Judge Robert Haney will hear a number of cases during the 2 p.m. fall docket to begin Monday - including rape, extortion and murder.
Travis Gerald Steed will appear for the first-degree murder of his girlfriend's 15-month-old daughter. McKenna Jade White was found dead in her crib in a local motel on Feb. 26, 2006. Medical examiners say she died from blunt force trauma to the head. White allegedly died while in Steed's care.
On June 12, Haney declared a mistrial after a 12-member jury could not reach a unanimous decision to find Steed guilty or not guilty of the toddler's murder. District Attorney Eddie Wyant refiled the case shortly after the judge's declaration. The toddler's mother, Catherine White, pleaded guilty in July to enabling child abuse and was sentenced to 25 years with all but 10 months suspended.
Christopher J. Dornan and Allen Richard Williams are scheduled to appear on one count each of first-degree rape.
Dornan, 25, is accused of raping a teenage acquaintance in April. The girl's mother told authorities that she had found notes written to her daughter by Dornan in the weeks prior to the alleged rape.
Williams is accused or raping a female acquaintance on the morning of June 21. Williams, 23, was released from prison just weeks before the alleged attack. The victim told authorities she was awakened at 5:30 a.m. with Williams on top of her having sexual intercourse while an infant child was in bed with her. Williams allegedly entered the victim's home through a window.
Floyd Lee Miller will appear on charges of attempted extortion.
Danny Carl Savage is scheduled to appear on two counts of violation of the sex offender registration.
Karen S. Leatherwood will appear on charges of delivery of a controlled substance within 2,000 feet of a school.
Phillip Ray Herndon is scheduled to appear for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
James Wayne Harris will appear on charges of embezzlement of rented property, possession of paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.
Brent Reed Dowell, 31, will appear for child sexual abuse. Dowell is accused of sexually assaulting a child in September of 2007 while the child's mother was in the hospital. According to court records, Dowell was caring for the child and her two siblings while the children's mother was hospitalized for surgery.
Johnny Lynn Eudaly is accused of three counts of lewd proposals to a minor and use of a computer to commit a felony. Eudaly, 35, was arrested in February after he allegedly used the Internet to arrange a sexual encounter with teenage girl.
According to court documents, Eudaly made numerous lewd or indecent proposals via the internet to a person Eudaly thought to be a teenage girl. He also made arrangements to meet with the child in a parking lot in Miami.
Brittany Nicole Deaton will appear on charges of attempting to elude a police officer, driving under the influence and transporting an open container.
Christopher Ryan Davila of Independence, Mo., will appear on charges of first-degree robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unauthorized use of a vehicle and use of a weapon in the commission of a felony. Davila, 28, is accused of robbing a local cafe in October of 2007.
Several 911 calls were made from employees and customers at the café as the incident was unfolding.
According to witnesses, Davila walked into the cafe wearing blue jeans, a black shirt and a black bandana partially covering his face. Authorities say Davila demanded money and when the clerk refused to give up the money Davila struck the clerk several times with the blunt end of the hatchet.
Danyeal Nicole Childers is appearing on charges of child abuse. The 19-year-old Miami woman is accused of causing multiple injuries to her 5-month-old son in December of 2007.
Childers admitted to authorities during an investigation that she has hurt the child on numerous occasions since shortly after the child's birth. A local orthopedic surgeon reported in December that the child had suffered a “basket handle” type break to the left ankle that is consistent with twisting and torque. After extensive examination of the child, it was discovered that the infant had suffered multiple fractures over a period of time.