Ron was arrested pursuant to a warrant (which apparently had been issued by the dumbest f’ing excuse for an alleged neutral and detached magistrate on Earth) for theft, based upon allegations made by his baby mama that he had “stolen” his tween (12 year old) daughter’s iPhone.
In September, 2013 Ron had taken his daughter’s iPhone away to teach her lesson after reportedly seeing a text that he, as her father, had found to be “rude” regarding another woman. Naturally the tween complained to her mother, who immediately went over to Ron’s home and demanded the iPhone back. When Ron refused the girl’s mother, Michelle Steppe (no picture available) called the police (where her husband just so happens to work as an officer). The mother was upset because the property was not Ron’s to take, as she both purchased and maintained the cell phone plan for their daughter under her name.
Per Ron: “I was being a parent. You know, a child does something wrong, you teach them what’s right. You tell them what they did wrong and you give them a punishment to show that they shouldn’t be doing that. At that point, I decided the police don’t interfere with my ability to parent my daughter.” But the NOT unbiased cops saw it differently, and three (3) months later Ron received a formal citation in the mail for theft of property less than $50 in value. Ron hired a lawyer and requested a jury trial, which reportedly prompted the City Attorney’s office to request that the case to be dismissed and which then refiled it as the harsher offense of theft of property between $50 – $500 in value, which was punishable to up to six (6) months in jail and a $2,000 fine. And on this new charge an arrest warrant was issued, the corrupt cops showed up at Ron’s home, arrested him, caused him to be booked and to post a $1,500.00 bail bond.
Per Grand Prairie Police Detective Lyle Gensler, and in defense of his (in this instance) corrupt police department: “After unsuccessful recovery of the property, this case, as with any other of this monetary value, was investigated and those results were provided to the Dallas County District Attorney’s Intake Office who subsequently forwarded it to the trial court for prosecution”. But, after a two (2) day trial, where Ron’s now fifteen (15) year old teenage daughter testified in court against her father about the incident, a Judge with some common sense acquitted Ron and found him not guilty of any wrongdoing. Naturally, the baby mama is pissed, reportedly saying that she did not want her daughter to go through that experience and that she was not happy with the verdict because she had purchased the cell phone, but she did reportedly go on the record after the trial and state that: “Even if you purchase something with your own money and have a receipt, it’s not yours. Someone can take it from you.”
Memo to the Folks: This case should never have been filed (and this police agency exercised horrible judgment by being involved as, apart from the fact that this was clearly a civil and not a criminal issue, it had a clear conflict of interest) and I hope that Ron is successful in his civil rights claim against the cops and the prosecutors… both of whom should have known better.
Memo to the Folks continued: Apart from being happy that the Judge tossed this piece of cr*p case out of Court I am not advocating for mom or dad, as there are equities on both sides of this all too common pathetic situation, e.g. the sad reality of all too many adults who cannot manage to get on the same page in support of their children. So to both Ron Jackson and Michelle Steppe (as well as to the rest of the short-sighted and selfish parents who can’t / won’t get over your own sh*t for the sake of your kids) I say this… Your present day actions will define your kid’s future actions. If you take the time and put in the effort to work things out like the adults that you are supposed to be, rather than going nuclear, then you will find that a) most things can be resolved reasonably and b) your kid’s probably won’t become whiny little sh*ts…
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