ADA — Karen Dial's latest hearing, originally planned for Feb. 23, has been rescheduled to March 30 due to a conflicting schedule.

According to Chris Ross, Pontotoc County assistant district attorney, Dial's attorney, Trey Southerland, had scheduling issues which prevented Dial from appearing in court Thursday afternoon.

Dial, who was arrested on charges for the suspicion of accessory to a felony and criminal conspiracy, was the girlfriend of Faye Francis Sliger, who is currently held without bond in connection with felony murder of Ada teen Caitlin Wooten,

Dial is accused of helping Sliger conceal knowledge from law enforcement relevant to Wooten's abduction and murder.

The probable cause affidavit states Dial gave several inconsistent statements to law enforcement during the investigation of Wooten's abduction, and Dial failed to disclose her knowledge of Sliger's actions following the crime. Dial's own statements, the affidavit said, reflect she helped Sliger retrieve his pickup truck from his Latta property after Jerry Don Savage borrowed it to commit the crime. Savage committed suicide after killing Wooten. Reports indicate Sliger's Latta property, from which the pickup was believed to have been retrieved, is the same location law enforcement discovered Savage's and Wooten's bodies.

Dial's phone records, a local convenience store surveillance video, various witness statements and Dial's police interviews are listed on the affidavit as items showing probable cause exists that she aided and assisted Sliger in avoiding law enforcement after knowing the Amber Alert was issued. The affidavit also claims Dial knew the location of the green Dodge truck mentioned in the Amber Alert and sought by police, but failed to contact them until after 9 p.m. that day.

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