SEMO News Service
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Tickets for violations of Jackson municipal ordinances will be sent to a prosecution witness in the case against Clay Waller for the murder of his estranged wife and Waller's son, James Clay Waller III, after both were arrested for fighting Wednesday outside the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse in Jackson.
Jackson city attorney Tom Ludwig said the witness, Matt Marshall, and James Clay Waller III, who goes by J.C. Waller, will each receive tickets for peace disturbance and "engaging in affray," or fighting. Marshall and Waller became engaged in a fist fight during a recess from the preliminary hearing for Clay Waller, who is charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence in connection with the disappearance of his wife, Jacque Waller.
Video and photographs taken of the fight show the two men throwing punches at each other and Marshall falling to the ground.
James Clay Waller III and Marshall are no longer in custody.
Ludwig said the issuance of the tickets will require court appearances, which will likely be scheduled on the Jackson municipal court's September docket.