By NEMS Daily Journal
Jan. 3 is the new trial date for former Smithville coach Dwight Bowling, accused of taking minors across state lines for sex.
Bowling’s attorney, Christi McCoy of Oxford, on Thursday asked for more time than the original Nov. 8 date, saying she expects the case “will require a great deal of investigative resources.”
McCoy also said the U.S. attorney’s office did not object to a later trial date.
Bowling pleaded not guilty to the federal charges Sept. 22.
The date change was ordered by U.S. District Judge W. Allen Pepper Jr., who will preside over the trial in Greenville.