"Country Crossing" vs "The State" Court Hearing

By: Jason Wright Email
By: Jason Wright Email

9:43
Brock said if he is appointed to hear more on the dispute, he will make sure all proceedings would be fair and impartial. Then he ended the hearing.

9:40
Country Crossing officials stated that John Tyson might have a conflict of interest in representing the case due to a report out of Mobile this morning that he recieved Indian casino-funded PAC money. The judge said he will deal with that issue later.

9:29
Judge Brock has taken the bench. He said he was initially confused about his role in the current case.

Judge said he has received several motions to quash a search warrant against Country Crossing.

He wonders if the original search warrant issued by local Judge Steensland is stale. (No Longer Relevent)

If so, there is nothing to rule on today.

Both sides agreed that the warrant is now stale.

The judge has ruled the search warrant stale and there is no need to hear any motions related to it.

According to section 15.5.12 of the state of Alabama, the time of the warrant has expired and they do not have to hear the issue.

9:25
The judge just entered the room and is laying out the ground rules for the hearing. If someone talks during the hearing or tries to record the hearing, or is caught sending text messages through a cell phone, they will be removed from the building.

9:21
Country Crossing has 10 people up at the front of the room and the state has 12 people. Judge Brock is expected to enter the room shortly.

9:20
Ronnie Gilley is no where to be found...it is already 9:20 so I assume that he will not be coming to the hearing

9:13
The courtroom is full and everyone is in place....just waiting on judge Jeff Brock to enter the room.

9:11
The courtroom was just opened to the local community who wanted to sit through the hearing. The crowd is mostly Country Crossing followers.

9:07 a.m.
John Tyson, the new Commander of Gov. Riley's task force just walked into the courtroom. He introduced himself to all of the local media and also Houston County Commissioner Mark Culver.

There are roughly a hundred or so supporters from Country Crossing outside of the courthouse holding signs and chanting for jobs and bingo

8:33
Country Crossing supporters were passing out signs and shirts opposing the state government


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