A circuit court judge has denied a motion to sever a case involving charges of wire-tapping and witness tampering against the former Wendover police chief and his brother.
June Carter, 35, is charged with one count of witness tampering and three counts of wire-tapping, all third-degree felonies. His brother, Larry Carter, is charged with one count of witness tampering.The charges stem from a drug case involving June Carter and his wife, Janese. According to court documents, Janese Carter, 29, a part-time evidence clerk in the Wendover Police Department, gave a confidential informant six ounces of cocaine and four ounces of methamphetamine in exchange for $16,000 last February.
June Carter is to stand trial Aug. 15 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
In a hearing Thursday, attorneys argued that the two should not be tried together, but Judge Edward Watson denied the motion.
The judge continued the preliminary hearing to July 12.