COLUMBUS – A David City man’s preliminary hearing was continued, as parties pursue a plea agreement in a felony assault case.
Phillip Ostermeier, 23, is in Butler County Court on several charges, after leading officers in a pursuit, through residential David City, say court records. Following the pursuit, Ostermeier allegedly assaulted two officers, before a taser was deployed, and he was taken into custody, says court records.
Ostermeier told officers he was street racing before an officer clocked him driving 63 mph in a 35 mph zone, says the affidavit.
Court documents say, Ostermeier ‘s preliminary hearing scheduled for Thursday, was continued to a disposition without trial on August 24th at 9:30 a.m.
It’s stated in the motion to continue, that parties are actively pursuing a plea agreement, and believe they can expedite the court process without the preliminary hearing.
Ostermeier faces two felony charges for assaulting officers, and several misdemeanor charges for resisting arrest and obstructing police. If convicted of all the current charges, Ostermeier would face a maximum of 9 years and 6 months in prison.