MHS Principal enters ‘Best Interest’ plea in tracking case
MHS Principal maintains innocence in tracking case
By Logan Watson
The case against Milan High School Principal John ‘Flipper’ Burks will be dismissed, according to his attorney, Bradley Owens of Hardee, Martin and Owens, PLC.
Burks was cited with a Class A misdemeanor last month from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office for a violation of T.C.A. 39-13-606, Electronic Tracking of Motor Vehicles.
“Mr. Burks today entered a Best Interest plea,” said Owens. “What that means is, after hearing both sides of this story, the District Attorney and the judge agreed to allow Mr. Burks to maintain his innocence in this case. Mr. Burks does maintain his innocence in this case.”
“With this agreement, this case will be completely dismissed and will come off of Mr. Burks’ permanent record forever, as if this never occurred, in eleven months and twenty-nine days,” said Owens.
Owens stated that both the District Attorney and the judge in the case had to agree on the plea in order for it to be accepted. Burks had been suspended from his position in the Milan Special School District until the investigation into the alleged incident had been completed.