Abuse case hearing set
A preliminary hearing for convicted child rapist David Harold Earls, 65, will start Jan. 13 before District Judge George Butner. Earls was indicted by a grand jury and is charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child younger than 16. Earls pleaded no contest in May to first-degree rape and forcible sodomy of a 4-year-old girl.
None injured in line break
A power line broke free Tuesday morning and damaged several vehicles on Interstate 44 near Western Avenue. No injuries were reported in the incident.
Woman will stand trial
A Jackson County judge has ordered an Altus woman to stand trial in the May shooting death of a man during a robbery. After a preliminary hearing on Monday, District Judge Brad Leverett ruled there was sufficient evidence to hold 34-year-old Michelle Calvert. Calvert is accused of helping arrange the robbery and shooting of 34-year-old Hai Phan in Altus. Four co-defendants in the case were ordered to trial earlier this month.