Circuit Judge Keith Sutherland on Friday cancelled a pending trial date for Jeffrey Weinhaus who is facing multiple charges stemming from an armed confrontation with Missouri Highway Patrol investigators last September in Franklin County. 

Judge Sutherland granted the motion Friday after Hugh A. Eastwood, St. Louis, entered his appearance as Weinhaus' attorney in the case and requested the trial continuance, according to online court documents. 

The trial had been scheduled to begin Tuesday in Weinhaus' case. 

Weinhaus is charged in a grand jury indictment with interferring with a judicial official, felony possession of a controlled substance as well as resisting arrest and assault of  law enforcement officers who were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on the man Sept. 11, 2012. 

Weinhaus was wounded in the confrontation when he allegedly reached for a handgun. 

Weinhaus has been held in the county jail since last November on alternate bonds of $50,000 cash-only, or $250,000 surety. 

See the Wednesday Missourian for the complete story.