DA: Trial re-set for man who shot at police
ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The District Attorney's office in Roseburg says the trial for Jonathan Lackey has been re-set.
Police say that in December of 2012, Lackey, a 23-year-old local area transient, started firing at detectives with a handgun at the Casa Loma Motel.
The incident led to a three hour standoff, authorities say.
The DA's office says the charges against Lackey include five counts of attempted murder and five counts of attempted assault.
The new trial date is scheduled for July 15 through July 17 of this year.
The whole thing started when the Roseburg Fire Department responded to 437 SE Ramp for a reported residential fire.
Once inside the residence firefighters found one adult male was deceased. Roseburg police say Richard Dale Casebeer, 71, was the victim.
The Roseburg Police Department responded for the death investigation and soon found evidence that suggested the incident may have been a homicide.
The Douglas County Major Crimes Team was activated and began investigating the incident.
During their investigation, police say they developed Lackey as a person of interest in the homicide.
Roseburg Police Department spokesperson, Sgt. Jeff Eichenbusch, told KPIC News that Lackey was Casebeer's grandson through marriage.
Later that afternoon, Detectives from the Major Crimes Team learned that Lackey was staying at the Casa Loma Motel in Roseburg and they attempted to contact him there.
Lackey came out of his room and pointed a handgun at detectives and started shooting, police said.
There was a brief exchange of gunfire between detectives and Lackey, before Lackey fled back inside the room.
After several hours of negotiations, Lackey surrendered without further incident.