The woman accused in the Kenwood Drive shooting in March that led to another woman being flown to a Nashville hospital, had her case set for jury trial in Christian Circuit Court Judge John Atkins’ courtroom Wednesday morning.
Shequita L. Buckner, 36, of Hopkinsville, appeared in Atkins’ court in person along with her defense attorney Jarrod Jackson.
Jackson shared with the court that he and Buckner did not want to accept the latest plea offer from Christian County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick Boling and that they intended to take the case to a jury trial.
Atkins and Boling agreed to Jackson’s request and agreed to schedule the trial to take place on Nov. 22 and 23.
No other actions were taken in court Wednesday as both the defense and prosecution will begin preparing for trial in November.
Buckner is charged with first-degree assault for allegedly shooting another woman in March.
According to New Era archives, Buckner shot Kimberly Harrell through the arm with a handgun during an altercation on Mar. 22 at around the 2000 block of Kenwood Drive.
Harrell had to be flown to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville for treatment.
Buckner was later served a warrant for assault after allegedly shooting Harrell. No other information regarding the case was released.
In other court news, two suspects involved in separate shootings appeared in Atkins’ court Wednesday morning to be arraigned on their charges.
The first to appear was Joshua Owens, 27, who appeared via Zoom while at the Christian County Jail with his private attorney Jason Holland appearing in person.
Owens is accused in a shooting that occurred on Highpoint Drive on June 23.
He is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and convicted felon in possession of a handgun.
Holland waived formal reading of Owens’ indictment and entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.
Holland also requested that the first pretrial conference set in Owens’ case also be a bond reduction motion hearing.
“I’m also setting a bond motion for next week,” Holland said. “Although Mr. (Jerad) Smith (Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney) are coming up with terms for an agreement.”
Atkins agreed to Holland’s request and scheduled Owens to reappear next week, on Aug. 4.
According to New Era archives, Owens is accused of breaking into a home located on Highpoint Drive on the morning of June 23 and firing shots within the home, however, no one was injured.
Police previously said they were called to the home and found a window broken on a door into the home as well as several shell casings and a .45 caliber handgun.
The second suspect to be arraigned in court Wednesday morning was David Rashawn King, 26, who is accused of being involved in the April shooting death of a man at the Valero gas station on East Ninth Street.
King appeared via Zoom from the jail with his defense attorney Stuart Wheeler who also waived formal reading of his indictment and entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.
King’s attorney then simply requested the case be continued to its first pretrial conference along with King’s codefendant in the case, Dalton J. Hall, 21.
Atkins agreed and scheduled the pair to reappear on Sept. 1.
King is charged with complicity to murder, convicted felon in possession of a handgun, tampering with physical evidence and hindering prosecution or apprehension.
Hall is charged with murder, convicted felon in possession of a handgun and tampering with physical evidence.
According to New Era archives, the shooting death of Delmour Moncrief, 31, occurred in front of the Valero gas station just before 9 a.m. on April 10.
King and Hall had been in an altercation just before Hall allegedly shot Moncrief in the stomach.
Moncrief was taken to Jennie Stuart Health for treatment, but died from his injuries a short time later.
King and Hall were both seen fleeing the gas station in a red Toyota Solara 2d convertible with a tan colored top.
King was reported to have been driving the vehicle while Hall had been in the passenger seat.