Wacky judge jails PD for refusing to try a case he was just assigned

An Ohio judge has ordered the arrest of a county public defender.

Judge John Plough ordered sheriff's deputies Wednesday to take Assistant Public Defender Brian Jones into custody because he was not prepared to go to trial. He was held five hours before he was released on bond.

Judge Plough

The judge was pissed off even though the PD had only had the case for a day or two.

This is the second time Plough has ordered the arrest of a public defender, said Dennis Lager, the county's chief public defender. He said Plough also threatened to take similar action twice in 2006.

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