Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Andi Davis a no-show in Hot Springs court case

Posted By on Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Andi Davis, the Hot Springs lawyer who figures in yesterday's statement by gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, didn't return calls from reporters yesterday. McDaniel said he'd had an inappropriate "interaction" with Davis.

A spokesman in Davis' office said yesterday that she couldn't take calls because she was in court.

Not in one court. She was due to represent a client in a criminal case in Circuit Judge Marcia Hearnsberger's court, but she apparently didn't appear. As a result of her absence, the judge has issued a show-cause order on why she shouldn't be held in contempt of court.

The order is in the case of James Allen Echols, a Hot Springs man accused in 2011 of rape and incest charges. The case has been subject to repeated delays and a hearing on motions was scheduled in the case yesterday. The judge ordered Davis to appear in court Jan. 8 to show cause why she should not be held in contempt. A finding of contempt can result in a jail sentence under certain circumstances.

You'll see at the link above to our article ysterday that Davis has had difficulties in Judge Hearnsberger's court in the past.

Davis has not returned our call or talked to other reporters. Fox 16 said yesterday:

Andi Davis responded to FOX16 News request for a comment, emailing the following statement:

"At this juncture I cannot offer a comment. My attorneys have advised me to refrain and to go against advice of my own counsel would be irresponsible."

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