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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man accused of driving into a Wilmington restaurant Friday night made his first appearance in court today and told a judge he is crazy.

911 calls from Katy’s Bar and Grill described a chaotic scene.

“We just had a car drive into Katy’s and then flee,” a caller told 911. “They’re in a green Civic heading south on College Road.”

Police say Jacob Spivey, a registered Democrat, drove into the bar and then left after getting into a political argument with another customer. Two people were hurt, including one woman whose hip was broken.

Katy’s owner Katy Monaghan says she is working to rebuild and recover.

“We got to patch it up and keep on plugging,” Monaghan said.

Monday, Spivey made his first court appearance. His demeanor was erratic and his attention span short.

The judge asked why Spivey should get a court-appointed attorney when his family was able to pay $10,000 to bond him out of jail. That’s when a prosecutor said Spivey said relatives paid the bond because he is crazy.

Spivey’s mother, who says she lives with her son, told the judge he is getting treatment for some illness, but she never said what.

The judge set pre-trial conditions for Spivey. Spivey is not allowed to drive for any reason, he will be monitored by an ankle bracelet and he must stay at his home at all times unless he is visiting his doctor or going to court.

Spivey is charged with 11 counts of assault with a deadly weapon, hit and run and other charges. He is due back in court January 31. He and his family declined to comment on the way out of court this afternoon.

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  • wondc

    This is what happens when someone attacks a person who is mentally off. This guy clearly did not care who the victim voted for, no great debate ever took place. He was asked who he voted for and then he was publicly humiliated by someone who may have even drinking. I am certain this must be very unfortunate for all involved.

  • Long Haired Hippy in Kure Beach

    Low information republican voters will stereotype this idiot as a typical “knee-jerk liberal” just as low information democrat voters will stereotype most conservatives as “gun-toting rednecks.”

  • Guest joe i

    Is it time to take Democrat’s cars so that something like this won’t happen again? Makes as much since as taking guns from the law abiding population, when what’s need is to make sure crazy ppl don’t get guns.
    If this guy were a republican this story would be all over the national news

  • SkippingRecord

    Learn how to argue with intelligent words or agree to disagree. But stop attacking one another like this. The 24 hour news channels put angry talking heads on TV or have extremists as guests to boost ratings all the while creating this angry political climate we live in today. It leaks over into the real world as evidenced by the comments on this story and the story itself.

    People today are blaming violent movies and video games for violence in the real world. 20 years ago it was rap videos and movies about gangs. But could it possibly be that people have lost the ability to know when to discontinue an argument and move on? People no longer seek out opposing views to their own, not when it is so easy to find a website or 24 hour news network that matches your beliefs. Today’s “informed” individuals need look no further than MSNBC or Fox News to find someone who agrees with them rather than challenge themselves to open their minds and see what the other side has to say about an issue. If people could learn to separate the facts from the opinions in news articles and TV segments then they would be more capable of forming their own opinions better.

  • Urmom

    Couldn’t have happend to a better bar

  • Guest01010101

    Jacob is not political, he reacted to being called an “f’ing idiot” repeatedly. He has been singing karaoke at Katy’s for years, a lot people know him, he is very well liked by the patrons there.

  • Guest123

    One person commits a crazy act, an certain subset of people feel they now have a God given mandate to label over 50% (checking election results) of their neighbors with every bad name from unstable to traitor is extremely terrifying.

    Can you commenters not see the world as anything other black and white?

    Perhaps maybe there this a middle ground out there.

    This community active, tax paying, registered democract has his CCW, has been working since he was 15, loves to hunt, can probaly outfish most of you, is college educated, holds a technical profession and reads news sources from both sides of the slant to better understand the BS spewed from both sides.

    I guess is your eyes I and most of my friends are those “clueless libs”?

  • GuestAgain

    I’d rather live next door to the guy who admits he’s crazy.

  • concernedcitzen

    Katys bar is pure trash , that place stinks and is filthy , there is a regular crowd of thugs and thieves that hangout there every friday and saturday night , my friend had her purse stolen there , and another friend was assaulted there over a sports argument , and if u dont beleive this go there for yourself , its a trashy place with low life thugs and thieves ….

  • GuestMan.

    he wasn’t a conservative republican or he would have walked in with an assault rifle and something home-made and then everyone would have been in trouble.

  • Guestsfndi

    I am a registered Republican who voted for Obama twice. The chosen party of record may not be how he voted or who he was all pissed off about. Dig some more.

  • BeachGal

    I love how this wil be spun out. Im as you call it “a registered Democrat”. But do I drive cars into buildings NO! This has nothing to do with who you vote for, but it has everything to do with the growing need for mental illness help in NC. I have a parent with mental illness and I have seen first hand how the state took away her care, to save money. This story will be used for another attact against good people.

  • Guestllllllllllllll

    They are one in the same.

  • Guest1118

    You are 100% exactly spot on!! Ditto, ditto, ditto! Bravo!!! I couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • Guest3130

    Yep. WWAY-TV3 put this irrelevant information in the article, and got the knee-jerk reaction it was looking for – shame on you, WWAY-TV3, you’re small-town a** is showing.

  • Guest000000

    The Pope is expected to reveal that he is, indeed, Catholic.

  • Registered Democrat

    A registered Democrat? What religion is he? Does this matter at all? The people that he harmed – were they registered Democrats or Republicans and what church do they attend? This is insane! And I’m not talking about Jacob Spivey.
    Just looked at the CAPTCHA question. I will answer that question because yes, I am a human visitor.

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