Gatlinburg detective facing charges in Ooltewah case continues to argue it should be dismissed

Staff Photo by Dan Henry / The Chattanooga Times Free Press- 8/23/16. Gatlinburg Police Detective Rodney Burns speaks to his attorney Bryan Delius before appearing in Judge Tom Greenholtz's criminal courtroom on charges of perjury following his testimony in the Ooltewah High School rape case earlier this year.

Gatlinburg, Tenn., police detective Rodney Burns, the only adult still facing charges in connection with the Ooltewah High School rape case, continued to argue Wednesday that his case should be dismissed.

Burns faces two counts of aggravated perjury in connection with his February 2016 testimony in the case. The offense is a class D felony that carries a sentence of between two and four years in prison.

Burns and his attorneys Stephen Greer and Bryan Delius appeared Wednesday before Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Tom Greenholtz. The attorneys argued the charges should be dismissed because the alleged perjurious statements were made in a court without the proper jurisdiction and the statements didn't affect the outcome of the hearing.