A resolution on the agenda for Monday's County Commission, if approved, would seek a private act from the Tennessee General Assembly to make the Hawkins County Juvenile Judge position full time instead of the current two days per week.
“We also are looking to potentially make sure we are very consistent, that when a student gets caught with a vaping item at school that they are referred to Juvenile Court.” — Director of Schools Matt Hixson
Upon being questioned by Deputy Richard McGinnis and principal Bobby Wines at school on Sept. 3 the boy allegedly admitted to sending the messages, noting that the gun was “a toy”.
The complaint against Daniel Boyd alleged that he had made false statements intended to make his clients believe he was working on their Hawkins County Chancery Court case when he wasn't.
Both juveniles reportedly gave a written statement that Joseph Keith Ford let them use his vehicle to steal the 4-wheeler, and and offered them $50 each to commit the theft and bring the 4-wheeler to him.