Gainesville Police Department officers responded to a phone call claiming that a man was sitting on her front steps and refusing to leave. The woman informed police that the man had knocked on her door and asked for assistance with his car and thereafter feigned breathing problems. Upon making contact with the trespasser, law enforcement noted that he became belligerent and resisted the officers’ attempts to place him in handcuffs.
The State Attorney sought charges of Trespassing and Resisting an Officer, which would have constituted violations of probation. However, attorneys at Meldon Law advocated for a nolle prosequi of the charges, which was granted. (Date of Arrest: August 7, 2011)