Woodall, Commonwealth Attorney G.L. Ovey and Russell’s attorney, John Stewart of Adams, Tenn., all agreed that the trial would probably take about a week. Woodall called it “a realistic trial date,” but all parties acknowledged that it could be subject to change.
Although a written motion was not submitted, Stewart said he wanted Russell to be taken off of house arrest. He said Russell isn’t a flight risk and added that his ankle bracelet had to be cut off during MRIs.
“They have to cut it off every time he goes … The court is well aware you can’t put that on an MRI machine,” Stewart said. “My client has asked that I place before the court a motion to relieve him of the home incarceration. He has not had one problem with his home incarceration. The only problem, as I understand it, has been those MRIs.”
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