ELKINS, W.Va. — The case of a Randolph County man found guilty of multiple charges after attacking a West Virginia State Police trooper in March 2016.
Nathaniel Wegman’s sentencing was scheduled for Wednesday morning in Randolph County.
However, it was ruled to continue the case until Oct. 18 because the judge needs to consider a post-trial motion.
Wegman tried to drown Trooper First Class J.J. Cornelius, who was attempting to take Wegman into custody. Wegman had a warrant against him for an outstanding felony charge from another state and was wanted for questioning on a Randolph County robbery.
According to prosecutors, Cornelius had to fight off Wegman with a knife as Wegman was holding his head below water.
Wegman was convicted on charges of attempted murder, malicious assault and fleeing in an incident.