JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The Campbell County man indicted in connection with the stabbing death of Kentucky man Donnie Bryant appeared in court Monday morning. 

Billy Jay Randolph, 48, appeared with Zach Walden, his court appointed attorney, for a status hearing on the case. After the brief court appearance, Randolph’s case was set for a “final call” status hearing on Sept. 13 at 8:30 a.m. in criminal court.

Billy Randolph (file photo)

Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton asked if they had reached an “impasse in this courtroom” and said at the Sept. 13 hearing, they would try to “carve out some dates for the case to get set for trial.”

Randolph was arrested in Dayton, Ohio, by the TBI in mid-December of 2020 for charges related to Bryant’s death. He had been on the TBI’s most wanted list since Dec. 1. He has been incarcerated in Campbell County Jail since his arrest.

Bryant’s body was found on Nov. 17 down an embankment on Cedar Creek Road. He had sustained multiple stab wounds, according to one WLAF source. Bryant, 43, was from Williamsburg, Ky.

In April of 2021, a Campbell County Grand Jury indicted Randolph on one count of second degree murder and one count of aggravated assault with death. 

Currently Randolph remains in custody in the Campbell County Jail, according to court officials. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/02/2021-NOON)