(By Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen)
The following facts are from public records in Stevens County.
Some time ago, a local man engaged in some misbehavior. That is not unusual, but the crime was unusual. It did not involve hurting anybody, stealing anything, driving drunk or any of the usual kinds of criminal misbehavior, but it was definitely misbehavior. He was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Interference with Court Process.
The man did not agree that what he had done was prohibited, so he demanded a jury trial. That is not very unusual, except that his behavior was all on videotape and beyond reasonable dispute. He demanded to represent himself. That too was unusual, but the law gives him that right.
So he had a jury trial. The jury did not buy into any of the foolishness he presented and they found him guilty of both charges in about 20 minutes.