More from Attorney Steve Defilippis to me on Ray McDonald's latest arrest: "When Ray McDonald was released from jail he was not served with a restraining order. They say there is a restraining order now but they never served him with it."
While Defilippis said "the only thing (McDonald) got was a booking sheet when he left," he also added, "they told him to stay away from her."
Defilippis also provided his explanation for what occurred prior to McDonald's second arrest this week.
"Today my investigator contacted her and confirmed that she was in Santa Cruz, and Ray went over to the apartment to meet the investigator to let him in so that he could get photographs of this allegedly broken door, and lo and behold the cops show up and arrest him," said Defilippis.
Defilippis reiterated his version of events.
"He was not served with a restraining order. We confirmed that the young lady was not going to be there. He goes there to meet the investigator for a legitimate purpose and the police show up and arrest him; and knowing these facts the police still have insisted upon keeping him custody," said Defilippis.
"This is pretty much gamesmanship on their part."