Durham: Court enters ‘not guilty’ plea

Jessie Hellmann

Graduate Studies Director Wesley Durham appeared in court Jan. 9, on charges of domestic battery in the presence of a child under 16 – a Class D felony.

The court entered a preliminary plea of not guilty on behalf of Durham, who was arrested Jan. 5, after an incident with his wife, a USI professor.

Durham is due to appear in court again at 9 a.m. Feb. 20.

He posted a $500 bond and the court approved his request to travel to Kentucky to live with his parents.

University officials said they are aware of the arrest and will “take the appropriate amount of time to review the matter.”