Fulton County Sheriff deputies walk Rick Gordon, 61, of Viola to his arraignment at the Fulton County Courthouse at 9:45 a.m. on Oct. 13. Present without an attorney, Gordon pled not guilty to the first-degree murder charge. Gordon was arrested on Sept. 3 for the first-degree murder of Joseph Clifton, 32, of Viola. Gordon will continue to be housed at the Izard County Jail in Melbourne after the arraignment. Pre-trial dates were set for Jan. 6, 2010 with a jury trial to begin March 16, 2010.