Shelley, in the 1990s, she was a heavy partier and he was using and selling methamphetamine in and around Chino, Calif. Beginning with a stint in the U.S. Army, he turned his life around and became a successful businessman and devoted father.

Lubben’s father Glenn, now deceased, had reportedly also been a pastor, but “fell to sexual sin”, Shelley has said.
The Justice Center in Porterville, California
Garrett Lubben was arraigned on November 3 for the September domestic violence charge in the Porterville division of the Tulare County Superior Court. The case # is PCM324571. His pre-trial date is January 26, 2016 at 8:30 am in Dept. 18, and his trial date is set for January 28.
Tuesday, Jan 12, Garrett Lubben had been ordered to appear in Porterville to be arraigned on the charge of Obstructing/Resisting a Public Officer in violation of California Penal Code 148(a)(1). The new case # is PCM327330. However, Mr. Lubben failed to appear in court and a warrant was ordered by the judge.

Details forthcoming, as paperwork from the Court should be available very soon.