Clarksville Defendants Miss Court Dates, Blame Bondsman

According to an anonymous client, Sallee’s Bail Bonding in Clarksville has not been notifying clients of their court appearance dates, as required by law. On March 6, the 19th Judicial District suspended Sallee's from issuing new bonds, which court officials said happens when bonding company clients don’t show up for court. Patty Arms, chief deputy of court operations told News Channel 5 that even if the company is suspended, it is still required to notify its clients of their court dates. The court said Sallee's owes $44,000 in unpaid bonds for missed court appearances, which have gone into "final forfeiture." Reached by phone, owner Marques Sallee told the television station that he wasn't aware he owed $44,000 and that the reason people haven't been notified is because he can't track them down.