4th delay in trial for man accused of shooting at cops

By From page A3 | June 27, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A jury trial set for next month for a Vallejo man accused of shooting at several Fairfield police officers at a North Texas Street apartment in 2011 was delayed again Thursday.

Jordan C. Hughes, 23, had locked himself in the bathroom of his girlfriend’s Fairfield apartment after they had been arguing in Vallejo, according to police. When she returned to the apartment, she and her father had concerns that Hughes may have been waiting for them. He was.

The father called police, who searched the apartment and found the bathroom door was locked.

When officers tried to kick in the bathroom door, several shots were fired through the door, according to police. Officers fired back and Hughes was shot in the chest. No officers were hurt.

The attorney representing Hughes, Daniel Russo, requested the delay, his fourth, and agreed to return to court July 23 to set a new trial date.

Hughes has pleaded not guilty to three counts of attempted murder of a peace officer, a crime that carries a possible life sentence upon conviction.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

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