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Judge jails Korean War vet, 79, who sold junk to pay for ailing wife's medications...

Judge jails Korean War vet, 79, who sold junk to pay for ailing wife's medications...

By Andrew Dys
adys@heraldonline.com
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...