Judge Orders Review In Potter Case


By Tammy Moore Teague

On August 9 at 10 a.m.,  a hearing will be held at the Scott County Courthouse with Judge David McCormick presiding. The lengthy (three-five hours) scheduled meeting is set to discuss trust assets that the defendant in this civil suit, Cassandra Holmes, claims plaintiff Fred Potter has in his possession.

The items that Holmes contends Potter has includes a Stradivarius violin, gold bullion bars and a large crystal chandelier. Judge McCormick has held Potter in contempt of court after he failed to produce the items at the request of the court. Additionally, Potter has been slapped with a hefty $1,000 per day fine for contempt charges. However, according to Potters family, He cannot produce items he simply doesn’t possess and prays for relief from the court at Thursdays hearing.

In a separate filing in Crawford County, Potter contends Holmes fraudulently produced documents to present to the court. Holmes’ attorney, Jack Skinner, has yet to respond and file an answer to the claims within that suit.

According to Potter’s nephew, Allen, the Facebook Page “Justice for Fred Potter” is being monitored by Skinner and is seeking to charge Fred Potter with further contempt charges. “Fred does monitor this page,” Allen Potter said. “Please note that Jack Skinner also monitors this page and is charging Fred for his monitoring it on the contempt charge.”

The Veterans Walk in Solidarity that had been scheduled for this Saturday in Little Rock has been rescheduled for October. Leaders and organizers of the group are lobbying the capital for changes that would protect seniors like Potter. We will continue to follow this case and update our readers as it develops further.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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