Trial Date Set For Man Accused Of Injuring Columbus Police Officer

COLUMBUS – A trial date has been set in the case of a Columbus man facing nine felony charges, following an incident on June 7 where a Columbus Police Officer was injured.

24-year-old Jorge Robledo appeared in the Platte County District Court for arraignment on August 24 after being bounded over from the County Court on July 30. During the arraignment, Robledo plead not guilty to the nine felony charges he is facing.

Those charges include two counts of possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person, second degree assault on an officer with a dangerous instrument, three counts of use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, first degree assault on an officer, attempted first degree murder, and possession of a schedule II exceptionally hazardous controlled substance with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm.

The charges stem from an incident on June 7, where the Columbus Police Department says officers attempted to arrest Robledo on an outstanding warrant from Hall County. An arrest affidavit states that an altercation occurred between Robledo and the officers, and that both Robledo and Sergeant Brad Wangler sustained gunshot injuries.

Three of the charges Robledo faces carry a maximum life sentence in prison, and six counts are enhanced by the habitual criminal statute due to Robledo’s criminal history.

Following the arraignment, the court scheduled the case for trial to a jury on January 7, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. The court also scheduled a status hearing for December 27 at 9:00 a.m., where Robledo and his counsel must appear.