ATHENS, Ga. -- A Clarke County Superior Court judge on Wednesday revoked the bond of an accused felon because he cut off an ankle monitor making beeping noises that bothered him.
Ricky Hancock, 51, was arrested at a Burkland Drive residence on Christmas eve after he called his probation officer to let him know he had removed the electronic monitoring device, Athens-Clarke police said.
A police officer accompanied Hancock’s probation officer to investigate.
He told the officers “he had cut it off because it would not stop beeping,” according to the arrest report.
Police said Hancock, who had been drinking, didn’t understand why he was arrested for cutting off the ankle monitor.
“He continued to make comments about how he was going to make a hero out of me because I would have to either tase or shoot him when I got him out of the (patrol) car because he did not believe he should be going to jail,” an officer wrote in the arrest report.
Hancock “was very belligerent speaking and he reeked of alcoholic beverages,” the officer wrote in the report. “He did seem, in my experience, drunk.”
Hancock was booked into the Clarke County Jail Monday night on two felony charges — second-degree criminal damage and interference with an electronic monitoring device.
Hancock was initially arrested in February on an armed robbery charge. He allegedly stole beer and a bottle of liquor from a woman at knifepoint, according to court records.
A Superior Court judge granted Hancock a $10,000 bond and ordered him to live with his brother and abide by a curfew, according to records.
Hancock was arrested on a second felony in September, when he attacked another man with a tree branch, according to records. He was charged with simple battery and terroristic threats.
Despite the pending armed robbery charge, the judge set another $10,000 bond for Hancock in October and ordered him to wear an ankle monitor.