Trial of Sellersburg man accused of wounding deputy, killing K-9, is delayed
New police witness reports have been turned over to the defense.
Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 11:11 am EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The trial of a Sellersburg man accused of shooting and wounding a Clark County Sheriff's deputy and killing an Indiana State Police K-9 has been delayed.
Joshua Priddy's trial was supposed to begin Tuesday. He's the man charged with -- among other things -- attempted murder of a police officer and causing the death of a law enforcement animal after a standoff last summer.
But new police witness reports have been turned over to the defense.
"The reports to my knowledge did not contain any new information that had not already been disclosed, but the fact of the matter was -- they were generated by additional police officers who were on the scene," said Jeremy Mull, Chief Deputy Prosecutor for Clark County. "The defense wanted to have time to review those and therefore the judge did delay the case a few weeks to make sure that could occur."
Late last week the judge ruled Priddy would have to face a jury trial, rather than a bench trial.
The new trial date is August 4.
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