Remember Judge Casey Moreland? Back in June Judge Moreland made news for letting a man out of jail accused of domestic violence at the request of a friend of his, when the accused had not spend the required 12-hour cooling off period. The accused, David Chase who was a prominent developer in town, was only in jail a couple hours when Moreland ordered he be released and the accused the went back to his home he shared with his girlfriend committed domestic violence again. A couple weeks ago The Board of Judicial Conduct publicly reprimanded Moreland for that incident.
Now, Moreland is back in the news. Apparently last Friday he had a meltdown at the court house and went into a rage, throwing computers and mattresses and yelling and intimidating people. The following letter is a report filed by newly elected Judge Melissa Blackburn about the incident. Rather than me summarizing it, read if for yourself. This sounds pretty serious. If what is reported by Judge Blackburn is true, Judge Mooreland should resign and seek professional help. If he does not resign, he should be removed from office. As reported by Channel 5, Judge Moreland denies the particulars of the incident and says the whole things was just a "misunderstanding over office space."
The highlighting and markings on the page are mine.