HAZARD – The trial of Perry County man charged with several offenses after he was alleged to have attempted flee from a police officer has been pushed back several months.
Scott Kadik, 39, of Viper, appeared in Perry Circuit Court on Thursday where his new attorney, Michael Roper, entered his appearance. Kadik has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree wanton endangerment, receiving stolen property over $10,000, criminal mischief, third-degree assault, first-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, second-degree fleeing or evading, giving an officer a false name, and first-degree possession of a controlled substance.
Kadik was indicted by the grand jury in February after police said an investigation into identity theft led them to a local hotel where Kadik was apparently staying. When Hazard Police Det. Adam Baker made contact with him, he alleged that Kadik attempted to leave the scene. Baker reported that Kadik’s vehicle stalled and a fight ensued before Kadik was eventually subdued and lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Jail in Hazard. He currently remains in jail on a $50,000 bond.
Kadik is currently not facing any charges related to the investigation into identity theft.
Kadik had been set for trial on July 30, but during his initial appearance on July 5, Roper requested additional time to prepare the case for trial. Circuit Judge Bill Engle moved the trial to November 19. Kadik is set to appear again in court for a pretrial conference on October 10.