Update: Case of man accused of shooting a deputy heads to a grand jury

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LESLIE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - January 28, 2020
The case of a man accused of shooting a deputy is heading to a grand jury.

William Mosley // Leslie County Detention Center

Police says William Mosley shot Leslie County Deputy Shane Wilson in the hand.

A grand jury will decide whether to indict him.

Mosley's bond is $100,000 in cash.

January 16, 2020
The man accused of shooting a Leslie County deputy was transferred from the hospital to the Leslie County Detention Center Wednesday evening.

William Mosley is now in jail facing first-degree assault of a police officer, first-degree wanton endangerment, receiving stolen property and giving an officer false identifying information. His bond is set at $100,000 cash.

According to Mosley's arrest citation, he shot Deputy Shane Wilson in the hand with a handgun. Kentucky State Police recovered several more guns at the scene and in Mosley's vehicle, one of which was reported stolen.

Mosley reportedly gave police a false name when they arrested him, causing confusion with his original arrest citation.

Joseph Lawson and Tyler France were also arrested after the shooting happened. Both remain in jail at this time.

Deputy Wilson is back home recovering from his injuries, reportedly in good spirits.

January 13, 2020
Kentucky State Police released the names of all three suspects accused in connection to the shooting of a Leslie County deputy.

The deputy, Shane Wilson, was responding to a burglary and arson incident in the Asher community Saturday morning. The deputy noticed a truck in the area and stopped to investigate.

Police said three men were inside. When the deputy talked to them, gunfire was exchanged causing injuries to the deputy and one of the people in the truck. Both were taken to the hospital.

"Any time you arrive on a scene it chaotic like that. Number one because we had a guy in the woods and we didn't know where he was, we had two individuals who needed medical treatment we had to assess the scene and make sure everything was safe for other people to arrive and do their jobs," said Leslie County Sheriff Billy Collett.

Troopers charged the injured passenger, 23-year-old William Mosley of Asher, with first-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment, receiving stolen property and giving an officer false identifying information.

Another man in the truck, 28-year-old Joseph Lawson of Booneville, was charged with receiving stolen property $10,000 or more and possession of burglary tools.

The third man, Tyler France of Manchester, ran away from the scene. He was later caught and arrested on an existing warrant. He is currently not facing charges related to the shooting.

Lawson and France are in the Leslie County Detention Center. Mosley remains in the hospital.

Wilson was airlifted to UK Medical Center after a gunshot went through his hand.

"He's been really good he's upbeat through the whole thing so far," said Collett.

He has not let the injury dampen his spirits.

"Joking, cutin' up, he was Shane," said Collett.

The department is in a tight spot with a man down, but the outpouring of love has helped them through.

"Make's it worth everything you do," said Collett.

Deputy Wilson was welcomed home with a police escort Sunday afternoon.

Left: Tyler France, Right: Joseph Lawson

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