Report: Scott County deputies cleared of charges in officer-involved shooting

Officers exchanged gunfire with Roy Barnett on Sept. 4 at his home in Gate City. He has been indicted on attempted capital murder. (WCYB Archive)

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.

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