The man accused of disrupting Mayor Sly James’ “State of the City” speech on March 19 had his first court appearance Wednesday.
Derron Black appeared before Jackson County Associate Circuit Judge Margaret Sauer. He pleaded not-guilty to two misdemeanor charges: third-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, and obstructing government operations. He filled out an application for a public defender and is due back in court on April 18.
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