Court Dockets Packed

| July 31, 2013
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A pre-trial conference for a former Otterville man is scheduled for Wednesday. Ronald W. Greer Jr., 45, who is currently an inmate at the Fulton Correctional Center, was charged with forcible rape and sodomy, two counts of armed criminal action, and resisting arrest.  The charges stemmed from an incident in June 2012. Greer’s jury trial is set for Aug. 8 and 9.

An Overland Park, Kansas man, who is facing serious charges in Lafayette County, has a hearing on Wednesday.  Joshua Christopher, 26, was charged in late June with forcible rape and sodomy. His bond is set at $250,000, cash only.

The case against a 21-year-old man will continue in Ray County.  Michael Dorton, of Richmond, is accused of striking his mother in the head with a sledge hammer.  He will appear at 9 a.m. on charges of assault and armed criminal action.

A Richmond resident will be arraigned Wednesday morning on felony charges of burglary and stealing.  Nathan Beagley, 32, was arrested in March after sheriff’s deputies allegedly found stolen items from seven different properties during a search of his home.

A Braymer resident, Dennis Pickering, 25, will also be in a Ray County courtroom Wednesday.  He is facing charges of second-degree burglary, tampering with a motor vehicle, and resisting arrest. Pickering was arrested after an incident in November 2012.

Additional court proceedings will be held Wednesday morning in the case against a Richmond woman.  Prosecuting Attorney Danielle Rogers charged Cassi Licata, 30, in April with unlawfully interfering with the custody of a child.  Licata is accused of fleeing the state with her son after full custody was awarded to his father.

A drug-related case is also on the Ray County docket.  Erin Curtis, 32, of Richmond, is facing two counts each of distributing a controlled substance near schools and endangering the welfare of a child.  The charges are related to crimes allegedly committed in August 2012.

Four of these seven cases will be heard starting at 9:00 a.m.

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