In another example of how being an idiot with social media posts can come back to bite you in the ass, a Nebraska man with an outstanding warrant was nabbed for posting his ice bucket challenge video on Facebook. Something in the video indicated his specific location, and an anonymous tip led to his arrest.
The Ice Bucket Challenge imbecile may not have admitted to his crimes or explain his location, however, police the tipster was able to tell the police his location when he recognized the house in Morris’ video, giving police a location to stake out.
Twenty year old Jesean Morris was wanted on an outstanding warrant resulting from “absconding,” a violation of the conditions of his parole. Morris was on parole for a felony conviction, and had failed to report his whereabouts to his parole officer (the legal definition is absconding).
In Nebraska failure to keep your parole officer advised of your whereabouts is a violation of parole. This in turn ead to a warrant being issued for Morris’ arrest. In Texas it is not uncommon for a bench warrant to be issued if a parolee or probationer suddenly vanishes – just as was the case for bleary eyed Mr. Morris pictured here.
The facebook-flub took a turn for the worse for Desean when the police came to arrest him, by the time he made it to booking he was facing charges of resisting arrest, impersonating a police officer and assaulting a police officer. Officers staked out his residence and simply waited for Morris to emerge. According to reports, he allegedly spat in one of the arresting officers’ faces, gave them a fake name and date of birth, adding assault, resisting arrest, and criminal impersonation to the growing list of his legal problems.
Something tells me he will be using his ALS donation money for bail, fines, or attorneys fees.
Have you been arrested for outstanding warrants?
Are you facing a Parole Violation?
No matter what criminal offense the warrants concern, you don’t want them hanging over your head.