The jury began deliberating Friday night in the trial of a Petersburg man who had an armed confrontation with local police last fall. The state alleges that 30-year-old Jace Cunningham fired his assault rifle and threatened to shoot officers when he encountered them at a roadblock on Frederick Point Road. Matt Lichtenstein filed this report Wednesday, after the first day of the trial.
Jury deliberating in armed confrontation trial
The legal battle continues over a demolished home on Wrangell Avenue in Petersburg. The structure was taken down in 2014 after the borough declared it a dangerous home. The owners of the home are appealing last year’s court ruling in favor of the Petersburg borough and have filed another suit challenging borough staff visits to the property in preparation for demolition. more