Cape man to stand trial for July home robbery

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Cape Girardeau County Associate Circuit Judge Gary A. Kamp ruled Martavius Scales should stand trial for a July 6 robbery.

At a preliminary hearing for Scales, 24, of 812 Good Hope St., a witness testified that Scales, along with another man, Nieko Kukyendoll, robbed her at gunpoint after accosting her in her residence on July 6.

She also testifed that she was shot at when she walkd ouside her residence on July 29.

She later identified Kukyendoll from a lineup as the man who fired the shots, and the man who'd been with Scales when she was robbed at gunpoint.

She recognized Scales when she saw his mug shot on KFVS12 in connection with an unrelated shooting that occurred July 9 in the 600 block of Maple Street.

The victim in that case, Corteiz D. King, claimed that he'd been shot at while sitting on a porch at a South Ellis Street residence. He said the assailant was "Tavis Scales."

King was able to escape without injury, and police eventually apprehended Scales.

Scales' case on the robbery charge was bound over to circuit court Thursday afternoon following the victim's testimony.

An arraignment was tentatively set for 9 a.m. Sept. 8.

Scales is held at the Cape Girardeau county Jail on $150,000 cash only bond.

Kukyendoll was also held for trial after a preliminary hearing Tuesday. That case was set for arraignment on Sept. 8 also.

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