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Lawrence D.A. employee, husband out of jail hours after charged with domestic assault

By Seth Burkett
sburkett@decaturdaily.com · 340-2355

MOULTON — A judge released an employee of the Lawrence County district attorney’s office and her husband from jail less than five hours after their arrests on domestic violence charges Wednesday afternoon.

Alabama law requires those accused of domestic violence to stay 12 hours in jail before making bond unless they appear before a judge in the meantime.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Heather June Fleming, 32, and Bart Fleming, 36, at their home at 252 Lawrence County 238 about 3:40 p.m. Each was charged with third-degree domestic violence assault.

Heather Fleming works for the district attorney’s office.

District Judge Randy Mullican held a hearing Wednesday afternoon, and the Lawrence County Jail released the Flemings on Mullican’s order later that night.

The jail released Bart Fleming at 7:16 p.m. and Heather Fleming at 8:32 p.m.

Each was released in lieu of $1,000 bond.

Attempts to obtain information about the hearing were unsuccessful.

Mullican and District Attorney Jim Osborn could not be reached, and The Daily could not determine whether either of the Flemings had hired a lawyer.

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