An Effingham County man charged in the 2011 death of a passenger in his vehicle had an appearance in court Monday but no action was taken.
In a criminal plea day calendar, Wade Hall’s case was continued as his defense team continues to gather information during the discovery phase.
Hall was indicted March 19 for two counts of vehicular homicide, three counts of serious injury by vehicle, DUI-alcohol (less safe), speeding, reckless driving, following too closely and weaving over the roadway. He was the driver in an April 18, 2011, crash that claimed the life of Joshua Stafford and injured three others.
Hall, driving a Honda Civic, crossed into the path of an Acura sedan being driven by Rebecca Hart at the intersection of Midland and Courthouse roads. Hart and three small children in the car were taken to local hospitals, and Hall was airlifted to Memorial University Medical Center with serious injuries.
Another driver charged in a fatal accident is scheduled to be arraigned next month. Robbie Stone was indicted June 4 for the June 27, 2010, crash that ultimately claimed the lives of Neil Morgan and Whitney Newman. Stone and three other passengers in the vehicle were taken to Memorial in Savannah for treatment.
Stone was said to be the driver of a 2000 Chevrolet Tracker that overturned on Stillwell-Clyo Road. He has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, three counts of serious injury by vehicle, one count of reckless driving and one count of weaving over the roadway.
Georgia State Patrol troopers took out warrants for Stone’s arrest April 30, following completion of the specialized collision reconstruction team’s investigation.
An Effingham County man alleged to have tried to entice a teenage boy into his pickup for illicit activity has been arraigned and has had his bond denied.
The grand jury indicted Laird Miller on one count of enticing a child for indecent purposes and one count of solicitation of sodomy. The victim told Effingham County Sheriff’s deputies he was riding his bicycle near a pond around the intersection of Ralph Rahn and McCall roads when a man in a white Toyota pickup approached him and asked if he would like to get in.
The victim also told deputies the man offered him money if he would go to his house and perform sexual acts and that it was the second time that same man approached him.
Miller was arrested May 7.