There has been a continuance in the case of a man accused of attacking a Leavenworth police officer.

There has been a continuance in the case of a man accused of attacking a Leavenworth police officer.

Anthony A. Dunkle, 36, had been scheduled to enter a plea in the case Friday in Leavenworth County District Court. But his attorney, Benjamin Casad, asked for more time.

“Judge I don’t think we’re ready to proceed,” Casad said.

He said the parties in the case have been discussing a plea agreement.

District Judge Michael Gibbens continued the case to Oct. 4.

Dunkle is charged with felony counts of battery on a law enforcement officer, making a criminal threat and interference with law enforcement and misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.

The charges stem from an April 16 incident that was reported in downtown Leavenworth.

Dunkle allegedly walked in front of a patrol officer’s vehicle. Dunkle then allegedly walked up to the officer’s driver-side window, which was rolled down, and began punching the officer, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.

During the altercation, Dunkle reportedly made comments about previously being arrested by the same officer.

Dunkle remains in custody at the Leavenworth County Jail.