Bowling’s attorney asks for trial delay

OXFORD – The attorney for former coach Dwight Bowling asked the U.S. District Court on Monday to move his trial until after April 11.
Bowling of Smithville is set to go on trial that date before Judge W. Allen Pepper in Greenville.
He is accused of five federal counts that he tampered with a witness and enticed minors.
Bowling, 53, pleaded not guilty and since last fall has been held without bond in the Lafayette Detention Center.
His attorney, Christi R. McCoy of Oxford, asked for a new trial date, saying she has another trial set for that date and that the U.S. Attorney’s Office does not object to a change.
Bowling also faces similar state charges in Monroe and Itawamba counties.

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