AUGUSTA — Jeremy Clement of Fairfield, accused of shooting and wounding his ex-girlfriend April 19 after kicking in a door to get inside her mother’s Oakland home, appeared in court Thursday and was told his case would be presented to a grand jury next week.

The prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Michael Madigan, also asked Judge Eric Walker for the next court hearing to be Oct. 5 because there were still some discovery issues to resolve.

Clement’s attorney, Seth Berner, agreed that the hearing should be continued to that date. Berner said he has had the case for only a month and that it was extremely complex.

Walker agreed, saying, “This is a very serious matter involving some extremely serious charges.”

Clement, 36, is charged with elevated aggravated assault and burglary and has been held in lieu of $500,000 bail since his arrest April 19. On June 21, a different judge refused to lower that bail, citing his concern for public safety.

His ex-girlfriend, Jasmine Caret, 33, was shot in the chest with a .40-caliber pistol during the confrontation. She said Thursday that she continues to undergo treatment and expects to have more medical procedures. She had scars visible on her chest and back.

Both Caret and her mother, who used a baseball bat to defend her daughter and her home that day, watched the brief court hearing at the Capital Judicial Center.

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