Pre-trial motion hearings for three men indicted for murder and one man indicted for attempted murder have been scheduled for Friday in Carroll County Circuit Court.
Those set to appear include Dakota D. Baggett, 26, of Nashville; James P. Hill, 37, of New Johnsonville; David H. Anderson, 59, of Yuma; and Orlando T. Olive, 18, of McKenzie.
Anderson was indicted back in January on charges of second-degree murder, felony possession of a firearm with intent to go armed, unlawful possession of a weapon, criminal trespass, felony stalking, and tampering with evidence.
Anderson is accused of shooting and killing his neighbor, 64-year-old Benjamin Cole, in July of last year on Cole’s property near the intersection of Schoolhouse Road and Rex Lane.
Baggett and Hill were both indicted back in May of last year – Baggett on charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and Hill for first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.
The two allegedly invaded the home of 96-year-old Dalphy Ross on McKee Levy Road near Buena Vista, bound her with duct tape, beat her with a baseball bat, and slashed her with a knife.
Ross survived the initial attack but died a few months later. Authorities determined that Ross’ death was a direct result of the brutal assault.
Olive was indicted in January on charges of attempted second-degree murder, felony possession of a firearm with intent to go armed, and three counts of aggravated assault.
Olive was arrested December 4 of last year for allegedly shooting and wounding McKenzie resident Ameshel Teague, 33, in front of her home on October 14, 2018.
Two of Teague’s children and at least one other person were standing with Teague in her driveway that night when Olive allegedly walked up into the yard and opened fire with a handgun.
Trial dates in these cases had not yet been set as of press time Monday.