Georgian named Billy Jack beats up cops at sixth-grade choir concert in Shakopee, gets arrested

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Billy Jack literally fought the law, and though he kicked ass for a while, eventually the law won.
Billy Jack Melton brought his brand of drunken southern justice to the most sober of occasions -- a sixth-grade choir concert at Shakopee High School.

Melton, a 34-year-old Georgia resident, was at the school on May 24 to watch his girlfriend's child perform. Reeking of booze, he climbed on stage to film the performance, at which point school staff and Shakopee Middle School Principal John Jacobson asked him to leave.

But once outside the building, Billy Jack became belligerent. He took his shirt off and challenged Jacobson to a fight -- and then all hell broke loose.

Melton hopped in a vehicle with his girlfriend and her five-year-old child and attempted to drive away, but stopped the car and jumped into the passenger's seat when he observed a police officer watching him. The police officer asked Billy Jack to get out of the car, but he refused. When the officer tried to physically remove him from the vehicle, Melton swung with a closed first. At that point, multiple officers tried to place Billy Jack under arrest, but he managed to kick their asses for a bit, slamming one into a car. A female officer was thrown to the ground, causing a minor shoulder injury.

Things got hairier from there: An officer was finally able to bum-rush Billy Jack and pin him down, but Melton grabbed for the officer's gun. Thankfully, the officer was finally able to subdue Billy Jack with a forearm shiver.

According to Shakopee Patch, the three officers who got their asses kicked by Melton suffered back and shoulder pain, abrasions, and scratches. Meanwhile, as evidenced by his mug shot, Billy Jack suffered some sort of forehead injury.

Melton has been charged with three felonies, including one count of attempting to disarm an officer and two counts of fourth-degree assault on an officer. He's also charged with three gross misdemeanors: fourth-degree assault, driving while intoxicated, and refusing to submit to a breath test.

Melton was still in Scott County jail last week, but this isn't his first rodeo. Back home in Georgia, he's been convicted for controlled substance, property damage, and aggravated assault-related charges.

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36 comments
Roe Pressley
Roe Pressley

I know City Pages likes to be funny, but talking about these brave officers "getting their asses kicked" is heinously disrespectful, especially considering they were in a school parking lot, potentially protecting children from harm by a drunken hillbilly psychopath. For shame, CP.

Randall
Randall

where were the tazers and pepper spray? hell i would have considered shooting him at some point with how combative he was being.

Dr. J
Dr. J

Has anyone considered this might be the real Billy Jack.   You know, the half-Cherokee, Vietnam veteran and martial arts expert who has been traveling through the American Midwest?    Putting right what is wrong? That guy is awesome.

Guest
Guest

Reporter needs to take a refresher course in Journalism 101 - a quote as "the three officers who got their asses kicked by Melton" shows bias and personal feelings instead of simply reporting the news.  Go back to school Aaron!

scooter
scooter

Sounds like good old fashioned Southern family values to me.

T_bone_30
T_bone_30

Where are all the racist pieces of white trash who write "aint diversity a great thing" on other articles on this one? 

Lestor
Lestor

He just went "Berserk!" as Billy was want to do from time to time. They should have done the old Rodney King beat down technique on him.  Sounds like a good candidate if ever there was one.  In Minneapolis the MPD wouldn't have let it get so out of hand (heh heh)

Badtastic
Badtastic

What was a female cop even doing mixed up in the fray? The badge doesn't alter physics sweetheart.

Dr. J
Dr. J

No Nobody has. Oh my god. I'm talking to myself!

guest
guest

I know the officers involved, and they did not get their asses kicked as this jackass of a "reporter" said.

Dr. J
Dr. J

 "He took his shirt off and challenged Jacobson to a figh."   Probably the most Southern thing I will read all month.  

Dr. J
Dr. J

 They are on the Fox News comment section today.  Blaming Obama for everything. 

Badtastic
Badtastic

I am related to Rodney King, and that man deserved his beat down!

Dan Waltr
Dan Waltr

They get paid the same they wana be treated the same they should be in the fight the same as every other cop

Dr. J
Dr. J

Women aren't bad at everything, just most things. LOL! Lol! LOL! LOL! LOL x4!!!

Randall
Randall

that's why they carry firearms and she should have used it with the injuries he caused and level of combativeness.

Dr. J
Dr. J

 Sexism from a former meth head.   So glad our society feels the need to get you a gun.

Zatarra
Zatarra

 Apparently no one told him that a woman can do anything a man can do. 

Dr. Dumb
Dr. Dumb

And in turn your hero Obama blames everything on Bush.

Badtastic
Badtastic

Periods should be in your sentence the same as any other sentence.

Dr. J
Dr. J

 City Pages please note I sign in with my twitter.   Badtastic or one of the other idiot trolls is spamming while copying my user account.  This is not cool but what can you expect from a bunch of raging bigots.  Please don't ban me because some jerk can't take a few insults. 

Badtastic
Badtastic

Sigh...for the third time. "Meth brain" is not a thing. "Meth-brain" is more accurate. Use the hyphen and it will come.

Badtastic
Badtastic

"lol "I have my suspicions that you did not truly laugh out loud. Why then, would you write that? If you did not truly laugh out loud, then you are lying sir.

"Now be racist and "I am already white. So that counts as racist right?

"get the City Pages comment hat trick of stupid. "Do you know what Hat Trick means? Let me help. (From Wiki...your favorite site)"the achievement of a positive feat three times..." You are therefore promoting racism as you have pre-emptively defined three racist remarks as a Hat Trick.

"You already got sexist and calling someone a Nazi. "This is extremely poor grammar. I don't know whether to correct you, or euthanize you.

"Finish the trick meth brain"What is a "trick meth brain."This does not make sense. You could have said "Finish the trick, meth-brain." But as it stands you said the equivalent of "Finish the banana brown yes." Ironically, your brain seems to be the victim of meth abuse as it has scrambled your most basic English.

Good Posting Ace.

Badtastic
Badtastic

I feel the short time I spent in my youth recreationally using drugs, has provided me with valuable experience and viewpoints. Alcohol is a far worse drug than meth. I own guns because I am not a convict and am a contributing member of society. I am sure you have never broken the law. Your comment...coming from a anti-gun, anti-citizen, nazi tweeter.

Badtastic
Badtastic

A blind driver can drive too.

Dr. J
Dr. J

 Not surprised you are a Bush supporter with wit and wisdom like that.

Dr. J
Dr. J

Can you stop? Seriously, I didn't realize my spellking was so bad. Why do you have to make fun of it?

Dr. J
Dr. J

 Now go count all the red cars that drive by meth brain.

Dr. J
Dr. J

Just because my dad was a nazi soldier, does NOT make me some type Nazi. I agree with alot of Nazi thoughts, but I don't believe Jews should be so strictly managed

Dr. J
Dr. J

lol Now be racist and get the City Pages comment hat trick of stupid.  You already got sexist and calling someone a Nazi. Finish the trick meth brain. 

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