'Midnight Rider' 1st A.D. Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter, Criminal Trespass

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Sarah Jones

Hillary Schwartz is set to be arraigned Tuesday morning

The criminal case involving the death of Midnight Rider camera assistant Sarah Jones has been expanded to include first assistant director Hillary Schwartz. Schwartz has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass, the same charges as those filed against director Randall Miller and producers Jody Savin and Jay Sedrish, Miller and Savin's attorney Don Samuel confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

Schwartz was charged on Sept. 10 and is set to be arraigned on Tuesday morning at the Wayne County courthouse, Samuel added.

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Jones was struck and killed by a train in February on the Georgia set of the Gregg Allman biopic.

Miller, Sedrish and Savin have all pleaded not guilty, with Miller and Savin claiming Jones' death "was not a crime."

All three were indicted on July 3, following a more-than-four-month investigation by local authorities.

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Involuntary manslaughter carries a potential sentence of 10 years in prison under Georgia law; criminal trespass is a misdemeanor and carries a potential sentence of 12 months.

Several civil suits have also been filed against Miller, Savin, Sedrish and other individuals and entities associated with the film, the production of which has since been suspended, with star William Hurt, who was on set when Jones was killed, pulling out of the project.

Schwartz previously worked on Miller and Savin's last film, CBGB, as well as on The Italian Job, We Are Marshall, Disney’s John Carter and TV series including Franklin and Bash and The Bridge.

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