He was booked into the Shawnee County jail and charged with a variety of misdemeanors, including battery on four law enforcement officers, battery on his sister, and endangering a child. After three days in custody, Clark was released on bond, a condition of which probibited him from contacting his sister. On a bond application form, Clark wrote that he had worked as a "self employed entertainer" for the prior eight years and was "currently enrolling into school for audio engineering."
....The pending criminal charges against Clark were not the wannabe star's first brush with the Kansas court system. In April 2000, he was sued by Wal-Mart for passing more than $600 in bad checks at a Topeka store. One year later, Clark was sued by a Topeka grocery store where he allegedly passed a bad $50 check. In the case of the Wal-Mart lawsuit, it appears Clark made good on the bad paper nearly two years after the retail giant filed its District Court lawsuit. But that was not before Wal-Mart secured seven separate garnishment orders on Clark's bank account (though those attempts yielded only $49.77 and repeated notices from the Bank of American that Clark's account had "no funds," or was "overdrawn." The grocery store, JM Bauersfeld's, fared better, getting repaid just five months after filing against Clark in District Court.
It's too bad, needless to say. Corey is certainly likeable although he always seemed uneasy, eyes darting about as if he were scanning the room for the nearest exit. Of course he was wrong to not disclose these troubling incidents, but from a purely practical standpoint, he got a vast amount of priceless exposure for his undeniable singing talent by NOT disclosing and getting as far on the show as he did. Surely he is farther along toward a singing career than if he had disclosed and not been permitted on the show in the first place: he gambled and won. Note his appearance on the forthcoming Idol 2 finalist's single below - he will be hard to erase with only two weeks until the release date.