Last month, Ryan Edwards was arrested for the third time in less than 18 months.
This time around, local authorities were understandably less confident in Ryan’s ability to keep from messing up again, so they held him in police custody for a week.
These days, however, he’s a free man — for the time being.
Ryan is due back in court on August 23, and if he’s convicted for his latest probation violation, he could face up to a year in prison.
So it’s a bit surprising that the usually press-shy Ryan has decided to speak to the media about his legal troubles.
His lawyers probably weren’t crazy about the decision, but if we’ve learned anything about Ryan over these past two years, it’s that the man is not big on following rules:
On July 23, Ryan was taken into police custody after being pulled over for speeding. As this was a violation of his probation, he was held without bail.
An Unexpected Release
While it was expected that he would be held until his court date, Ryan was released from jail in the wee hours of August 2.
A Slap on the Wrist
To the surprise of many — including, probably, himself — Ryan received a suspended sentence and six months of additional probation for failing a court-ordered drug test earlier this year. But he’s not out of the woods yet …
Not Out of the Woods
Ryan still has plenty of legal headaches ahead of him. In July, he was taken into custody not only for speeding but for failing to complete his last round of community service.
Spilling the Tea
Now, Ryan is speaking out about his most recent brush with the law, and he’s being much more straightforward about the ordeal than many fans expected.
What Did You Expect?
Of course, this is still Ryan we’re talking about, so he couldn’t stop himself from making excuses to justify his behavior…