August 07, 2006
Matthews violates probation, goes to jail

Catching up on some local news, I see that former local right-wing talker Jon Matthews has gone from the frying pan to the fire.

Former radio talk show host Jon Matthews surrendered at the Fort Bend County jail today after an arrest warrant was issued for him for allegedly violating probation.

Matthews received a seven-year deferred adjudication sentence two years ago when he pleaded guilty to a charge of indecency with a child.

According to court records, Matthews, 61, tested positive for alcohol, and was discussing sexual fantasies over the Internet.

Matthews was placed on probation after he admitted exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl in October 2003 in his Sugar Land home.

Among the conditions of the probation were that Matthews abstain from alcohol use and refrain from viewing sexually obscene material.

According to Fort Bend Now, Matthews had racked up several probation violations in the past year, but is just now being locked up for them. Lucky for him he wasn't originally busted in Harris County, where probationers aren't nearly as coddled.

Be that as it may, what I said about Matthews back when he gave a smarmy, self-serving statement about how the criminal justice system had screwed him is just as true now. Enjoy the accomodations, dude. You've earned your stay. HouStoned has more.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 07, 2006 to Crime and Punishment | TrackBack