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Emily trial moved to May

A trial that had been scheduled this week is now scheduled for May.

Phillip A. Emily, 36, of Richwoods, is charged in Washington County with three counts of assault on a law enforcement officer, three counts of armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, tampering with a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, and resisting arrest.

His public defender requested a continuance earlier this month. The trial is now scheduled May 13-14 in St. Francois County before Circuit Court Judge Kenneth W. Pratte.

The charges stem from an incident on June 21, 2008, that began when a deputy saw Emily in a stolen Ford Mustang near Tiff.

According to police reports, the deputy turned on the flashing lights and tried to pull him over. Emily also was wanted on outstanding warrants out of Washington County, Jefferson County, Franklin County and Shelby County.

According to police reports, Emily drove off and went up Route E to Route CC, where he ran off the road into a ditch line.

The deputy stopped the Mustang and Emily got out holding a large hunting knife. The deputy drew her gun and Emily turned and ran about 25 feet. Then he turned and pulled a 9 millimeter handgun from his waistline and pointed it at the deputy. The deputy fired two rounds at Emily, who ran into the woods.

Emily was arrested in Madison County, Ill., in April after being on the run from police.

Before the 2008 incident, Emily was already well-known to law enforcement officers in Washington County.

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