Man jailed for using obscenity in court

Published 11:55 am Friday, May 1, 2015

FROM Staff Reports
An Elizabethton man found himself being booked into the Carter County Detention Center after he reportedly used foul language during a court hearing.
Police arrested Brandon Kempson, 32, 548 Washington Ave., Wednesday on a court order charging him with contempt of court. The order was issued by General Sessions Court Judge Keith Bowers Jr.
Kempson appeared in Civil Court Wednesday in reference to an Order of Protection being taken out against him. During the court appearance, Kempson was questioned by Bowers on details of the case.
“During his response to the question, Mr. Kempson stated, ‘I just want this to be over today, I’m tired of the (expletive) lying,’ ” Carter County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Douglas Mahan said in his report.
After the exchange, Bowers ordered Kempson to be held in the Carter County Detention Center for two days for contempt of court.

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