Halfaday Denied Bond After Parole Violation Arrest
A judge denied bond for former Charlottesville City Council candidate James Halfaday on Thursday. Police arrested him Monday on a parole violation and he remains in jail.
The former Charlottesville City Council candidate, convicted of election fraud, made his first appearance on the new charge in Charlottesville Circuit Court via video uplink Thursday.
A letter in the court file says Halfaday violated his probation by contacting his domestic partner.
Last July, he pleaded guilty to one count of providing a false statement on an election form. A letter from the Department of Corrections indicates that Halfaday was ordered to not contact his domestic partner in October, after allegedly making phone threats from jail. Prosecutors say Halfaday sent him an email earlier this month.
In court, Halfaday said he did not violate the probation terms but also said he'd be willing to plead guilty so he could move on with his life. Halfaday said he's in the process of trying to move to Illinois.
A mental health evaluation reveals Halfaday has been diagnosed with both narcissistic and antisocial personality disorders. He will be back in court in February.
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