Rogersville Judge Takes 5th in Answer to BPR Charges

On Monday, Hawkins County Sessions Judge James “Jay” Taylor filed his response to five charges from the Board of Professional Responsibility by stating he had been advised by counsel to assert and invoke his Fifth Amendment right. A hearing will now be scheduled. Four of the charges Taylor faces pertain to allegations of theft against clients in his private practice. These charges are separate from four charges filed against Taylor in January by the Tennessee Court of the Judiciary. The Times News has more