The trial of a man accused of assaulting a Murfreesboro woman during a June 2012 home invasion has been pushed back after he failed to show up on time Friday for his trial in Rutherford County Circuit Court.
In response to the incident, Judge Keith Siskin also revoked George A. Mikita’s bond before setting a new trial date for Friday, Oct. 4. Mikita will remain in custody at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center while he waits to stand trial.
The trial, which is expected to last one day, will be held at the Rutherford County Judicial Building in downtown Murfreesboro.
Mikita, a 25-year-old convicted felon, is the suspect who allegedly 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 residence 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, according to the report.
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 jail, where he was charged accordingly. Until last week, Mikita had been out of jail on bond for more than a year.