WMBF Anchor Michael Maley was scheduled to appear in magistrate’s court Tuesday for a hearing on trespass charges has asked for a jury trial.
No date has been set for the jury trial.
Maely was charged in March for the incident that a police report said took place in February. FTVLive told you about the incident back in March.
According to the report, Maely entered the property of William and Polly Caison while trying to interview families in the Heather Elvis disappearance case.
"We stand behind Michael's reporting on this story that has affected the community," WMBF news director Sarah Miles said in prepared comments Tuesday. "We are confident that will be proven as the case goes through the judicial system."
The Caisons are the parents of Tammy Moorer who, along with her husband, Sidney, have been charged with murder, kidnapping, obstruction of justice and two counts of indecent exposure in connection with the disappearance of Elvis.
Elvis, 20, disappeared some time after 3:41 a.m. Dec. 18, 2013.
A police report from the trespassing case states William Caison – who has passed away since the incident – told police that Maely came onto the property without permission.
According to the report, the victim says Maely "attempted to force the door open" of their home off and that he was told nine times to leave.