Local attorney arrested on drug charges

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 2:50pm

A Nashville attorney was arrested Tuesday afternoon on drug charges in a downtown courthouse, Metro Police have reported.

Metro detectives apprehended Reginald Lamont Horton on the sixth floor of the A.A. Birch Building, where he was attending a trial.

"Nashville attorney Reggie Horton was arrested this afternoon by Metro detectives in regard to a grand jury indictment charging multiple counts, primarily drug offenses," said Metro Police spokesman Don Aaron. "That is all I can say right now."

Information from the Sheriff's Department shows that Horton faces 17 different charges, including cocaine and marijuana possession, money laundering and property theft. Bond is set at $150,000.

According to police, Horton has eight prior offenses, all for driving without a license or with a suspended license. All were citations of arrest, meaning Horton was ordered to turn himself in.

A sole practitioner, Horton appears to have ties to Nashville’s hip-hop music scene. He is listed as the contact for business inquiries on the MySpace page for Lil’ Clyde, an unsigned local artist.

Horton is listed in Vanderbilt University's alumni database as a 2005 law school graduate.

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By: PromosFriend on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Didn't learn much in law school, did he? Or, maybe he thought he learned so much that the law didn't apply to him. Either way he can't be very bright. Makes you wonder how many times he had to take the bar to pass.

By: tifsmith84 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

What are you suppose to do if this is your lawyer? This is really bad. My friend called me tonite and told me this guy got arrested but he was suppose to represent him tomorrow in court. He already has his money and everything...what should he do?

By: courier37027 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Follow the late and former Governor Ray Blanton's mode of operation. Retain and use the lawyer for your defense, go to court, lose your trial, then find out your attorney really did not have a law practice license and/or simply is incompetent. Then you get a new trial, perhaps even a thrown out case on a technicality.

By: frank brown on 12/31/69 at 6:00

You can take the man out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of man.

By: asdfg on 12/31/69 at 6:00

PromosFriend--only oncetifsmith84--tell your friend not to break the law, he won't have this problem. He'll get a chance to get another lawyer.courier37207--your comment is nonsensefrank brown--racist much?

By: carleydale on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Really Frank, that was pathetic.

By: ycartrob on 12/31/69 at 6:00

that's right Frank, cuz all black people are from the ghetto. Just like all white people are racists? You're not helping much.

By: sandburn on 12/31/69 at 6:00

tifsmith84: Your friend should be in court when he was scheduled to appear and tell the judge he was represented by Mr. Horton, who was just arrested and jailed. The judge will likely continue the hearing to give your friend time to hire another lawyer.

By: frank brown on 12/31/69 at 6:00

ycartrob, Sounds 85% correct to me?

By: TharonChandler on 12/31/69 at 6:00

I myself have never been an attorney, never wanted nor needed to be an attorney in order to participate in citizenship, never pretended to be anything I'm not, and never wanted to pay an attorney.

By: courier37027 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

asdfg, I was responding to tifsmith's question. My answer intentionally made as much nonsense as much of the legal system's incompetence. Glad I made my point.