A Floyd Co. man’s trial was set to begin this week in Floyd Co, but has now been delayed until November.
The case is against Robert Powers, who is accused of shooting Prestonsburg Police Officer Adam Dixon in 2015.
Powers was 28 at the time of shooting.
According to the original reports from the KSP, Powers had fled from Police in Prestonsburg in a car and then on foot following a traffic stop.
Officers from the Prestonsburg Police Department caught up with Powers at home on Abbot Creek Rd., but he refused their commands.
Officer Adam Dixon deployed a stun gun on Powers, but that did not prove effective and Powers took out a gun and shot Officer Dixon.
The bullet that hit Officer Dixon deflected off a button on his uniform and lodged in his sternum without hitting any vital organs.
Powers barricaded himself inside a home for 5 hours following the shooting.
Police would eventually arrest Powers who is facing attempted murder of a police officer, wanton endangerment, fleeing police and driving under the influence.
Jury selection was set to begin this week, but the trial has been pushed back until November 5, 2018.