Tuesday, 31 May 2011

New Orleans Jazz Fest visitor complains of arrest to the porte de Gentilly

A woman from California to 64 years who said that she reached in her first new orleans Jazz Fest after a long battle with breast cancer herself in the handcuffs off the reasons fair, arrested on charges of criminal violationresisting an officer and public drunkenness.

jazz_fest_fair_grounds_trash.jpgDavid Grunfeld, The Times-Picayune archiveThe next day of the New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011 has been photographed on May 8.

It is, said laws Shelton, it did not touch a drop in more than a decade and without fighting.

A retirement family therapist, Shelton said that she squawked just when the officer stopped at the door of Gentilly.

"He grabbed my arm and wear me cuffs.". He did not say what it was or why, "she said." "" I've never been arrested in my life. It has never been a reason. ?

Arrest records show that Detective Gus complacency James Shelton April 30 to 5: 45 pm in the block of 1700 of Gentilly Boulevard. His report read in this way: "topic in parking lot during Jazz Fest." Subject has said three times to leave the area, but denied subject, pushing past the agent. Topic had mixed speech with a strong smell of drink alcoholic from his breath and person. ?

Shelton conceded that it did so good air at the time, with poison on his face, an outbreak of gastrointestinal and general fatigue. She says that she has not rebounded yet fully stage the treatment of cancer III in 2008.

"It was all adding them up, ' I want to (stay), but I need a rest."

She said that she walked back and forth to try to find the row for the appropriate shuttle bus and then approached the agent. It does not have much to answer, and then it passes by him, how he cuffed it, she said.

Police does not return a request for comments on what has happened.

Shelton was taken by the Cruiser at the central booking and expected hours with a group of other women who had been arrested, she said. It seems not police conducted a sobriety test. She called a friend lawyer in Lafayette, who concluded an agreement with an attorney of the city early Monday to abandon prosecution incurred if she agrees to waive its payment of bond of $450. Moreover, a judge would set a trial date later.

"Essentially, it has no choice.". It does not pay a ticket back, "said attorney James Barzee Jr."quite frankly, I think it was a way (to the city) to get rid of the case and the binding of money... (The Attorney of the city) never watched it. I do not think he had it even. ?

Barzee said he did not know the Attorney name. Eddie Walters, administrator of the Municipal Court of New Orleans, said that the bond is based on a schedule approved in the Court on the charges at low altitude. Where will go money forfeited to the Shelton was not clear Thursday, but Walters, stated that the deal of forfeiture made seem unusual.

Shelton, said she plans to file a complaint. She said that she gave up alcohol in the 1990s, with coffee and pasta.

"It's so ironic." My friends and my family here may believe, "she said at his home in Grass Valley, California, a small town near the Sierra Nevada.

Arrest of Shelton completed his Jazz Fest. It has blocked to hear some live music and record a change in flight, but his days of New Orleans are exceeded, she said. Before his departure, she visited a Jackson Square tarot card reader.

"She said: ' you be involved in a Court recently?". Well, you will get your money,'"Shelton says. "I thought was funny, because my attorney, said forget it.". We have made the deal. ?

John Simerman can be attached to jsimerman@timespicayune.com or 504-826-3330.

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