April 1, 2006 - Posted at 12:47 p.m. CST
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ A Michigan prison escapee is to be
tried in Arkansas on charges related to a three-day crime spree
that ended when he was shot in the face by a police officer.
Eighteen-year-old Adam Lee Leadford pleaded innocent Friday to
charges in Washington County of second-degree battery and fleeing.
Bond was set at 100-thousand dollars. Leadford's trial is set for
Leadford also faces charges in Benton County, where counts that
include theft, fleeing, and assault have been filed against him.
During the hunt for Leadford, and Arkansas state trooper shot
and killed a mentally disabled man who was mistaken for Leadford. A
grand jury is to begin an investigation Monday to determine whether
Trooper Larry Norman was justified in shooting Joseph Erin Hamley.