Monday, April 27, 2009

Illegal defense fund

They say that the first rule of holes is that when you find yourself at the bottom of one, you should stop digging. Case in point:
Investigators said Jason Leigh Markham, 19, of Beloit was arrested about 4:30 a.m. April 16 after a Janesville homeowner allegedly discovered the suspect inside his car, which had been parked inside the home's garage, the Beloit Daily News reported Monday.

Officers said Markham, who was in possession of gloves, a flashlight, a global positioning system, nine CDs and seven video games at the time of his arrest, told police he and a friend had been burglarizing cars on the street.

Markham was arrested and charged with burglary, possession of burglar tools and bail jumping.

"Markham indicated that he was in serious legal trouble and was trying to get money to help pay for a lawyer," the criminal complaint filed in the case stated.
The charges he wanted to fight with the lawyer he hoped to hire with the swag he was stealing included a drug charge. Where did he get this idea on how to come up with the cash to hire an attorney? Alas, we may never know.

(It was because he was high on drugs.)

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