A hearing was held Tuesday morning for a former Carrollton police officer charged with assault in connection to a shooting in Sept. 2012. Lynn Ward, 50, was attempting to apprehend a suspect involved in a dispute when the individual ran from the scene, according to a probable cause statement. Ward allegedly chased after the suspect and fired his weapon. Ward was relieved of his duties at the Carrollton Police Department shortly after the incident. He continues to maintain his innocence and is scheduled to return to court on June 7th for a pre-trial conference. A two-day jury trial is tentatively set to begin on June 25th.