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Brazil man arrested amid allegations of suspicious activity

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Robert Horsley Jr.
An 18-year-old Brazil resident was recently arrested again amid allegations of suspicious activity and public intoxication.

On Sept. 17, Robert J. Horsley Jr., 18, became involved in a foot pursuit with an officer of the Brazil Police Department when stopped and questioned about being intoxicated in the area of Central West Village. He was later formally charged by the Clay County Prosecutor's Office with a class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement, class B misdemeanor public intoxication and a class C misdemeanor illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage.

A jury trial was tentatively scheduled for Jan. 6, 2010, and he bonded out on a $5,000 cash bond (with 10 percent allowed) to await further court proceedings.

On Wednesday, Brazil Police Chief Dave Archer said several Brazil residents provided authorities with a detailed description of a suspicious man allegedly breaking into vehicles.

When officers located a man wearing tan camouflage shorts, a black T-shirt with a white long-sleeved undershirt and a red hat, Archer told The Brazil Times the suspect threw a nylon bag away from himself when the officers approached.

During questioning, the suspect, who had a strong odor of alcohol about him, voluntarily identified himself as Horsley.

When asked about the contents of the bag, Horsley emptied the contents on the ground -- which included several cell phone chargers, cigarettes, cigarette lighters and an undisclosed amount of change -- before throwing it away again.

Looking inside the bag, the curious officers discovered a small bag of marijuana and postage scales.

Horsley was taken into custody and transported to the Clay County Justice Center for booking on preliminary charges of public intoxication, possession of marijuana under 30 grams and minor consuming.

On Thursday, jail officials confirmed Horsely remained incarcerated on a $5,000 cash bond (with 10 percent allowed) to await formal arraignment per the court calendar.

Officials confirmed the case is under review by the Clay County Prosecutor's Office.

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Go figure, how can he be out on bond, break the terms of that bond and be offered an oppurtunity to be bonded again for the same amount. No wonder our officers have to keep arresting the same ones over and over.

-- Posted by houseofhate on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 8:19 PM

He is young and it is not too late for him...what he did was wrong but look at the void and the sadness in his eyes...I know he is 18 but to me he is still a kid with a chance, if pointed in the right direction now...and some discipline. So lets not obliterate him and be respectful of his family. Have to pay for the new Taj Mahal aka jail.

-- Posted by bellababy on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 7:05 AM

Without the Taj MAJAL, AS YOU CALL IT, THERE WOULD BE NO WHERE FOR THESE PEOPLE !im amazed how people feel sorry all the time for these trouble makers. let them sit for a while, see what its like, give them lots of community service, let them see how it is to work. I for one , am glad the police do their job here in our county. i think that filling the courts with petty misdemeanors is wrong, and a waste of time, but that rides on thr prosecutor.

-- Posted by otis66 on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 7:29 AM

What about the fact that he was in posession of marijuana and within 1000 feet of a public housing complex? That is supposed to be an automatic "A Felony charge", or does that only apply to a select few? ONLY IN CLAY COUNTY!

-- Posted by westsidemom on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 9:25 AM

bellababy .. that's not sadness and void in his eyes .. look again .. it's indifference and contempt. Until he CARES about himself and respects others .. he won't change.

You're right, he is young .. as for whether it's "too late" or not for him to change this lifestyle is up to him. Unfortunately, the justice system makes it far too easy to TAKE what we want without much consequence .. which is why a lot of these kids stay on the path they're on.

I don't have all the answers, but I do know that coddling this type of behavior (by parents, teachers and society in general) doesn't help these kids grow up and become responsible, assets to their community.

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 11:04 AM

bellababy why don't you take this poor misunderstood youth home and help him on his road to recovery?

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 12:52 PM

People like him are the kind of people that show our young kids these days how to be this and that. Sorry but I have 2 little boys that are soon to be 4 and 5 and I am a young mother. I do not like and agree with the way these kids are growing up, I never acted this way when I was young, infact nor did my whole family. The reason why this kid is the way he is because of poor habits that the parents have for this kid. His parents prolly have nothing to do with him or if they do they prolly do the dumb crap with him. They don't care, they want their kid to love them and never to hate, in the end the kid should hate because of how they got raised. The parents that raise their children good, are the children that grow up and have a right mind, and thank them in the end.

He will always be this way unless he gets REAL HELP. It's just not for him, it's for other children like this that are in his situation.

If he ever gets REAL HELP, he will always have that urge to do it again, because of the same people he hangs with. If he keeps the same friends that he hangs with now, then he WILL continue this way. He needs to grow up and realize the REAL WORLD, because most of us with the RIGHT MINDS, do live in a REAL WORLD.

-- Posted by NobodyElse on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 4:34 PM

To NobodyElse: He's fricking 18; thats an adult. He can blame his parents (or maybe we should blame his teachers and his GOD too while we're at it) up until around 14 or 15 after that, life is what he makes it(his choices, his path). For you to critize his parents is wishing a son just like him for yourself and then come back and tell us all how its YOUR fault. People like you irritate me.

-- Posted by houseofhate on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 4:57 PM

what about the assault and battery.the officer clearly stated that would file charges

-- Posted by darrell462 on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 7:12 PM

oo its a sad face cry some more

-- Posted by dnllmcintire@yahoo.com on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 8:10 PM

oo its a sad face cry more stay in jail u need it

-- Posted by dnllmcintire@yahoo.com on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 8:12 PM

i didnt wrote that soo someone got into my stuff and sayed that i just telling everyone that that i did not do it!!!!!

-- Posted by dnllmcintire@yahoo.com on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 10:16 PM

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