Court docket set

Published 8:41am Monday, September 17, 2012

An Atmore man is expected to face trial next week in a case that has him charged with manslaughter in the death of another Atmore man.

Cardarryl Johnson’s case is expected to go to trail Monday as the 21st Judicial Circuit Criminal court’s fall session gets under way in Brewton.

Johnson was charged with manslaughter stemming from a June 2010 vehicle crash that left Emmanuel Markay Rivers dead.

Rivers, 19, was killed in the one-vehicle crash in a 1995 Crown Victoria driven by Johnson. The crash occurred on County Road 2 near Flomaton and also left Krenetra Zakiya White, 19, also of Atmore, injured as a result of the crash.

An Escambia County grand jury indicted Johnson on the charges in April 2011. If found guilty of the class B felony charge, he could face up to 20 years in prison.

Also set for trial next week is Homer Herbert II who will be facing a capital murder charge stemming from the death of a two-year-old child in July 2011.

At the time of the incident, law enforcement officials said a toddler in Herbert’s care died of blunt force trauma so severe it damaged the girl’s internal organs.

Herbert, of Spears Circle, in the Boykin community, was indicted by a grand jury shortly after the death of incident. The age of the victim was a factor in the suspect being charged with capital murder. He has remained behind bars since his arrest.

Herbert faces a possible sentence of life in prison without possibility of parole or the death penalty.

Other cases set to be heard at the Escambia County Courthouse during the upcoming session include:

Dorothy Adams – theft of property second and deception; Donald Gregory Wilson – attempted murder; Archie Lee Tanner – leaving the scene of an accident with injuries; Jeffrey Scott Puckett – attempted murder; Steven Nall – theft of property second; David Adair – theft of property first; Matthew Grant Kirk – third-degree burglary; Gary Lee Moye – obscure vehicle identification; Latoria Frye – theft of property, fraudulent leasing; Deandrea Smith – burglary third; Ben D. Maddox – theft of property first and deception; Christopher Courtney Long – theft of property second; Terry Michael Young – attempted theft of property first.

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