'Vampire' sentenced for threatening judge

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A man who believes he's a vampire pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of Class D felony intimidation for threats he made toward a Marion Superior Judge in 2008.

Rocky Flash, also know as Jonathon Sharkey, faced two counts of intimidation for threatening Judge David Certo and his wife and family. He was sentenced to 886 days in Marion County jail and required to stay away from the state for close to a year once he serves his time, according to Marion County Prosecutor's Office general counsel and spokesman Mario Massillamany. He said Flash will also be on non-supervised probation for that time.

Flash calls himself the king of the "Vampyre Nation," which has facilities in Indiana and Minnesota.

The intimidation charges stemmed from comments Flash made in motions he filed in a civil suit using a computer at a library in Speedway. Library employees monitor Internet access, discovered the threats, and notified police, Massillamany said. The threats said because Flash is the leader of Vampyre Nation he doesn't have to abide by U.S. and Indiana laws and believed Judge Certo violated vampire law and Flash had the authority to kill him.

Massillamany said Flash wouldn't have received any more jail time if he had pleaded guilty to both counts. Also as a part of his sentence, Flash is not allowed to have contact with Judge Certo, his family, or anyone else involved in this case.


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  1. So the prosecutor made an error and the defendants get a full remedy. Just one short paragraph to undo the harm of the erroneous prosecution. Wow. Just wow.

  2. Wake up!!!! Lawyers are useless!! it makes no difference in any way to speak about what is important!! Just dont tell your plans to the "SELFRIGHTEOUS ARROGANT JERKS!! WHO THINK THEY ARE BETTER THAN ANOTHER MAN/WOMAN!!!!!!

  3. Looks like you dont understand Democracy, Civilized Society does not cut a thiefs hands off, becouse now he cant steal or write or feed himself or learn !!! You deserve to be over punished, Many men are mistreated hurt in many ways before a breaking point happens! grow up !!!

  4. It was all that kept us from tyranny. So sad that so few among the elite cared enough to guard the sacred trust. Nobody has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law. Sophocles No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor. Theodore Roosevelt That was the ideal ... here is the Hoosier reality: The King can do no wrong. Legal maxim From the Latin 'Rex non potest peccare'. When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal. Richard Nixon

  5. So men who think they are girls at heart can use the lady's potty? Usually the longer line is for the women's loo, so, the ladies may be the ones to experience temporary gender dysphoria, who knows? Is it ok to joke about his or is that hate? I may need a brainwash too, hey! I may just object to my own comment, later, if I get myself properly "oriented"