Hearing Delayed For Searcy Man Accused Of Killing Toddler

Feb 22, 2016

Malik Drummond

The next court hearing for a Searcy man accused of killing his 2-year-old son in 2014 has been delayed after his defense attorney requested a psychiatric evaluation of his client.

The Daily Citizen reports that Jeffery Clifton's next pretrial hearing had been scheduled for Monday, but all court appearances and motion requests have been put on hold due to defense attorney Ronald L. Davis' request.

Prosecutor Becky McCoy says it could be months before Clifton's next court appearance.

Clifton has pleaded not guilty to charges of capital murder and abuse of a corpse in Malik Drummond's death. Clifton is being held at the White County Detention Center without bond.

McCoy says he is eligible for the death penalty if found guilty.