This afternoon evidence was presented to a District Court Commissioner which resulted in the Commissioner finding probable cause that Bill Schmalfeldt had committed 198 additional violations of the peace order issued against him.
I do not plan to have any further comment on this matter until advised to do so by either the State’s Attorney’s Office or my own counsel.
UPDATE—I am informed that an arrest warrant has been issued for Bill Schmalfeldt.
I wish to make the following statement:
This afternoon, I presented evidence to a District Court Commissioner. The Commissioner found probable cause that Bill Schmalfeldt has violated the terms of the peace order issued against him by the Circuit Court of Maryland for Carroll County on 14 June, 2013. It is my understanding that the latest set of charges is for 198 counts of failure to comply with that peace order.
Note that the peace order does not prohibit anyone from writing about me. It prohibits Bill Schmalfeldt from continuing to contact me after I have asked him to stop. That is no more a First Amendment issue than the Do Not Call list.