The Montgomery man involved in a is set to stand trial in September, State's Attorney Eric Weis said.
Jason Thurmond, who was charged with battery stemming from the incident, appeared in Kendall County circuit court Wednesday. The case will be up for scheduling matters on Sept. 12, and the trial could start Sept. 17.
The incident started with the express lane and ended with an off-duty police officer pulling a gun in the store. Thurmond has said he left the checkout to retrieve eggs from the store and returned from the aisles to find the officer - who Thurmond did not know was an off-duty police officer - arguing with his nine-months-pregnant wife.
Thurmond admits to shoving the officer to keep him away from his wife, he said, and that’s when the gun was pulled and pointed at his chest, he said. The 911 tapes from the incident reveal that the officer only announced himself as a sheriff’s deputy after drawing his weapon.
Thurmond has identified the officer as Dep. Craig French, a veteran with the department who serves as the public information officer.
No shots were fired, and Oswego police arrived on the scene shortly thereafter and charged Thurmond with battery. to see part of the survellience video.