The man accused of stabbing two doughnut-shop employees in May is scheduled for trial during the January term of Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.
George Johnson, 21, of Weir, is accused of entering Shipley Do-Nuts on May 31 and cutting the throat of a female employee and stabbing a male employee multiple times.
He was arrested later that day on two counts of aggravated assault and attempted armed robbery. He pleaded not guilty in October.
Johnson will go on trial Jan. 31. The January term began Monday.
He suffered head injuries during the altercation with the male employee. Police used a Taser to subdue Johnson while taking him into custody. No toxicology screening was ordered.
Police said Johnson had no prior arrests for violent crimes.
Dennis Thompson, 20, of Starkville, will have a hearing Jan. 31 in the murder case of Curtis “C.K.” Randle, 25. Thompson is accused of murdering Randle with a .40 caliber pistol near Club 124 on D.L. Conner Drive in May 2010.
The murder charge carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and a $10,000 fine. Thompson is also charged with three counts of aggravated assault in the shootings of Starkville High School students Devier Outlaw in the arm and abdomen and Azaria Ross in the thigh. East Oktibbeha High student Tony Vincent Harris was shot in the abdomen. Each aggravated assault charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Thompson is free on a $300,000 bail bond.
Archie Quinn, 50, of Sturgis, was scheduled to have his capital murder hearing Monday morning. However, it was continued to later this month, a court clerk said.
Quinn is charged with fatally shooting Stacy M. Gray, 35, of 3223 Craig Springs Road, Sturgis, and wounding Terry Johnson, 45.
During a confrontation with police, Quinn shot himself in the head, according to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office. He later recuperated from his injuries at OCH Regional Medical Center.
Quinn’s hearing has been postponed over the past three circuit court terms due to a change in lawyers and a request for a psychiatric evaluation.
Six sex crimes set for trial
Judge Jim Kitchens is slated to preside over three sex-crime trials in the first three days of the January term.
The five-year-old rape case of Tony Davis is set for today. Jerome Davis and Brandon Jones, each face separate charges of sexual battery and will go to trial Wednesday. The three cases were continued from October.
Judge Lee Howard will hear the sexual-battery cases of David Parrish, who also faces one count of fondling, and James D. Thomas today and Wednesday, respectively.
Howard will hear the sexual-battery case of Stanley Kilborn on Feb. 2.