Trial term set for June 4 – 8 if it goes to trial
TRUMANN, Ark. – The Dover, Tennessee man who is accused of taking a 16-year-old Trumann, Arkansas girl across state lines was in court Tuesday, March 27, and entered a plea of not guilty.
Craig Gillum, 52, of Dover, Tennessee, was represented by attorney Brian Miles, a public defender, in court Tuesday. Miles entered a not guilty plea for the suspect, Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington told NEA Report. A case was set for pretrial on May 17 and a trial term set for June 4 through June 8, should it go to trial.
Gillum is being held on charges including computer child pornography, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, endangering the welfare of a minor in the second degree, interference with custody/minor taken out of state, and producing, directing sexual performance of a child. He is also facing a felony charge of trafficking of persons for commercial sex acts and transport of a minor for prohibited sexual conduct, per his profile on the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office website.
The case may not necessarily go to trial just because a not guilty plea was entered. Pleas can often change after being initially entered.
A 16-year-old Trumann girl, who’s family has asked us not to use her name going forward, was missing for five days before being found on February 1 at the Elm’s Motel in O’Neill, Nebraska.