Sticker guy arrested on unrelated charge

CNJ staff

A Clovis man at the center of a she-devil sticker controversy spent Wednesday night in jail on an unrelated charge.

Clovis police officials said Dean Young, 31, appeared in Magistrate Court on Wednesday for a traffic violation when it was discovered there was outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to appear.

The warrant stems from a Jan. 3 charge filed by the Curry County Sheriff’s Department against Young for racing on highways. A bench warrant for Young’s arrest was issued Friday for failure to appear at a pre-trial conference on Feb. 15, court records show.

Young was released from the Curry County Adult Detention center Thursday on a $1,000 cash-only bond, according to jail officials.

Young said Thursday he didn’t receive notification of the Feb. 15 pre-trial conference but he would have to speak to his public defender before deciding on action he might take.

Young was cited by Clovis Police in December for distribution of sexually-explicit material to minors for placing two stickers depicting bare-breasted she-devils on his car.

The charge relating to the stickers were dismissed in court Friday without prejudice when the defense filed a motion contending Young had not been given adequate notice that the stickers are considered offensive.

Young said he has no plans to remove the stickers.

District Attorney Matt Chandler said charges would be refile after 30 days if Young fails to remove the stickers.