Dominick Conley Hearing

by Brittany Harris on December 20, 2010 at 7:56 am

The man accused of shooting a Zanesville Police Officer and his K-9 partner appeared in court Monday morning.

Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge Mark Fleegle said he will take under advisement whether another evaluation will happen to determine if Dominick Conley was criminally insane at the time of the incident.

19-year-old Dominick Conley is charged with 12 felony counts in connection with the August 2009 shooting of Officer Mike Schiele and his K-9 partner Bosco and also carjacking a vehicle and holding six people at gunpoint. His charges include assault on a police officer, assault on a police dog, aggravated burglary, two counts of kidnapping and six counts of abduction, as well as tampering with evidence.

Judge Fleegle told Conley’s attorney Greg Carter that the case is already 15 months old and that he had previously given him 45 days to have Conley evaluated. About a week ago, Carter entered a written plea of not guilty by reason of insanity for Conley.