A man was allowed to leave a courtroom as a free man if he accepted a plea deal. Instead he decided that he would take his chances because he believed he was innocent.
He was involved in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend when police were called. As the girlfriend packed her things to leave, Raymond Lindsey Jr. destroyed items in the apartment and then assaulted an officer by slamming a door on his arm several times.
The plea deal would allow Raymond to be a free man with time served (19 months) if he would plead guilty to the charges. He wouldn't do it and ended up with 40 years in prison. jail time for stupidity