ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– The trial for the man accused of shooting and killing an Adams County Sheriff’s deputy in 2018 has been delayed again. The trial for Dreion Dearing started in March but was declared a mistrial and was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s been delayed again due to a rising number of coronavirus cases in Adams County.READ MORE: FBI Denver Believes Gabby Petito's Body Has Been Found In Wyoming
Deputy Heath Gumm was shot and killed after he responded to a home near 88th Avenue and Washington Street in Thornton for a call about an assault.READ MORE: Rollover Crash In Colorado Springs Kills Active Duty Air Force Airman
Dearing faces charges of first-degree murder of a peace officer after deliberation, first-degree felony murder of a peace officer, first-degree murder after deliberation, first-degree felony murder, first-degree burglary, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and third-degree assault.MORE NEWS: 4 Large COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Opening This Week In Colorado
Dearing has pleaded not guilty.