FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Roosevelt Hearod will today be released from jail for the second time in a week. Hearod was accused by an off-duty police officer of violating a protective order, but his alleged victim told the court she had initiated the contact and Hearod had told her he couldn’t talk to her. State prosecutors argued that police have a duty to report crimes whether they are on or off duty and asked if the off-duty officer was expected to “close her eyes” and ignore the alleged violation. During today’s bail review hearing, Hearod’s attorney Nathan Lockwood told asked the court what his client was expected to do, “sprint into the ocean? There’s nowhere to go on Kenai’s north beach. I don’t understand what the State expects someone to do to avoid contact.” State prosecutors didn’t dispute the alleged victim’s statements, but Kenai District Court Judge Sharon Illsley told 39-year-old Hearod that “You can’t even say, ‘I can’t have contact with you,’ because that’s contact.” Hearod was acquitted on Wednesday of threatening two Kenai Police officers on Christmas Eve. Just hours after being found not guilty, he was turned in for the alleged protective order violation by one of those officers and arrested by the other. Hearod was granted $500 unsecured cash appearance bond. He will face court again on May 25. Lockwood argued for lighter bail conditions, saying his client didn’t have any money to post bail because he had been in jail for five months on charges for which he was ultimately found not guilty. The victim told the courts she is in the process of moving to Wasilla, which will reduce the chances of any future violations.
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