BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — A youth who faced trial as an adult has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for shooting a Southeast Texas deputy.
Dillon Schlegel of Vidor (VY'-dur), who's now 17, in July pleaded guilty to attempted capital murder in a plea deal. A judge in Beaumont on Monday sentenced Schlegel.
Orange County sheriff's Deputy Fred Ashworth in January was shot with his own gun. Authorities say Schlegel, who was 16 and a minor, disarmed the officer and opened fire.
Ashworth was shot while returning the teen to a juvenile facility after a court hearing in Orange. The deputy recovered.
Schlegel in March was certified to stand trial as an adult for the shooting. He originally faced juvenile charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and evading detention.