I don’t really know how to blog a story like this, but the Roll Call story is here, the arrest report is here, and the docket sheet for State v. Craig is here. Craig’s statement released today: “At the time of this incident, I complained to the police that they were misconstruing my actions. I should have had the advice of counsel in resolving this matter. In hindsight, I should not have pled guilty. I was trying to handle this matter myself quickly and expeditiously.”
Notably, though, the court hearing was about two months after the arrest. If I read the docket sheet correctly, the arrest occurred on June 11 and the plea hearing was August 8. Two months seems like more than enough time to consult with an attorney, even for someone hoping to resolve such a matter quickly and expeditiously. (Note that the statement doesn’t necessarily reject the possibility that Craig spoke with an attorney about the case before he pled guilty; “advice of counsel in resolving this matter” may be different from “advice of counsel about the matter before resolving it.”)
UPDATE: I kept comments open for a bit, but decided to close them.