By Tammy Moore Teague
On Thursday, Fred Potter returned to a Scott County courtroom in a continuation of a hearing from August 9. Potter’s attorney, Kevin Hickey, the defendant, Cassaundra Holmes and her attorney, Jack Skinner were present. Also appearing were Michael Hamby. During the proceedings before Judge David McCormick, Allen Potter, nephew of Fred Potter was held in contempt of court.
All parties were ordered verbally by the judge to abstain from speaking about the trial. During the trial Judge McCormick found Allen Potter in contempt of court for using his cellular phone and iPad in open court after being instructed “to turn off all cellular phones and recording devices.” As a result, Allen Potter was ordered to surrender his phone and iPad to the sheriff for a period of 24 hours and pay a $50 fine.
The next court date is scheduled for November. The case pending in a Crawford County Court is scheduled for January. You can view the Order of Contempt in its entirety –here.