A former Juneau police officer has been indicted by a grand jury for the alleged shooting and standoff that occurred at his Montana Creek area home earlier this month.
Troy Wilson, 45, faces six counts of attempted first degree murder. That’s for allegedly firing on specific officers during the evening of April 7th.
Wilson is also being charged with six counts of felony misconduct involving weapons for allegedly firing his weapons at other homes or structures in the neighborhood, six counts of third degree assault for placing specific officers in fear of serious injury, two counts of felony criminal mischief for damaging a police car and the home of a neighbor, and two counts of misdemeanor fourth degree misconduct involving weapons for allegedly being under the influence and firing across a roadway.
That’s 22 charges total.
A preliminary hearing based on a fifteen-count criminal information that was filed by prosecutors earlier this month was scheduled for Juneau District Court on Friday afternoon. But the indictment – with seven additional charges — now sends the case to Superior Court.
During grand jury proceedings that were described as going all morning and part of the afternoon on Friday, jurors reviewed evidence from two search warrants and heard from at least fifteen witnesses. Based on information from the bill of indictment, most of the witnesses were police officers that were previously identified as being on the scene and said they were fired upon that night.
Wilson started with the Juneau Police Department in September 1994 and rose to the rank of Lieutenant before he left the department in December 2011. Among his many duties and responsibilities, Wilson served as commander and instructor of SWAT. After his departure from JPD, he was recently working as juvenile probation officer for the state.
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