A Bay Springs man, considered a repeat offender, was in Jasper County Circuit Court for a hearing last Thursday morning at the Jasper County Courthouse in Bay Springs.
Marvin Holliday appeared before Mississippi 13th Circuit Court Judge Stanley Sorey on a charge revolving around a February 2021 incident where Holliday is accused of attempting to strangle a woman with whom he has a child. Holliday, who is presently incarcerated, did not appear in court with an attorney, which led to Judge Sorey appointing Public Defender Rance Ulmer on his behalf.
Holliday is twice previously convicted on serious state felonies, including kidnapping, robbery, and sale of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a church.
He has pleaded not guilty to charges in the current strangling case. A trial date in that case has been set by Judge Sorey for December 14, 2021.
If convicted of the current charge, Holliday faces life in prison.