Jury selection fills day

Published 5:14 pm Monday, December 12, 2011

An attempt to strike a jury for the fall term of the 21st Judicial Circuit Court took most of the day Monday.

More than 175 cases were listed on the docket set to get underway this week. Three panels of jurors were divided from among those summoned for jury duty.

One trail expected to get underway Tuesday is against an Atmore man accused of first-degree rape.

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The incident that resulted in the charges against Creg Johnson are believed to have taken place in December 2009. He is being represented by attorney Robert C. King.

Assistant District Attorney Todd Stearns told potential jurors that Johnson is accused of having forced a child under the age of 12 to have sexual intercourse at their Medial Park Drive home in Atmore.

Other cases expected to be heard this week include a case against Matthew Grant Kird for charges of third-degree burglary; Alphonso Peoples in a case of sexual abuse against a child under the age of 12; and a number of cases involving the possession, distribution and manufacturing of drugs.