I was surprised when the District Court Commissioner issued an arrest warrant for Bill Schmalfeldt in connection with the 198 counts of failure to comply with the peace order. Since I never sought his arrest, any decision to rescind the warrant is OK as far as I’m concerned. Such a decision makes sense. The Cabin Boy is not really a flight risk. There’s no reason to go to the expense of locking him up, even temporarily, prior to trial.
The Gentle Reader should note that the decision to issue a summons rather than warrant does not represent any decision by the State on the validity of the case, but only about the likelihood of whether or not Bill Schmalfeldt will appear on the assigned court date.
The news of his good fortune is neither good nor bad as far as I’m concerned.
UPDATE—Many of my friends on the Interwebz have enjoyed a bit of schadenfreude over the possibility of Bill Schmalfledt’s arrest. All that would have resulted from such an arrest would have been either his having to post bail or his being provided with three hots and a cot for a couple of months pending trial. Or, most likely, his being released on his own recognizance.
The wheels of justice grind slowly. Let them take their time.