Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Carter County Judge John Walton Faces Lawsuit
A lawsuit filed in Chancery Court accuses Carter County Sessions Court Judge John Walton of using a procedure that is unconstitutional and prevents judicial review. The lawsuit was filed by a defendant in Walton’s court who was jailed on a contempt charge. Acie Lee Justus alleges that he is one of about 50 defendants who have been treated by the court in this way. Some say, the Judge, jails targeted defendants for several days without a hearing. Then, they are brought back to court after they have waived their rights to counsel. Attorney Donald Spurrell says that is partly true. The lawsuit seeks no monetary award from Walton other than court costs and attorney’s fees. It appears that proper procedure has not been followed in Walton's Court room. Spurrell explained that around July of 2007, Walton began to implement a system that evolved into a procedure that was meant to impose fear and intimidation. (bg)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Update on ETSU Meningitis Alert
  • Unicoi County Reaches Budget Breakthrough
  • Federal Warrant Leads to Meth Arrests in Bristol
  • Several Serious Injuries Reported in Kingsport Accident
  • ETSU Student Arrested for Shooting at a Johnson City Home
  • Man Arrested in Church Hill For Marijuana Possession and Stolen Car
  • A Hampton Man is Arrested in Johnson City for Selling Drugs
  • A Man is Arrested After JCPD Find Thousands of Pills Under Ex-Wife's Name
  • Kingsport Woman Arrested for Selling Drugs She Obtained From TennCare
  • SWVA Mother Pleads Guilty After Child Injests Meth
  • Gas Prices Continue to Drop As We Approach Labor Day
  • Kingsport Authorities Investigate a Vehicle Burglary
  • Pretrial Diversion Granted for Hampton Teacher Accused of Theft
  • Sullivan County Considers Highway Dept. Settlement
  • Bacterial Meningitis Case Confirmed at ETSU
  • Bristol Virginia City Council Gives Final Approval to Tax Increase
  • Months after Police Kill Unarmed Bristol Man, Grand Jury Rules Killing was Justified
  • Bristol Woman Indicted for Embezzling from Elderly Woman
  • Erwin Man Murdered in Colorado
  • Planning Commissioner Speaks Out on Natural Gas Drilling Proposed in Washington County, Virginia
  • Police Seek Man Who Escapes in Gate City
  • Norton Man Involved in Shooting, Assault, Remains Critical
  • Johnson City Police Officer Accused of Assault; Remains on Duty
  • Man who Escaped in Handcuffs in Damascus Captured



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