Williams Trial Continued


On Monday, January 7, Scott County Circuit Judge Jerry Don Ramey ordered a continuance in the trial of accused Waldron School Assistant Principal, Jessica Williams.

Williams faces up to five counts of sexual assault in the first degree as well as one count of tampering with evidence. –See related story

Judge Ramey ordered the criminal responsibility examination of the defendant on November 15. Williams attorney, Ernie Witt, petitioned the court for a “fitness to proceed examination,” alleging that Williams was not fit to stand trial. –See related story

The continuance was granted on the defendant’s behalf, “pending mental competency issues.”  Additionally, that the “defense needs additional time for preparation.” The trial is now set for March 25, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.

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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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