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Guilty Pleas Expected Soon From Alleged Pocahontas Snake Mailers

January 27, 2004 - Posted at 7:26 a.m. CDT

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Two men accused of mailing a poisonous snake to a man upset over an allegedly faulty ATV are preparing to plead guilty to reduced charges.

The trial of Jerrod Castleman and his father, Pocahontas lawyer and former district judge Bob Castleman, is on hold.  The two are charged with mailing a live copperhead to Albert Coy Staton in September 2002.

The Castlemans, who failed a random drug test last week, had initially intended to plead guilty yesterday.  But, a federal probation officer said Bob Castleman still had traces of marijuana in his system.

Rather than proceed only with Jerrod Castleman's guilty plea, prosecutors asked that the men appear in court together.  U.S. District Judge George Howard, Jr. has scheduled a hearing for tomorrow morning.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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