Ray Roberts, is a proud, charismatic liberal and can usually be seen arguing loudly and proudly about politics while enjoying one or more (way more) alcoholic beverages. He is a BLM supporter and has had a very checkered past filled with crime and violence. In court this morning, however, Roberts was very quiet and meek – even to the point that the Judge asked Roberts to speak up.
In Milwaukee Court today, Roberts plead guilty to two very serious charges:
Endangering Safety by Use of a Dangerous Weapon
Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence – 2nd Offense
He plead guilty to both charges and told the judge he plead guilty because he is, in fact guilty.
These two charges stemmed from a traffic stop way back in March of 2020. Roberts was pulled over after deviating from his lane. He was found to be intoxicated, blowing a .165 g/100mL, which is more than twice the legal limit. Roberts was also armed with a .40 caliber pistol.
Roberts describes himself sometimes as a well-paid data scientist. Other times, he claims he is a real estate investor. However, he has many tens of thousands of dollars in tax warrants that he hasn’t paid. He was the former owner of a coffee shop downtown that was unsuccessful and he had to close it down permanently. He also owes more than $6,000 to the Wisconsin unemployment compensation department. Roberts has four children, however a Kenosha Judge stripped Roberts of custody of his eldest two children after he was arrested and charged with two counts of felony child abuse – striking the boys with a belt.
Roberts has had at least one restraining order, and other criminal convictions in his life. Milwaukee Judge Cynthia Davis is allowing Roberts to enter “Veteran’s Treatment Court.” This is a program meant to rehabilitate veterans with substance abuse problems. If he successfully graduates, the more serious charge will drop off his record and be replaced with disorderly conduct.
We reached out to Roberts by email to ask if he was abusing the veteran treatment court. He responded with some strange and dangerous statements talking about strapping suicide vests to children. It seemed to us that he is mentally unwell.
Roberts faces 15 months in prison and a large fine. He will lose his license for at least a year and will be required to install an ignition interlock in his vehicles.
He will be in court next week, and every week after that for 6 months. You can watch the future meetings live by clicking here.