Trial date set for case linked to "S-Town" podcast

AP News
Posted: Jul 20, 2017 8:31 AM

CENTREVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man featured in the hit podcast "S-Town" is scheduled to go on trial in October on charges related to events in the story.

A Bibb County judge signed an order Thursday setting an Oct. 16 trial date for 26-year-old Tyler Goodson of Woodstock.

Goodson has pleaded not guilty to a multi-count indictment alleging he took lumber, old vehicles and a laptop computer from the property of his friend John B. McLemore, the main character in "S-Town."

The case relates to something that happened during production of the podcast about McLemore's life in the rural Alabama town.

Goodson is asking a judge to move the trial to another county because of the immense popularity of the podcast. He claims publicity makes it impossible to get a fair trial.