Justice of the Peace Peterson Finally Steps Aside

After being formally recused in Matt Clendennen’s case and the case of another motorcyclist, Justice of the Peace “Pete” Peterson has agreed to turn all the examining trials set in his court over to a visiting judge. JP Peterson stated he was doing it “in the interest of transparency, to avoid the appearance of impropriety, and for judicial efficiency.” Peterson is the justice of the peace that signed almost all of the “fill in the name” complaints and set the $1,000, to “send a message”, The examining trials will be held by Judge James Morgan who is a retired visiting judge from Bosque, Comanche and Hamilton counties.