Former City Council Candidate to Undergo Psychological Evaluation
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A recent candidate for City Council will undergo a psychological evaluation after appearing in Charlottesville General District Court Friday morning.
Judge Matthew J. Quatrara patiently listened to John Edward Hall ask about the charges against him, accuse city officials of committing crimes, and spoke about tyranny during a hearing Friday, November 8.
"I'm not the Antichrist, I'm not Jesus Christ," Hall told the judge.
Hall admitted in court that he took down campaign signs outside the Jefferson School on Election Day, Nov. 5. He had been out on bond in connection with a trespassing charge in October.
Judge Quatrara said the court would take a motion for bond under advisement, which meant Hall will continue to be held at Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.
Hall verbally lashed out at the court upon being told he was going back to jail, claiming that he was going to file lawsuits.
"I'll sue you," Hall said as he was being led away by a bailiff. "I will own Charlottesville."
Hall came in last place out of six candidates for Charlottesville City Council, with fewer than 900 votes. His next court date is set for January 24, 2020.