Rocky Houston makes his closing argument in the assault case against him
Sheriff Jack Stockton on the stand
Leon Houston on the stand, gesturing toward Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood
Rocky Houston asks questions of his brother Leon on the stand
Ken Irvine makes a closing argument in Rocky Houston's assault trial
A Roane County jury has found Rocky Houston not guilty of two counts of aggravated assault but guilty of reckless endangerment in a 2004 police chase that ended in a crash.
Houston was found guilty of reckless endangerment and evading arrest.
He was found not guilty of two counts of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony.
Houston is one of two Roane County brothers accused and later acquitted of murder in the shootout that killed a Roane County deputy and his ridealong in 2006.
He represented himself in this case, after his lawyer asked to withdraw.
Houston will be sentenced within 45 days on the matter.
He's looking at a sentence that could range from 2 to 12 years.
Leon thrown out
Called to the stand by his brother Rocky, who is representing himself in an 2004 assault case, Leon Houston has been thrown out of a Roane County courthouse for shouting and accusing the judge of insurance fraud.
Rocky Houston is on trial for a 2004 assault case in which he's accused of intentionally ramming an officer's patrol car with his truck. Houston's witnesses have called that account into question, saying officers hooked Houston's bumper and flipped his truck in a low-speed chase.
Charges accusing Rocky Houston of the murder of a Roane County deputy and his ridealong in May 2006 have been thrown out because of a botched declaration of mistrial in his first trial. His brother Leon was acquitted by a jury in that matter.
When Leon Houston was called to the stand to testify for his brother, the jury was not present. Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood previewed Leon Houston's testimony for relevance and found it lacking.
Leon Houston started yelling about the judge committing insurance fraud.
Court officers moved in close to Houston on the stand but did not touch him.
The judge asked Leon Houston if he was through.
"No, I am not!"
"Yes, you are," the judge said. "And this testimony is inadmissible."
Roane County Chief Deputy Tim Phillips told Leon Houston to leave the courthouse property, and the court went into recess.
Leon Houston was the second of Rocky Houston's called witnesses to be disallowed for irrelevance.
Rocky Houston earlier called Roane County General Sessions Judge Dennis Humphrey to testify. Blackwood sent the jury out to preview the relevance of Humphrey's testimony.
After about 10 minutes of Houston questioning Humprey about the validity of various warrants, Judge Blackwood told Houston the testimony is not relevant to the case and told Humphrey he is free to go.
Houston's first witness of the day was a witness to the crash, Carol Robinette. Judge Blackwood sent the jury out of the courtroom and warned Robinette that perjury is a felony.
Then he instructed her to answer the prosecutor's question about how many guns she saw at the scene of the wreck 6 years ago.
The exchange came after the witness gave conflicting testimony about whether a gun or guns were drawn at the scene.
Her final answer when the jury returned to the courtroom was "I saw a gun."
Robinette drove up on the wreck where she said she saw Houston's pickup flipped on its top, Houston on the ground, and an officer on top of Houston with his knee in Houston's back and his gun pointed at Houston.
When pressed, she said she thought the officer was Adam Langley, the alleged assault victim in the case, but she could not be sure.
Sheriff Jack Stockton
After Leon Houston's testimony was disallowed, along with his presence, Rocky Houston called Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton to testify.
Judge Blackwood again previewed his testimony for relevance, with the jury not present.
And the judge again ruled the testimony was not relevant to the case.
Shortly after 1 p.m., Rocky Houston told the judge he was "ready to shut her down." The judge advised him of his right to testify. He indicated he will not take the stand.
The prosecution rested a short time later.
Closing arguments began shortly before 2 p.m. The judge started charging the jury around 2:20.