A Douglas County judge Wednesday ordered a 21-year-old Lawrence man accused of pointing a shotgun at a Lawrence police officer to stand trial in the case.
District Judge Michael Malone made the ruling after hearing evidence at a preliminary hearing for Robert J. Milkey, who faces one count of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and two counts of aggravated assault.
Lawrence police said Milkey was arrested early on Oct. 30 in the 1500 block of East 21st Terrace. A driver had called police to report a possible drunken driver about 2:15 a.m., and the caller followed the driver to the residence on East 21st Terrace.
Once an officer arrived and began talking to the caller, police accused Milkey of coming out of the residence and pointing a shotgun at the officer and caller.
The officer had ordered Milkey to drop the weapon. After he complied, he was arrested, Malone scheduled a trial for April 2.