Thursday, July 02, 2009

Yikes, He's A Public Defender?

A 31-year-old Marion County Public Defender attorney, Ikedigbo Nnaemeka, is accused of breaking into a residence and attacking a 17-year-old boy according to WRTV:

Ikedigbo Nnaemeka, 31, was charged with attempted residential entry and battery after he tried to force his way inside a home in the 2500 block of East 18th Street just after 2 a.m. Tuesday, said Lt. Jeffrey Duhamell.

According to the police report, Nnaemeka also attacked the homeowner's 17-year-old son, who was trying to keep him out of the home.

Investigators told 6News' Jack Rinehart that the arrest is the latest in a string of bizarre behavior by Nnaemeka.

A month ago, police said he was seen speeding and weaving in and out of traffic near Washington and East streets. According to the police report, Nnaemeka stopped his car in the middle of the intersection and "acted erratically" when he got out of the vehicle.

Nnaemeka has worked for the Marion County Public Defender Agency for just more than a year.

In 2003, he was convicted in New York of carrying a handgun without a license and was on probation when he was hired in Marion County.
UPDATE: Nnaemeka was subsequently acquitted of the charges against him. According to Nnaemeka's attorney, Jeff Cardella, the first officer on the scene perjured himself based on the testimony of the second officer on the scene.


Anonymous said...

More like yikes, he is an attorney period!

Dana said...

How much do we pay public defenders? Is it minimum wage?

"And the judge said guilty in a make believe trial, slapped the sheriff on the back with a smile, said supper is waitin' at home and I've got to get to it..."

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