Bo Dukes waives formal arraignment for Wilcox Co. charges, pleads not guilty
Bo Dukes, one of the two men charged in relation to the disappearance of Tara Grinstead, has waived his formal arraignment in Wilcox County court.
Dukes was set to appear in court on Friday for four charges he faces in the county related to the Grinstead case. Those four charges include two counts of making a false statement, one count of hindering the apprehension of a criminal and one count of concealing the death of another.
In his waiver of arraignment pleading, Dukes also entered a not guilty plea on those four charges.
He was indicted on those charges in August. He was previously indicted in Ben Hill County on charges of concealing a death of another, tampering with evidence and hindering the apprehension of a criminal.
Grinstead, a beauty queen and teacher, went missing in 2005 from her home in Ocilla, Georgia. Her disappearance had been a mystery for more than a decade until authorities announced in February that they had made a first arrest in the case. Dukes was arrested in March on the charges out of Ben Hill County.