An Independence man was held in contempt of court during his hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse. 41 year old Tremayne Darkis appeared for his evidentiary hearing represented by his Defense Attorney Bryan Rickman. Darkis was accused of breaking the terms of his probation and he went six months without checking in with his parole officer. Both Darkis and his parole officer testified in the matter. Judge Williams Cullins ruled that Darkis would serve the remainder of his sentence stating he didn't believe Darkis could follow the terms of a new parole.
Darkis not agreeing with the sentence proceeded to argue with Judge Cullins and after several warnings held him in contempt, which added 30 days to his sentence. However, Judge Cullins did say he would take a written apology from Darkis to rescind that 30 day sentence.