Suspects In Brutal Sexual
Assault Arraigned Wednesday Morning
The three men accused of the October 12th sexual assault of a 15-year old Hopkinsville boy entered not guilty pleas Wednesday morning in Christian Circuit Court. 20-year old Dayton Jones, 18-year old Samual Miller, and 19-year old Tyler Perry appeared by video before Judge John Atkins to hear the formal charges read.
Jones and Miller are scheduled to appear in court next week for a hearing concerning the one million dollar bonds they are being held under. Perry's attorney Brandi Jones asked for another hearing on the 30th.
Court records show 17-year old Colton Cavanaugh, the other young man accused in the assault, will be arraigned in Christian Circuit Court Thursday morning. Cavanaugh's name had not been previously released. Despite Cavanaugh's juvenile status, a hearing in District court ruled that he would be tried as an adult.
The four are accused of sexually assaulting the boy back on October 12th. The victim suffered such severe trauma that he was taken to Gateway Medical Center for life threatening injuries. They are also accused of taping the assault and sharing it on social media. The three adults remain lodged in the Christian County Jail on one million dollar bonds with the juvenile remaining at the Juvenile Detention Center in Paducah.