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Trial Date Set For Anderson Co. Man Accused Of Plotting Mass Shooting

Posted at 11:52 AM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 17:39:48-04

ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A trial date has been set for the Anderson County man accused of plotting a mass school shooting.

A judge set Dylan Jarrell’s trial date for November, but says it’s only a tentative date.

Jarrell’s attorney said Tuesday they are basically playing a waiting game because the federal government has given some indication that they want to indict Jarrell.

Jarrell was arrested in October of last year by Kentucky State Police, who say the young man wrote in a manifesto that he wanted to be the next school shooter of 2018.

Troopers arrested Jarrell as he was pulling out of his driveway, where he was allegedly armed with a handgun, several hundred rounds of ammunition, and a detailed plan of attack for schools in Anderson and Shelby counties.

His trial date is scheduled for Nov. 25, giving plenty of time to see if the federal government will get involved in the case.

There is no timeline for when or even if there will be a federal indictment, so a status hearing is scheduled for July.