The goat issue was dropped.
No, it wasn’t.
When a case is “dropped,” it means that the neighbor said, “Oh, gee, I was mistaken and they weren’t his goats” or “Joe and I had a cuppa and came to an agreement so we don’t need to proceed with this.” Or perhaps the government said, “Gee, this is stupid. We aren’t going to proceed with this.”
That is not what happened at all.
Here’s the citation. Joe is making a collection of these. I imagine they will frame them and use them to decorate the garden shed.
And here’s where Joe paid his little bond fee.
And here’s the court record. On April 12, they set his bond (he paid the fee above). On April 15 they served the neighbor with papers so he would appear in court along with Joe.
And on April 26, they entered a “deferral order.”
What in the hell is that?
Here’s the first page. See? It’s called a “deferral order.” They state clearly that it’s good for 2 years provided Joe complies with all the other provisions of the order.
One of those provisions is that he not commit another criminal offense. The Kentucky court system is really being very lenient with Joe. This was actually grounds, if they’d wanted to be picky about it and “persecute” him (which is what Nicole is trying to imply), to revoke the whole agreement he has on the menacing charge and put his sorry, lazy ass in jail.
But they opted not to do that.
Instead they said, “Joe, quit breaking the law. Stay away from your neighbor (and that includes shooting birds at him).” It also includes refraining from driving out in front of the daughter and causing an accident and then claiming “vehicular assault.”
And they added, “Quit letting your animals run all over the damn place.”
They also made him up give up his constitution right to a speedy (or even a slow) trial. I find this sort of hilarious. Mr Reincarnation-of-Hamilton who tells us all the time about his “constitutional rights” seems to waive them a whole lot. He does so every time the legal system challenges him. And he does it really fast.
And notice on the court record above it says “Continue 4/27/18.” That means that this deferral lasts until then. If Joe is a really good boy and doesn’t get caught publicly announcing that he smokes pot and tosses human feces all over his property, they will actually conclude the case in April, 2018.
Until then, it is not dropped. It is not over.
Nicole knows this. She uses that word to convey false information to her casual readers who will then feel all sorry for her because the county is just so mean and they are picking on Joe because of trolls. And send money.
The case was not dropped. The sewage dumping case is not dropped. Nothing is dropped.
And Joe publicly brags about smoking pot.
The land is not in either of their names. The land is owned by the Kentucky Land Company. When/if the Nauglers make all the payments on the land, the KLC will then sign over the deed into their names. Until then, they do not have title to the land.
Their land contract is not like a conventional mortgage. She tries to pretend it is, but it is not.
It doesn’t matter who signed the actual contract with the Kentucky Land Company. They are married. Their debts are shared.