The Newport Plain Talk
Local Sports Search Sports Archive The Running Journal SEC Sports
Obituaries Obituaries Archive
Subscribe Today! Learn More About:
Search: Recent News Archives or try Advanced Search
CURRENT CONDITIONS
Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy
66 ° Severe Weather Alert!
Click For Extended Forecast


More Jobs
In Newport, TN



choose text size bigger text smaller text

Plea bargains come before Judge Hooper

Published: 8:06 AM, 01/29/2013
 

Author: Gilbert Soesbee
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT—In a three-day, holiday-shortened term of criminal court last week, Circuit Judge Ben W. Hooper II plowed through a 66-page docket.

Holding court on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Judge Hooper conducted arraignment hearings for most of the defendants accused in the nearly 100 indictments and presentments returned by the Cocke County Grand Jury on January 7 and 8. The judge then turned his attention to numerous negotiated plea-bargains in pending criminal cases and sentencing hearings, including that of a local man who had been expecting to be released on pre-trial diversion, but found himself in jail after failing a drug test.

For more details, see Tuesday's edition of The Newport Plain Talk.

Print This Story Print This Story Email This Story Email This Story To A Friend

Subscribe to The Newport Plain Talk by clicking SUBSCRIBE. Sign up for Breaking News emails from The Newport Plain Talk by clicking EMAIL ALERTS and inputting your email address next to "Add Me" near the top right corner.

Find more businesses on

Attorneys · Automotive · Health Care · Restaurants Retail · Services · Home & Garden · Recreation
 

GET BREAKING NEWS

Enter your email address to sign up.
Email Address:
Receive special offers from The Newport Plain Talk.


PHOTO GALLERY


RECENT GALLERIES

View All Galleries