Attorney Ordered To Jail When Judge Finds His License Suspended

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A lawyer who came to court to defend his client in a child rape case wound up behind bars in Maynardville.

A judge ordered Knoxville attorney Nathan Anderson to jail for contempt because his license to practice had been suspended.

Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton jailed Anderson for three days on Tuesday, saying his behavior endangered the public and the justice system.

State records show Anderson's license was suspended in September because he failed to provide documentation that he had taken refresher legal training, which is required.

A jury had been seated, but not sworn for the trial of Daniel Haynes.

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