Raymond Lindsey, Jr., of California, is probably sitting in prison wishing he had taken that plea deal. He was arrested on charges of “Assault on a Public Servant and Retaliation.” Instead of taking the plea deal offered, Lindsey did not want to plead guilty and rejected it. As a result, a jury found him guilty and he has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. According to WDSU:
Assistant District Attorney Philip Teissier presented evidence during the trial that on Jan. 5, 2015, Houston Police Department officers were dispatched to an apartment in Southeast Montgomery County for a possible domestic disturbance.
Officers encountered an aggressive Lindsey and his scared girlfriend, Teissier said. While the officers waited for Lindsey’s girlfriend to gather items and leave the apartment, Lindsey pointed at each of the officers one by one and individually threatened to kill them, according to the DA’s Office.
Lindsey then proceeded to destroy numerous objects inside the apartment, including a glass coffee table, a flat-screen TV, the entertainment center and a bird cage with a live bird inside.
Lindsey “did not want to plead guilty and believed everybody had conspired against him.” Now he’ll be sitting for FORTY YEARS, when he could be sitting at home. Granted, we don’t now what the plea deal consisted of, but it seems like he just didn’t want to admit guilt. Pride before the fall.