NEWPORT — An unruly defendant in a weapons and menacing case completed his first court appearance Tuesday, one day after his hearing was continued because of questionable behavior.
Mark Ghormley, 46, was advised of the charges at a lengthy afternoon hearing in Lincoln County Circuit Court, at which he made a number of rambling statements ranging from legal issues to farm animals.
Ghormley is facing single counts of menacing and disorderly conduct, and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with his June 6 arrest.
“I’d like to see if we can settle this right now,” said Ghormley in response to a statement from Judge Paulette Sanders at the hearing.
Ghormley, who appeared via a closed-circuit television feed from Lincoln County Jail, seemed to take issue with just about every portion of the proceeding.
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