Case Against Former Director Of Bedford County Emergency Communications Continues

Court roomThere’s been yet another delay in the case against the former director of the Bedford County Emergency Communications District. She is accused of theft.
The Shelbyville Times-Gazette reports that Circuit Court Judge Lee Russell said Friday one piece of information is required from the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office “in order to complete a resolution” in the case against Cathey D. Mathis.
Russell is giving the office until June 20 to get the information to the court, at which point a settlement will be announced, he said.
In April, defense attorney Greg Reed told Russell that preliminary discussions were taking place with Coffee County Assistant District Attorney Felicia Walkup, adding there “was a possibility of some resolution,” but more time for discussion was needed.
Russell has previously said he can only accept a plea in the matter. If the case goes to trial, another judge must be selected because of Russell’s having worked with Mathis in her former position.
Mathis was charged with theft of property over $10,000 by direct indictment following an investigation by the Coffee County District Attorney’s Office. An audit by the state comptroller’s office found $46,807 in undocumented or “questionable purchases.”