A Santa Fe man Daniel Lane Walls, 38, waived his right to a preliminary hearing during his second appearance in Maury County General Sessions Court, after being charged with multiple civil rights violations.
Walls is the individual charged in July for allegedly placing racially charged flyers on the marquees of three predominantly Black churches in Columbia as well as businesses.
Maury County General Sessions Court Judge Bobby Sands presided over the session.
Walls met with his court appointed attorney in a separate meeting room before facing Judge Sands in his decision to waive the preliminary hearing.
The charges will now be heard by a grand jury, which will determine probable cause and whether to indict Walls.