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'Noodleman' fails to appear;
warrant issued for his arrest

Citizen Staff Writer

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of former city commission candidate Ron "Noodleman" Carter after he allegedly skipped jury selection for his pot-smoking trial.
Monroe County Judge Susan Vernon issued the $500.13 warrant for Carter's arrest after he failed to appear in court Monday morning. The "13" in the end of Carter's bond makes him ineligible to be let out of jail under the county's automatic release program designed to ease jail overcrowding.
The no-show surprised courthouse

regulars who say Carter had become somewhat of a gadfly at the county building and seemed to relish his court appearances.

Carter, who touted himself as the only homeless candidate in the fall elections, was supposed to have helped select the jury who would pass judgment on him for allegedly smoking a marijuana cigarette on the steps of Old City Hall.
Carter said he smoked the illegal cigarette to kick off his campaign May 25, saying there were too many "stupid laws" which should be broken. He has, at times, claimed the law is unconstitutional.

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