UPDATE: 2:16 p.m. (03/16/16)- Nickell will  make his next court appearance for a two day jury trial June 2 & 3, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. in an Adair County court room.

ADAIR COUNTY, Mo. – A Brookfield man, formerly of Meadville, has a trial setting in Adair County today.

Ronald Nickell

Ronald Nickell

Court documents indicate that Ronald Gene Nickell, 67, will appear at 9:00 a.m. this morning to receive a trial date. Nickell was charged with felony attempting to entice a child under the age of 15 in Kirksville in July of 2014. Nickell, a registered sex offender, communicated over the internet with a person he thought was a 13 year old girl, but was actually a detective with the Kirksville Regional Computer Crimes Unit.

Nickell was taken into custody when he arrived at predetermined meeting near a local park