District Court Judge Bill Oliver found that the state had presented enough evidence Monday afternoon at a preliminary hearing to establish probable cause and referred the cases of Kelvin Alcorn of Stanford and Alando Chappell of Richmond to the grand jury. Alcorn and Chappell were arrested with six others on Sep. 21 after Sheriff Curt Folger and four deputies attempted to serve a bench warrant on Alcorn at 3 a.m.
Folger was on vacation and not in court Monday, but three deputies testified to the events that transpired when they tried to serve a warrant for failing to appear in court. According to testimony, eight people were in Alcorn's Hazlett Hollow Road single-wide trailer that Sunday morning, including a 17-year-old girl from Monticello, and Chappell's young son.
Alcorn's attorney, Cabell Francis, grilled Deputies Sim Thacker, Ryan Kirkpatrick and Chad Smith about what each had seen, taking several opportunities to point out what he said was conflicting testimony. For example, Thacker testified that nothing was found on or around Alcorn when he was handcuffed; Kirkpatrick testified that what appeared to be crack pipe was found on the ground where Alcorn had been cuffed.