Trial starts in wounding of Decatur police officer - FOX 32 News Chicago

Trial starts in wounding of Decatur police officer

Posted: Updated:

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) - A central Illinois trial is underway for a man accused of wounding a Decatur police detective during a raid last year on the defendant's house.

The (Decatur) Herald & Review (http://bit.ly/1sYwN5G ) reports 33-year-old Dennis Kendall's trial began Monday in Macon County. He's charged with attempted murder, armed violence, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, reckless discharge of a firearm, unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, and criminal fortification of a residence.

Authorities say Decatur police were trying to batter down Kendall's door in January of last year when a gunshot was fired from inside, wounding detective Jason Hesse in the leg. Hesse survived.

Kendall later surrendered.

Kendall's attorney argues his client didn't know it was police trying to force their way into his home.

Information from: Herald & Review, http://www.herald-review.com

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices