Katy’s crash suspect tells court he’s crazy


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Submitted: Mon, 01/14/2013 - 10:24pm
Updated: Tue, 01/15/2013 - 1:24pm
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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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34 Comments on "Katy’s crash suspect tells court he’s crazy"


Long Haired Hippy in Kure Beach
2015 years 8 months ago

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.”

BeachGal
2015 years 8 months ago

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.

Guestsfndi
2015 years 8 months ago

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.

GuestMan.
2015 years 8 months ago

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.

Guest3130
2015 years 8 months ago

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.