Pretrial Set For Jake Wendt 5/15/18
The Medford man who held police at bay with a loaded handgun in January was in court on Tuesday May 15th. 31 year old Jake Wendt was in court with his attorney Wright Laufenberg. According to court documents, Wendt fired eight shots from a pistol into the ceiling and walls in a home on Allman Street and held police at bay for five hours before surrendering peacefully as the result of phone negotiations with officers.
As a result of the incident Jake Wendt faces 8 felony charges and a host of misdemeanor charges. Wendt’s attorney told Judge Ann Knox Bauer that his client wished to waive his right to a preliminary hearing and proceed to trial. Wendt entered a plea of not guilty to all charges.
District Attorney Kristi Tlusty requested June 6th as the date for a Pre-trial hearing. Jake Wendt is being held in the Taylor County Jail on $30,000 cash bond.