Ex-inmate jailed for refusing to leave jail
Rodney Dwayne Valentine had spent two months in a North Carolina prison. It would seem that Valentine would be counting the minutes to his freedom. Not so fast, Valentine had other plans. Things were fine and dandy in the Rockingham County jail and Valentine was staying, reported Time Magazine.
The problem was that the jail didn't want him any longer.
Valentine, 37, had been in jail since May 22 on a charge of damage to
personal property. He was released last Saturday, July 21, at 8 a.m., and asked
deputies to drive him to a local motel. They refused, and in turn, Valentine
refused to leave the premises.
Corrections officers suggested Valentine find another way to
get to the motel, such as in a cab, but he was unwilling to do so. Deputies
continued to insist Valentine leave the property, but he simply wouldn’t. By 1
p.m. that afternoon, Valentine still hadn’t left, so authorities charged him
with second-degree trespassing — and sent him right back to his old cell.
So lets get this straight, Valentine wants to stay--the jail wants him out--so authorities arrest him and put him back in jail. Cab fare $5, jail stay $1,425, decision priceless
Valentine is being held on a $500 secured bond--you guessed it he has not posted the bond--and is due in court August
9 on these new charges. At least another two weeks in prison--mission accomplished.
To read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/07/27/man-refuses-to-leave-jail-is-arrested-for-trespassing-sent-back-to-cell/#ixzz21rmkhgOf
Michael Thomas Gargiulo, Pretrial Hearing 43
6 days ago