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Court hearing set for former police lieutenant

Troy A. Wilson is facing attempted murder charges

Posted: August 22, 2012 - 12:06am

The former Juneau police lieutenant who is accused of opening fire on his fellow officers over the Easter weekend is scheduled to be in court this week.

Troy A. Wilson, 45, is slated to appear in Juneau Superior Court before Judge Philip Pallenberg on Thursday for an omnibus hearing.

The past three scheduled hearings in the case have been postponed or vacated due to the large amount of discovery, prosecutors said.

Wilson is still being held in custody in lieu of $1 million cash bond. He is facing multiple attempted murder, assault and weapons misconduct charges after allegedly barricading himself in his house and firing about 75 to 100 shots at police officers and vehicles with high-powered rifles and handguns. No injuries were reported in the incident.

Wilson is a former SWAT instructor who worked at the Juneau Police Department for 17 years. Police said he resigned in December as he was being investigated for off-duty behavior that allegedly violated police policy and procedure.

Also due in court Thursday is Joshua David Burger, 37, a former Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. employee accused of sexually abusing a minor.

Burger is scheduled to appear before Pallenberg for a trial call. His jury trial is slated to begin in two weeks on Sept. 4, although several motions in his case are still pending.

Burger is facing four felony counts of sexual abuse of minor for alleged conduct that stems from 2004 to 2007.

• Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

Editor's note: We have disabled comments on this story because this story makes reference to a pending child sexual abuse case. Comments should not have been enabled on this story.

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