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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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Long Haired Hippy in Kure Beach
2015 years 11 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.”

Guest joe i
2015 years 11 months ago

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

2015 years 11 months ago

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… Read more »

2015 years 11 months ago

Couldn’t have happend to a better bar

Registered Democrat
2015 years 11 months ago

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.
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