Tom Hazelwood appeared in court for a short hearing Friday morning to be arraigned and put a trial setting conference on calendar.
Hazelwood appeared with his attorney, Robert Banning, and pleaded not guilty to the charges of assault with a deadly weapon that is not a firearm, battery and vandalism.
Banning wanted to set a trial for February, but deputy district attorney Trish Kelliher noted that the case was being prosecuted by Worth Dykeman, who she thought was to be in court that morning to handle the matter. Judge Daniel B. Proud decided that the trial setting conference would be continued for a week to Nov. 2 at 8:30 a.m.
Hazelwood is accused of running down his landlord, Jack Podsedly, with Podsedly’s ATV trike. Hazelwood also allegedly damaged water tanks on Podsedly’s property during the incident.