A judge has denied a motion to combine the cases of two people facing charges in connection to a July 6 pursuit in Leavenworth County.

A judge has denied a motion to combine the cases of two people facing charges in connection to a July 6 pursuit in Leavenworth County.

Assistant County Attorney Megan Williams had sought to join the cases of Anthony J. Robertson and Shauntel M. Cornelius.

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, 29, 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.

In court Wednesday, Robertson’s attorney, Clinton Lee, said he did not object to combining the two cases.

But on Friday, Cornelius’ attorney, James Colgan, objected to the prosecution’s motion.

Colgan said evidence related to allegations that Robertson fired a gun may be prejudicial to Cornelius.

“I want my client to stand on her own actions,” Colgan said.

District Judge Michael Gibbens denied the request to join the cases.

Also Friday, Colgan requested that Cornelius be evaluated for competency. The defense attorney said his client has a history of mental illness.

Gibbens said someone from the The Guidance Center, a community mental health center, will evaluate the defendant.

The case against Cornelius will be suspended until there is a determination about her competency.

Gibbens scheduled a status hearing for Nov. 30.

Colgan also requested that his client be released from the Leavenworth County Jail on a furlough so she can visit a dentist.

Colgan said Cornelius is having a problem with her teeth.

“But it’s not being addressed obviously in the jail,” he said.

Colgan said Cornelius’ mother is willing to take her to the dentist.

Williams objected to the requested jail furlough. The prosecutor said Cornelius is facing serious charges, and there are two other cases pending against her.

If Cornelius is convicted in all three cases, she likely will be sentenced to prison, Williams said.

“I’m going to deny the request,” Gibbens said.

The judge said Cornelius is incarcerated for serious charges and a furlough does not seem appropriate.

Gibbens said he would speak with a lieutenant at the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office, which operates the jail, regarding Cornelius’ medical treatment.

The judge said Cornelius also has the option of filing a civil case to address her treatment at the jail.

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