Perry Co. Judge Sentences Assistant DA to Jail Time

From the West Alabama Newsroom–

A Perry County assistant DA — may have to spend some time behind bars.

District Attorney Michael Jackson is fighting mad — after District Judge Robert Bryant — sentences one of his assistant D-As — to three days in jail.

Wal Dajacksonpresser VoJackson says Bryant held assistant DA Michael Caddell in contempt of court — for arguing with him during a preliminary hearing.

Jackson says the judge is being heavy handed with the sentence.

And making Caddell serve jail time — is excessive.

“I don’t disagree with the judge about holding somebody in contempt. But three days is just too much on this situation where somebody fighting for the victim,” Jackson said.

“Three days in a jail? When a lot of these judges around here not giving folks a day in jail.”

The exchange between the two happened during a virtual hearing Wednesday afternoon.

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