Long County Probate/Magistrate Judge Marie Middleton on Wednesday dismissed five warrant requests against former Ludowici Police Department chief James Rogers.
According to Middleton, Rogers went before Superior Court Judge David Cavender on Tuesday regarding the requests that had been submitted by former Ludowici officer Robert Kicklighter to the Long County Probate/Magistrate Court on Jan. 10.
Kicklighter had been fired from the department.
She said the applications claimed Rogers falsified public records and documents, made false statements in writing and concealed facts, made false official certificates of writing, violated his oath of office and stalked Kicklighter. Middleton said that before Tuesday’s hearing, Kicklighter withdrew all of his requests except for the stalking charge, but it, too, was dismissed because Kicklighter failed to appear at the hearing.
Regarding Kicklighter’s absence from court proceedings, the Coastal Courier on Wednesday called Kicklighter’s attorney, Joseph Segui, for comment. The call was not returned. Kicklighter previously specified that all correspondence and questions should go directly through his attorney.
Rogers declined to comment on the proceedings.