BOONVILLE, Mo.—A Boonville man will attend court this afternoon in Cooper County.

Tarris Edward Lee Poindexter will appear before Judge Keith Michael Bail. At this appearance Poindexter will inform the judge as to whether or not he has obtained a defense lawyer. Poindexter is facing charges of burglary in the first degree and assault in the third degree. He has entered a plea of not guilty on these charges. The counsel status hearing will begin at 1:00 p.m. today in the Division I Courtroom of the Cooper County Circuit Court in Boonville.