According to Rita, after Waylon’s arrest, she and Casey begged for money from everyone they knew to bail Waylon out of jail. After his release on his own recognizance, Waylon kept a low profile. His arrest was reported in the area newspaper along with his photograph. “Everyone knew who Waylon was then,” said Casey.
Casey’s relatives claimed they again tried to convince Casey to leave Waylon, but she insisted he would be proven innocent at trial. “She was determined to stand by her man. Worthless that he was,” said Candy.