Puckett pre-trial continued

Robert Blackford/Editor

Judge James G. Conway. Jr. agreed to continue Dustin Puckett’s pre-trial hearing in Mercer County Circuit Court April 6.

Puckett, 28, was arrested Feb. 14 in New Boston for aggravated battery to a police officer, home invasion, escape, felony criminal trespass to a residence, domestic battery, aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer, driving under the influence of alcohol and other minor traffic violations.

Puckett’s hearing was continued until April 19, at 3 p.m.

The trial is set to start at 9 a.m. April 26. Judge Conway estimated the trial would take two days.

Bond remained at $250,000 in the case and Puckett returned to the Mercer County Jail.