The attorney for a former Hot Springs Village man charged with inflicting serious injury on another Villager on May 7, 2017, seeks to withdraw as counsel.
In a motion,Attorney Mark Steven Fraiser tells Garland County Circuit Judge Marcia Hearnsberger his client, Samuel T. McKaig, left a voicemail message asking him to withdraw as his defender. McKaig now lives in Texas.
A motion hearing has been set for today, Tuesday, Sept. 11. McKaig’s jury trial is set for Nov. 26.
The trial date was re-set in July after the Garland County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office told Hearnsberger the victim would not be available the week of Oct. 22, when the trial had been scheduled.
McKaig, 55, who lived on Agua Vista Lane at the time, is charged with first-degree battery in connection with a May 7, 2017,altercation with two other Villagers near their Lake Balboa homes.
The Class B felony McKaig is charged with is punishable by five to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000. Prison time is possible from all felony convictions.
McKaig originally acted as his own attorney. He is free on $7,500 cash bond.