Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Closing In On 100th Mugshot
It should come as no surprise to anyone that 57-year-old Jimmie Johnson of Aiken was arrested last night for being grossly intoxicated and disorderly in the city limits of Aiken.
Jimmie's name is a regular in the jail bookings published in The Aiken Standard, and his mugshots have appeared in our paper multiple times since we began publishing last June. He is almost always charged with some form of gross intoxication, disorderly conduct or trespassing. He also has some previous arrests for purse snatching, littering, failure to comply with officer's order and resisting arrest.
That's his newest mugshot at the top, taken last night. But we thought it would be fun to count the number of mugshots now available on his booking page (available by clicking here), and it appears Mr. Johnson is closing in on #100.
We counted 97 mugshots since the Aiken County Detention Center began storing them online in 2002. We can't imagine how many arrests he had in the decades before that. His oldest mugshot is shown as the bottom mugshot. It was taken in July 2002.
We mention the word "fun." But really this is sad. What should society do about someone like this who can't control their drinking and continues to cost taxpayers thousands of dollars a year to jail them? Any ideas?