Attempted Murder charges filed in Nevada County Superior Court this morning. The suspect in the June 14th shooting of two on-duty peace officers at an Edwards Crossing makeshift camp site, 60 year old Brent Douglas Cole, appeared in court as Judge Anders Holmer read the four related counts. Assistant District Attorney, Anna Ferguson, says that the charges carry enhancements.
Cole, a self-proclaimed himself a “sovereign citizen,” and has represented himself in another court matter, has elected to use a Public Defender in regards to the case.
Cole faces maximum sentences of up to life with possibility of parole for each of the attempted murder cases, an additional 20 years on each of the two counts for personal use of a firearm, and up to 8 years for the assault on a peace officer. An additional 3 years is also a possibility for causing great bodily injury to one of the officers. Cole is next scheduled for a July 10th hearing at 1:00 PM.
No plea has been entered.