Judge Disqualified From Cases

The Rusk County Circuit Court Judge arrested last month for his first offense drunk driving is now taking himself off of several cases to avoid any unfairness.

In December, Judge Fred Henderson was arrested by Ladysmith Police for operating under the influence

Now Henderson has disqualified himself from 24 pending cases involving the City of Ladysmith and the arresting police officer.

The cases will instead by handled by the two judges in Barron County. enderson is expected to make his first court appearance later this month.