Report: Scott County deputies cleared of charges in officer-involved shooting
A review of two Scott County, Virginia deputies following an officer-involved shooting earlier this month has concluded and resulted in no charges.
According to a report received Friday by WCYB, Commonwealth's Attorney Dan Fellhauer said there was no misconduct while using force to subdue Roy Michael Barnett, 29.
Barnett was indicted earlier this week by a grand jury on charges of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer, attempted malicious assault and use of a firearm in commission of a felony, according to court records.
The officers were at Barnett's home on Sept. 4 to serve an emergency custody warrant when Barnett pointed a loaded pistol at officers and fired a shot, Sheriff John Puckett told News 5. The deputies returned fire striking Barnett and resulting in non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court on Oct. 2.