Defense attorney Aric Cramer filed a motion last week seeking to suppress evidence gathered by police in the case because “the officer did not have probable cause to seize the defendant. He had no reasonable suspicion or probable cause that a crime was being committed or had been committed.”
The issue prompted a lengthy discussion over whether the case would proceed to trial today or not.
“The state believes there is just not any substance to that motion to suppress,” Deputy County Attorney Jerry Jaeger said, arguing that a quick hearing on the motion could take place while the jury waited, and that the court could promptly determine if the trial would proceed.
Attorney Aric Cramer argued that the defense is entitled to additional time to prepare for trial based on the outcome of what he believed would be a 2-hour hearing.