UPDATE: Dwight Bowling's attorney seeks trial delay

OXFORD – Attorney for jailed coaching icon Dwight Bowling says they need another trial date.

Today, Christi R. McCoy of Oxford told the U.S. District Court that she has another trial scheduled for April 11, which is the date set for Bowling’s trial by U.S. District Judge W. Allen Pepper in Greenville.

Bowling of Smithville is accused of one federal count that he attempted to tamper with a witness and four counts that he transported minor males across the state line into Alabama for sex.

Last fall, he pleaded not guilty.

McCoy told Pepper that federal prosecutors do not object to a trial date change.

Read more in Tuesday’s NEMS Daily Journal.

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