Municipal Court Judge Matthew Mestayer said Wednesday he and the city’s prosecuting attorney are recusing themselves from the misdemeanor drunken-driving case of former mayoral candidate and local businessman Scott Walker.
Margaret Baker at the Sun Herald had the latest skinny on Mississippi east coast’s most famous drunk in former Ocean Springs mayoral candidate Scott Walker for yesterday’s paper. Before I share the news on the outcome of today’s hearing, let’s visit with that story to catch up as we fast forward from April and Walker’s arrests on DUI and simple assault charges:
Former mayoral candidate and Coast businessman Scott J. Walker is slated to go to trial Monday in Washington on allegations he assaulted a staffer of U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker’s office in April, according to court records.
Court records show prosecutors Tuesday had filed a request for a delay in the case, which was granted Thursday. Prosecutors then withdrew their request for the delay, records show. The trial is expected to move forward as planned.
Walker, 30, was arrested April 11 at The Ritz-Carlton hotel on attempted possession of a prohibited weapon and simple assault.
Margaret Baker is all over the unfolding Scott Walker meltdown with new details about his arrest in Washington DC for assaulting Senator Roger Wicker staffer Eleanore Kelly. I think it is very clear Scott has problems that go way beyond simple boozing to a place far more sinister. And to think, with the full backing of the state and local GOP political machine, this thug came within 96 votes of becoming the Mayor of Oceans Springs.
Former mayoral candidate and local businessman Scott J. Walker assaulted a staffer of U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker’s with a telephone in a Washington, D.C., hotel room in the early morning hours of April 11, according to an affidavit filed in the case.