Commonwealth’s Attorney is planning Maximum Sentence in Deputy Shooting

The Commonwealth’s Attorney is planning on seeking the maximum sentence against a man accused of shooting a deputy. In court on Thursday, new details were released about the night of July 16. McCreary County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Watkins was performing a welfare check on Lick Creek Road when Kentucky State Police say he approached 48-year-old Mark Dungan. State Police say that Dungan shot Watkins, shooting once in his protective vest and then again the lower abdominal area, which caused him to need immediate medical attention. He was airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center where he underwent two surgeries. He was released on Sunday and is still recovering at home. Dungan’s bond is set for $500,000.