Trial delayed as prosecution requests new Judge - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Trial delayed as prosecution requests new Judge

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Educational leaders visit MCLB

    Educational leaders visit MCLB

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:54:12 GMT
    Dougherty County educational leaders got a first hand look at the operations at the Marine Corps Logisitics Base Friday. This tour is believed to be the start in building a strong relationship to improveMore >>
    Dougherty County educational leaders got a first hand look at the operations at the Marine Corps Logisitics Base Friday. This tour is believed to be the start in building a strong relationship to improve education in Albany.More >>
  • Community supports teen with muscular dystrophy, throws party

    Community supports teen with muscular dystrophy, throws party

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:50:17 GMT
    A community is coming together to host a party for a Worth County teen who is fighting for his life.More >>
    A community is coming together to host a party for a Worth County teen who is fighting for his life.More >>
  • Moultrie Spring Fling forges ahead

    Moultrie Spring Fling forges ahead

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:48:26 GMT
    The rain isn't putting a damper on Moultrie's Spring Fling and Backyard Barbeque festival.   This year the festival will be bigger, and features new activities.   The Colquitt County arts center has partneredMore >>
    The rain isn't putting a damper on Moultrie's Spring Fling and Backyard Barbeque festival.   This year the festival will be bigger, and features new activities.More >>

June 8, 2006

Leesburg -- Prosecutors want a new judge in the trial of two brothers accused of roughing up a police officer. The judge refused to recuse himself. Now the Georgia Court of Appeals will decide what to do.

 Shane and Dakota Parsons were supposed to go on trial in Leesburg for felony obstruction of an officer and misdemeanor battery. Prosecutors say Judge George Peagler made comments to lawyers that indicated he'd already made up his mind about the case.

They also say another judge in the circuit could be called as a defense witness, so they want an outside judge to hear the case.

The Parsons were arrested New Year's Eve 2002 at their Smithville home for fighting officers who caught them shooting firecrackers. They claim former Smithville Police Officer David Smith was angry at Shane Parsons because a judge forced him to apologize to Parsons in court the month before.

The Parsons say Smith put out a distress call at their home claiming he was in danger, and several law enforcement agencies swarmed in and beat and pepper sprayed their family. Smith was later fired by Smithville Police. 

Judge Peagler ordered prosecutors to produce all video tapes of the arrest.

feedback: new@walb.com?subject=trialdelayed

Powered by WorldNow