Man and woman charged in deputy's shooting
A man and woman were charged Friday for their alleged roles in the shooting of a Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputy Monday evening.
A judge traveled to a hospital for the first court appearance of Jason Perez, 35.
Clara Crosser, 26, was moved from Butler County to the Sedgwick County Jail Wednesday evening. Prosecutors from both counties met and decided that Crosser and Perez would be prosecuted in Sedgwick County.
Crosser and Perez are each charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder in the incident involving a 33-year-old deputy who was struck by shotgun pellets in the upper body and eye.
Crosser are and Perez are also each charged with aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, attempting to flee and elude, criminal threat, burglary, criminal damage to property and possession of methamphetamine. Perez faces an additional charge of possession of marijuana.
Bond is set at $1 million for each defendant. Preliminary hearings are set for both on March 28.
Perez, 35, remains at a hospital, where he has been upgraded to serious condition. Perez was shot by a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper near Potwin, where a long police pursuit ended.
Court documents identify the injured deputy as Lucas Powell. As of earlier this week, doctors were still evaluating the severity of Powell's eye injury.