A June 6 preliminary hearing for a Level Plains man accused of killing his mother has been continued.
Nicholas Bull, who represents Chad Brogdon, 36, filed a motion requesting a continuance in Brogdon’s preliminary hearing because the court reporter is scheduled in another hearing at the same time.
Bull said he had conferred with the district attorney on the issue of asking for a continuance, and the district attorney supported the motion.
No new date has been scheduled at this time.
On May 14 at around 5 p.m., fishermen spotted a burning vehicle underneath the bridge near Hartford. Authorities discovered what appeared to be a body inside the vehicle, but indicated it was burned beyond recognition. Brogdon was identified as a person of interest in the case and was arrested by Alabama Bureau of Investigation officers on May 15 and is charged with abuse of corpse and murder.
Brogdon remains in the Dale County Jail with no bond.
According to court records, Brogdon appears to have one prior felony conviction. He pleaded guilty to second-degree forgery in connection with an alleged falsified $1,400 check in 2010. Court records indicate Brogdon wrote a letter to the judge to ask for an appointed attorney in the case because he said he could not afford one. In the letter, Brogdon said his mother and girlfriend were providing for him during his financial struggle.
Brogdon also pleaded guilty to attempting to elude police in 2002.