After a long wait, it appears that former Carthage R-9 Board of Education member and Carthage Police officer Michael Lloyd Wells will finally be tried for four sex crimes.
The jury trial is set for Nov. 7 in Jasper County Circuit Court, with a backup date of Nov. 21.
Wells is charged with forcible rape, sexual assault and two counts of incest.
The case has been languishing since it was refiled in October 2004. Wells is charged with forcible rape and incest in connection with an incident that occurred on Sept. 1, 1994, and sexual assault and incest in connection with an incident that occurred on April 1, 2001.
Wells' next court date is Sept. 27, when he will be arraigned on a charge of violating a protection order.