THE  CHARGES AGAINST TREVOR REED

PART 2 of ARTICLE 318 of The Criminal Code of the Russian Federation

The use of violence dangerous to the life and health against a government official in the performance of their duties.  An act punishable by up to ten years imprisonment.

TREVOR IS ACCUSED OF CAUSING THE POLICE VEHICLE TO SWERVE DANGEROUSLY ENDANGERING OFFICER'S LIVES

There have been many discrepancies and changes in Trevor’s case over the past seven months.  The initial “Level 2” charges claim that Trevor grabbed the arm of the police officer driving the vehicle on the way to the station endangering the lives of the police officers.  This action supposedly resulted in the police vehicle swerving radically into the oncoming lane and causing the driver to “reduce speed sharply” before the vehicle overturned or collided with another vehicle according to the police officers’ initial reports and testimonies.  Trevor is also accused of striking a police officer with his elbow when the officer attempted to stop Trevor from pulling the arm of the driver.  

TREVOR IS ALSO CHARGED WITH AN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFENSE OF NOT BEING PROPERLY REGISTERED LIVING AT HIS GIRLFRIEND'S APARTMENT

Trevor also had charges placed against him for not being properly registered at his girlfriend's apartment.  There was some difficulty in making this happen due to the required procedures.  It is sometimes difficult to get registration through the owners of a rented residence. Trevor reportedly signed a paper admitting to not being properly registered the morning of his arrest without an interpreter.  There may be some other irregularities about this charge.  The administrative case is usually punishable by a fine.  The court hearing for this charge is to take place after the next full day of the trial.  It was scheduled to occur on March 11, after the trial hearing, but there was a bomb scare at the courthouse and the building was evacuated and courts cancelled.  It has been postponed along with the regular trial since that date.