A Richmond man accused of hitting his mother with a sledgehammer in January of 2013 will be in court for a motions hearing Friday morning. Online court records indicate Michael Scott James Dorton, 22, is charged with one count each of 1st degree assault causing serious physical injury and armed criminal action.

The motions will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Ray County Circuit Court.

A two-day jury trial is scheduled for October 27-28.