Trial for man accused in deputy shooting continues

Published On: Dec 24 2013 07:34:21 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 18 2013 11:21:00 AM CST

The Butler County Deputy who was shot back in September was back on the stand for a second day of testimony, Wednesday.

Jan Tracey Kilbourne is charged with attempted capital murder in the shooting.

Deputy Jacob Lawrence testified about the morning he was shot.  He told jurors he stopped a vehicle which he said was suspicious.  When he returned to his patrol car to run the three licenses of the people inside the car, the driver sped off.

Lawrence testified that the car came around behind his patrol car.  As he was telling them to stop, he testified that Kilbourne leaned over the driver and fired a shot out of the driver's side door.  He says Kilbourne then got out of the vehicle and walked around to where he was  and raised his hand like he was going to fire another shot.

At that point, Lawrence said he fired a shot at Kilbourne, who then fled the scene.

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A deputy who was shot during a traffic stop told a jury what led up to the violence.

Jan Tracy Kilbourne is charged with attempted capital murder with shooting deputy Jacob Lawrence during a traffic stop on Labor Day. Kilbourne also faces charges of criminal possession of a firearm and interference with law enforcement.

That shooting started a four-day manhunt that spanned three counties, Butler, Sedgwick and Cowley, and finally ended with Kilbourne's arrest in a Wichita residential neighborhood.

Lawrence was the state's first witness to take the stand in Butler County district court Tuesday.

The attempted capital murder charge carries a sentence of 12 to 54 years in prison.

The trial is expected to resume at 9 a.m. Wednesday.