High Profile Murder Case
Drew Carter III was charged with murder, criminal confinement, and kidnapping in March in connection with the disappearance of Jessica Flores. He was a convicted felon and his bond was set at $100,000. After multiple depositions, Attorney Tavitas objected to a continuance of the trial. Prosecutors asked the case be dismissed without prejudice. The state was under a deadline to hold Carter in jail. Lake Criminal Court Judge Clarence Murray took the motions on whether to dismiss the case with or without prejudice under advisement. The judge agreed to drop the charges.