A Friday arraignment hearing in Columbia County Superior Court will include pleas from three people recently accused of serious crimes.
Landon “Dock” Norman, 40, of Grovetown is accused of inappropriately touching a 14-year-old girl at Riverside Park in June and molesting a 16-year-old girl in the spring. He’s charged with aggravated sodomy, incest, child molestation and other related charges.
He is expected to enter a plea to those charges at the hearing scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. at the Columbia County courthouse in Evans.
Norman also faces more recent charges of tampering with a witness.
Michael Claude Maxwell, 46, of Appling, is accused of violently attacking women in three counties on July 23. He pled not guilty on Oct. 21 to kidnapping with bodily injury and aggravated assault in connection to an assault on an Evans woman in her driveway.
Maxwell is scheduled to face similar charges at the Friday hearing. Those charges stem from an incident in Richmond County, where he is accused of attacking a woman in the Augusta Mall parking lot.
Maxwell also is expected to face charges in Edgefield County, where he is accused of breaking into a home, beating a man and kidnapping his wife.
An Augusta woman charged in a June 17 fatal wreck in Appling also is expected to be arraigned at the hearing.
Kristine Marie Heath was charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle, six counts of serious injury by vehicle, driving under the influence and running a stop sign in connection to the wreck that killed 18-year-old Morgan Renew of Barnwell, S.C.
Heath allegedly ran a stop sign at Ridge Road and hit a Jeep Cherokee carrying six people. Heath and her five passengers, along with three passengers in the Cherokee, were injured.