Judge threatens to find Kokomo mayor in contempt

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KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A judge threatened to put a central Indiana mayor in jail over a dispute about pipes blocking a courthouse entrance.

The county sheriff led Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight on Tuesday to the office of Howard County Superior Court Judge William Menges. The Kokomo Tribune reports that Goodnight was allowed to go after crews moved concrete pipes for a pedestrian trail project.

Goodnight called the judge’s action “an ego trip.” Goodnight says Menges could’ve called him or other city officials about the issue but instead tried to embarrass him.

Goodnight says a county commissioner told him the entrance was needed to transport a dangerous prisoner for a Friday court hearing.

An order from the judge says the mayor had the pipes placed on a courthouse drive to disrupt court proceedings.

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Information from: Kokomo Tribune, http://www.ktonline.com

 

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