If you have a protective order against someone who is also in prison, there’s a very good chance you don’t have to worry too much about that person violating the order. After all, their access is fairly limited. I mean, they’re in prison. It’s not like they’re going to show up at someone’s house without there being all kinds of other problems.
Yet there is one way, and that’s through the mail. Inmates can send snail mail all day long, and it’s generally not something that gets looked at. A person’s mail is private, after all.
So that’s how one prisoner violated the protective order against him. What’s amusing, though, is what he asked for in his letter.
The letters were from 26-year-old Andre Linton, who was serving a prison sentence for assaulting the woman and had been issued a full-no contact order by a judge to stay away from her, according to a warrant.
The letters were written from prison and, in one of them, Linton asked her to go to Vermont with him to buy guns after his release, according to a warrant. He also asked her to request that the protective order be dropped.
Well, isn’t that special?
Looks like Linton is probably going to spend a little more time in prison, which is for the best. Anyone that stupid shouldn’t be permitted to walk around on their own anyway.
Seriously, what kind of cajones does it take to ask for something like that from a woman you’re in prison for smacking around? I don’t even like to ask my wife for anything if I’ve so much as offered a cross word to her for something, and this guy asks her to go with him to buy guns? Just…wow.
Linton was sentenced to a year back in February 2018, which makes his sentence just under the threshold for a felony. Still, he’s asking this woman to go with him to buy guns. One has to assume he has other convictions that may preclude him from buying firearms for whatever reason. The article doesn’t describe his relationship with the woman. It’s possible this fell under domestic violence statutes, and he was looking to bypass those. It doesn’t really matter, especially since the protective order alone made him ineligible to purchase a firearm.
What does matter is that this man apparently assaulted a woman and then had the audacity to ask her to help him buy weapons when the possibility exists that he would then use those weapons on her at some point in the future.
Instead, he’s now in hot water for violating the protective order and will likely spend even more time in jail as he should.
However, I do hope that the woman in question realizes that this man isn’t likely to leave her alone and that she buys herself a gun (if she doesn’t already have one). I can’t help but wonder what a guy like this might do if he feels he’s being disrespected or otherwise feels she’s obligated to include him in her life.
With luck, his latest stunt should keep him in jail for a little while, but it’s unlikely to be long enough.