Archive for Thursday, October 21, 2004

Man’s assault trial is continued

October 21, 2004

The trial of a Leavenworth man accused of assaulting a Basehor police officer was continued last week in Basehor Municipal Court at the request of the defendant's attorney.

Eric Finney is charged in Basehor court with disorderly conduct, assault, battery against a law enforcement officer and obstruction of the legal process. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The charges stem from an incident April 26 inside the Basehor Police Department. Police allege Finney became unruly with police during his visit.

Police said Finney came to the police department thinking his daughter was being held in custody there. When police told Finney the city didn't have a jail and that his daughter was being held in Leavenworth, he became agitated.

On Oct. 12, Finney's attorney, Gary Fuller of Leavenworth, asked the municipal court judge William Pray to continue the case. Fuller did not give a reason for requesting the continuance.

The trial is now scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9. Leavenworth attorney Gary Nelson is set to prosecute the case for the city.

Police said three witnesses from the police department are expected to testify for the prosecution.

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