Trial setting scheduled for Kyle Smith in connection with Powell shooting

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KYLE W SMITH

KYLE W SMITH

One of five suspects charged in connection with the shooting death of 18-year-old Skylar Powell has entered a plea of not guilty.

Kyle Smith, 25 appeared in court Monday morning and entered a plea of not guilty.  As we previously reported, Kyle Smith is charged in Buchanan County with a felony of possession of a controlled substance and a felony for tampering with physical evidence.

A trial setting was scheduled for Aug. 15.

Four other suspects are also charged in the case including, Justin Smith, Dayne Matthews, Ashten Surritte and Gabriel Dawson.  Prosecutors believe Powell was killed during a drug transaction and attempted robbery May 17 in the area of 2200 Calhoun.

Kyle Smith is currently out on bail.