Day in court postponed for UT student at center of block party, choking firestorm

Day in court postponed for UT student at center of block party, choking firestorm

May 6th, 2014 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Local - Breaking News

University of Tennessee student Jared Dotson, 23, is arrested outside a Fort Sanders house party Saturday night by Knox County Sheriff's Office deputies.

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KNOXVILLE - The criminal case against a University of Tennessee student whose encounter with a Knox County Sheriff's Office deputy prompted an international media firestorm was postponed today.

Jarod Dotson, 21, of Powell, was arraigned in Knox County General Sessions Court on charges of public intoxication and resisting arrest, as were a handful of other UT students arrested during a large block party in Fort Sanders late last month.

Judge Andrew Jackson VI set a June 14 hearing for Dotson, who has hired attorney Tasha Blakney, and four other UT students Blakney's firm represent.

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