Court Term Ends Early
Last updated 2/14/2018 at 4:06pm
The current term of Superior Court in Transylvania County ended early Tuesday, with the trial of a male student accused of ethnic intimidation and the felony embezzlement charge facing Annette Raines, the former county tax administrator, continued to the next court date of April 16.
“It ended early for us when the final defendant failed to appear, so we couldn’t try her,” said Beth Dierauf, assistant district attorney for Transylvania County. “Generally, we go all week, with one or several jury trials, so this rarely happens.”
Shonna Newton, the defendant who failed to appear, w...