Trial Date Set for Judge Taylor

The Tennessee Court of the Judiciary has set a trial for Hawkins County Sessions Judge James “Jay” Taylor on April 25 at 9 a.m. at the Hawkins County Justice Center in Rogersville. Taylor faces four theft charges levied by the court. He was defeated in the March 6 Republican primary and will be leaving the bench at the end of August regardless of what happens in his case. In addition, Taylor is facing a criminal investigation regarding allegations of bribery of at least one county commissioner and several charges levied by the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility, The Times News reports. Follow filings in Taylor’s case on the AOC website