Lash civil lawsuit still alive

A circuit judge will allow a plaintiff’s attorney to go forward with depositions before he rules on a motion by the defense lawyer to throw out a civil lawsuit that arose from an unsolved 2004 homicide in Seneca. The attorney for Lloyd Lash, Stephanie Fajardo, told Judge Alex Macaulay that she wants to schedule the depositions of three individuals: former Seneca police officer Rory Jones, Oconee Sheriff’s officer Greg Reed, and a Seneca police individual whom she did not identify by name. In the meantime, Macaulay will hold off on ruling on a motion by James Jolly Jr., the lawyer defending Jones and the Seneca Police Department. Jolly’s motion seeks a summary judgment—the dismissal of the case in his clients’ favor. The defense lawyer contends there are questions about statute of limitations. In 2011, Lash was found not guilty on all criminal charges that arose from the shooting death ten years ago of taxi cab driver Butch Roberts.