Saturday, July 28, 2012

Cab fare $5, jail stay $1,425, decision priceless

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.

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Pat W. Kirk said...

Is he stubborn or is it a really good jail? Is the food good? Are his friends there? WHY would he want to stay? Or is he just making a point?

Law and Justice Policy said...

May be he has some mental health issues? However, the taxpayers of North Carolina have to pay for a guy who wants to be in jail.

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