LEXINGTON - Members of two families accused of being part of a Gravel Switch marijuana farming operation pleaded innocent during their arraignment in U.S. District Court Wednesday afternoon.
A trial date was set for Nov. 17.
Michael Hays, 43; his wife, Trena Hays, 46, of Stanford; and her son, Derek Keith Brummett, 25, of Junction City; were also charged with concealing the death of Rusty Marshall, a Danville man. The Hayses pleaded innocent to that charge as well. Brummett is scheduled to be arraigned today.
All of those arraigned yesterday, except the alleged head of the operation, Michael Hays, were released from jail.
Trena Hays is separated from Michael Hays and plans to file for divorce, according to Trena Hays' attorney, Kathryn Gregory Wood.
At a detention hear-ing Wednesday morning, Michael Hays asked to be released into the custody of his parents because he needs help eating, bathing and dressing after he was shot April 24 in Odon, Ind., according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. He lives in a mobile home beside his parent's house in Forkland.