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Man accused of shooting Posey Co. Deputy pleads not guilty

Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 5:40 AM CDT
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POSEY CO., Ind. (WFIE) - The man accused of shooting Deputy Bryan Hicks, 70-year-old Paul Wiltshire, was in court Monday for his initial hearing.

Our cameras were there as he arrived for his 1 p.m. hearing.

He’s charged with attempted murder.

[Related: Posey Co. Sheriff reflects on weekend shooting involving sheriff’s deputy]

At the hearing, there was a preliminary plea of not guilty.

He was ordered to have no contact with the Hicks family or the person who called 911 the night of the shooting.

His next court date is October 13.

“Anyway you look at this case, it’s a tragedy. We certainly are thinking about and praying for Deputy Hicks and the other listed victims in this case. My job from here on out is to seek justice for those victims. That’s what we do in every case we handle and it’ll be no different in this case,” Thomas Clowers, the Posey County Prosecuting Attorney said.

Wiltshire is being held in the Warrick County Jail without bond.

Man accused of shooting Posey Co. deputy due in court.
Man accused of shooting Posey Co. deputy due in court.

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