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Criminal Justice Students Observe Court Proceedings

Posted 11/14/19

HUNTINGDON ­­­— Carroll County Technical School’s Criminal Justice students were observers in a courtroom trial in the Carroll County General Sessions Court.They were …

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HUNTINGDON ­­­— Carroll County Technical School’s Criminal Justice students were observers in a courtroom trial in the Carroll County General Sessions Court.

They were participants in the Resources Innovation Service Experience (RISE) promoted by Sarah Bradberry, clerk of the General Sessions and

R.I.S.E. is a court program especially designed for young adults. Service to the youth begins with innovative resources and experiences. The purpose of R.I.S.E. is to build a bridge and connect young adults to real life-the courtroom.

Students witnessed a trial in which a McKenzie woman failed to maintain control of her dogs, which slipped her leash and attached a neighborhood cat. The dogs’ owner was found guilty of allowing her dogs run at large and received a fine of $50 plus court costs. She also had to pay her attorney.

Assistant District Attorney Jimbo Webb was the prosecuting attorney, Judge Larry Logan presided over the hearing and made the ruling.

After the trial, students heard from court officers: Assistant D.A. Jimbo Webb, Public Defender Taz Garner, Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Mulligan who maintains order in the courtroom, Judge Logan, Sarah Bradberry, and Suzanne Dillingham, who serves as a probation officer.

Students had the opportunity to ask questions about the trial they witnessed.

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