Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Hughes case continued to Monday

LAKEPORT – The case of a local veteran facing as many as three years in prison for charges he was in possession of a billy club and stolen body armor ran will continue Monday following a lengthy Friday session.

Derick Hughes, 21, of Upper Lake was in court Friday in the case, which stems from a December 2006 arrest in which a sheriff's deputy found him in possession of the bat and body armor panels during a traffic stop.

Hughes, who served in Iraq, suffers from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), says his attorneys, Stephen and Angela Carter.

The court proceedings ran out of time on Friday, thanks in part to two fire alarms which emptied out the courthouse.

A full account of the case will follow the sentencing.

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