Buddy Ray Small, appeared early Wednesday morning, February 22nd, before Judge R. Steve Beal in the Henderson County General Sessions Court. His attorney, Sam Hinson of Lexington, filed a motion before the court for a mental evaluation for Small. “These evaluations take about five to six weeks to complete,” Hinson said. Small will reappear before the court on April 5th, at 8:30 a.m.
Small is charged with First Degree Murder, Arson, and Abuse of a Corpse, in the death of William Jack “BJ” Ferguson, which occurred early on the morning of February 7, 2017.
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