Criminal trial for Limestone County judge delayed due to coronavirus

Doug Patterson

Doug Patterson is charged with use of official position or office for personal gain, financial exploitation of the elderly first-degree and theft third-degree.

Posted: May 11, 2020 11:35 AM
Updated: May 11, 2020 11:37 AM

The criminal trial for a Limestone County judge is delayed due to coronavirus.

Doug Patterson is charged with use of official position or office for personal gain, financial exploitation of the elderly first-degree and theft third-degree.

The Supreme Court of Alabama ordered no juror summons would be issued before July 1. It also hasn’t named a date for when jury trials can resume.

Patterson’s trial was originally scheduled to begin June 15. A new date will be set when the state issues further guidance for when trials can begin.

Court documents show a hearing for Patterson’s motion to dismiss all counts will be set by an order to be issued after May 18.

You can read more about Patterson’s case here.

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