Woman accused of hitting Cobb deputies wants trial moved

The attorney for the woman accused of hitting two deputies outside the Cobb County jail is asking for the trial to be moved out of the county.

“It should be changed,” Attorney William Boddie told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It’s a very sensitive situation. Cobb County is a great community, but it’s a very close-knit community.”

Candida Rychell Summerlin, 32, of Marietta, was arrested May 31 after running into two deputies, then losing control of her car, hitting a post and signs at the jail. The impact sent a female lieutenant airborne and then to the ground, breaking her leg and causing other injuries, Summerlin’s arrest warrant states. A second deputy was also injured while coming to the aid of the lieutenant.

Summerlin was indicted June 20 on 13 felony counts, including aggravated assault on a peace officer, criminal attempt to commit murder and hit-and-run, according to the Cobb County Superior Court’s office. She initially faced 27 charges. She has remained in jail without bond since her arrest.

On Tuesday, Boddie will ask a judge to move Summerlin’s trial at least 75 miles from Cobb County, he said.

“We just want to make sure she gets her day in court,” Boddie said.

The motions hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday in Judge S. Lark Ingram’s courtroom.

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