Trial in Attack on Iowa City Officer is Delayed

Brandon Plummer, 20, prepares to leave the court room after a hearing Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at the Johnson County District Court House in Iowa City. Judge Paul Miller ruled that Plummer will be tried outside Johnson County after he granted the defense attorney´┐Żs request, based on his argument that media saturation in the case would make it too difficult to seat an unbiased jury. Several other motions in the case were also taken under consideration by Judge Miller. (Brian Ray/ SourceMedia Group News)


By Lauren Peikoff

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The trial of a former University of Iowa student accused of attacking an Iowa City police officer has been delayed until Sept. 14.

Twenty-one-year-old Branden Plummer is charged with attempted murder and willful injury in the attack on Sgt. Brian Krei on Nov. 18.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that the trial had been scheduled to begin May 14, but a judge granted a defense request for the delay.

The trial will be held in Tama County because of concerns about finding a fair jury in Johnson County.

Plummer has pleaded not guilty.

He faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted of both offenses.
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