Trial date set for man charged in state trooper's death

8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago July 06, 2016 Jul 6, 2016 Wednesday, July 06 2016 Wednesday, July 06, 2016 4:38:00 PM CDT in News
By: Anna Jaoudi, KOMU 8 Digital Reporter

AUDRAIN COUNTY – The trial date for Serghei Comerzan, the man charged in the death of Trooper James Bava, has been set. A judge said Wednesday Comerzan would stand trial October 11-14. 

Comerzan pleaded not guilty to his involvement in the death of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper after being charged with second-degree murder. 

According to the probable cause statement, Comerzan was reported traveling at high speeds when Bava tried to catch up with him.

Comerzan was also charged with resisting a lawful stop, resisting a member of Highway Patrol, careless and imprudent driving, exeeding the speed limit and failure to register a motor vehicle with the Department of Revenue.  

The trooper's vehicle was found crashed off Route FF in Audrain County.

 

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