Delhi man bails self out of jail, immediately arrested for public intoxication

An intoxicated Delhi man was arrested on two separate occasions Oct. 8 after he declined to heed a warning from law enforcement about bailing himself out of jail and leaving on foot.

Jared William Billings, 45, was initially arrested for criminal mischief fifth degree and then later for public intoxication.

At approximately 3:45 p.m. Oct. 8, law enforcement responded to a report of an intoxicated male damaging a residence on the 2000 block of Pioneer Road in rural Delhi.

Authorities say Billings had kicked and damaged a door at the residence, and was subsequently placed under arrest for criminal mischief.

According to court documents, Billings was booked into the Delaware County jail around 6:15 p.m. and was “highly intoxicated,” but he had not been charged with an alcohol-related offense.

Billings was able to bond himself out with cash that he had in his possession, but authorities warned him that if he left the jail on foot, he would be arrested for public intoxication. Authorities stated they advised Billings he needed to have someone pick him up or stay overnight at the jail.

At 7:30 p.m., Billings decided to bond himself out, documents state, and proceeded to walk out of the jail and down the sidewalk. An officer made contact with Billings and arrested him for public intoxication. Billings later refused to provide a breath sample, documents state.