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Scottie Scheffler arraignment in Louisville delayed by two weeks

By admin May20,2024

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Scottie Scheffler is set to be appear in Jefferson District Court for an arraignment two weeks later than originally scheduled.

Scheffler’s arraignment is now set for Monday, June 3 at 9 a.m. ET, according to court records. It was previously scheduled for Tuesday, May 21.

Asked after his final round Sunday about playing in this week’s Charles Schwab Challenge in Ft. Worth, Texas, Scheffler said, “As of now I’m planning to play next week. As far as the off-the-course stuff goes, I’m not really sure.”

The most recent field list from the PGA Tour, posted Sunday night, had Scheffler in the 132-man field.

Steve Romines, Scheffler’s attorney, told The Courier Journal he filed a motion to a judge requesting the June 3 date, but did not elaborate on the need for the change.

In a statement from his office, Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell said he objected to Romines’ motion before it was approved Monday.

“Our office continues to gather information in the case,” O’Connell said.

Scheffler faces charges of second-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding signals from an officer directing traffic, according to his arrest citation.

According to state law, assault in the second degree occurs when a person either:

  • Intentionally causes serious physical injury to another person
  • Intentionally causes physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument
  • Wantonly causes serious physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument

Second-degree assault is a Class C felony in Kentucky punishable by between five and 10 years in prison.

In the arrest citation, Louisville Metro Police said Scheffler was driving eastbound to enter Valhalla Gate 1 when he pulled into a westbound lane, “where outbound traffic was flowing” to avoid backed-up traffic due to a fatal accident involving a pedestrian.

Scheffler’s arrest citation says LMPD Detective Bryan Gillis was “in the middle of the westbound lanes, in full LMPD uniform and a hi-visibility yellow reflective rain jacket,” when he stopped the golfer and “attempted to give instructions.”

Scheffler, the citation says, “refused to comply and accelerated forward, dragging Detective Gillis to the ground. Detective Gillis suffered pain, swelling, and abrasions to his left wrist and knee.”

Reporter Josh Wood and sports reporters Ryan Black, Alexis Cubit and Brooks Holton contributed reporting.

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