Plea agreement not reached in case against county clerk

Jury trial set for April 18 at 9 a.m.

By TJ Caudill - [email protected]

HAZARD — Perry County Clerk Haven King appeared for a status hearing in the Perry County Circuit Court this morning for the final time before the case against him goes to a jury trial. King is accused of harassing and abusing his power as county clerk in an alleged incident involving a Hazard Technical and Community College (HCTC) student last year.

During a pre-trial conference that took place yesterday, the Commonwealth and King could not reach a plea agreement.

The status hearing took place earlier this morning. Perry County Circuit Judge Allison C. Wells confirmed with both parties that a plea agreement had not been reached before moving on to the status hearing.

Since a plea agreement couldn’t be reached, a jury trial has been set for April 18 at 9 a.m.

King is facing charges of one count of first-degree wanton endangerment, one count of harassment – no physical contact, one count of reckless driving, one count of menacing, one count of second-degree stalking, one count of second-degree unlawful imprisonment, one count of second-degree unlawful imprisonment and one count of first-degree official misconduct.

TJ Caudill can be reached at 606-629-3245 or on Twitter @TJHazardHerald.

Jury trial set for April 18 at 9 a.m.

By TJ Caudill

[email protected]

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