ASUO presidential candidate Thomas Tullis was released from the Lane County jail on Sunday at 3:45 p.m. Tullis was arrested earlier in the day inside the University of Oregon’s Riley residence hall for two counts of violating the communications law, ORS 165.540.
“Usually I don’t plan on getting arrested before breakfast. I like to have breakfast first,” Tullis said. “I’m alright now and certainly not planning on going back to jail, ever.”
Tullis was unsure exactly why he was booked. According to him, the law enforcement officials with whom he spoke had a vague understanding of how he had broken the law.
“I really hope that the DA doesn’t file this case because it’s a little absurd,” Tullis said. “Nobody in there knew. The sheriff didn’t even know what the ORS statute was. I was the first one who ever came in for that.”
Despite the arrest, Tullis plans to continue his campaign for the ASUO presidency.
“I am 100 percent running for president,” he said.
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