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Vick gets November court date for local charges
Michael Vick's attorney made a brief appearance in court this morning, and the case involving Vick's Surry County dogfighting charges was continued until Nov. 27.
Larry Woodward appeared for Vick in the Sussex County Courthouse, which is being used while the Surry courthouse is being renovated. During the brief hearing, Woodward agreed to stay in contact with Surry County Commonwealth's Attorney Gerald G. Poindexter between now at the Nov. 27 court date.
Woodward and Poindexter declined to answer questions.
Vick, the sidelined NFL star from Newport News, skipped the hearing as expected. His three co-defendants -- Quanis Phillips, Purnell Peace and Tony Taylor -- also skipped the hearing. Their attorneys were at the courthouse, and the Nov. 27 court date applies to all four defendants.
Vick and his three co-defendants pleaded guilty to federal dogfighting charges in August. They were indicted last week on two local charges: engaging in or promoting the fighting of dogs, and beating, killing or causing dogs to fight.