Man indicted by grand jury after Ky. deputy shot

Ben Wyatt
Ben Wyatt (Courtesy: WBKO/Simpson County Sheriff's Office)

FRANKLIN, Ky. (WKRN) – A man accused of shooting a Kentucky deputy last month was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday.

Ben Wyatt III is now charged with attempted first-degree murder, first degree assault, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and terrorist threatening, among other charges.

Wyatt, 28, was served at the Simpson County Detention Center on Thursday afternoon.

Deputy Sheriff Eddie Lawson was shot last month after he went to a serve a warrant at a home on Cherry Street.

Wyatt is accused of pulling a weapon and firing shots toward the officer as he approached him, telling him he was under arrest.

Deputy Lawson was struck two times in his pelvis and right knee.

He returned fired on Lawson, striking him once.

The case is now pending trial in Simpson County.

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