By DAMON LAWRENCE
It could take years before criminal charges against constable Mark Patton get resolved.
However, the suit to oust him from office may not take that long.
Circuit Court Judge Russell Simmons Jr. has scheduled the ouster case for trial May 19-21.
A jury of 14 will be seated to hear the trial.
“I was very pleased that judge Simmons gave us an early court date,” Roane County Attorney Tom McFarland said.