The boyfriend of 3-year-old Evan Brewer’s mother pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges involving the child’s father.
Stephen Bodine, 40, is facing a Nov. 27 jury trial on charges of aggravated assault and criminal damage to property after waiving his preliminary hearing Thursday morning. The counts involve allegedly threatening Carlo Brewer with a hatchet on Aug. 11 and slashing a vehicle’s tires when Brewer went to the rental home where Evan and his mother, Miranda Miller, were living to look for his son.
Evan’s body was found encased in concrete three weeks later at the home. It remains unclear how or when the child died. The boy was last seen around July 6. No one has been charged in connection with his death.
Miller, 36, on Thursday also waived a preliminary hearing. She is charged with aggravated interference with parental custody.
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Miller is scheduled for a jury trial Nov. 27.