Friday, October 11, 2013
The man accused of shooting a Butler County sheriff's deputy early last month is set to go to trial in December.
Jan Tracy Kilbourne, 41, is accused of shooting a deputy during a routine traffic stop in the early morning hours of Monday, September 2.
The deputy had just collected information from the driver and had gone back to his patrol car when one of the passengers got out and began shooting. The deputy was hit in the shoulder, and returned fire.
Law enforcement officers searched for Kilbourne for several days, until he was arrested four days later in Wichita.
He was charged with attempted capital murder, criminal possession of a firearm by a felon and interference with law enforcement.
Kilbourne was in court today for a preliminary hearing. At the end of the hearing, he pleaded not guilty, but the judge determined there was enough evidence to send Kilbourne to trial. That trial is scheduled for December 16.
KAKE's Deb Farris was in the courtroom for today's proceedings. Look for more on the story in later KAKE newscasts.