Four set for trial in Circuit Court Aug. 1

Published 10:22 am Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Several pre-trial hearings were completed Monday in Lincoln County Circuit Court, with trials set for Aug. 1.

• Bob Henderson was indicted April 22 for aggravated assault. The indictment alleges that, with the intention of causing bodily harm, Henderson shot at Willie Sinclair with a handgun on Nov. 3.

Aggravated assault carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.

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• Ashdon Brister was charged with two instances of conspiracy and burglary. The first indictment, issued April 22, alleges that Brister conspired with James Buitt, Fred Barrett Shelton and Benjamin Williams, and that on July 10 the group broke into a building owned by Stephen Stafford by forcing open the outer door.

The second indictment, also issued on April 22, alleges that Brister and Buitt broke into the home of April Alvey on July 19.

Conspiracy to commit a felony can lead to a fine of up to $5,000 and five years in prison, while burglary of a dwelling has a minimum of three years and maximum of 25 years in prison.

• Anthony K. Knox III was indicted April 22 for eight counts of burglary of an automobile. The indictment alleges that on Aug. 9, Knox broke into eight different vehicles to steal the valuables held inside.

If found guilty, Knox could be held for up to seven years in prison.

• Rashand D. Smith was indicted Dec. 9 for grand larceny. His indictment accused him of attempting to steal a 2008 Yamaha Raptor all-terrain vehicle and a 14-foot utility trailer belonging to Kenneth Walker.

The indictment alleges that Smith disconnected the trailer from Walker’s pick-up truck, but was ultimately prevented from carrying out the crime.

If convicted of grand larceny, Smith could face a $10,000 fine or up to 10 years in prison.