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Trial set for Ripley police attacker

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by Aaron Gibson, April 13, 2016

A trial date has been set for the man accused of attacking Ripley police officer John Amole and stealing his gun last January.

After two hours of negotiations on Wednesday, April 13, prosecutors and defense attorneys were unable to reach a plea agreement in the case of Kyle Moore, who is facing several felony charges for assault, aggravated robbery and grand theft.

The case has been set to conclude with a trial lasting up to three days in Brown County Common Pleas Court beginning June 27. Moore’s next court hearing will be a final pretrial conference on May 20.

Among the issues discussed in court on Wednesday, defense attorney Katherine Kelly filed a motion earlier this month requesting Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrange a new mode of transportation for Moore in moving him from Butler County Jail to court for future hearings.

According to the motion, Moore alleges members of the Brown County Sheriff’s Office beat him on Feb. 29 while in their custody for a pretrial hearing.

Moore alleges he was defenseless during the altercation and now fears for his safety.

Judge Scott Gusweiler overruled the motion.

Moore is accused of attacking Amole on Jan. 13, leaving him unconscious, before fleeing the scene with Amole’s gun. Moore was later arrested at the Ohio Valley Manor after he asked to use a phone.

Amole was hospitalized with several broken bones in the incident and did not return to the line of duty until earlier this month.

Brown County Crime Reporter, April 13, 2016

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