Attorneys for 28-year-old Zach Douglas of Utica recently filed for a change of venue in each of the two cases against him that include multiple charges including alleged sexual misconduct. The motion was filed Monday in Caldwell County Circuit Court.
Tuesday, Judge Brent Elliot held the arraignment, which was waived by Douglas and a not guilty plea was entered. The judge then sustained the request for a change of venue, transferring the case to Dekalb County. The next appearance for Douglas will be in Dekalb County on July 8th for plea or trial setting.
The attorneys had also made a motion to allow Douglas to appear by video. That motion had been approved.