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Last Friday, Deputy Corley Pearson was restrained by court
officers after he reached for his weapon. The incident followed a heated
exchange with Judge Casey Moreland over the status of an inmate. According to
the Davidson County Sheriff's Department, Pearson believed he was going to be
held in contempt of court and attempted to hand over his gun. Court Officers
and another Deputy in the courtroom moved in to restrain Pearson. Judge
Moreland says he never felt threatened but understands why court officers took
action. The incident started with a verbal dispute after Judge Moreland raised
questions about why an inmate was still in custody a day after he should have
been released. Criminal Court Clerk, Howard Gentry says his office did not
relay paperwork in a timely manner and is responsible for the error. Gentry
says he is working ensure it doesn’t happen again. In the meantime, Person is
on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal affairs
investigation. He was never officially charged with contempt.
Monday, February 11 2013, 11:31 PM CST
Courthouse in line for repairs, updates
May 25, 2013 15:50 GMT
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) -- Officials in Coffee County are looking to update their historic courthouse instead of replacing the 141-year-old structure.
After all, they said the building is in pretty good shape. As far as repairs, it just needs some new paint and molding, as well as work to repair some water damage. But county maintenance director Robert Gilliam says the entire structure needs updating in order to make it last until the next century.
Gilliam and County Mayor David Pennington told the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/19ivpQ6 ) that officials have taken care to maintain the building and it hasn't had any major renovations in decades.
Historical society spokeswoman Joanna Lewis said the group is trying to come up with fundraising ideas for the project.
Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com
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