Well, I just got back to VA after court in Ohio where I was facing Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Trespass charges. These charges date back to May 2009 when we were preaching at Sinclaire Community College. Thru the course of a very bizarre day five members of our group were arrested. Charges ranged from Obstructing an Officer in the course of justice to Assault of an Officer.
As the next few months showed these charges were more the result of a Sinclaire Officer’s inability to properly enforce the law when he was personally offended than our failure to follow the law. In the end eight out of the nine different charges leveled against our group were dropped by the prosecutor or dismissed in court. Out of the many hundreds of times that members of our group (faithful soldier school of evangelism) have interacted with the police this was the first incident where there were any arrests.
Oct. 28th and 29th were the trial dates for my case as well as a criminal trespass charge against Candace Riley, a fellow rebel against the law. On the 28th the prosecution made its case against us bringing in all their big guns to testify against us. At the end of the day even though we had not even begun to defend ourselves the judge ruled that the prosecution had not brought in enough evidence to convict either Candace or myself of the criminal trespass charge we faced. These were dismissed.
The next day, the 29th, we made our case that I was not guilty of Disorderly Conduct but largely due to the testimony of two officers I was convicted. These officers stated that I was shouting over them while they were trying to remove our group to the sidewalk. This was definitely false as the testimony of one student from the college and four members of our group indicated but, alas, apparently judges and officers enjoy being on one another’s good side in Dayton.
There were many other things I could include to give evidence of justice not being upheld in this case. This is just a short synopsis of what went down.
All things considered I am really at peace with what happened. God is in control and His will will be done in the end. He works all things for His glory and our good.
May this be used for the advancement of the Kingdom of Christ!!!
For the King!!