TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Feb 4, 2014

Hawkins County Clerk of Courts Sarah Davis was arrested Monday for contempt of court, the Kingsport Times-News reports. The charge was preceded by a verbal altercation that allegedly occurred between Davis and General Sessions Judge J. Todd Ross over the issue of why the collections clerk was not in the courtroom for proceedings. Davis reportedly told the judge that he was working in the office and not in court because “all those people aren’t going to plea.” The judge countered that the court was being delayed by the absence of the clerk and instructed Davis at least three times to have the clerk report to the courtroom, which she refused. She ultimately complied. Davis will face a hearing on the matter March 27.