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.