Sumlin Trial Set for September

A September 26, 2016 trial date for William Sumlin was ordered late this afternoon in Third Judicial (Lincoln, Union Parishes) District Court in Ruston. Sumlin was arrested last October of indecent behavior with a juvenile. In December, a Grand Jury returned a Bill of Indictment on the charges.

Sumlin, along with his attorney LaValle Salomon, was in court all day today, and only appeared before the judge at 5:45 PM.

At a 2/17/16 hearing, Assistant District Attorney Lewis Jones said that there were attempts at “a resolution” of the case. Apparently, no such resolution was forthcoming today.

District Attorney John Belton appeared in the courtroom late this afternoon.

Presiding today was Division B Judge Tommy Rogers.

Sumlin is a former State Representative from District Twelve.



5 Responses to “Sumlin Trial Set for September”

  1. Oldman Says:

    It will be interesting to know how this case will work out. Remember a person is innocent until proven guilty. If innocent his name should be cleared of all doubt but if guilty he should serve the full sentence.
    The crime of indecent behavior with a juvenile should be enforced to the fullest intent of the law. If our kids cannot trust the adult in every way who can they trust? Maybe the reason so many are in jail today is the adult not setting a good example for them to follow.

  2. jackson 2 Says:

    Just a dope smoking Blue’s member

  3. Bob Sherunkel Says:

    Sure would like to also see updates on the Stutzman (former teacher) case as well.

  4. Amanda Lee Says:

    Personally I believe theree are 3 versions.. his, hers, the truth. I’m sure the females were aware beforehand. I am FOR Willie Sumlin

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