FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - A Farmington judge is calling for an attorney to be held in contempt for allegedly insulting a court bailiff.
The Daily Times reports (https://bit.ly/1PODbbZ) that Judge Daylene Marsh filed a petition earlier this week in district court accusing Eric Morrow of referring to a bailiff as a “liar” and an expletive.
Marsh says Morrow “failed to demonstrate respect for court staff.”
According to the petition, Morrow made the remarks Dec. 7 inside Marsh’s courtroom.
The attorney must appear in court Feb. 1 to argue why he should not be held in contempt or fined.
When reached by the newspaper Friday, Morrow admitted to calling the bailiff a liar but could not recall using an expletive.
Morrow says he thought the matter was settled after the judge scolded him.
Information from: The Daily Times, https://www.daily-times.com
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