Coleman Stewart, the University of Colorado student who was charged with four felonies after being shot multiple times by police in a University Hill standoff in May, is set for trial next year after pleading not guilty Friday.
Stewart is scheduled for a five-day trial in Boulder District Court beginning Feb. 16 on four counts of felony menacing, a Class 5 felony that is punishable by up to four years in prison.
Stewart was also charged with single counts of resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer, both misdemeanors, and one count of theft of less than $50, a petty offense.
According to Boulder police, Stewart, a student in CU's Continuing Education Program, got into a disagreement with a cab driver who alleged Stewart attempted to flee without paying early May 30.
The driver called police, and Stewart, who reportedly had been drinking, ran inside his University Hill apartment building at 1090 11th St., one block from where the cab dropped him off and two blocks from a police annex.
Police say soon after that, Stewart pointed a gun at them, prompting officers to fire multiple shots at the suspect. Stewart was shot several times.
Police found a pellet gun behind Stewart's front door but did not find any other weapons.
The three officers involved in the shooting — Nicholas C. Frankenreiter, Jacob R. Vaporis and Erin P. Starks — were cleared of any wrongdoing in the shooting by Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett.
Two police officers also were injured in the incident. One was struck by the fragment of a ricocheted bullet that had been fired by another officer, and another had glass fly into her eye after breaking down a window to the apartment building.
Stewart, who is free on $10,000 bond, is scheduled for a motions hearing Nov. 24.