A wanted man who called the Examiner to give his side of the story has appeared in court.
Sheldon Coore, of Rufford Road, Milnsbridge, was before Kirklees magistrates in custody today.
He faces charges of affray, possessing a bladed article in public and racially- aggravated assault on a police officer.
The court heard that officers went to the 37-year-old’s flat late on May 20.
They were there to arrest him after he allegedly breached the terms of his licence following his release from prison.Prosecutor Ben Crosland told magistrates that Coore shouted aggressively at the officers that he had a gun, causing them to back away and draw their CS sprays.
He then allegedly came rushing out of the address towards them armed with a large knife in his right hand. Coore is alleged to have chased the officers who requested assistance, then ran away and they lost sight of him.
Mr Crosland told magistrates that Coore was arrested 10 days later on Monday (May 30) after firearms officers went to a house in Sheepridge.
The alleged assault relates to his time at Huddersfield Police Station following his arrest when he allegedly hurled racist abuse at a female custody sergeant.
Coore, dressed all in black and flanked by two security officers, spoke only to confirm his personal details.
Watched by a third security guard inside courtroom two, he gave no indication of plea to the knife possession and affray charges. He pleaded not guilty to assaulting the police officer.
Magistrates sent his case to Leeds Crown Court for an initial hearing on June 29.
Coore was remanded in custody and will appear at crown court via a prison video link.
Prior to his court appearance Coore contacted the Examiner several times to give his version of events.