Koran-Burning Pastor Jailed For Refusing To Pay $1 Bond

Posted by | April 22, 2011 19:45 | Filed under: Top Stories

Florida pastor Terry Jones and his cohort, Wayne Sapp, were remanded to jail in Detroit by Judge Mark Somers for refusing to pay a $1 bond each because of a judge’s ruling that they would breach the peace.

The stunning development came after a Dearborn jury sided with prosecutors, ruling that Terry Jones and Wayne Sapp would breach the peace if they rallied at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn.

Prosecutors asked Judge Mark Somers for $45,000 bond. Somers then set bond at $1 each for the two pastors.

They refused to pay. And Somers ordered them remanded to jail.

Jones and Sapp say their First Amendment rights are being violated.

Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad testified today that there have been at least four serious threats made against Jones from metro Detroiters, arguing that his protest could lead to violence if allowed.

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