Taylor Suspended, Agrees to Resign

Hawkins County General Sessions Judge James F. "Jay" Taylor reached an agreement with the Court of the Judiciary today that he will be suspended immediately and resign effective May 1. Earlier this week, Taylor invoked his 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination in response to a request for information about the possible misuse of  funds. In February, he invoked his right against self-incrimination in response to four theft-related charges. Taylor had been scheduled to stand trial on April 25. Download the order

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