Second Suspect Charged in Deputy's Death

Second Suspect Charged in Deputy's Death

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(Panguitch-AP) -- Charges have been filed against a driver whose passenger is accused of shooting to death a Garfield County sheriff's deputy.

William Byron Allred was charged yesterday with first-degree felony aggravated robbery, first-degree felony aggravated escape, second-degree felony obstruction of justice and third-degree felony driving under the influence.

`Garfield County Attorney Wallace Lee said it was felt the evidence would not support a capital murder charge against Allred.

However, Earl Leston Barnes is charged with capital homicide.

Authorities say that on January 26th, sheriff's Deputy David Jones pulled over a truck driven by Allred on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The charges allege that after Jones had handcuffed Allred, Barnes shot and killed Jones.

Lee said the men will be tried separately.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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