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                                      SEARCH                   WARRANT


COUNTY OF DA VIDSON
STA TE OF TENNESSEE

TO ANY PEACE OFFICER WITHIN OR OF SAID COUNTY :

Special Agent Doug Long has        made proof by affidavit sworn to before me that there is probable cause to believe that
there is evidence of a crime, to   wit violations of Tenn . Code Ann . §39-14-112, Extortion and § 39-14-103, Theft of
Property will be found within a    cellular telephone handset in the custody of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and
that the evidence to be searched   for is as follows :

        Any digital and/or electronic evidence, including but not limited to stored electronic communications, records,
        files, directories, address books, call logs, or data in other forms, stored on the device to be searched that
        constitutes evidence of §39-14-112, Extortion and § 39-14-103, Theft of Property. Such evidence may include
         text messages between Joel Watts, Paul Stanley and McKensie Morrison

YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to make an immediate search of the following electronic devices :

         1)      Samsung Cellular Telephone, Model Number SGH-A137, Serial Number RPNS I 86995F

which will be found in the custody of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 901 R .S . Gass Blvd, Nashville, TN ., for
the aforesaid evidence ; and if you find the same or any part thereof, seize the evidence and make lawful disposition
thereof.

I hereby deliver this search warrant for execution to :	 L9
at 0 ,'KD M on April )q , 2009                         !




 The attached warrant came to my hand on the day it was issued, and was executed on this       Y	day of
 	r .'1	,                  x00  I/ , by searching the person(s), location(s), vehicle(s), and/or items herein described,
 an taking there from the following evidence :




 Age      ffic-eir-A4adcing Return


                                          JUDGMENT ON SEARCH WARRANT

          Due and proper return having been made of the warrant, the property seized as described in the said return
 shall be retained, subject to the orders of the issuing court, and the attached warrant, affidavit, and return shall be filed
 in the office of the Clerk of said Court .
	




              AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF SEARCH WARRANT

COUNTY OF DAVIDSON
STA TE OF TENNESSEE
Special Agent Doug Long personally appeared before 	                                                   Judge of
Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County Criminal Court for said state, and now makes oath in due form of law that
there is probable cause to believe that evidence of a crime, to wit violations of Tenn . Code Ann . §39-14-112, Extortion
and § 39-14-103, Theft of Property, will be found within a cellular telephone handset in the custody of Tennessee
Bureau of Investigation, 901 R .S . Gass Blvd, Nashville, TN ., and that the evidence to be searched for is as follows :

        Any digital and/or electronic evidence, including but not limited to stored electronic communications, records,
        files, directories, address books, call logs, or data in other forms, stored on the device to be searched that
        constitutes evidence of §39-14-112, Extortion and § 39-14-103, Theft of Property . Such evidence may include
         text messages between Joel Watts, Paul Stanley and McKensie Morrison

        The Affiant further testifies that the said evidence is now located and may be found in possession of the
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 901 R .S . Gass Blvd, Nashville, TN ., more particularly described as :

         1)      Samsung Cellular Telephone, Model Number SGH-A137, Serial Number RPNS 186995F




                        Statement of Facts and Circumstances In Support of Probable Cause

This affidavit is made by TBI Special Agent Doug Long who has been a sworn Special Agent with the Tennessee
Bureau of Investigation in excess of 17 years . Your affiant now testifies that the information contained herein, unless
otherwise stated, is based upon personal knowledge or information received from other law enforcement officers that
your affiant believes to be true .

         Special Agent Doug Long states the following under oath :

         1 . On April 8, 2009, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) was contacted by State Senator Paul
              Stanley . Stanley informed the TBI he had received text messages on his phone from 931-472-9178, which
              was someone identifying himself as the boyfriend to McKensie Morrison . The content of the text
              messages stated the person was in possession of a video and photographs that might be of interest to
              Senator Stanley . Stanley was able to determine the person sending the text messages was Joel Watts .
              Stanley acknowledged he had met Watts on one previous occasion.

         2.   Stanley informed TBI that he had received additional text messages throughout the day on April 8, 2009 .
              In these messages, Watts advised Stanley that he had a $7,500 bid from a reporter for the photographs .

         3. During an interview with Stanley, he advised Morrison was an intern in his legislative office . Stanley
            subsequently advised he had developed a sexual relationship with Morrison, during her internship .
            During the interview, Stanley acknowledged taking a photograph(s) of Morrison in Stanley's apartment .

         4. During the interview of Stanley, numerous phone conversations between Stanley and Morrison were
            conducted and monitored . There was also a conversation between Stanley and Watts . During the phone
            calls between Stanley and Morrison, Morrison informed Stanley she had seen some of the photos Watts
            talked about in his text messages . Morrison told Stanley they were photographs made in front of a mirror .
            Morrison also acknowledged she had talked with Watts and that he wanted $8,000 .00 for the photographs .
	



       5.    While Stanley was with TBI agents, he received additional text messages from Watts . These text
             messages informed Stanley that he had until 10 :00 am on the 9`h to come up with $10,000 .00 watts
             informed Stanley he had the information on three different computers in different locations and if he did
             not check in, the information would be sent to the media . Eventually, Stanley was able to convince Watts
             that he would meet with him on the afternoon of the 9` h and pay him his money .

       6.    On April 9, 2009, agents with the TBI facilitated a meeting between Paul Stanley and Joel Watts . Stanley
             informed Watts that he had the $10,000 .00 and was ready to meet him . Through text messages, Watts
             instructed Stanley to meet him off exit 40 of Interstate 24 . Based on these instructions, agents had Stanley
             proceed to that location and observed the meeting, and monitored the meeting . During the meeting,
             Stanley gave Watts a plastic bag containing $10,000 .00 and received a memory disc in exchange for the
             money. Once the meeting was completed, agents stopped Watts and placed him in custody .

       7.    Agents observed in the interior of Watts' vehicle, the plastic bag containing the $10,000 .00 as well as the
             cell phone mentioned above .

        8.   Agents met with Stanley shortly after his meeting with Watts . Agents recovered from Stanley a small
             plastic case containing the memory disc . Stanley stated he had gotten the disc from Watts when he paid
             him the $10,000 .00 .

        9.   Watts was taken to TBI headquarters where he gave a statement implicating himself in the extortion .
             Watts admitted to using the above mentioned phone to send text messages to Stanley, in which he
             demanded money in exchange for the photographs and to keep the photographs from being released to the
             media .

                                     Experience and Basis of Knowledge of Affiant

        Your Affiant has worked in law enforcement for over seventeen years . In this capacity, your affiant has
participated in numerous search warrants . Your affiant has attended numerous classes and training sessions, on the
subject of criminal investigation . Some of these sessions were taught by TBI instructors, Tennessee Law Enforcement
Training Academy, and numerous federal agencies . Through experience and training, your affiant has learned the
following facts :

        A.                Individuals involved in criminal activities, will many times utilize communication devises
                          such as cell phones to complete their criminal activities .

        B.                Cell phones and other similar devices can be used to store data, such as names, phone
                          numbers, text messages, etc .

        C.                Individuals will utilize the text message features to communicate meeting times, places,
                          amounts, and other details pertaining to their criminal activities .

        D.                Cell phones and other similar devices have the capability to store data, such as names, phone
                          numbers, text messages, etc ., until it is removed . Many phones store the data even though an
                          attempt to delete this data is made .


                                                     CONCLUSION

Therefore, considering the foregoing, your Affiant believes based on his knowledge, training and experience that
evidence of violations of Tenn . Code Ann . §39-14-112, Extortion and § 39-14-103, Theft of Property, will be found in
the mobile device to be searched . Specifically, I believe that the phone will contain evidence of extortion and theft of
property .
I SWEAR THE FORGOING IS TRUE UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY .




                                                    DATE

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Sworn to and subscribed before me this    `~         	'
                                               day of	 2009.



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JUDGE of Part _ of the Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County Criminal Court
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                                     SEARCH WARRANT

COUNTY OF DAVIDSON
STA TE OF TENNESSEE

TO ANY PEACE OFFICER WITHIN OR OF SAID COUNTY :

Special Agent Doug Long has made proof by affidavit sworn to before me that there is probable cause to believe that
there is evidence of a crime, to wit violations of Tenn . Code Ann . §39-14-112, Extortion and § 39-14-103, Theft of
Property will be found in possession of Verizon Wireless, and that the evidence to be searched for is as follows :

        Any digital and/or electronic evidence, including but not limited to all stored electronic communication in the
        possession of Verizon Wireless relating to cellular telephone number 615-517-8081, utilized by McKensie
        Morrison, and the related account records, including but not limited to voice mails, text messages,
        transactional and financial records relating to that customer account for the most recent month of call detail
        information . All other records in the possession of Verizon Wireless relating to cellular telephone number
        615-517-8081, utilized by McKensie Morrison, including but not limited to complete subscriber information
        including names, addresses, social security number, activation dates ; call detail records including
        incoming and outgoing calls, date, time, length of calls, outbound and inbound digits ; call location
        information including cell site that handled the call; and a list offeatures on said phone/account and all
        other similar information stored in Verizon Wireless' systems related to that account .

YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to make an immediate search of Verizon Wireless, a company doing business
in Tennessee and with corporate offices at 180 Washington Valley Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921, including all
computer systems, record systems, offices and files, for the aforesaid evidence ; and if you find the same or any part
thereof, seize the evidence and make lawful disposition thereof.

I hereby deliver this search warrant for execution to :        UIcy	
at /',O(D D Mon April lS 2009

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                    OFFICER'S RE TI'RN, I ND I :V I'E:VTOR I' OF PROPERTY SEIZED
The attached warrant came to my hand on the day it was issued, and was executed on this /y day of
	r,'t	-Z 0o? , by searching the person(s), location(s), vehicle(s), and/or items herein described,
and taking there from the following evidence :
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Agen          r        g Return


                                         JUDGMENT ON SEARCH WARRANT
Due and proper return having been made of the warrant, the property seized as described in the said return shall be
retained, subject to the orders of the issuing court, and the attached warrant, affidavit, and return shall be filed in the
office of the Clerk of said Court.

This _                day of		, 2009 .
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JUDGE ~1
              AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF SEARCH WARRANT

COUNTY OF DA VIDSON
STATE OF TENNESSEE

Special Agent Doug Long personally appeared before 	-~f r(                Na      cLbu-ki	Judge of
Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County Criminal Court for said state, and now makes oath in due form of law that
there is probable cause to believe that evidence of a crime, to wit violations of Tenn . Code Ann . §39-14-112, Extortion
and § 39-14-103, Theft of Property, will be found in possession of Verizon Wireless, and that the evidence to be
searched for is as follows :

        Any digital and/or electronic evidence, including but not limited to all stored electronic communication in the
        possession of Verizon Wireless relating to cellular telephone number 615-517-8081, utilized by McKensie
        Morrison, and the related account records, including but not limited to voice mails, text messages,
        transactional andfinancial records relating to that customer account for the most recent month of call detail
        information. All other records in the possession of Verizon Wireless relating to cellular telephone number
        615-517-8081, utilized by McKensie Morrison, including but not limited to complete subscriber information
        including names, addresses, social security number, activation dates ; call detail records including
        incoming and outgoing calls, date, time, length of calls, outbound and inbound digits ; call location
        information including cell site that handled the call; and a list offeatures on said phone/account and all
        other similar information stored in Verizon Wireless' systems related to that account .


Your Affiant further testifies that the said evidence is now located and may be found in possession of Verizon
Wireless, a company doing business in Tennessee and with corporate offices at 180 Washington Valley Road,
Bedminster, NJ 07921




                        Statement of Facts and Circumstances In Support of Probable Cause

This affidavit is made by TBI Special Agent Doug Long who has been a sworn Special Agent with the Tennessee
Bureau of Investigation in excess of 17 years . Your affiant now testifies that the information contained herein, unless
otherwise stated, is based upon personal knowledge or information received from other law enforcement officers that
your affiant believes to be true .

         Special Agent Doug Long states the following under oath :

         I.   On April 8, 2009, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) was contacted by State Senator Paul
              Stanley . Stanley informed the TBI he had received text messages on his phone from 931-472-9178, which
              was someone identifying himself as the boyfriend to McKensie Morrison . The content of the text
              messages stated the person was in possession of a video and photographs that might be of interest to
              Senator Stanley . Stanley was able to determine the person sending the text messages was Joel Watts .
              Stanley acknowledged he had met Watts on one previous occasion .

         2.   Stanley informed TBI that he had received additional text messages throughout the day on April 8, 2009 .
              In these messages, Watts advised Stanley that he had a $7,500 bid from a reporter for the photographs .

         3.   During an interview with Stanley, he advised Morrison was an intern in his legislative office . Stanley
              subsequently advised he had developed a sexual relationship with Morrison, during her internship .
              During the interview, Stanley acknowledged taking a photograph(s) of Morrison in Stanley's apartment .
      4.    During the interview of Stanley, numerous phone conversations between Stanley and Morrison were
            conducted and monitored . There was also a conversation between Stanley and Watts . During the phone
            calls between Stanley and Morrison, Morrison informed Stanley she had seen some of the photos Watts
            talked about in his text messages- Morrison told Stanley they were photographs made in front of a mirror .
            Morrison also acknowledged she had talked with Watts and that he wanted $8,000 .00 for the photographs.

       5.   While Stanley was with TBI agents, he received additional text messages from Watts . These text
            messages informed Stanley that he had until 10 :00 am on the 9" to come up with $10,000.00 . Watts
            informed Stanley he had the information on three different computers in different locations and if he did
            not check in, the information would be sent to the media . Eventually, Stanley was able to convince Watts
            that he would meet with him on the afternoon of the 9 t' and pay him his money .

       6.   On April 9, 2009, agents with the TBI facilitated a meeting between Paul Stanley and Joel Watts . Stanley
            informed Watts that he had the $10,000 .00 and was ready to meet him . Through text messages, Watts
            instructed Stanley to meet him off exit 40 of Interstate 24 . Based on these instructions, agents had Stanley
            proceed to that location and observed the meeting, and monitored the meeting . During the meeting,
            Stanley gave Watts a plastic bag containing $10,000 .00 and received a memory disc in exchange for the
            money. Once the meeting was completed, agents stopped Watts and placed him in custody .

       7.   Agents observed in the interior of Watts' vehicle, the plastic bag containing the $10,000 .00 as well as the
            cell phone mentioned above .

       8. Agents met with Stanley shortly after his meeting with Watts . Agents recovered from Stanley a small
           plastic case containing the memory disc . Stanley stated he had gotten the disc from Watts when he paid
           him the $10,000 .00

       9.   Watts was taken to TBI headquarters where he gave a statement implicating himself in the extortion .
            Watts admitted to using a cell phone to send text messages to Stanley, in which he demanded money in
            exchange for the photographs and to keep the photographs from being released to the media . During the
            interview, Watts also acknowledged Morrison was involved and aware of what was taking place . Watts
            claimed he and Morrison talked about the fact the memory disc could be sold to Stanley . Watts states
            these conversations happened on the evening of April 7 th and morning of April 8 t. According to Watts,
            Morrison was present when he sent the first text message to Stanley, and even asked if he had received any
            response from Stanley . Watts also acknowledged throughout the days of April 8` h and 9`", he received text
            messages from Morrison advising him on Stanley's comings and goings, including that Stanley was in
            meetings and that he was going to the bank to get the money . During Watts' interview, he acknowledged
            communicating with Morrison by text message while he was waiting on Stanley to arrive with the money,
            including asking her if the meeting was a set-up .

        10 . TBI agents were made aware of the fact some of the text messages Stanley received from Watts revealed
             Watts knew Stanley had completed meetings and had the money . For example, on April 9'", Stanley left
             his office and told his staff he was going to the bank . Shortly afterwards, Stanley received a text message
             from Watts, asking if he was "ready ."

        11 . On April 9, 2009, Morrison was interviewed by TBI agents . During her interview, Morrison
            acknowledged being in a sexual relationship with Stanley and claimed Watts was a guy she "once dated ."
            Morrison also acknowledged having personal and text message conversations with Stanley and Watts .
            Morrison admitted Watts had sent her a text message asking the whereabouts of Stanley and what was
            going on . At one point, Morrison acknowledged that the meeting with Watts and Stanley was not a set-up .

                                    Experience and Basis of Knowledge of Affiant

Your Affiant has worked in law enforcement for over seventeen years . In this capacity, your affiant has participated in
numerous search warrants . Your affiant has attended numerous classes and training sessions, on the subject of
	
	



criminal investigation . Some of these sessions were taught by TBI instructors, Tennessee Law Enforcement Training
Academy, and numerous federal agencies . Through experience and training, your affiant has learned the following
facts :

        A.              Individuals involved in criminal activities, will many times utilize communication devises
                        such as cell phones to complete their criminal activities .

        B.              Cell phones and other similar devices can be used to store data, such as names, phone
                        numbers, text messages, etc .

        C.              Individuals will utilize the text message features to communicate meeting times, places,
                        amounts, and other details pertaining to their criminal activities .

        D . Cell phones and other similar devices have the capability to store data, such as names, phone
                       numbers, text messages, etc ., until it is removed . Many phones store the data even though an
                       attempt to delete this data is made .


                                                   CONCLUSION

Therefore, considering the foregoing, your Affiant believes based on his knowledge, training and experience that
evidence of violations of Tenn . Code Ann . §39-14-112, Extortion and § 39-14-103, Theft of Property, will be found in
the stored cell phone records to be searched at Verizon Wireless . Specifically, I believe these records will contain
content both received by and sent to 615-517-8081 that will provide pertinent information pertaining to extortion and
theft of property .

I SWEAR THE FORGOING IS TRUE UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY .




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Sworn to and subscribed before me this	) (-~ day of April, 2009 .



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JUDGE of I)	of the Met' upulitan Nashville Davidson County Criminal Court

				
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