Man pleads guilty to shooting Prestonsburg Police officer

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FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A man took a plea deal during the weekend before his trial was supposed to start Monday in Floyd County.

Robert Powers pleaded guilty to second-degree assault of a police officer, second-degree wanton endangerment, being a persistent felony offender, first-degree fleeing or evading police and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

In October 2015, police said Powers ran from police and then shot Officer Adam Dixon in the chest. Dixon credits a single button for saving his life.

Floyd County Commonwealth's Attorney Brent Turner said he is recommending Powers spend 20 years behind bars. He also said Dixon agreed with the recommendation.

We do not know the sentencing date at this time.



 
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