The case of a man who is accused of firing shots at a Leavenworth County deputy during a pursuit had been scheduled to go to trial next week. But the case is now set for May.

The case of a man who is accused of firing shots at a Leavenworth County deputy during a pursuit had been scheduled to go to trial next week. But the case is now set for May.

The continuance in the case of Anthony J. Robertson was granted Friday in Leavenworth County District Court, according to court records.

Robertson, 34, 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 allegedly fled on foot with his passenger, Shauntel M. Cornelius. They were apprehended the following day.

In a written motion for a continuance, Robertson’s attorney, Clinton Lee, indicated he needed more time to prepare for the trial.

While appearing in court Friday, Robertson indicated he was willing to waive his right to a speedy trial, according to court records.

The trial was rescheduled for May 13.

County Attorney Todd Thompson said prosecutors objected to the continuance and were ready to proceed with the trial on Monday.

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

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

Robertson remains in custody at the Leavenworth County Jail.

Last month, Cornelius pleaded no contest to charges in connection to the July 6 pursuit.

She pleaded to charges of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and possession of methamphetamine.

Cornelius also pleaded no contest in two other cases to charges of interference with a law enforcement officer and fleeing or attempting to elude police.

She is scheduled to be sentenced March 1.

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