8 months ago Farrell Kelly was given a traffic violaton for peeing in an alley. The officer declared it to be "indent exposure" even though he never saw Farrell's whizzer in action. Apparently, standing alone in an alley facing a wall is "probable cause" for indecent exposure.
Farrell has never had a driver's license. He probably couldn't even drive a nail into a board. Yet another officer in a later charge claimed to have found an "expired" driver's license number when he charged Farrel with littering.
Those making such efforts were police officers.
But it doesn't stop there. Farrell managed to get both magistrates recused from his case and a Greenbrier magistrate appointed to hear his cases. In his first three arrests, Farrel was allowed "personal recognizance." This means that he doesn't have to go to jail, just show up for his hearings.
Farrell is faithful to show up at his hearings. It is a form of attention that he seems to actually enjoy. He had a ball with the shrink who was ordered to test him for competency. The shrink ruled that he was competent to stand trial. Three days and hundreds of dollars (if not thousands) cost to the county and he is ruled competent. Everybody else thinks Farrell is some kind of crazy, except a professional psychologist. So include that person on the list.
But after three arrests, Magistrate Cary Wilfong decides that Farrell needs to be in jail. She gives him a $2,000 bond knowing that he hasn't a penny to his name and that he can't make bond.
Now remember she let him roam the streets all through the winter months and when spring comes she decides that he should go to jail.
The most recent arrest involves another charge of "indecent exposure." The former charge of "indecent exposure" still hasn't been tried and is now eight months old. We were told today that they may have dropped that charge by now. So Farrel may have no traffic violations on his record.
But a bizarre twist (as you will see below) is the strained logic set forth by is public attorney regarding "brandishing" That logic is applied to the brandishing of a "deadly weapon." Somehow it applies to Farrell's unzipped pants. (We won't carry this to its obvious conclusion!)