Although bond modification was denied for Stanley McMeeken, one of the co-defendants in an Oak Grove human trafficking case, Wednesday in Christian Circuit Court, that didn’t stop discussions of a possible resolution.
That’s according to Commonwealth’s Attorney Lynn Pryor, who informed the court that the human trafficking charges could be amended to something else.
Pryor presses that she can’t say what that amendment might look like, but says she and attorneys are in discussions based on evidence that has been reviewed in the case, which involves another woman named Cecilia Slade.
Circuit Judge Andrew Self says while Pryor is not obligated to amend the charges, if that were to happen he thinks a resolution could be reached without going to trial.
A new pretrial hearing was set for July 11 to see if the case be resolved before setting a trial date. McMeeken’s attorney also requested that he be released from jail pending a trial, but Judge Self denied the motion due to the fact that the only residence McMeeken could stay is in Clarksville, which is out of state.
Both Slade and McMeeken were charged with human trafficking of a victim under 18 years of age, possession of meth, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. McMeeken was additionally charged with driving on a suspended license and one headlight.
An arrest warrant says they were both found in the company of a 15-year old who had been reported missing out of Georgia, and allegedly had multiple items consistent with prostitution in their possession.