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February 3, 2009

Jury docket opens

A jury trial is scheduled to begin this week in Cleveland County District Court for a Noble man who allegedly had a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit when he rolled a pickup truck Jan. 20, 2008, causing the death of the front seat passenger.

Glen A. Mobley, 42, was charged June 6, 2008 with second-degree murder in the death of Brian Scott Phillips, 32, Lexington. Troopers say Phillips was killed when he was ejected and landed underneath the pickup truck, sustaining severe head trauma. He was dead at the scene, Highway Patrol troopers said.

Approximately 450 potential jurors have been summoned to appear Monday for the first week of the two-week jury trial docket.

Mobley's trial is set to begin in the courtroom of District Judge Lori Walkley. Mobley is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Susan Caswell; he is represented by Charles Douglas.

Investigators say Mobley, Phillips and several other people, the night before, attended a party at a residence in Lexington, where liquor and beer were consumed. According to witnesses, Mobley and the others fell asleep at various times after midnight.

According to court documents, Mobley's girlfriend, Shannon Holder, told troopers she woke up at about 6 a.m. to "a bunch of yelling and screaming and talk of beating someone up."

Holder said Mobley told her to get in the pickup truck with him and Phillips. The pickup, a 1994 Chevrolet, was owned by Phillips, investigators said.

Phillips was driving, Mobley was in the front passenger seat and Holder was in the back seat. According to Holder, as they were traveling east of town, Mobley began complaining about Phillips' erratic driving and made Phillips pull over and get into the passenger seat, which Phillips did, Holder said.

Mobley was driving westbound on Moffatt Road, ran off the north side of the roadway, overcorrected and rolled the pickup truck just east of the intersection of 84th and Moffatt Road, investigators said. Phillips' body was pulled from beneath the truck.

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