Suspect in Deputy's Shooting Makes Court Appearance

Suspect in Deputy's Shooting Makes Court Appearance

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News Specialist Sam Penrod reporting One of the men suspected in the murder of a Garfield County sheriff's deputy made his first appearance in court today.

The other suspect believed to be the triggerman remains in the hospital.

The suspect, who authorities believe shot the deputy, is still hospitalized. The man he was traveling with could also face the death penalty.


Bill Allred came to court in Panguitch today after he was arrested Sunday night for the shooting death of Garfield County deputy David Jones.

Investigators say Allred had been handcuffed and was in the back of the deputy's patrol car when Earl Barnes shot the deputy.

Barnes then unlocked Allred and they both fled the scene, leaving the deputy mortally injured.

The Garfield County sheriff believes Allred should also be held responsible for the murder of Deputy David Jones.

As he walked out of court, Bill Allred told reporters quote: "I didn't do it."

The judge ordered that Allred be held without bail and gave the prosecutor until Monday morning to file charges.

The Garfield County attorney says he is carefully reviewing the evidence and may also filed capital murder charges against Allred.

Allred was given a court-appointed attorney.

Meanwhile, Earl Barnes is still in the hospital recovering from a gunshot wound. He'll be brought to court as his condition improves.

Police are also releasing details of the actual shooting as heard on a tape recording.

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