Thursday, September 14, 2006
Surface arraignment delayed until late November
Arraignment, pre-trial conference, and possibly a bench trial are on tap 9 a.m. Nov. 22 for Jasper County Presiding Commissioner Chuck Surface, according to Jasper County Circuit Court records. Surface faces driving while intoxicated and failure to drive on right half of the roadway charges in connection with his July 28 arrest by a Jasper County Sheriffs' deputy after Surface left the Elks Lodge in Joplin.
The arraignment had been scheduled for Sept. 19, but was postponed at the request of special prosecutor Robert E. George of Lawrence County, who cited a scheduling conflict.