Defendant arrested after refusing to wear mask, walking out of proceeding


July 1, 2020

A Sweet Home man was jailed for contempt of court Wednesday morning, June 24, after he refused to wear a face mask during a Municipal Court proceeding and allegedly left the courtroom while the judge was speaking to him.

John Kulbeth said he arrived early, with his 6-year-old daughter, for his 10 a.m. court appearance on two separate citations, for harassment and for failure to stop for bus safety lights, scheduled for June 24 and 26, respectively.

According to a statement issued by the city, Kulbeth had asked to combine his two separate hearings on the two charges to which he was answeri...

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