Two men chained to doors of a city court room by Ricky Stokes are filing complaint at Dothan's magistrate office.Rickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jun 17 2014 4:44 PM
DOTHAN: Some 14 minutes ago WTVY - TV reported that two Dothan men are up at the Dothan Magistrate Office filing a complaint against me, Rickey Stokes.
Copy and paste; Two men chained to doors of a city court room by Ricky Stokes are filing complaint at Dothan's magistrate office.
Dothan Police had a complaint filed which initiated a investigation.
If someone feels that the law was violated, then it is their right and privilege to file a complaint. If there is probable cause that the law was violated, it is their right and privilege to obtain arrest warrants.
There is a potential conflict of interest involving the Dothan Magistrate Office. Because issues exist. However, whatever they see fit with, I am in...
I have a bail bonding business. Both men were on bond with my bail bonding business. Both had failed to appear in court.
From the law:
Further, it has been well established under both Alabama's statutory law and its case law for more than 100 years that a surety has the power to arrest a defendant to ensure the defendant's appearance at trial. See Bearden v. State, , (1890) (tracing the statutory history of the right of a surety to arrest and surrender the defendant, back to at least the Code of 1852). The Court of Civil Appeals has previously explained:
"Wide latitude has historically been given bail bondsmen to arrest their principal. This concept is bottomed on the premise that an original right arises from the relationship between a principal and his bail.... There is a strong public policy in preventing the principal from `jumping bond' and because of this, the surety is permitted a large discretion as to the steps necessary to effect the apprehension of the principal. Clearly, this large amount of authority allowed the surety is justified by the responsibility imposed upon him."
The above words are taken directly from case law.