Attorneys reschedule Bobby Stone's next court appearance in lieu of TBI report

Robert and Lacie Stone
photo Candidates associated with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke won one race and lost two in Thursday's election.

Bobby Stone, husband to one of Mayor Andy Berke's senior advisers, won't return to Hamilton County General Sessions Court until mid-September.

His attorney, Lee Davis, said he will next appear Sept. 13 for his domestic assault and vandalism/malicious mischief charges in courtroom one at 8:30 a.m.

Davis said attorneys are still waiting on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to finish its probe into the domestic incident that sparked allegations of an inappropriate relationship between Berke and Lacie Stone back in May. Davis had no other comment.

Because Judge Lila Statom agreed to waive his appearance, Stone never showed up in the courtroom.

The domestic incident happened May 21 around 11:30 p.m. when Lacie Stone told police that she and her husband got into an argument about her phone.

Bobby Stone, 54, told investigators his wife was having an affair. When he caught her texting the other man outside on their porch, he confronted her and tried to grab the phone.

As they fought over it, he then dragged Lacie Stone by the belt to the door of their home in North Chattanooga and ordered her to leave, according to a Chattanooga Police Department incident report.

After police told Stone he would have to go to the station for a taped interview, he said his wife was having an affair with Mayor Berke.

Berke said in a later statement that Stone was lying.