Man Arrested Just Hours After Sheriff Ordered To Release Prisoners Due To COVID-19/$0 Bail; Will Be Released Again

209 TimesCalifornia, San Joaquin County, Stockton 1 Comment

STOCKTON- Yesterday was the deadline to release prisoners in county jails across the state after an order was issued by the Judicial Counsel’s Emergency $0 Bail Order. The misguided reasoning was to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, in San Joaquin there were zero cases in the jail of coronavirus. Sheriff Withrow released this statement in the evening warming that the move would “jeopardize public safety”:

Not even a full day later one of those prisoners released early, Jason Gaul, was arrested for attempting to steal a vehicle.

Stockton Police releases a statement:

“This morning, at 7:27 am, officers responded to the 3900 block of West Lane on a report of a suspect attempting to steal a vehicle and located the suspect inside the vehicle. The suspect ignored the officers’ commands and resisted when they tried to remove him from the vehicle. A taser was deployed and the suspect was taken into custody after a brief struggle. Arrested was Jason Gaul, 33, for vehicle tampering and resisting arrest”.

What was he in jail for? Stealing a vehicle. According to Sheriff Withrow it was his 5th time and as soon as he’s booked he will have to be released yet again due to the $0 Bail order from the State of California.

Comments 1

  1. Gee, if only someone could’ve seen this coming! New York tried it and failed EPICALLY. So then CA does it and again…fails. Now Oregon is doing it. I think stupidity is catching.

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