Trott arraignment set

ROCKWELL CITY – The man accused of killing a Rockwell City police officer is set to make his plea in the case next week.

Corey A. Trott, 32, of Rockwell City, will have his arraignment on a first-degree murder charge on Oct. 1.

Trott is accused of killing Rockwell City Police Officer Jamie Buenting, 37, on Sept. 13.

Buenting was one of several officers involved in a standoff with Trott that began Sept. 12 after a witness saw Trott inside the home at 502 Pleasant St. Trott had an assault warrant out for his arrest.

During the standoff, Trott allegedly fired one shot, which struck Buenting. The officer was pronounced dead at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital a short time later.

Trott eventually surrendered without further incident after negotiators from the Iowa State Patrol were called in. He is being held in the Sac County Jail. Online court records didn’t indicate the amount of bond he is being held on, but Mike Motsinger, special agent in charge of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, said at the time of his arrest Trott’s bond amount would be determined later.

Buenting became the first Iowa peace officer to be killed in the line of duty since September 2011.