JACKSBORO (WATE) – A judge Friday appointed Greg Isaacs as Kenny Bartley’s attorney and ordered him held without bond.
At an arraignment Friday morning, Judge John McAfee said he had concerns for the safety of Bartley, his father and the general public. McAfee will not be the judge in Bartley’s next court hearing. Instead, a senior judge will be assigned.
The judge also ordered a mental health evaluation at Ridgeview Behavioral Health Services.
Bartley was arrested Wednesday night for the second time in a month’s time. He was charged with assault on a police officer. He also admitted to drinking alcohol, which was a violation of his probation.
Bartley was on probation for an incident in late June in which his father called authorities, saying his son made threatening statements toward him.
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Bartley recently spent eight years in prison for killing assistant principal Ken Bruce in 2005. In February, a new jury found him guilty of reckless homicide which carried a sentencing of three years.
He got out of prison on time served.