Monday, February 18, 2008

nothing says love like a prison sentence

On Valentine's Day, Kevin Felder and Misty Johnson were married at the Ohio County Circuit Court in West Virginia. The groom wore an orange jumpsuit and bracelets because a few minutes later, he was taken away to serve a prison sentence of 5 to 18 years.

In September 2007, Felder was arrested for robbing a convenience store and threatening the cashier. He got away with $340 in cash but was later apprehended. To complicate matters, at the time of the robbery he was on probation for a domestic violence charge that involved Misty (his then-girlfriend).

Felder also has had other felony convictions and could have been put-away for a very long time. His present sentence was the result of a plea-bargain arrangement with the State.

When asked why she married a man who was about to spend time in prison, Misty replied, "“I love him that much, That’s all I can say.”


In an related but unrelated story, police officers in Northglenn, Colorado spent this Valentine's Day rounding up 23 people with outstanding warrants.

A Northglenn police officer posed as a flower deliveryman. He drove to homes in a van marked "flower delivery" and went to the door with a box of a dozen long stemmed roses.

When the wanted person opened the door to sign for the flowers, they received a pair of handcuffs instead.

Ronald Madden was one who was wanted for failing to appear in court on a marijuana possession charge. After his arrest, Madden was quoted as saying, "Honestly it didn't click with me until I heard, 'Northglenn police' and then he pulled out the badge and I thought, '#%&*@ you guys are good!'"

http://www.theintelligencer.net/page/content.detail/id/505805.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/02/15/ap/strange/main3839307.shtml

2 comments:

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

I read about both of these events. Something about the last event....there was a person who called to say that they had not gotten their delivery yet, so the police went back and got them.

friendinME said...

I didn't see that in the articles I read. It would be an interesting addition to the story! Thanks. :)