Attorney Fees for Sgt Pond
Organized by: Daniel Pond
Daniel Pond via Crowdrise
August 27, 2014
In February 2014, Marine Corps Sergeant Daniel Pond was arrested for Second Degree Assault by the Colorado Springs Police Department after being attacked by multiple assailants in his home and forced to defend himself. He was forced to call 9-1-1 for police assistance in order to provide safety for himself and another 23 year old woman from continued attacks. Upon arriving, the police conducted a poor investigation into the event and in turn arrested Sgt Pond under the assumption that the event occurred because Sgt Pond suffered from anger issues and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. These allegations were placed by one of the assailants, who was also highly intoxicated on alcohol and marijuana, and has no medical or psychiatric background.
Sergeant Daniel Pond served Active Duty in the United States Marine Corps with honor and distinction from 2006-2010 and has since been pursuing degrees in Mechanical Engineeering, Physics, and Outdoor Recreation Management, along with maintaining Inactive Reserve Status until he can commission as an officer after graduation. He served proudly in Iraq in 2007-2008 and leaving active duty to continue his education was one of the hardest choices of his life. His dedication to duty and selfless service to nation has been his proudest achievements and obtaining a commission as a Marine Corps Officer to continue his career had been a driving dream.
Sgt Pond has never been diagnosed with PTSD, anger issues, or any of the mental health problems that plague veterans returning home.
He is currently continuing his studies, volunteer work, is a certified Wilderness First Responder, and has become extremely active in the local Colorado Springs outdoor community, specifically working with returning veterans as a mentor and guide, volunteering much of his free time with local and national non-for profit groups.
The charges placed against Sgt Pond are Felony Assault in the Second Degree. This charge carries with it a mandatory 5 year prison sentence, and effectively eliminates his career as a member of the Armed Forces of America. More importantly, it is a demeaning and morally unjust discrimination against all of our returning veterans, that they are treated as "broken" or dangerous simply because of their decision to serve our country. Not only is Sgt Pond not dangerous or "broken", but has spent a substantial amount of time working towards the betterment of society through volunteer work and community service.
This site is to help Sergeant Pond raise money for attorney fees and court costs in order to secure his freedom. Sgt Pond is currently working multiple jobs while trying to stay in school but it is not enough. He can use your help, not only to win this fight, but to raise awareness to the unfair treatment being cast upon our Service Members today. For any information regarding this case or other non-for profit Veterans groups, please feel free to concact the administrator of this page for more info on how you can help. Thank you