UPDATE: Murfreesboro resident Scottie T. Potter was scheduled to appear in a Circuit Court Criminal Courtroom on September 15th to face charges of Elder Abuse, Aggravated Assault and Attempted First Degree Murder. However, the case has been postponed and his next appearance will be on November 3, 2017 for what is labeled a Status court date.
A Status court date takes place when elements of the case are heard in an open courtroom and the attorneys are required to advise the court of the progress of the case thus far. This will allow for Potter's attorney to possibly seek more time, which is common for such cases when the charges could lead to 15 or more years behind bars.
The case was first opened in 2015 when Potter was arrested and charged with aggravated domestic assault. At the time of his arrest, Potter claimed that he had several bruises on his body that were caused by his mother whom he suggested had Alzheimer's.
While Potter may have had several bruises when he was apprehended, his 90 year old mother had multiple bruises on her cheek, top of the head, chest, collarbone and her jawbone.
A Domestic Violence report filed on October 27, 2015 showed that Norma Potter had to have specialized bandages on her legs due to bruising and when police first started investigating the case, they were unable to speak with Norma Potter because she was unconscious.
Evidently, a home health nurse first told police that she felt as if Potter was abusing his mother Norma. The worker told officers that another care provider witnessed Potter choke and slap his mother as she sat in her recliner. That witness advised officers that Potter violently shook his mother while telling her to "calm down" and "shut up." The witness stated that Potter shook and choked her so hard that her false teeth came out of her mouth and fell on the floor.
Norma Potter has since passed away.
53 year old Potter was arraigned in court in May of 2016. He was later scheduled for trial in August of this year, but that did not occur. He is currently free from jail after posting a $150,000 bond with Grumpy's Bail Bonds.
Below: Norma Potter, full of life
Circuit Court Document F-75610
MPD Arrest Report 15-22127
MPD Domestic Violence Report 15-22017
2015 Restraining Order
Below: From the Rutherford County Circuit Court (Criminal) in August of 2017