Garrett Lubben Trial Dates Set For April

Judge orders Trial by Jury for Garrett Lubben on April 14

Porterville, Calif. -- In Tulare County Superior Court  Monday Feb. 29, 2016, trial dates were set in the ongoing criminal cases against Garrett Lubben, husband of Shelley Lubben and co-founder of the anti-porn outfit, Pink Cross Foundation.

Garrett Lubben
Pink Cross Foundation closed down in January.

In 2015, Garrett, 43, and Shelley Lubben, 47, put their Bakersfield McMansion up for sale and moved way out in the country: to Springville, in California's Tulare County.
As Pink Cross Foundation was continually exposed by Michael Whiteacre and others, the Lubbens downsized and lowered their profile, but trouble still followed them.

Garrett graduating from an unaccredited Bible College 

On September 8, 2015, Garrett, who was recently ordained and joined his wife in ministry, was arrested by Tulare County Sheriffs at the Lubbens' new home for domestic violence, and charged with Infliction of Corporal Injury on a Spouse/Cohabitant -- a charge which, even the author must admit, is strikingly out of character for the even-tempered businessman

He bailed out the following day.
Then on October 8 of last year, the Tulare County Sheriffs were dispatched once again to the Lubben homestead, and Garrett, was carted off with a fresh set of charges after being tackled by the sheriffs: disobeying a court order (regarding the Sept 8 domestic violence charge), and resisting arrest.

His bond was initially set at $50,000. That’s a substantial bond.

On December 1, the Tulare County D.A.'s office opted to prosecute the 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).
Shelley and Garrett
The battling Lubbens
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. 

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, Garrett Lubben had been ordered to appear in Porterville for arraignment 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 on Tuesday, and a Bench Warrant was ordered by the court.

On Jan. 26, an attorney appeared on Garrett's behalf, and a Feb. 29 hearing date was set in both criminal cases.

At the February hearing, a date for trial setting was ordered for April 12, with a Trial by Jury scheduled for April 14.
Rollin' -- the high living Lubbens
Born on July 15, 1972, Garrett Theodore Lubben graduated Ontario Christian High School in 1990.

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
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