In April 23 Issue
Criminal charges against a Russell Springs man and his wife were
voluntarily dismissed by Special Prosecutor Jesse Stockton in Russell
Circuit Court on Tuesday.
James S. Faller II and his wife, Tanya, were indicted in 2003 by a Russell County Grand Jury on 27 charges stemming from allegations that they wrote "bad" checks or failed to pay employees their wages at Call Center Communications, formerly operated in Russell Springs by Faller.
The case has seen its share of prosecutors and special judges throughout the years but Tuesday it was Special Judge Gary Payne that signed the agreement that dismissed those charges.
As part of the agreement, the Fallers both signed off on written waivers of their "individual right to sue or otherwise initiate legal or administrative action against the complaining witnesses" named in the two indictments.
In separate legal matters concerning James Faller, these from 2006, he is charged in two indictments with six counts of tampering with a witness in a court proceeding and with being a persistent felony offender, according to court records.
Those cases were set for a jury trial in Russell Circuit Court for May 17.