Ray County Courts

| November 12, 2012 | 5:38 pm
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Ray County judges James Thompson and David Miller will hear a number of cases Tuesday morning.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross discuss the day’s docket:

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A Hardin man arrested after he crashed into city hall last year will return to court Tuesday morning.  Troy Doss, 19, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, driving while intoxicated, and careless and imprudent driving.  The incident happened in November of last year.

A sexual assault case is also expected to move forward.  Joshua Clevenger, 25, of Corder, is facing one count of forcible rape and one count of forcible sodomy related to an incident in Ray County in July of this year.

The cases against a trio of Richmond residents continues Tuesday morning as well.  Christopher Graham, 21, and Zarek Cook, 19, have each been charged with discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle, armed criminal action, assault, and resisting arrest.  Cook is facing an additional misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana.  According to the probable cause statement, Graham and Cook are accused of chasing and shooting at a car near Richmond in October.  Nichole Woods, 26, was also arrested at that time.  She is facing a pair of drug-related charges.

A Richmond couple – charged in the August 2012 death of their three-week-old child – will return to a Ray County courtroom Tuesday morning.  24-year-old Dennis and 23-year-old Rebecca Matthews have been charged with child abuse after they allegedly physically injured their baby. An autopsy determined the cause of death was “blunt force trauma to the chest with internal bleeding.”

Rebecca Matthews

Dennis Matthews

A Tipton resident, whose case was moved to Ray County on a change of venue, is expected to go before a judge Tuesday morning.  Damien Riley, 31, is charged with assault, armed criminal action, burglary, and unlawful use of a weapon related to an incident in Marshall in early May.  Riley allegedly broke into a home and beat two victims with a crow bar, according to a probable cause statement.  Irvin Riley, 47, was also said to have been involved.  He was indicted by a grand jury in July.

An Independence resident charged in Ray County with attempting to escape from confinement and damaging jail property also has a date with the judge.  The charges against Daniel Beck, 51, stem from an incident in August.

The first of these six cases will be heard starting at 8:30 a.m.

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