Feb. 4 has been set as the trial date for Dennis Lee Calloway, a Bowling Green man who has been accused of assaulting a Russellville man with an aluminum baseball bat, threatening to kill him and stealing his money and property.
Calloway has until Jan. 31 to accept a plea agreement or he will face a jury for his charges which include one count of first degree robbery, one count of first degree assault, one count of kidnapping, one count of first degree burglary, one count of intimidating a participant in the legal process, one count of theft by unlawful taking greater that $500, but less than $10,000, one count of second degree criminal mischief and one count of terroristic threatening. Calloway was indicted by a Logan County Grand Jury on Sept. 21.
It is alleged that on Sept. 11, 2012, Calloway committed robbery when he broke into Bryant’s home, threatened the immediate use of physical force upon him with the intent to accomplish theft when he was armed with an aluminum baseball bat, which the Commonwealth considers a deadly weapon.
Calloway was charged with burglary for knowingly entering or remaining unlawfully in a building, and when effecting entry or while in the building or the immediate flight therefrom, he or another participant in the crime, was armed with a deadly weapon when he or another participant in the crime when he forced entry in to Bryant’s residence he was armed with an aluminum baseball bat.
According to the indictment, Calloway committed the offence of first degree assault when he intentionally caused serious physical injury to Bryant by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument; or under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, when he wantonly engaged in conduct which created grave risk of death to another person when he assaulted Bryant in the head with the baseball bat.
The indictment further states, that Calloway knowingly and unlawfully committed the offense of kidnapping when he restrained Bryant with the intent to inflict bodily injury or terrorize him when he duct tapped his hands behind his back.
The Commonwealth will try to prove that Calloway knowingly and unlawfully committed the offense of intimidating a participant in the legal process when by use of physical force or a threat directed towards a person whom he believed to be a participant in the legal process, influenced or attempted to influence, the testimony, vote, decision, or opinion of that person when he told Bryant that he was going to kill him.
It is alleged that while in the home of Bryant, Calloway knowingly and unlawfully committed the offense of theft by unlawful taking or exercising control over movable property with the intent to deprive Bryant thereof, wherein Calloway took $425 from Bryant’s wallet and a flat screen television from the residence. The items had a value of $500 or more.
The count of criminal mischief stems from Calloway allegedly defaced, destroyed, or damaged property of another when he caused damage to a door and other household items at Bryant’s residence causing a loss of $500 or more.
Calloway, according to the indictment, committed terroristic threatening when he threatened to commit a crime likely to result in death or serious physical injury to Bryant, or likely to result in substantial damage to property belonging to Bryant, when he told Bryant that he was going to kill him.