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Woman argues with judge and ends up with 300 days in jail

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: August 26, 2013

Bottom line: Don’t argue with the judge. This woman turned an arraignment into a 300 day jail sentence.

ELYRIA ā€” Ebony Burks earned the dubious distinction earlier this month of drawing the longest jail sentence that Elyria Municipal Court Judge Gary Bennett has ever handed down for contempt of court.

Burks’ 300-day stay in the Lorain County Jail came out of an Aug. 14 hearing during which she was being arraigned on domestic violence and assault charges in separate cases.

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