Keith Meyer’s trial that was expected to start Wednesday morning with opening arguments didn’t.
The 71-year-old former Davenport alderman who is representing himself in his assault case in Scott County District Court is supposed to be back in court Thursday morning as court officials say the trial was postponed a day.
Assistant Scott County Attorney Will Ripley, who is prosecuting the case, said the trial was postponed to have court stenographers transcribe the audio from the responding police officers’ squad recordings and the 911 call related to a Nov. 11 incident in front of Meyer’s home.
Meyer is accused of pointing a shotgun at his neighbor following an argument over a speed bump Meyer allegedly was building on a driveway he shares with the victim.
Ripley added the recordings were provided to Meyer on Jan. 22.
Meyer couldn’t be reached Wednesday for comment.
Ripley and Meyer spent two days picking a jury and were expected to give their opening statements Wednesday morning before Ripley presented his case.
Meyer was expected to present his case Wednesday afternoon, although on Tuesday he expressed some concern to Scott County District Judge Cheryl Traum about trying to reach his witnesses.
Meyer is charged with assault while displaying a dangerous weapon and faces two years in prison if found guilty.