Scottie Scheffler court case delayed after PGA Championship chaos as attorney speaks out

When Scottie Scheffler was arrested for second-degree fleeing or evading police, his initial court appearance date was set for May 21.

According to reports via ESPN, golf sensation Scottie Scheffler’s court case has been rescheduled for June 3, signaling a change in his legal situation. The reason for the postponement is a conflict with Steve Romines’s schedule.

Scheffler’s court date was originally scheduled for May 21 at 9 a.m., but it has now been moved to early June. The golfer is charged with four offenses: reckless driving, third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree assault of a police officer, and disobeying an officer’s traffic-directing signals.

Detective Bryan Gillis of the Louisville Metro Police Department gave Scheffler instructions at the scene of the incident while he was looking into a pedestrian fatality. Rather than following Gillis’s instructions, Scheffler is charged with speeding in his SUV, dragging the detective with it, and hurting his knee and wrist.

Gillis did not turn on his bodycam during the altercation, which further fueled the controversy. Prior to the altercation with Gillis, investigators were looking into the unconnected death of John Mills, who was struck by a shuttle bus shortly after five in the morning.

Scheffler reportedly attempted to get to the golf course ahead of his scheduled tee time, which resulted in the heated exchange with Gillis while the police were handling the scene. Since then, Romines has called the incident a “misunderstanding.”

Scheffler and Romines are preparing for their day in court, where they will present their case, despite the setback.

“We’re going to request the next court date and enter a not guilty plea. Is it possible for the charges to be dropped? Not long after the event, Romines said, “Anything is possible.” “Since he did nothing wrong, they will either be dropped or we will go to trial.

“We have no interest in engaging in settlement talks or any similar activities.

“He didn’t act improperly. It was simply a major misunderstanding. Sort of like the perfect storm of conditions. The death occurred a short distance away.

It’s also important to clarify that he didn’t drive through any accident scenes.

Romines went on to describe the interactions between Scheffler and Gillis, saying he didn’t think the officer was aware of what to do after Mills passed away and how Valhalla golfers were supposed to handle the situation.”

Romines went on, “Scottie was told to circle and turn left into the facility. It’s clear that the officer who charged him was unaware of that.

The officer who arrested him didn’t think he should have been doing what he was told to do, but he followed the instructions. That’s where the misunderstanding happened.

Scheffler shared his version of events on Instagram following the incident. He wrote on his account, “This morning, I was proceeding as directed by police officers.”

“Considering the tragic accident that had happened earlier, it was understandably a very chaotic situation, and there was a major misunderstanding of what I thought I was being asked to do. I never meant to ignore any of the guidelines.

“I hope to set this aside and concentrate on playing golf today.”

After the police incident, Scheffler shot a 2-over 73, which was his worst round in 266 days, even though he had shot well the day before. At 13 under, he finished the PGA Championship in a four-way tie for eighth place.

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