Judge to be selected from out of area in assault case

CNJ staff

A judge will have to be selected from outside the area in the domestic assault case against former district attorney Randall Harris.

According to a notice filed Friday in the 9th Judicial District Court, the district’s five judges have recused themselves from Harris’ case, and the attorneys have been given 10 days to agree to a judge.

Harris’ case was moved from magistrate to district court in mid-December.

He waived a Jan. 11 arraignment scheduled in his case.

Harris, 48, was charged Oct. 4 with misdemeanor battery against a household member and assault against a household member, a petty misdemeanor.

His wife, Traci, told police Harris threatened her and pushed her into a door during a dispute at their home.