Local attorney to plead guilty to drug, theft charges

Monday, February 22, 2010 at 4:44am
Staff reports

A Nashville attorney arrested last spring on a laundry list of charges is expected to plead guilty this morning in Davidson County Criminal Court.

Reginald Lamont Horton, 35, was indicted by a grand jury in March 2009 on 17 drug and theft-related charges. Only days later, he was arrested while attending a hearing at the Metro Courthouse.

Horton, who received his law degree from Vanderbilt University in 2005, had only been practicing law a few years when the allegations surfaced that he was offering to trade legal services for stolen property.

Just six weeks after his arrest, the Tennessee Supreme Court suspended his law license.

His trial on two counts of cocaine possession and theft of property over $1,000 was scheduled to begin today, but a spokesperson for the district attorney’s office said he would instead plead guilty.

He is expected to enter his plea Monday morning in Judge Steve Dozier’s court. 

2 Comments on this post:

By: fishfry on 2/22/10 at 8:24

This is just plain SAD! To think of the wonderful education this young man was afforded - so many would love to have had that privilege. But now it is pretty worthless. Probably got help with scholarship funds and other grants - now this. This young man had to have serious problems before all this. Sad...

By: glancaster on 2/22/10 at 4:18

To fishfry: Yes, unfortunate as this may seem, I hardly feel "sad" for this individual, and who is to guess what "serious problems" the person had "before all this". Also, I am wondering why you presumed that he "probably got help with scholarship funds and other grants...". I think a more appropriate attitude toward this story is "you reap what you sow".