The change of plea hearing for Zionsville resident Ritchie Barton has been reset.
Originally set for June 5, the change of plea hearing is now on the schedule for 9 a.m. July 22.
Barton, 66, is accused of attempting to murder a woman at a senior living facility in May 2018. He faces charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery, criminal confinement, two counts of attempted battery by means of a deadly weapon, and two counts of resisting law enforcement.
Barton is accused of stabbing a woman in her Crawford Manor apartment on the Hoosier Village campus in the early morning hours of May 25, 2018. The victim was able to make her way into a hallway during the attack, where the relative of a neighbor helped fight off the attacker and call police. She suffered wounds to her mid-sternum area, thigh and leg. Two police officers also sustained injuries in the process of arresting Barton.
Barton had entered a plea of not guilty at his initial hearing. A competency hearing for Barton set for earlier this year was delayed and later canceled. A trial date also had been set, but it was replaced with a change of plea hearing.
The case is in Boone Superior Court I with Judge Matthew Kincaid.