Arlington owner makes surprise court appearance; pleads guilty
Published: July 17,2013
Tags: Arlington, court, culture, guilty, Heritage, historic, history, home, house, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal, Natchez Municipal Court, neglect, owner, plantation, plea, property, real estate, residence, residential real estate, Tom Vaughan, Tony Heidelberg
NATCHEZ — Historic Arlington owner Dr. Tom Vaughan of Jackson made a surprise appearance in Natchez Municipal Court and pleaded guilty to failure to maintain property.
Municipal Court Judge Pro Tem Tony Heidelberg tells The Natchez Democrat Vaughan did not show up for his actual court date on July 1. Heidelberg said Vaughan told him Monday that he thought he asked the court to schedule the court date for Monday because he was not available July 1.
Heidelberg said he was not aware Vaughan would be appearing in court until he walked in and saw him sitting in the courtroom.
Heidelberg said Vaughan has until Aug. 19 to make “meaningful” repairs or work to the property. The code violation to which Vaughan pleaded guilty specifically deals with overgrown lots.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- DAVID DALLAS: Mr. McDaniel goes to Washington
- Judge to hear from True the Vote as McDaniel attempts to overturn loss to Cochran
- Moon River Foods creating 100 jobs in Mississippi Delta
- Weyerhaeuser investing $57M to modernize lumber mill
- Google chooses Mad Genius as example of Internet use
- Two BancorpSouth mergers delayed by federal inquiries
- Health officials identify another case of chikungunya virus
- Biloxi council approves $29M contract for baseball stadium construction
- Three indicted, alleged to have embezzled from agency
- Communities awarded national Main Street accreditation