A Jessamine County judge will assume the case against a suspended Clark County deputy jailer after both local judges recused themselves.
District Judge Janet Booth, who serves Jessamine, Garrard and Lincoln counties, was appointed to the case of Kenneth Earl Mitchell late last week. Mitchell, 46 of Sharpsburg, is charged with official misconduct and first-degree promoting contraband following his arrest three weeks ago.
Both Brandy Oliver Brown and Earl-Ray Neal, Clark County's two district judges, disqualified themselves from the case. Mitchell often brought jail prisoners to their courtroom in Winchester, prior to his arrest.
Mitchell will be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday in Clark District Court. Because Williams is facing felony charges, a not guilty plea will be entered automatically, unless prosecutors offer a plea agreement.