Jason Perez bound over for trial

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WICHITA, Kansas – Jason Perez was bound over for trial Wednesday after a preliminary hearing in Sedgwick County Court.

He is charged with 14 felony counts after sheriff’s deputies say he led them on a high-speed chase into Butler County in March and opened fire on two of them.

Sedgwick County Deputy Lucas Powell was hit in the eye.

Today a KBI agent testified that he interviewed Perez after the shootings, and he confessed.

“He said that basically he had gone down that path, and there was really no turning around.  He knew he had fired at the police officer,” said Robert Jacobs, KBI Special Agent.

Several deputies also testified that Perez was armed with a shotgun, rifle and a handgun.

The judge decided there was enough evidence to hold Perez for trial in September.

His co-defendant, Clara Crosser, is facing nine charges in the case.

Perez’s trial is set for September 23.

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