The man who police said led a three-county chase after attempting to pass counterfeit bills at a local grocery store and trying to hit officers with a stolen vehicle faced a jury trial Monday on a litany of felony charges.
Travis Grover Richardson is accused of attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault, felony evading arrest, aggravated robbery and criminal simulation.
Assistant District Attorney Janet Harden questioned the officers in court about their involvement in the initial counterfeiting call and the response to the subsequent high-speed chase.
The jurors were shown video from the dash cameras of the police cruisers during the pursuit and from the cameras mounted in the officers’ Tasers.
After the prosecution rested, defense attorney Jim Bowman announced that Richardson will testify on his own behalf when court resumes Tuesday morning.
For full coverage, read Tuesday’s edition of the STAR.