Wilson man appeals jail time given for his cell phone use

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Wilson County man serving on a civil jury spent six days in jail for taking notes about the trial on his cell phone.

Now the North Carolina Court of Appeals will decide if he spends another 24 days behind bars.

Christopher Korfmann was given a 30-day jail sentence on June 10, 2015, after Wilson County Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Milton Fitch Jr. learned Korfmann had his cell phone out during jury deliberations. Korfmann was serving as the jury foreman in a civil case involving a motor vehicle accident.

The foreman admitted to writing notes on his cell phone at a restaurant during his lunch break before the jury deliberated.

Read more: Greensboro News & Record