Trial delayed for teen accused of running over Orlando officer
Officer William Anderson suffered severe brain injury after being run over
The trial date has been delayed for an Orange County teen accused of running down and injuring an Orlando police officer during a traffic stop last year.
Edward Kelty, who was 17 years old at the time of the crash, appeared in court for a status hearing Monday.
As the judge began to address the case, Angel Nieves, who was an alleged passenger in the vehicle, was placed in handcuffs and taken into custody. Prosecutors said Nieves was wanted on unrelated burglary charges.
Officer William Anderson suffered a traumatic brain injury July 13 when he pulled over a car while investigating a call about shots fired on Kirkman Road.
Investigators said Anderson went around the front of the car, when a passenger in that vehicle started running. Police said at the same time, the driver, Edward Kelty, now 18, sped up and hit Anderson.
Kelty, along with Nieves and another teen were arrested.
In a January bond hearing, Kelty's attorneys argued he was trying to avoid hitting Anderson, but the judge found there was too much evidence against Kelty to grant a release.
On Monday, defense attorneys said depositions are scheduled through the beginning of April, which put the original trial date of April 11 in jeopardy. A status hearing has now been scheduled for that date.
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