Often it’s the victim’s side that expresses frustration at pace of the criminal court system in Roane County.
In the case of Roy Cook, it’s the defendant.
Cook was indicted on one count of extortion on Oct. 21, 2013. The alleged victim is his brother, Andrew Cook.
“I want the charge dismissed and I want to find out why this thing ever got this far,” Roy Cook said. “Every time I’ve ever gone to court, I sit around for two hours and waste my time,” he said.