“Mr. Cleveland, apparently you do not understand what home arrest means,” Chief Judge Robbin Stuckert said after setting Cleveland’s bond at $10,000. “It means you’re on arrest at your residence, and you are not to leave unless it’s authorized by the sheriff’s office. It doesn’t mean you go shopping at the mall, or go to a friend’s or assist anybody. Those people should look to somebody who’s not on home arrest to assist them.”
One of Cleveland’s two lawyers, R. James Haule, immediately said the family would post the $1,000 bail. All told, Cleveland has posted $27,000 so far.
Assistant DeKalb County State’s Attorney Alicia Caplan said she learned of the violations from one of the victims’ family members, who said they saw Cleveland out and about.
“It seems no matter what conditions the court puts on the defendant, he finds ways to violate orders in different ways,” Caplan argued.