Indiana Man Jailed for Sending Obscene Notes to Judge

A Kouts [IN] man cited for contempt of court Monday morning was given a seven-day jail sentence.

Jeffrey L. Gast�s trouble began after he failed to pay a Porter hospital emergency room bill.

Gast, 46, of 800 block of Kouts Street, was sent some forms to fill out to see if he qualified for an exemption protecting some of the money in his checking account, Porter Superior Court Judge David Chidester explained.

Instead of answering questions, Gast returned four court papers with an obscenity printed on each document.

Chidester, on July 12, ordered Gast to appear in his courtroom Monday morning to show cause why he should not be held in contempt of court.

Gast told Chidester he figured the judge would have looked at the papers and tossed them in the trash. The judge didn�t see it that way.

Details here from the Indiana Post-Tribune.