There has been a continuance in the case of a man accused of shooting two people last year in Leavenworth.

There has been a continuance in the case of a man accused of shooting two people last year in Leavenworth.

Jamahal D. Fountain, 22, appeared Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court for what had been scheduled as a pretrial conference. But the hearing was continued until June 22 at the request of the defense.

Fountain is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Sept. 11 at an apartment complex on North Fifth Street.

Fountain's attorney, James Colgan, said Wednesday that he was not ready for the pretrial conference. Colgan said his client has expressed a desire to read information that was provided to the defense attorney as part of the discovery process.

Colgan said he is not allowed to give the documents to his client, who remains in custody. But Colgan said he can allow Fountain to read the materials.

"I think that will take some time judge," Colgan said.

He requested the case be continued for about a month.

The case had been scheduled to go to trial April 18. But that trial was canceled April 6 when another defense attorney withdrew from the case. Colgan was then appointed to represent Fountain.

A new trial date has not been set.

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