Court case continued
Posted: Friday, February 15, 2013 4:00 pm
The Messenger, February 15, 2013
A pre-trial conference has been continued to next month for an Obion County man charged in Fulton County, Ky., with possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
Ricky Lewis Richards, 47, of Union City appeared for a pre-trial conference Thursday in Fulton County Circuit Court in Hickman, Ky.
The pre-trial conference, held before Judge Tim Langford, was continued to March 14, Fulton County Circuit Court Clerk Sarah Johnson said today.
Richards was indicted by a Fulton County grand jury on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, as well as a charge of persistent felony offender, according to the court clerk’s office.
He was arrested on the weapons offense about 5:30 a.m. Nov. 10 in the lower Hickman bottom area of Fulton County. He was allegedly in possession of a loaded muzzleloader rifle and was believed to be deer hunting at the time, according to a citation issued by a Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife officer.
Richards had been sentenced in Obion County in June 2009 in connection with the Nov. 15, 2008, fatal shooting of Union City native John Burnett, 44, of Paris on a wildlife refuge near Walnut Log. He entered a guilty plea to a charge of criminally negligent homicide.
Ricky Lewis Richards