Apr 13, 2017

Jury trial for Clayton Lasinski who led CHP and EPD on a chase downtown scheduled for July

Trial setting was scheduled this morning for Clayton Lasinski, the man who led CHP and EPD on a chase through Eureka during rush hour over an alleged traffic stop violation.

Trial confirmation is June 22. Jury trial is July 10.

Apr 7, 2017

Clayton Lasinski who led EPD on chase through Old Town has jury trial on Monday vacated; trial setting on April 13

Jury trial was scheduled to start for Clayton Lasinski on April 10. That date was vacated on March 29. Trial setting is on April 13 at 8:30 a.m.

Clayton Lasinski, the man who led EPD through a chase during rush hour and was ultimately arrested after being shot in an officer involved shooting had his preliminary hearing in February.

Two CHP officers and the lead investigator from EPD testified.

"I'm strapped; I'm strapped" is what Lasinski allegedly yelled at one Best Western employee. EPD officers Stephen Linfoot and Dustin Nantz told EPD Senior Detective John Gordon they were "fearful" for their lives as the reason for discharging their weapons at Lasinski.

Arraignment was on February 16 in Courtroom 2. 

Lasinski was held to answer on all counts (except 8) and all special allegations.

Deputy District Attorney Luke Bernthal is prosecuting the case. Conflict Counsel's Mr. Greg Elvine-Kreis is representing Lasinski.

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