Criminal court cases in the 9th Judicial District are being continued due to the absence of Assistant Public Defender Walter Johnson.
District Attorney General Russell Johnson, no relation, said Walter Johnson has undergone heart bypass surgery.
“(Criminal Court) Judge (Eugene) Eblen’s decision has been to continue everything,” Russell Johnson said.
Roane, Loudon, Morgan and Meigs counties make up the 9th Judicial District. Russell Johnson said the cases being impacted are the ones where Walter Johnson is the opposing attorney.