A bench warrant was issued for R. Kelly today for his failure to appear in a Chicago court for his child pornography case. According to Kelly’s defense lawyer, Ed Genson, he was held up in Utah because of the snow:
State police pulled over Kelly’s tour bus in Green River, Utah, to check the bus’ log, Genson said. The log details how long a particular driver has been driving a bus. The police ordered Kelly’s bus to stop for eight hours because the log had not been properly filled out, Genson said.
The bus went to the nearest motel. “We had a lawyer down there. We cut the eight hours down to three or four,” Genson said.
Genson assured Gaughan that Kelly had made every effort to make it to court on time. “Mr. Kelly is presently about two hours away from the courtroom,” Genson said.