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March 8, 2011 > Man berates judge on being released from jail

Man berates judge on being released from jail

Submitted By AP Wire Service

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP), Feb 09 - A Shelby County drug defendant is right upset about being let out of jail.

Thorn Peters shouted at the judge on Tuesday, saying he was being sent out into the snow in a tank top and pajama bottoms.

The Commercial Appeal reports Peters was released on his own recognizance after prosecutors dropped felony drug charges, conceding they couldn't prove them.

Judge Bobby Carter reminded Peters he'd been in jail for 19 months and said he wouldn't be held any longer on just a misdemeanor marijuana charge.

Peters continued to berate the judge, asking if was in contempt of court yet.

Carter said no.

Peters said the judge should prepare to declare him in contempt, promising he'd be back.


Information from: The Commercial Appeal,

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