A Nevada man was arrested because he sent gifts to his children. 35-year-old Michael McDonald was arrested in a Clark County, Nevada court on a bond revocation for violating his parole by sending gifts to his children through the mail. McDonald was awaiting trial for charges of burglary, forgery, and perjury, all of which stem from a messy divorce case. Judge Kathy Hardcastle had previously granted his wife a no-contact order to keep McDonald away from her and their two children, not for violence, but because the ex-wife says that he stalks her. Judge Hardcastle was upset that McDonald never surrendered his weapons. She, Judge Hardcastle claims that he is a potential danger to children. She said, “I was the one who found that he was a potential danger to his children because he lied to the court about surrendering his weapons after he’d been ordered to surrender his weapons and that because of his bizarre behavior, putting a tracking device on his wife’s vehicle, and so I’m seeing the same type of conduct, and it’s an obsession. It’s an escalating course. I’m not sure that he is capable of controlling himself because he wasn’t before. So based upon that, I am granting the motion”. McDonald resisted arrest and continued to try to plead his case. Eventually, while still resisting arrest, McDonald states, “I just want to see my kids, and now, I’m getting prosecuted as an enemy of the state. I just, I’ve done nothing”. Michael McDonald was sentenced to 24 to 68 months in Nevada State Prison with credit for 215 days served.
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