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Another delay set in trial of Parkersburg man accused of attacking cop who shot him

This news story was published on November 29, 2014.
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WATERLOO – A trial date for a Parkersburg man who who was shot after he attacked a police officer last Christmas has been set for a fifth time.

Zachary Lee Church, age 28 of Parkersburg, has pled not guilty to charges of felony assault against a peace officer, felony possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and operating while intoxicated. He has had trial dates set for April 15th, July 22nd, August 22nd and November 4th. A trial date was recently set for January 6, 2015 with a pre-trial conference scheduled for January 2nd.

According to a report, Church was approached by Cedar Falls police officer Bob Anderson near 2nd Street and Hudson Avenue in Cedar Falls on December 25th, 2013, at about 2:57 AM. The officer observed Church sleeping in his running vehicle at the location, and smelled the aroma of marijuana from the vehicle and alcohol on Church’s person.

During the subsequent investigation, Church – who is listed as about 6 feet 2 inches tall and 270 lbs. – began to assault officer Anderson, striking him repeatedly about the face and head, and knocking him to the ground. The assault continued until officer Anderson shot Church with his firearm. Officer Anderson suffered cuts, abrasions and swelling to his face due to the assault. Church was hospitalized at Sartori Hospital after he was shot, and then jailed, later posting bond on January 7th.

Church has continued to tour and perform with his music band, Failure of Progress, and cook at Tony’s La Pizzeria in Parkersburg as he awaits trial.


Zachary Lee Church

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4 Responses to Another delay set in trial of Parkersburg man accused of attacking cop who shot him

  1. Philosophus Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Well basically this is a case of an officer harassing a citizen who was minding his own business. In the wintertime it is common to run cars to stay warm. This officer was fishing for a DUI and had no concern for this man’s safety. New world paradigm would exonerate the man and fire the officer for harassment. Serve and help the people! Don’t abuse and exploit them.

    • Philosophus Reply Report comment

      November 29, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      The man was doing the right thing by not driving, but the sadistic law is worded to be able to arrest for DUI if the keys are in the ignition. It’s a college town bar area and he probably had too much to drink and smoke and needed to chill out and sleep. Bars churn people out drunk and cops arrest them. One SICKO demented society. Everything is a hustle racket in the USA. My ministry is here to change all that.

      • Philosophus Reply Report comment

        November 30, 2014 at 3:44 am

        And adding the information that he “plays in a band and cooks pizza” is designed to make the revenge seeking audience of NIT feel repugnancy against a man who ‘dares challenge the authority’ of the sacrosanct police. You’d think that employment and music activities would be considered good…but not so in the police worshipping atmosphere of NIT.

        • Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

          November 30, 2014 at 9:55 am

          When you post at 3:44 am, you are either still ripped from the last load of dope you did, or you are up early getting ready for a job interview. Let me guess which it is……