Trial set for burglary suspect shot by Lee County deputy
Jul. 18, 2017
MONTROSE, Iowa (AP) — An August trial has been scheduled for a burglary suspect shot by a Lee County sheriff's deputy.
Court records say Joshua Welborn has pleaded not guilty to burglary, criminal mischief and assault on a police officer. His trial is set to begin Aug. 29.
The shooting occurred June 12 outside a mobile home in rural Montrose after Deputy Dakota Foley and another deputy arrived to check a report about a burglary. Authorities say they were confronted by Welborn, who was carrying a large hammer in his bloody hands. Foley told Welborn six times to stop advancing before Foley fired one shot. Welborn was hospitalized for a chest wound.
An assistant Iowa attorney general has said the shooting "was reasonable."