Doug Sedenquist is a longtime Republican party official in Michigan (though not a member of the Republican State Central Committee, as many news outlets are reporting, at least according to Wikipedia) and a Tea Party-loving radio talk show host. He seems to be in a bit of trouble lately:
A Michigan tea party activist missed a scheduled court appearance in Wisconsin because he spent Thanksgiving weekend in jail on felony charges in the Upper Peninsula.
Doug Sedenquist was arrested last week and charged with extortion, using a computer to commit a crime, aggravated stalking and possession of a drug chemically similar to a controlled substance.The extortion and computer crime charges each carry possible 20-year prison terms, said Delta County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Philip Strom…
Sedenquist had been charged with refusing to comply with a police officer’s attempt to take him into custody — a felony — and misdemeanor charges of sending a threatening message and disorderly conduct in connection with a March 3 incident involving his estranged wife.
Well, at least the latest arrest is a valid excuse for missing the court date from the previous one.