A jury trial tentatively set for December 3rd for a former police officer accused of firing on his former colleagues.
Troy Wilson’s attorney entered a plea of ‘not guilty’ on his behalf during an arraignment on Monday afternoon.
The 45-year old former police lieutenant did not appear in Juneau Superior Court on Monday. Instead, he participated in the hearing by telephone from an undisclosed location in Anchorage. He did not say anything besides answering routine questions posed to him by the judge or his attorney.
The background audio seemed to indicate that Wilson was speaking from a common room at a holding facility with some of the room’s activity sounding very noisy or occasionally disruptive.
Wilson was indicted by a grand jury on Friday on six counts of attempted murder, six counts of misconduct involving weapons in the second degree, six counts of assault, two counts of criminal mischief, and two counts of misdemeanor misconduct involving weapons in the fourth degree.
Wilson was arrested after an alleged stand-off and shooting with officers at his home on Black Wolf Way on April 7th. No one was hurt after an estimated 75 shots were fired, but at least one structure and a police car were allegedly hit.
Wilson remains held pending posting of a million dollars bail. A condition of his potential release was changed to allow contact with his wife. She was named as a potential victim in the earlier criminal information by prosecutors, but she not named as a victim in the more-recent indictment.
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