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Fayetteville man jailed after laughing in courtroom

Posted August 13, 2010

— Court is no laughing matter as far as one North Carolina judge is concerned.

A Fayetteville man who was waiting for his case to be heard Friday drew the ire of District Judge Toni King after starting to laugh in a Cumberland County courtroom. Authorities said King asked Johnny Montgomery why he was laughing, and he replied, "It's none of your business."

King ordered Montgomery, 47, of 829 Dwain Drive, to jail on a misdemeanor charge. As deputies were preparing to take Montgomery to jail, they searched him and found more than 3 grams of crack cocaine.

Montgomery is now charged with felony drug possession. Authorities said he was being processed Friday evening and does not yet have a court date nor an attorney.


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  • com_mon_sents Aug 13, 2010

    OMG!!!! I'm not even going to comment on this...I'm just to be nice this time and keep my thoughs to myself. Lordy! I have heard it all!

  • kodac31 Aug 13, 2010

    Candidate for "America's Dumbest Criminals"

  • theroadislong Aug 13, 2010

    Who takes felonious drugs to a courtroom? Idiot!

  • Tax Man Aug 13, 2010

    Very smart criminal here - why would you bring drugs to a courthouse unless you really wanted to get busted? I would say at least five years for this fool! Does the word Idiot fit?

  • hawk_fan Aug 13, 2010

    He brought crack to court and then mouthed off to judge? not smart --- not smart at all...

  • dnlsofdurham Aug 13, 2010

    Ummmmmm. What is wrong with people these days? Dude was begging to go to jail.