Thursday, November 29, 2012

Husband Of Martin Mayor Arrested

{Prestonsburg, Kentucky}…James Robinson, the husband of Martin Mayor Thomasine Robinson, was taken into custody Tuesday after pleading guilty to menacing and terroristic threatening charges. Prosecutors say he threatened to beat Sam Howell's head in during a recanvass of the November 6th election, in which Howell defeated his wife. Steve Owens appeared in court later Tuesday, to represent Robinson, and made an oral motion that Robinson’s guilty plea be set aside, but the motion was denied by District Judge Eric Hall. County Attorney Keith Bartley confirmed that witnesses on the county Board of Elections heard Robinson make threats to Howell before the recanvass began.