Originally created 07/24/02

LeBlanc ordered to N.C.



Superior Court Judge Neal Dickert ordered accused rapist Aaron LeBlanc back to North Carolina this afternoon.

He then stayed the ruling until 5 p.m. Monday.

That's the deadline Judge Dickert gave Mr. LeBlanc to file a motion contesting the North Carolina governor's warrant submitted today along with a warrant issued from Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes' office.

Mr. LeBlanc's appointed attorney Sam Sibley told Judge Dickert five days was not enough time because Mr. LeBlanc is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center and must rely on the post office to deliver the motion and any response.

"I think this is being handled quicker than due process will allow," Mr. Sibley said.

Mr. LeBlanc was taken to Columbia County this past week after a Gaston County judge ruled Mr. LeBlanc was not allowed the proper extradition process before being taken to Gaston County.

Reach Louie Villalobos at (706) 868-1222, Ext. 109 or ccchron@augustachronicle.com.