Judge says he needs more time on decision to remove Pinkston from prosecution
August 23, 2016 at 10:53 a.m.
| Updated August 23, 2016 at 11:23 a.m.
Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Tom Greenholtz said he needs more time to determine if Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston can continue prosecuting Rodney Burns.
Burns is a detective with the Gatlinburg Police Department, and faces charges in connection with the Ooltewah High School rape case.
Burns is charged with two counts of aggravated perjury, a class D felony that carries a sentence of between two and four years behind bars, because of his February testimony in the case.
Burns appeared this morning before Greenholtz.
Greenholtz heard arguments between Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston, and Burns' attorneys, Bryan Delius and Stephen Greer.
Delius and Greer argued that Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston should be removed from the case.