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'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. Well, maybe it's because they are unelected, and, they have a tendency to strike down laws by elected officials from all over the country. When you have been taught that "Democracy" is something almost sacred, then, you will have a tendency to frown on such imperious conduct. Lawyers get acculturated in law school into thinking that this is the very essence of high minded government, but to people who are more heavily than King George ever did, they may not like it. Thanks for the information.

  2. I pd for a bankruptcy years ago with Mr Stiles and just this week received a garnishment from my pay! He never filed it even though he told me he would! Don't let this guy practice law ever again!!!

  3. Excellent initiative on the part of the AG. Thankfully someone takes action against predators taking advantage of people who have already been through the wringer. Well done!

  4. Conour will never turn these funds over to his defrauded clients. He tearfully told the court, and his daughters dutifully pledged in interviews, that his first priority is to repay every dime of the money he stole from his clients. Judge Young bought it, much to the chagrin of Conour’s victims. Why would Conour need the $2,262 anyway? Taxpayers are now supporting him, paying for his housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and clothing. If Conour puts the money anywhere but in the restitution fund, he’s proved, once again, what a con artist he continues to be and that he has never had any intention of repaying his clients. Judge Young will be proven wrong... again; Conour has no remorse and the Judge is one of the many conned.

  5. Pass Legislation to require guilty defendants to pay for the costs of lab work, etc as part of court costs...

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