- Associated Press - Saturday, January 9, 2016

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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