Most of you guys know Ethan Ralph, the owner of the news blog TheRalphRetort, and arguably a prominent figurehead in the Gamergate movement. Ralph was arraigned on 8/29/2016 at 11:15 AM and will have his Preliminary trial on 10/25/2016. The charges against him include public intoxication, obstruction of justice and two counts of assaulting an officer.
There is little information available about his encounter with law enforcement, but it is reported that he is currently in custody at Loudoun County Adult Detention Center. It is being speculated online that he resisted arrest when confronted by two officers over his drunken conduct, assaulting them in the process.
The charge is a Class 6 Felony in Virginia with a mandatory minimum sentence leading to 6 months in jail and a $2,500 fine and a maximum jail time of 5 years if convicted. This means that if Ralph is found guilty of the charges, he will spend not less than 6 months in jail, plus he’ll be required to pay $2,500 – not including the inevitable legal fees he’ll have to spend.
He is scheduled to appear in court on the 25th of October, 2016, for the preliminary hearing of all four charges:
We’ll be sure to update this article when more information is uncovered