Roan Mountain murder suspect appears in court on assault charges

A man accused of robbing and murdering Danny Vance in Roan Mountain, and the attempted murder of a Carter County jailer after attacked him with a broom, was in court Thursday on charges of assaulting a fellow inmate.

The judge set a motion hearing for Anthony Lacey on Sept. 4.

Prosecutors plan to try Lacey on the assault charges before the murder and attempted murder charges.

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