PRINEVILLE, Oregon — A Prineville man accused of repeatedly hitting a police officer with a hammer has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges.
KTVZ-TV reports (http://is.gd/V8OXPf ) that Trevor Trollope smiled and waved as he appeared by video Friday in Crook County Circuit Court.
Police say the 25-year-old attacked Prineville police Sgt. Jimmy O'Daniel during a jewelry store burglary last weekend. He allegedly hit the officer on the head at least 12 times.
A citizen on a-ride-along with O'Daniel was able to help stop the attack and subdue the burglar.
Trollope is being held on $500,000 bail. He's due back in court on April 28.
Prineville police say O'Daniel suffered a severe concussion and will need several weeks to recover.
Information from: KTVZ-TV, http://www.ktvz.com/