Judge jails Korean War vet, 79, who sold junk to pay for ailing wife's medications...Submitted by emalvini on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:45
Judge jails Korean War vet, 79, who sold junk to pay for ailing wife's medications...
By Andrew Dys
Posted: Friday, Oct. 05, 2012
CLOVER Johnny Ramsey, the 79-year-old Korean War veteran who collected and sold junk to pay for medications for his ailing wife, said just minutes before court Thursday evening: “If I have to go to jail, I guess I am ready.”
An hour later, Ramsey left a Clover courtroom in shackles – sentenced to 30 days in the York County jail for not cleaning up his yard eight months after a judge ordered him to get rid of the junk.
Clover Town Judge Melvin Howell ruled after a contempt of court hearing Thursday that Ramsey had refused to comply with court orders to both clean up his property and pay a fine for contempt
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/10/04/3577694/clover-k...