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.
Brown, 67, was arrested early Friday morning at Beau Rivage casino. According to Biloxi Municipal Court, a Beau Rivage representative asked the court Monday to drop the disorderly conduct charge. A court date of Sept. 13 has been set for the drunkenness charge.
Biloxi police records say Brown was “intoxicated and unconscious” at a slot machine at 5:43 a.m. on Friday. Casino security woke Brown and “he became extremely belligerent and caused a big disturbance within the casino in view of numerous other people,” police records say, and that he “repeatedly refused to cooperate with officers on the scene.”
Stephen Simpson is the name. Bailing out wife beaters early is his game. Jerry Mitchell tells the story for the Clarion Ledger: (Hat Tweet Chris Vignes, Hat Tip Matt Eichelberger)
Harrison County’s sheriff released a Gulfport businessman arrested for domestic abuse into the custody of Public Safety Commissioner Stephen Simpson despite a judge’s order to keep the man behind bars for a cooling off period…..
Sheriff Melvin Brisolara responded, “I think this is something political, and I don’t like the smell of it.”
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.
I noticed we sent several outclicks up to Bernie Grimm, Scott Walker’s Washington DC based attorney from my last post on Scott Walker’s recent meltdown. After I hit “publish” it occurred to me I already knew Bernie (well kinda anyway) from his time as a talking head on Greta Van Susteren’s Fox news show. Since we are fairly well read in local legal circles I thought a follow-up post was in order as this Walker saga will be with us for a while from the looks of things.
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.