Wayne Holyfield a no-show in Montgomery Co. Court

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TROY, N.C. -- Trooper Wayne Holyfield did not show in court when he was due to testify in Troy on Thursday morning. Why he didn't show is currently a subject of debate.

Holyfield, who is also a town commissioner in the Montgomery County town of Candor, was first supposed to testify in dozens of cases in February.

When he didn't show then, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office subpoenaed him, legally compelling him to show up April 26. Holyfield never got the subpoena.

The DA's office told FOX8 Tuesday afternoon that the State Highway Patrol agreed to serve Trooper Holyfield but never did so. SHP also did not notify the DA that it had not served Holyfield his papers.

The result is that the prosecutor fully expected Trooper Holyfield in court, and when he did not show, dozens of cases had to be dismissed.

The SHP says not serving Holyfield the papers was a miscommunication and was certainly not intentional.