New details revealed in court documents
What effect will this case have on the curious DV charges she brought against her then-husband, Garrett?
Springville, Calif -- A lot of readers have been enquiring about Joe Valley, the luckless (and otherwise homeless)
Frankly, I feel very sorry for this kid, and here's why:
Since breaking the news about the then-married Lubben's affair with Valley, which began in the summer of 2015, we've learned more about their tumultuous relationship.
|First published pic of the star-crossed couple|
As noted previously, on Christmas Eve 2015 (incidentally, also Valley's 26th birthday), the bleach-blonde Mrs. Robinson wanna-be dialed 911 about an attack at the Springville ranch property her husband had purchased.
The Tulare County sheriffs took Joe Valley into custody, and he was booked on early Christmas morning.
Valley, who had been living in his Jeep until Mrs. Lubben beckoned to join her atop the mountain, was unable to pay his bond, and remained in jail until trial.
Presented here for the first time is the felony criminal complaint against Joseph Valley, which was filed by the District Attorney on December 29:
Now, rape and assault with a deadly weapon are no laughing matter. Yet, according to a spokesman for the Tulare County Superior Court, Valley was able to "plead to one count, while the others were dismissed." Surely DNA evidence would point to Valley. Did Lubben change her story?
His charge of domestic battery lowered to misdemeanor-level, Valley was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with credit for time served, given probation, and released on March 22, 2016.
By then, Lubben's husband, Garrett, had already refused her numerous pleas for a second chance, and filed for divorce... setting the stage for a Lubben-Valley reunion.
What does all this mean for the curious DV charges she brought against her then-husband, Garrett, then retracted under penalty of perjury, before attempting to retract her retraction?
More on this ongoing story, as Shelley Lubben's December 5, 2016 appearance on the witness stand looms.