26 Feb 2020 14:38

U.S. student charged with assaulting policeman in Moscow facing up to 10 years in prison

MOSCOW. Feb 26 (Interfax) - Moscow's Golovinsky District Court will begin hearing a criminal case against U.S. student Trevor Reed from Texas, who was charged with resisting police while intoxicated last summer, in March 2020.

The first hearing in the case against Reed is scheduled for March 11, the court told Interfax.

An informed source told Interfax, citing the investigation's findings, that some people living on Leningradskoye Highway in Moscow reported to the police on August 16, 2019, that a man was arguing aggressively with two women near No. 106.

A police patrol crew arrived at the scene and tried to calm the man down, but he began behaving aggressively and offered resistance, the source said.

The officers had to force the man into a police van and took him to the Levoberezhny police station. On the way there, the detainee assaulted the driver, tore his uniform, hit his colleague, and provoked a dangerous traffic situation, the source said.

Once at the police station, the man was identified as Trevor Reed, a 28-year-old student born in Texas in the United States, who was living temporarily in an apartment on Otkrytoye Highway in Moscow.

The man was charged with using violence against a law enforcement official dangerous to his life and health. A court sanctioned his pretrial custody pending trial the next day.

If found guilty, Reed could face up to 10 years in prison.