Almost a year after court proceedings were put on hold, a Huron woman facing multiple battey against law enforcement officers charges readies for a trial by jury.
Carol S. Fowler has requested a jury trial. The trial is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 13, in Atchison County District Court. Pre-trial motions are on the docket for consideration at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9.
The charges against Fowler include two felony counts battery against law enforcement officers that occurred in the summer of 2018. Court proceedings were put on hold for Fowler from September 2018 until earlier this year to accommodate a competency evaluation and treatment.
On April 4, Fowler was bound over to stand trial after a district court judge determined there was enough evidence presented to support the charges filed against her. Fowler’s arraignment was April 19 and the trial date was set. Kelly Fuemmeler serves as Fowler’s court-appointed defense counsel.
Fowler was 48 years old at the time the crimes were committed. She is currently out of jail awaiting her trial date, on her personal recognizance.
The charges against Fowler initially escalated from a violation related to her arrest that stemmed from a misdemeanor pedestrian under the influence offense in December of 2017.