Rocky Houston’s Aug. 19 trial on federal firearms charges has been continued.
U.S. Magistrate C. Clifford Shirley Jr. appointed Michael McGovern to represent Houston on July 31 after Houston complained about his previous attorney.
“The court finds that to require defense counsel to proceed to trial on Aug. 19 would be a miscarriage of justice,” Shirley said in his order continuing the trial.
“Mr. McGovern needs time to meet with the defendant, to review discovery, and to interview witnesses.”