Two people who have been charged in connection to a July 6 pursuit in Leavenworth County could be tried together.

Two people who have been charged in connection to a July 6 pursuit in Leavenworth County could be tried together.

A prosecutor has filed a motion to join the cases of Anthony J. Robertson and Shauntel M. Cornelius.

District Judge Michael Gibbens said Wednesday he is reluctant to combine the two cases. But the judge said he is willing to try the two defendants together if all of the parties agree.

Robertson and Cornelius are facing charges stemming from a pursuit during which shots reportedly were fired at a member of the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office.

Robertson, 33, is accused of firing the shots.

He is charged with aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied vehicle, criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer and interference with a law enforcement officer.

Cornelius is accused of throwing objects at the pursuing officer’s vehicle while in the back of a pickup truck.

She faces felony charges of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and interference with law enforcement as well as misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal littering.

Cornelius appeared in court Wednesday, but her attorney was unavailable. Gibbens continued her case until Friday.

Cornelius also is scheduled to have her arraignment Friday. She remains in custody at the Leavenworth County Jail.

Robertson appeared in court Wednesday with his attorney Clinton Lee.

Lee said he was not objecting to the motion to join the cases.

Gibbens said he was not willing to grant the motion until he hears from Cornelius’ attorney.

Gibbens said he is reluctant to grant the motion because trying two defendants at the same time can lead to problems if one points a finger at the other.

Gibbens said he did not join cases when he served as a prosecutor.

“We’ll leave it to the court’s discretion,” Lee said.

Gibbens said he will take the motion under advisement.

The judge scheduled another court date for Robertson for Oct. 29. Robertson’s arraignment was continued until that date.

Robertson remains in custody at the Leavenworth County Jail.

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