Cost of former Unicoi County sheriff's trial released
A victory for former Unicoi County Sheriff Kent Harris ended in a financial loss for the county.
There were three trials: the first two ended in hung juries and the third was dismissed. Unicoi County was left with an estimated $28,000 bill for the trials.
Clerk Darren Shelton says the first two trials cost about $10,000 each with jurors paid $11 a day for three days. The third trial was only two days and cost Unicoi County about $8,000.
Shelton told us that trial costs also include lunch for all jurors and postage for jury summons.
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