Bynum’s Attorney Seeks Continuance


On July 9, James Bynum’s attorney Shannon Foster filed a motion with the Scott County Circuit Court seeking a 90 day continuance on his trial.

Foster is seeking the continuance to “properly prepare for the trial.” Bynum’s case has been set for July 16. Foster has also filed motions with the court to have Bynum’s bond reduced, a request for a change in venue and for the judge to recuse himself.

Bynum’s case was reversed and remanded by the State Supreme Court in late 2018. Judge Jerry Don Ramey ordered Bynum be transported from the Wrightsville Unit of the Arkansas Department of Corrections in Wrightsville, AR to the Scott County Jail on January 4.

Bynum, who was convicted in 2015, was found guilty of 10 counts of sexual assault in the fourth degree, a class D Felony and two counts of sexual assault in the second degree, a class B felony. After finding Bynum guilty, the jury handed down a 100 year sentence.

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