Hearing Set For Suspect In Separate Officer-Involved Shootings

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GEARY COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) -- A preliminary hearing has been set for the man who officials say shot at a sheriff's deputy and was later shot by a Junction City detective.

Michael Hall, 30, of Junction City, appeared in Geary County District Court Thursday for a status hearing.

Last month, Hall was arrested on two counts of Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, two counts of Obstruction, Attempted Murder in the First Degree, Criminal Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Fleeing and Eluding and two counts of Aggravated Endangering a Child.

According to officials, a deputy with the Geary County Sheriff's Office tried to stop a Hall's vehicle for several traffic violations on the south side of Junction City.

Hall did not stop and a pursuit ensued. He eventually abandoned his vehicle in a residential area on Lockstone Court and bailed out of the car, police said.

According to officials, shots were fired a the deputy and the deputy returned fire.

Police combed the area looking for Hall. A helicopter, plane and K-9 units were used during the search.

A short time later, Junction City police located Hall at Knights Inn, located at 1024 South Washington Street in Junction City, and a foot chase began.

As a detective tried to arrest him, police say Hall attempted to grab the officer's weapon and as a result, was shot in the lower leg near his ankle.

Hall was treated at Geary County Community Hospital and once released, he was booked into the Geary County Jail. He remains in custody.

His preliminary hearing has been set for February 14, 2013.