Preliminary hearing rescheduled for Weston Idaho man suspected of threatening to shoot woman in the head

PRESTON, IDAHO — A preliminary hearing for David Kelley has been rescheduled after the Weston, Idaho man was determined competent to stand trial. The 37-year-old is suspected of threatening to shot a woman in the head and assaulting a police officer.

Court records show, Kelley appeared in 6th Judicial Court Thursday morning in Preston. He was previously charged with five felonies, including three counts of aggravated assault, one count of assault and one count of attempting to disarm a law enforcement officer.

On January 24, Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies received a domestic disturbance report around 5:30 p.m. The caller, who was a juvenile, reported that Kelley had a handgun and was holding it to the head of a female.

As law enforcement arrived, they approached the front door of the residence and called out for Kelley to come to them. He then revealed himself and dropped a handgun and shotgun when directed.

As officers tried to arrest Kelley though, he allegedly refused to follow commands to get on the ground and physically resisted. During the scuffle, he reportedly tried to grab one of the officer’s firearms and was tased.

During Thursday’s court appearance, Judge Eric Hunn scheduled the preliminary hearing for April 24. At that time, he will determine if prosecutors have sufficient evidence to bind the suspect over for trial.

Kelley has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges. He is being held in the Cache County Jail on $500,000 bail and could face more than five-years in prison if convicted.

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