blog post by John Hoff
An email came to my inbox that had the quality of a scream in the night, and this is what it said...
I went to the jail roster to find out if there was anything factual to back up these assertions. Sure enough, there is a Leroy Deandre Gilliam (DOB 3/19/64) locked up right now. He was arrested on February 2. He has a hearing of some kind on March 15. He is being held for a warrant on charges of Criminal Sexual Conduct, First Degree, Penetration or Contact Under 13, Injury/Use Force/Coerce.
His bail is HALF A MILLION DOLLARS.
Plus another $300 for some kind of minor charge in Scott County, Minnesota. I am willing to bet that Mr. Gilliam has the $300.
Gilliam's last reported address was 868 James Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota. This puts him far outside the kind of thing I report on normally, but can I stop myself from answering a desperate cry in the night?
Clearly, this time, no.
So I am seeking more info to nail down exactly who this guy is. I am undecided whether I would publish the criminal complaint, if I can even get it, but I'm trying to obtain it. Of course, a criminal complaint from Mississippi may not prove so easy to obtain.