BREAKING NEWS: Independence County files lawsuit against the city of Batesville over disagreement for funding district court

1
736

Independence County and the city of Batesville have disagreed in the last few years over several operational practices and one of them has spilled over into Independence County Circuit Court.

Independence County is asking the court to take a look at state statutes and determine who should fund the district court and to what extent. 

The complaint, filed by Independence County, says the city hasn’t paid its share of the operation of the court since January 2017.

Independence County is asking the court to determine the obligations of funding for the district court and to determine that Independence County does not solely operate the district court of Independence County.

County Attorney Daniel Haney explained that the suit is a declaratory judgment meant “simply to answer a question.”

The county was able to file the suit under the quorum court’s vote back in September allowing Haney to do what was needed to determine the city’s obligation to district court and jail.

Stay with White River Now and the White River Now mobile app for more as this story develops.

Madeline Pyle contributed to this story.

Layout 1Get up-to-date local and regional news along with the latest sports and weather every weekday morning by listening to Gary B. and Ozark Newsline on Arkansas 103.3 KWOZWhite River Now updates are also broadcast weekday mornings on 93 KZLEOutlaw 106.5, and 99.5 Hits Now. If you have a news tip or event to promote, email White River Now at news@whiterivernow.comBe sure to like and follow White River Now on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Add don’t forget to download the White River Now mobile app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

1 COMMENT

Leave a Reply