The trial for a local man injured as the result of an officer involved shooting has moved to the July calendar in Atchison County District Court.
Bryan C. Boldridge, 44, of Atchison, is now scheduled for a two-day jury trial to commence Tuesday, July 23, in district court on one count attempted second-degree murder. Pre-trial motions are set for a hearing at 9 a.m. Friday, July 19, in district court.
During a pre-trail hearing on Friday, April 5, Boldridge’s court-appointed defense counsel, Chris Scott, of Kansas City, filed a motion to continue the trial that was initially scheduled for Tuesday, April 8. Scott requested the continuance to have more time to review the case and to prepare his defense.
Boldridge agreed and indicated he understood that he would be assessed for the time in relationship to a speedy trial.
Scott also requested a possible modification of the $150,000 bond amount to a lesser amount or house arrest. Scott said Boldridge’s incarceration has created a hardship on his family.
Atchison County Attorney Sherri Becker objected to any possible reduction to the bond amount. Judge Robert Bednar said he would review the bond and make a decision no later than the first part of the week.
Boldridge has been incarcerated since in connection with an Oct. 31, 2018, exchange of gunfire with an Atchison police officer in the North Fourth and L streets vicinity. The incident arose from a dispatch paging police to respond to a theft of services at Boldridge’s residence. The officer escaped injury, but Boldridge suffered a gunshot wound to his leg.
The complaint and evidence heard during a Jan. 15 preliminary hearing alleges Boldridge was armed with a holstered pistol and a rifle when he arrived at the scene. Boldridge followed the command to put down his rifle. A verbal exchange ensued before it escalated to gunshots fired at Officer Darren Kelley after Kelly deployed a Taser at Boldridge after his refusal to go to police headquarters with Kelly to discuss the alleged theft of the services.
Boldridge was transported to University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City for treatment of his injuries.