I need to get this out - I want to scream and cry
Earlier this year, my mom informed me that previous landlord, we will call him J, was arrested and facing a few felony charges. A week later the house we had lived in went into foreclosure. Dh and I decided to buy it. We loved this house, it has so much potential, an enormous yard, and tons of room. Plus, the sleazy landlord was in jail awaiting trial. We moved in on July 21st this year and things have been great.
Yesterday, I was talking with some friends of ours and we started talking about the landlord. Our friend's girlfriend told me about a website here in Illinois where I could look up his case. My jaw about hit the floor. It says he is a Class X felon. He has charges for growing marijuana, possession of marijuana, breaking and entering, criminal confinement and theft, plus a few traffic offenses. Then we looked at the case history and he was bailed out of jail in September. His hearing keeps getting postponed because he is trying to obtain private legal counsel. He had an appearance in September and his hearing was postponed until tomorrow. I am hoping with everything I have that they don't postpone it again.
I told dh about it when he got home from work yesterday and he said "well, he's been out since September and we haven't seen him, so I think we are fine" but I am so damn paranoid. I'm 24 weeks pregnant, I have two children who are 5 and 6, and dh works long hours. Yes, hes only a few blocks away, but still. I'm home alone most of the time. Our dog barks at people, but I don't think she would be much help if this guy tried to get into our home. Dh wanted me to get a gun for protection, but I have this ridiculous fear of loud noises. Just seeing a gun in a case at a store gives me instant anxiety. Now I'm considering getting something like a paintball gun with those pepper balls.
Sorry this is so long. I'm just freaking out a little. I had to get it out.