A 40-year-old from Mexico, Missouri, charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action is scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday in a Miller County courtroom. John Joseph Powell is accused of getting into a confrontation with another man before beating and dragging the victim behind his vehicle around the campground below Bagnell Dam. The alleged incident happened on September 22nd with the victim dying from the injuries a couple weeks later. A motion has also been filed in the case by Powell requesting a speedy trial. Powell remains in DOC custody on unrelated charges.