Arraignment for a Fort Riley soldier accused of murdering a fellow soldier in Aggieville one year ago has been continued into late March.

Tremelle Montgomery, 20, appeared in court Monday via Zoom from the Riley County Jail, two weeks after being bound over for a possible trial later this year. Montgomery’s attorneys Brenda Jordan and Lora Ingels requested a minimum 45 days as they prepare to enter mediation with prosecutors toward a possible plea agreement. 

Judge John Bosch scheduled the continued arraignment hearing for March 27.

Montgomery faces seven total counts, including that of first-degree murder in the death of Joshua Wardi Feb. 5, 2022 outside an Aggieville bar. He also is charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault against three other men.