A convicted felon accused of assaulting a Murfreesboro woman during a June 2012 home invasion is scheduled to stand trial this week in Rutherford County Circuit Court.
The trial against 25-year-old George A. Mikita is slated to begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, at the Rutherford County Judicial Building in downtown Murfreesboro. Judge Keith Siskin will oversee the trial, which is expected to last one day.
Prosecutors allege Mikita forced a woman to the floor after barging his way into her Newton Avenue residence during a June 6, 2012, burglary.
He is facing charges of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary, felony theft and vandalism in connection with the home invasion.
At the time of the incident, Mikita was on parole for a 2007 conviction in Sullivan County.
According to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report filed in June 2012, detectives were able to track Mikita to a Kings Avenue home by tracing the woman’s stolen iPhone, one of the several items taken during the home invasion. When police arrived at the scene, Mikita initially refused to allow detectives to enter the residence and denied any involvement in the home invasion.
However, the woman was able to positively identify Mikita in a photo lineup, at which point police took him into custody and notified the Tennessee Board of Parole and Probation about the incident.
Mikita was booked into the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where he was charged accordingly. He has been out of jail on bond since being charged in connection with the case.