TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Brittany Sims on Aug 20, 2014

A McMinn County judge yesterday sentenced retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Walter Frances Fitzpatrick III to three years in prison. Fitzpatrick, who in 2010 tried to have the Monroe County grand jury foreman arrested, was indicted in March on charges of aggravated perjury, harassment, stalking and extortion and convicted by a jury in June on the perjury and extortion charges. The stalking charge was dismissed prior to trial and jurors found Fitzpatrick not guilty of harassment, according to court officials. The Chattanooga Times Free Press has more.