Owensboro man accused of shooting officer accepts plea deal

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DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) – The Owensboro man accused of shooting a police officer has accepted a plea deal.

David Turley’s attorney says he pleaded guilty to assault under extreme emotional duress.

Last October, police say Turley shot officer Zach Morris who was conducting an investigation near Turley’s home.

Turley said it was dark and he was also unable to see much through a fence when he fired at the officer.

A Daviess County grand jury indicted Turley back in December on one count of 1st Degree Assault.

Turley received a diverted sentence of two years, which means no time in jail and no fines.

His attorney also said Turley will have his gun returned.

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(This story was originally published on July 8, 2019)

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