Decision on Jetton trial date postponed

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 | 9:11 a.m. CDT; updated 9:53 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 12, 2010

NEW MADRID — A decision on a trial date for former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton has been delayed.

Jetton is facing a charge of second-degree assault. He is accused of punching and choking a woman at her home in Sikeston in November. The case was moved to New Madrid on a change of venue.

The Southeast Missourian reported that Jetton's attorney and Scott County prosecutor Paul Boyd on Tuesday appeared before a judge who agreed to continue the case until June 8. It is not certain if a trial date will be set at that time.

Jetton is a Republican who served as speaker of the Missouri House form 2005 to 2009. He served in the House from 2001 to 2009, representing most of Bollinger and Wayne counties.


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