A preliminary hearing has been scheduled in the case of a man accused of attacking an employee at a Leavenworth halfway house.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled in the case of a man accused of attacking an employee at a Leavenworth halfway house.

The preliminary hearing for Cameron J. Walton is scheduled for March 10 in Leavenworth County District Court.

Walton, 34, is charged with aggravated battery.

He is accused of battering Paul David Swindol on Dec. 13 at the Grossman Center, 4715 Brewer Place, according to court documents.

The Grossman Center is a re-entry facility for inmates who are completing their sentences.

Evidence will be presented during a preliminary hearing, and a judge will determine if the case should move forward.

Last month, District Judge Gunnar Sundby received a letter from someone identifying himself as Walton.

The handwritten letter was mailed from the Leavenworth County Jail where Walton is in custody.

In the letter, Walton apologized for the assault.

“I went insane, and lost my mind,” Walton wrote.

Walton indicated he was being released from the Grossman Center the day of the alleged crime after spending 90 days at the facility.

Walton wrote in the letter that he suffers mental health issues. And he argued that at the time, he was faced with being placed out into the freezing cold.

Sundby, who is presiding over Walton’s case, forwarded the letter to the defendant’s lawyer, John Bryant.

In a message to Bryant, Sundby indicated it appeared the letter was from Walton or someone acting on behalf of the defendant.

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