A trial has been scheduled for a Leavenworth man accused of firing shots at a deputy during a pursuit.

A trial has been scheduled for a Leavenworth man accused of firing shots at a deputy during a pursuit.

The case of Anthony J. Robertson, 33, is scheduled to go to trial Feb. 4.

The trial date was set when Robertson appeared Friday in Leavenworth County District Court for a pretrial conference.

Robertson 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.

The crimes are alleged to have occurred July 6.

Robertson is accused of leading deputies from the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office on a chase that began in the area of 207th Street and Kansas 92 Highway.

During the pursuit, Robertson allegedly fired shots at a vehicle driven by Cpl. Sarah Flaherty of the Sheriff’s Office.

Following the vehicle pursuit, Robertson and his passenger, Shauntel M. Cornelius, allegedly fled on foot. They were apprehended the following day.

District Judge Michael Gibbens said two days will be set aside for the trial.

The judge scheduled a Jan. 18 hearing for pretrial motions.

Robertson also is facing burglary and theft charges in a separate case for allegedly breaking into the Burger King in Lansing last year.

Gibbens set a trial in this case for Feb. 4 as a backup to the other trial.

Robertson also is accused of violating probation in a case stemming from a 2016 drug charge.

He remains in custody at the Leavenworth County Jail.

Assistant County Attorney Megan Williams said plea negotiations with Robertson are ongoing.

Cornelius also is charged in connection with the July 6 pursuit. 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.

She is accused of throwing objects at Flaherty’s patrol vehicle from the back of a pickup truck.

Cornelius also appeared in court Friday.

Gibbens ruled that Cornelius is competent to stand trial based on a report he had received.

Gibbens scheduled a pretrial conference in the case for Jan. 4.

Cornelius’ attorney, James Colgan, asked if the judge was willing to allow Cornelius to be released from the Leavenworth County Jail on her own recognizance.

Colgan said Cornelius would be transferred to the Atchison County Jail because a hold has been placed on her for another matter in that county.

Colgan expressed concern about the medical care his client is receiving at the Leavenworth County Jail. Colgan argued Cornelius would receive the medication she needs at the Atchison County Jail.

Gibbens said he cannot address issues related to Cornelius’ care in the Leavenworth County Jail unless she files a lawsuit. Gibbens said he does not have the power to take up the matter in a criminal case.

“But judge you recognize full well that could take a year,” Colgan said.

Colgan asked the judge to review his client’s bond.

“I will take the bond issue under advisement,” Gibbens said.

Williams said the prosecution is opposed to a modification of Cornelius’ bond.

Cornelius has two other criminal cases that are pending.

In one of the cases, she is charged with interference with law enforcement. This crime is alleged to have occurred Nov. 8, 2017, in rural Leavenworth.

In the other case, she is charged with fleeing or attempting to elude police, interference with law enforcement and traffic violations. These crimes are alleged to have occurred Feb. 9 in the city of Leavenworth.

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